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Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Mercer County backs Senate Bill 5
By Shelley Grieshop
The state's collective bargaining law - Senate Bill 5 - was overwhelming axed by voters statewide Tuesday, but local results were quite different.
Mercer County was one of six counties that voted to keep the law, with 55 percent in favor of Issue 2. Auglaize County residents voted to nix the legislation by a slim margin of 51 percent. [More]
Under new leadership
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Former city safety service director Jeff Hazel was elected mayor of Celina on Tuesday.
Also new to the city administration will be Betty Strawn, who ousted Emily Stewart as city auditor.
City council will remain the same as incumbents Bill Sell, Jeff Larmore and June Scott were victorious. [More]
Fort Recovery schools
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - Voters in the Fort Recovery school district on Tuesday sided with school officials' proposal to renovate the high school.
They approved a 2.7-mill levy that will generate $3.4 million for the project.
"We're thrilled," superintendent Shelly Vaughn said Tuesday night at the Mercer County Courthouse. "This needs to be done."
"I'm just happy it passed for the community," board of education member Ginny Fortkamp said. [More]
Obituaries on November 9th, 2011
Amanda Curts, 33, Celina, died at 2:55 a.m. Nov. 7, 2011, at her residence.
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Judith A. Ehlerding, 70, Decatur, Ind., died Nov. 8, 2011, at her residence. [More]
Local pictures on November 9th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on November 9th, 2011
Longtime St. Marys mayor narrowly defeated
Local voters select school board members
Voters keep tax rate
Joseph narrowly retains seat
Permanent improvement levy renewed
New operating levy going on ballot
Medical director recommends daily feet checks for those with diabetes
Three incumbents retain their seats
Marion business seeks revolving loan to buy lot, buildings
Two local women hurt in crash
Celina woman escapes home fire
Business offers merchandise, cosmetic services
Lefeld, Huelsman to cheer for St. Henry
Minster's march to state in 2001 sparks special memories