Monday, August 17th, 2009
By Shelley Grieshop
Tom Jones can finally turn the key on his shiny, red Honda Civic and drive wherever he pleases, legally.
It's a privilege the 33-year-old Celina man was denied for seven weeks - ever since the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) refused to renew his driver's license due to a 15-year-old identification error made in New York. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Mercer County Fair harness racing program received a national award as the first of three days of racing kicked off on a hot Sunday afternoon at the grandstand.
The United States Trotting Association, the main [More]
Obituaries on August 17th, 2009
Mary R. Huelskamp, 88, of Fort Recovery, died at 1 p.m. Aug. 15, 2009, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Donald Gene King, 61, 400 Bruns Ave., Apt. 41, Celina, died at 12:17 p.m. Aug. [More]
Margaret G. Lininger, 83, 1708 Cheshire Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 p.m. Aug. 15, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Mary J. Meeds, 88, 918 Echo St., Celina, died at 9:45 a.m. August 15, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Rita Schwartz, 92, 4358 Lock Two Road, New Bremen, died at 9:22 a.m. Aug. 15, 2009, at the Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Edward L. "Eddie" Somers, 80, 19 Sesame St., Portland, Ind., died Aug. 15, 2009, at Persimmon Ridge Healthcare, Portland. [More]
Local pictures on August 17th, 2009
Subscriber stories on August 17th, 2009
Celina teacher contract set to expire Aug. 31
A federal mediator is attempting to revive negotiations between the Celina school board and the teachers' union this week.
Mediator Steve Anderson
Mercer County fairgoers deal with hot weather
It was bound to happen with the pleasant weather throughout June, July and early August. It turned hot and humid just in time for the 157th Mercer County Fair.
A new device to measure algae toxin levels in Grand Lake shows the numbers may actually be higher than past reports.
Celina Water Treatment Plant o
A South Carolina man was arrested Friday after a traffic stop and a subsequent search of his vehicle turned up more than 50 prescription pills in a hidden compartment.
ROSSBURG - Defending Eldora Speedway Stock Car champion Mike Dirksen and UMP DirtCar Modified driver Kent Robinson took home victories on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway on the second Family Fun Night of the 2009 season before a large crowd.