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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
Local officials
By Shelley Grieshop
Preparing for steep state funding cuts put Mercer County in good financial shape to weather Gov. John Kasich's proposed budget for 2012 and 2013, local officials say.
"It's less than we anticipated," county commissioner Bob Nuding said about the cuts this morning. [More]
State agrees to pay undisclosed amounts for damages caused by spillway flood
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - Two landowners suing the state over flood damage to their farmland caused by Grand Lake's West Bank spillway have settled their cases for undisclosed amounts.
The action canceled trials that had been set this month and next for Magda Post, widow of Leo Post, and Emily Minch, widow of Jack Minch. Leo Post and Jack Minch are two of five farmers who filed the lawsuit against the state in 2001. [More]
By Christine Henderson
A countywide alliance of chambers of commerce and local businesses has formed to promote shopping in Mercer County.
The Shop Mercer County effort is organized by the Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce, Coldwater Chamber, St. Henry Commercial Club, Rockford Chamber and Celina Mercer County Chamber. Pam Buschur, executive director of the Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, said this is the first joint chamber project during her 10-year tenure. [More]
Obituaries on March 16th, 2011
Dean Arthur Dillhoff, 52, Arlington, Texas, died March 14, 2011, in Bloomingdale, Ill. [More]
Jack M. High, 81, Celina, died at 12:45 a.m. March 14, 2011, at The Gardens of Celina. [More]
Charles "Todd" Revolt, 71, St. Marys, died March 14, 2011, at Joint Township Di [More]
Lowell D. Sell, 78, Wapakoneta, died at 3:18 a.m. March 15, 2011, at Wapakoneta Manor. [More]
Earl "Shorty" Roy Huckriede, 88, St. Marys, died at 8:45 a.m. March 15, 2011, at Otterbein Retirement Community of Grand Lake St. Marys. [More]
Mary Ellen Miller, 76, Mendon, died at 6 p.m. March 14, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Sandra R. Brining, 65, New Bremen, died at 11:24 a.m. March 15, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Larry Eugene Stump, 59, Union City, died March 15, 2011, at his home.
He was [More]
Local pictures on March 16th, 2011
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Mercer County Commissioners award road material contracts
Houston finds revenge against Minster in tourney
Four local girls hoops players earn state honors