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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009
By Shelley Grieshop
Mercer County sales tax revenue is down 2.5 percent compared to last year although officials say the local area is faring much better than most across the state.
The state of Ohio recently reported sales tax revenue lagging 6 percent this year compared with 2008. [More]
By Betty Lawrence
Mary Fisher, 81, of rural Montezuma was presented with the Mercer County Outstanding Senior Citizen award during Senior Citizens Day activities at Romer's at Westlake on Tuesday.
The annual award is given by the Mercer County Council on Aging, whose board members select the recipient. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
BATH TOWNSHIP - The anticipated matchup between Bath and St. Marys, featuring two strong pitchers, lived up to the hype.
The Roughriders drew first blood, but the cut the Wildkittens made was deep enough to plate two runs in the top of the fourth to eliminate the Roughriders 2-1 in the Division II district semifinals at Bath High School on Tuesday afternoon. [More]
Obituaries on May 20th, 2009
Esther D. Abels, 92, of Coldwater, died at 11:42 p.m. May 18, 2009, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Joyce C. Doenges, 81, of 408 Jackson St., Wapakoneta, died at 12:10 a.m. May 20 [More]
Henry A. Meinerding, 82, of Versailles and, formerly, of Palestine, died at 5:05 a.m. May 19, 2009, at Versailles Health Care Center. [More]
Arturo T. "Art" Presas, 72, 175 Oakwood Drive, Fort Loramie, died at 11:07 p.m. [More]
Jean Marie Shindeldecker, 90, 218 Walnut St., Rockford, died at 6:20 a.m. May 18, 2009, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on May 20th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on May 20th, 2009
Miami and Erie Canal may get a makeover
Top grads named ahead of Sunday commencement
Salt could cost county big this winter
Board approves numerous staff changes
Officials still awaiting audit figures from defunct community school
Solid waste districts awarded recycling grants totaling $56,000
Minor injuries result from train, ambulance crash
Another late rally for victory by Parkway
Big third inning lifts St. Marys by Van Wert