GRAND LAKE AREA - Farmers across the state are applauding the repeal of the estate tax in Ohio's new, two-year budget plan.
Gov. John Kasich on Thursday signed the $55.8 billion budget that abolishes estate taxes for all residents beginning January 2013. Farmers and others with interest in agriculture say the action will help preserve family farms that often are passed from one generation to the next. [More]
MINSTER - The Wapakoneta Redskins and the Minster Wildcats were each winners on the first day of competition on Friday in the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament, but they were each victorious by different paths.
The Redskins scored a run in each of the sixth and seventh innings to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 7-6. [More]
CELINA - Of the nearly 1.3 million signatures acquired in Ohio to get a referendum on the November ballot, 1,817 were collected in Mercer County, almost 11 percent of the local voters registered during the 2010 gubernatorial election.