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Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
$800,000 Mercer County typically receives from state will likely disappear
By Shelley Grieshop
Revenue is estimated to be $1 million less this year for Mercer County, mostly due to a huge loss in state funds.
But the financial outlook isn't all "gloom and doom," county commissioner Bob Nuding told elected and appointed officials during a meeting at the county courthouse Tuesday. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A finance meeting Tuesday with top Mercer County officials ended in a debate about employee raises.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Sheriff Jeff Grey praised retiring auditor Mark Giesige for his long-term devotion to the county. Seconds later, he put Giesige and other department leaders on the hot seat for ignoring a request by commissioners to forgo giving raises to their workers this year. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - Greg Phillips was well aware of the tradition of the St. Marys football program long before he applied for the head coaching position.
Approved by the St. Marys Board of Education on Tuesday night, Phillips brings 25 years of coaching experience - five as a head coach - to a program that will be looking to bounce back from a rough 2010 season (1-9). [More]
Obituaries on February 9th, 2011
Kevin W. Niemeyer, 54, of St. Marys and formerly of Celina, died at 11:04 a.m. Feb. 8, 2011, at his home in St. Marys. [More]
Josephine Mary Bruns, 89, Yorkshire, died Feb. 7, 2011, in Newark.
She was b [More]
Roseanna C. Holthaus, 79, Fort Loramie, died Feb. 7, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. [More]
Betty L. Heitman, 83, Anna, died at 9:06 p.m. Feb. 7, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. [More]
Local pictures on February 9th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on February 9th, 2011
Upgrade could save St. Marys mill, bridge
Lack of signatures nixes candidate's run
Lowest bidder chosen for Kuest Ditch project
Parkway board discusses possible budget reductions
2011 Auglaize bridge program presented to commissioners
Woman injured in home fire
Baughman stadium to get upgrades
BOE still considering adding tax levy to November ballot
Fort freshmen to get computers
Right tenants needed to fill openings
Roughriders remain unbeaten in the WBL
Bruns will have a busy running schedule at BGSU
Bulldogs hold on to beat Crestview