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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Temporary measure meant to save money
By Margie Wuebker
MINSTER - School board members on Monday night unanimously voted to close the elementary school for the 2011-2012 school year as a way to cut costs.
The closing is one part of a cost-cutting plan, called Plan C, laid out by board president Kurt Forsthoefel during two community meetings in November. Closing the school on North Hanover Street is expected to save the district $320,000 annually. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Nearly three dozen downtown businesses will share $340,000 to spruce up their shops, thanks to an early Christmas gift from the state.
The Ohio Department of Development (ODD) this week announced the city of Celina, on behalf of 34 retailers, was awarded a $400,000 Tier-Two grant. The businesses will use most of the money for facade and code improvements; the remaining $60,000 will pay for administrative costs, environmental studies and other expenses, officials said. [More]
Obituaries on December 21st, 2010
Randal W. Luebke, 54, New Bremen, died at 3:10 a.m. Dec. 19, 2010, at his home. He had been ill for nine months. [More]
Thomas J. Kendrick, 67, Rockford, died at 8:15 p.m. Dec. 19, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Harry Wolfe, 85, Geneva, Ind., died at 3:54 p.m. Dec. 20, 2010, at the Meadowva [More]
Dorothy H. Hartung, 88, Celina, died Dec. 19, 2010, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Patsy Loy, 80, Bryant, Ind., died Dec. 20, 2010, at Persimmon Ridge Healthcare in Portland, Ind. [More]
Wileta M. Robbins, 81, Coldwater, died at 2:40 p.m. Dec. 20, 2010, at Briarwood Nursing Home in Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on December 21st, 2010
Subscriber only stories on December 21st, 2010
Celina schools plan cuts
BOE finalizes agreement with community school
Getting tougher to slash expenses
State unemployment ranks Mercer County third lowest
Panther golfers Shaffer, Winings heading to UNOH
Indians roll past Hoosier rival
Will named state's top conservationist