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]
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]
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]