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Thursday, January 20th, 2011
Commissioners fear state will cut funding
By Shelley Grieshop
Although sales tax revenue is climbing, the fear of vanishing state funds later this year prompted Mercer County officials to make cuts to the 2011 budget.
Commissioners this week appropriated $9.3 million to the general fund, which represents 1.41 percent drop or $133,000 less than last year. The decrease is slim compared to 2010 when nearly $1 million (9.6 percent) was chopped from the previous year's budget. [More]
Last Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
When Kyle Bornhorst laced up her basketball shoes for the first time in the mid-1970s at Minster High School, the sport with which she was about to set sail was a relatively new concept.
Within a few years however, she established herself as one of the original hardwood greats in the deep pages of the Midwest Athletic Conference catalog of basketball royalty. [More]
Obituaries on January 20th, 2011
Stanley H. Nagel, 85, New Bremen, died at 1:48 a.m. Jan. 19, 2011, at the St. Marys Living Center in St. Marys. [More]
Janice Miller, 68, Coldwater, died Jan. 17, 2011, at her home.
Funeral Mass will be Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater. [More]
Former Coldwater resident, Letha L. "Bobbie" Huelsman, 86, Wapakoneta, died at 2:30 a.m. Jan. 19, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in St. Marys. [More]
Dorothy Virginia Marsee, 87, Celina, died at 2:05 p.m. Jan. 17, 2011, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. [More]
Local pictures on January 20th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on January 20th, 2011
Finalists chosen for Marion superintendent
Election Board employees receive pay increases
Mercer County school districts may switch to digital to store documents
Man reverses plea to felony robbery
Celina traveling to unbeaten Van Wert
Trio to be inducted Saturday
Grand Lake Hoop-la