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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Fines collected from drunk drivers are being used to buy technology to snag more offenders.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey is purchasing 10 portable Intoxilyzer units for road patrol cars. The equipment will be paid through the sheriff's Enforcement and Education Fund, which is subsidized with fines paid by offenders convicted of driving under the influence. [More]
Dealers blame lake condition, economy
By Christine Henderson
GRAND LAKE - Grand Lake area dealers are optimistic boat sales will turnaround this season, but the businesses are not yet seeing a dramatic increase.
Marina operators attributed past slow sales to both poor economy and Grand Lake's water quality the last two summers. In 2010, the state warned against even touching the water because of toxic blue-green algae blooms. [More]
Obituaries on March 23rd, 2011
Ethel G. Klosterman-Haren, 92, Allen, Texas, died March 3, 2011.
She was born [More]
Zachery L. Lonsway, 23, Coldwater, died March 18, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Gary W. Miller, 61, Montezuma, died Nov. 25, 2010, at his home.
He was born Feb. 21, 1949, in Union City, Ind., to Richard H. and Clara J. Larison Miller. [More]
Blanche G. Humbert, 97, Celina, died at 3:30 a.m. March 23, 2011, at Celina Man [More]
Max E. Hesse, 74, Celina, died at 1:30 a.m. March 22, 2011, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Lorena C. Fortkamp, 92, Maria Stein, died at 12:20 a.m. March 22, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Mary Ann E. Esser, 78, New Weston, died at 11:48 a.m. March 22, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Edson L. Pierstorff, 87, Celina, died at 4:15 p.m. March 21, 2011, at Colonial Nursing Center in Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on March 23rd, 2011
Subscriber only stories on March 23rd, 2011
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County may pay more for investigation expenses
Joblessness in Mercer County second lowest
Photo ID may be required to vote
Residents give the scoop on poop
BOE OKs contracts, accepts retirements
Man suspected of thefts from Walmart
Reineke, Heitkamp named All-Ohio
Local hoopsters receive District 8 recognition