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Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - Nearly all the teachers at St. Henry schools have cut their ties with the state and national education associations to join their own locally-formed union.
The St. Henry Education Association (SHEA) union was formed after teachers voted May 19 to disaffiliate from the Ohio Education Association (OEA) and its parent organization, the National Education Association (NEA). [More]
'Severe' manure pollution incident reported Monday
By Nancy Allen
Brown water was flowing in a creek and river north of Fort Recovery on Monday due to manure pollution.
Local, state of Ohio and Indiana officials were called to the scene at the intersection of state Routes 29 and 49. The dairy manure came from the RF Schaefer & Sons farm at 5629 state Route 49, said Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District Technician Matt Heckler. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City auditor Emily Stewart and mayor Sharon LaRue are addressing concerns some residents have raised about the city's $1.124 million general fund carryover.
LaRue read a written statement at the regular council meeting Monday, while Stewart fielded several angry responses at a recent Grand Lake Patriots meeting. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
An Auglaize County woman faces felony charges of operating a vehicle under the influence after being stopped twice by Celina Police.
Jennifer R. Shoup, 35, of Buckland, remains incarcerated at the Mercer County Adult Detention Center following a Monday afternoon appearance in Celina Municipal Court. [More]
Obituaries on February 15th, 2011
Helen C. Wimmers, 95, Centerville, died Feb. 12, 2011, at St. Leonard's Health and Rehabilitation Center in Centerville. [More]
Clarence F. Meyer, 82, Fort Loramie, died Feb. 14, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. [More]
William E. Bollenbacher, 92, Celina, died Feb. 14, 2011, at Mercer County Commu [More]
Judith A. Waterman, 76, Celina, died Feb. 14, 2011, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Local pictures on February 15th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on February 15th, 2011
Official: Manure incident in lake watershed likely 'tip of iceberg'
Council starts budget passage
High school principal hired as superintendent
Removing heavy snow and ice causes problems for street workers
Van Wert man again found competent to face murder charge
Celina man pleads not guilty in traffic death
Health insurance rates climb in 2011
Staff members establish fund to help teacher after house fire
St. Marys council approves dispatcher, firefighter contracts
Social media workshop planned
Cavs, Roughriders tie for girls' bowling title
Couple of surprises at McKirnan Classic