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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
New Mercer County jail will soon be ready for use
By Margie Wuebker
After years of planning and 15 months of construction, the new Mercer County Adult Detention Center will be completed Friday.
But, there is still much to do. Furniture is planned to be installed beginning Monday. Then comes the task of moving records and other items. Landscaping and other outdoor work will wait until spring. [More]
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - Struggling students at Fort Recovery Local Schools are getting extra help with academics.
Both middle school Principal Matt Triplett and high school Principal Jeff Hobbs informed school board members on Tuesday night of new programs intended to prevent students from faltering in various subjects. [More]
County has rehabbed, replaced 64 bridges in the last five years
By Shelley Grieshop
Mercer County engineers have added two more bridge projects to their schedule for 2010 in an effort to upgrade as many as possible as funding becomes available.
The two projects currently on their agenda are located in northern Mercer County and have an estimated combined cost of $1.3 million. Both projects have a completion date of Sept. 30, according to county Engineer Jim Wiechart. [More]
Obituaries on November 18th, 2009
John H. Bihn Sr., 91, 1663 Union City Road, Fort Recovery, died at 8:20 a.m. Nov. 17, 2009, at Persimmon Ridge, Portland, Ind. [More]
Pamela Jean Karen, 53, 201 1/2 E. Spring St., St. Marys, died Nov. 16, 2009, at [More]
Mary H. Romer, 90, of Fort Recovery, died Nov. 17, 2009, at Mercer County Commu [More]
John Kenneth Zuber, 76, 5170 Township Line Rd., Coldwater, died Nov. 15, 2009, in an accident at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on November 18th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on November 18th, 2009
Van Wert death suspected as H1N1
Budget could get another reduction next summer
Prosecutor calls defense evidence a 'cartoon' in Schwieterman appeal hearing
State official commends farmers on conservation work
Residents attend council meeting to hear about cleanup
Openings still available for H1N1 clinic Tuesday in Wapakoneta
$2 million East Jefferson sewer project moving ahead
Educators divided over credit flexibility policy
Sheriff seeking grants for GPS equipment in cruisers
Area business tries to expand sales
Welder to fix, fabricate