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Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Two other reported illnesses remain under investigation
By Shelley Grieshop
GRAND LAKE - Ohio Department of Health (ODH) officials say it's likely that toxins in Grand Lake sickened a fisherman in May.
It is the only illness in Ohio this year out of nine reported statewide that has a likely link to algae toxins, according to ODH. The case recently was categorized as "probable" after having laboratory documentation confirming a harmful level of algae toxin was in the water when the victim was exposed. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
WAPAKONETA - A new initiative has county officials working to cut costs by sharing services between commissioners, township trustees and school districts.
After passage of the state budget this summer, Congress passed House Bill 153, which in part allows educational service centers to enter into shared service contracts with "any other political subdivision of the state" to save money. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - With an Oct. 1 deadline looming, New Bremen Village Council learned Tuesday night that medical insurance premiums will increase dramatically.
Randee Henson of Stolly Insurance, which administers the village's current Anthem plan, pegged the increases in the range of nearly 23 to 41 percent. [More]
Obituaries on September 15th, 2011
Earl Knutzen Jr., 56, St. Marys, died Sept. 14, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health S [More]
Steven Daniel "Eightmile Steve" Homan, 54, died Sept. 4, 2011, at his home in Eightmile, Ala. [More]
Mabel Leota Koontz, 96, Celina, died at 7:50 a.m. Sept. 14, 2011, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Memorial services for Lfrieda Toth, who died Sept. 10, 2011, at her residence, [More]
Local pictures on September 15th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on September 15th, 2011
ESC poised to name Harvey superintendent
Treasurer's contract renewed for five years
Beaver trapping allowed on parts of state park
Mother receives community control sanctions for death of handicapped son
New director bringing fresh ideas
Bucs add Homan to practice squad
Too early to pick out best teams in leagues
St. Henry slips past Parkway on links
Celina's rush defense must step up against Wapak
Cavs went 10-0 for first time in 1961
Grand Lake Football Primer