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Thursday, August 5th, 2010
By Shelley Grieshop
MERCER COUNTY - A member of the Lake Improvement Association wants health officials to require mandatory septic tank inspections for properties in the Grand Lake watershed.
Tom Rampe formally proposed the action during the monthly meeting of the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department on Wednesday. He believes inspections conducted on all septic tanks older than five years would help clean up the lake. He also suggested further inspections on a regular basis. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Reconstruction of Main Street is scheduled to begin Monday, and at least two blocks will be closed to all vehicles, Celina Planning and Community Development Director Kent Bryan said.
Smith Paving & Excavating Inc. of Norwalk - contracted by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for $3.237 million - is doing the work, Bryan said. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
AUGLAIZE COUNTY - A 39-year-old Minster woman was killed after she lost control of her van on Glynwood-New Knoxville Road near Wapakoneta on Wednesday afternoon.
Christa D. Ernst was pronounced dead at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, following the single-vehicle accident at 3:04 p.m. Ernst reportedly was ejected from her 1998 Pontiac Transport; she was not wearing a seat belt. [More]
Obituaries on August 5th, 2010
Rita M. Jutte, 87, Fort Recovery, died at 4:55 p.m. Aug. 3, 2010, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Robert W. Goodwin, 68, Wapakoneta, died Aug. 1, 2010, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on August 5th, 2010
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