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Friday, March 5th, 2010
By Shelley Grieshop
A local telephone company was awarded $4.3 million to expand broadband (high-speed) service in the Fort Recovery area.
Wabash Mutual Telephone Co. was the largest recipient of the nearly $10 million awarded to three Ohio broadband service providers. The local cooperative company intends to use the funds to provide a fiber optic network for digital television, high-speed Internet and telephone service in the southern portion of the county. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A caravan of marked cruisers left the Mercer County Jail early Sunday carrying 24 inmates from the old building that served the area since 1939.
The inmates and their sack lunches were taken to the Auglaize County Jail to allow the public to tour the former jail, as well as the new Mercer County Adult Detention Center which has been home to the sheriff's office since early January. [More]
Division II Girls District at Paulding
By Mark Ruschau
PAULDING - The Celina Bulldogs used a solid defensive effort and great shooting to post a 56-45 win in Division II district semifinal action over the Napoleon Wildcats on Thursday night at Paulding High School.
With the win, the Bulldogs take a 17-7 record to the district final game on Saturday night at 7 p.m. against the Wauseon Indians (20-3), who defeated the Bath Wildkittens, 60-51, in the other semifinal game on Thursday evening. [More]
Obituaries on March 5th, 2010
Former Wapakoneta resident Valeria Jean Beacom, 97, of Celina, died at 6:05 a.m. March, 4, 2010, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Janice M. Berger, 69, 8363 state Route 705, Osgood, died at 3:50 p.m. March 3, 2010, at her home. [More]
Paulette Sue Figley, 55, of Van Wert, died at 1:47 p.m. March 3, 2010, at Parkview Hospital Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Cecile Forsthoefel, 88, of Celina, died March 4, 2010, at Lima Memorial Hospita [More]
Laura Marie Gilmore, 92, 1208 Fenway Drive, Celina, died at 8:10 p.m. March 3, 2010, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Joseph M. Godwin, 85, of Picayune, Miss., died Feb. 27, 2010, at his home.
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Mildred O. (Smart) Newland, 88, 103 Garman Ave., Celina, died at 8:40 p.m., Ma [More]
Former St. Marys resident Junior Ora Pugh, 84, 13122 Firefly Lane, Hudson, Fla., died Nov. 16, 2009, at his home. [More]
Local pictures on March 5th, 2010
Subscriber only stories on March 5th, 2010
City debates revenue opportunities for parks
'Babies will cry'
Campaign addresses prevention
Menacing inscription found in restroom
Mercer County handyman retires
Money-stealing fungus in area corn
Mobile home park still at risk
Fort Recovery church gets make-over
Local wrestlers reach second day
Cavs and Indians come up short in semifinals
Wildcats will face Flyers for district crown
MAC, WBL results from state wresting