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Friday, May 8th, 2009
Sheriff says he doesn't want prisoners to like it there; 'isn't a hotel'
By Shelley Grieshop
The new $12 million jail won't be flashy but it will have state-of-the-art technology and a design geared to serve the county for many years to come, officials say.
Walls of cement block - instead of more modern dry wall - give an institutional look to some of the administrative offices on the south end of the building, including the one in the far west corner belonging to Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey. And that's the way he wants it. [More]
By Nancy Allen
Organizers of the Mercer County Agriculture Leadership Program hope to offer the program every other year after the first class deemed it a success.
Participants talked of their experiences during Thursday morning's monthly Mercer County ag breakfast meeting in Celina. [More]
Obituaries on May 8th, 2009
Richard S. Barr Sr., 83, 1007 Emerald Ave., Coldwater, died at 5 a.m. May 7, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Paul Chris Helentjaris, 59, 564 Touvelle St., Celina, died May 6, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Death was due to cancer. [More]
John B. Moorman Sr., 68, 237 N. Spruce St., St. Marys, died at 11:28 a.m. May 9, 2009, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Hilda A. Siefring, 89, 51 E. Church St., Burkettsville, died at 5:05 p.m. May 7, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Barbara E. Tester, 74, 612 W. Cron St., Celina, died at 3:09 a.m. May 7, 2009 at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on May 8th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on May 8th, 2009
Sidney trash hauler ordered to get license by May 27
Agency plans to defend animal confinement
Head of parks and recreation updates canal projects
Asparagus àla wild
Bulldogs out front after first day
Celina doubles teams and pair of St. Marys singles players win
Minster offense erupts in seventh