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Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
By Shelley Grieshop
A new, public website provides information on breath tests given to suspected drunken drivers.
The online site - - shows data electronically gathered from Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machines used by 228 Ohio law enforcement agencies, including several locally. [More]
Longtime Coldwater village mayor says he won't seek re-election
By Betty Lawrence
COLDWATER - Mayor Vern Stammen closed Monday's village council meeting by announcing he would not be seeking re-election in November. He then endorsed councilman Joseph Knapschaefer, who announced he would be running for the seat.
Stammen, 73, will be ending his third, four-year term as mayor in December. He will be closing out nearly 40 years of public service, which also includes 10 years as a councilman and 12 years as a school board member. [More]
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - A new downtown brick street should be finished sometime this week, weather permitting, village administrator Randy Diller said.
Work on the $130,000 N. Wayne Street project began two weeks ago.  
VTF Excavation of Celina, the same company hired to complete the village's sewer separation project, removed 16,000 square feet of bricks; subcontractor Decorative Paving of Cincinnati is installing the new bricks. [More]
Obituaries on May 24th, 2011
Judy A. Jansen, 68, St. Henry, died at 1:15 p.m. May 23, 2011, at her home.
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The Rev. Leo A. Hoying, 80, Carthagena, died May 22, 2011, at St. Charles Center. [More]
Marie H. Hegemier, 69, Sidney, died at 5:40 p.m. May 21, 2011, at her home.
She was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Decatur, Ind., to Kenneth and Ruth Holle Ohler. [More]
Virginia R. Metzcar, 88, Versailles, died May 22, 2011, at Versailles Health Care Center. [More]
Local pictures on May 24th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on May 24th, 2011
Mercer has lowest joblessness in Ohio
Celina closes deal for energy center
Hierholzer Street to receive much needed reconstruction
Switch from broadband to narrowband to be pricey
Marion sewer project wrapping up
Celina seniors prepare for graduation
Minster's Phlipot will join OSU track team
Dahlinghaus running track, CC at BGSU
Shawnee sweeps top awards in league
Celina's Knapke named a first-teamer
VW All-Star Football game June 10