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Friday, September 11th, 2009
Job and Family Services
By Shelley Grieshop
The effects of state funding cuts have been magnified at the local level as the number of needy people has skyrocketed in the last year.
Statistics on the subject and the increased case loads at Mercer County Job and Family Services (JFS) were discussed Thursday morning when agency Director Dale Borger gave an update to county commissioners. He did not ask commissioners for any additional funding. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - Elementary students in the New Bremen school district are learning the importance of working together toward a mutual goal - building race cars that can race across the gym floor toward the finish line.
They use neither textbooks nor high-tech equipment, just nimble fingers, an illustrated guide and plastic building blocks in assorted shapes, sizes and colors. [More]
By Ryan Hines
Three-game wins on the volleyball court are usually not very emotional, but that wasn't the case for Celina on Thursday.
After the unexpected death of her mother earlier this week, Celina volleyball head coach Carolyn Dammeyer watched her Bulldogs roll past Wapakoneta 25-9, 25-15 and 25-9 to keep a perfect record in the Western Buckeye League intact. [More]
Obituaries on September 11th, 2009
John Phillip Deitsch, 79, of Rockford, died at 3:05 p.m. Sept. 9, 2009, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
James Marion "Jimmy" French Jr., 66, Richland, Ga., died Sept. 4, 2009, at Columbus Hospice, Columbus, Ga. [More]
Tom Meiring, 82, 402 Meiring Road, Fort Recovery, died at 11:35 a.m. Sept. 10, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Mary E. Osborn, 90, of Willshire, died at 4 p.m. Sept. 10, 2009, at Colonial Nu [More]
Max Prichard, 72, 1422 Oakland Court, St. Marys, died at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 20 [More]
Rebecca Ann Santa, 62, of Florence, Ariz., and formerly of Celina, died Sept. 10, 2009, in Logan. [More]
Rev. Werner Verhoff, C.PP.S., 92, died at 12:01 a.m. Sept. 10, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, from complications following a fall. [More]
Local pictures on September 11th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on September 11th, 2009
Illegal dump
Talks continue on 'green energy' savings plan
Area farmer to get funds for pollution fix
County home's finances move from red to black ink; dog warden catches strays
St. Marys school board fails to adjourn
Local company awarded jail furniture bid
Dahlia trial garden a surprising find
Painting of Jesus has heavenly touch
Celina in sole possession of first
Richards is a contender to win on Saturday
Flyers win easily in three over Blue Jays
A look back at this week in history