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Thursday, April 30th, 2009
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - Late last year a local teenager broke into his former girlfriend's house armed with a knife. The apparent plan was a murder/suicide. By the time city police crisis negotiators arrived he was barricaded in the bathroom.
Once at the scene the negotiators talked with other officers and people who might know the situation. The aim was to gauge the depth of the teen's emotional state as well as discover background information. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A Mercer County agency that provides job services will share more than $1 million in stimulus funds with three other area counties.
The local Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and its One Stop System was recently notified of the $1,051,479 award through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Mercer County will split the funds with three other counties in the Area 8 region: Auglaize, Van Wert and Hardin. [More]
By Janie Southard
Election Day is Tuesday and polling locations will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters still need to bring identification to the polls in order to vote.
"Also, if you have moved or changed your name and did not update your voter registration, you will have to vote a provisional ballot at your new precinct," said Carolyn Campbell, executive director of Auglaize County Election Board, speaking of requirements for all voters. [More]
St. Marys hits three home runs in 14-0 victory over Celina
By Ryan Hines
ST. MARYS - The bats were sizzling for the St. Marys softball team on Wednesday afternoon as the Roughriders hosted the rival Celina Bulldogs at K.C. Geiger Park.
St. Marys belted 19 hits, including three home runs, during a 14-0 thrashing of Celina in a five-inning Western Buckeye League affair. [More]
Obituaries on April 30th, 2009
Fr. Richard Beischel, C.PP.S., 81, died April 27, 2009, in Valdivia, Chile, after a lengthy illness. [More]
Ethel Elizabeth Klosterman, 83, 85 W. Main St., Montezuma, died at 7:20 p.m. April 29, 2009, at her residence. [More]
Fr. Robert Onofrey, C.PP.S., 76, died at 5:10 p.m. April 28, 2009, in the infirmary of St. Charles Center, Carthagena, following an extended illness. [More]
Local pictures on April 30th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on April 30th, 2009
Flu causes drop in hog prices
New Bremen schools seeking 1 percent income tax renewal on May 5 ballot
Celina man pleads not guilty to killing stepson
Permits OK'd to expand hen operation to 1.2 million birds
New banners line streets in St. Henry
Council approves seeking bids for lockkeeper's house on canal
City likely to relinquish Myers Road lift station
Celina man faces assault charges
Art is big part of life
Coldwater all alone on top of MAC
1981 was a special season for St. Marys
St. Henry loses in the 10th inning to Lehman