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Monday, January 30th, 2012
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Registered voters in Mercer County can begin early voting for the March 6 primary election through absentee ballot starting Tuesday.
Ohio registered voters do not have to state a reason why they are voting absentee.
Voters must fill out an application for an absentee ballot, regardless if they completed one in the past. Applications are available at the board of elections office or on the office website. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A Mendon-area man implicated in a rash of break-ins at local businesses has confessed to similar incidents in Darke County.
Douglas N. Fonner, 27, 5922 Tama Road, also remains a suspect in burglaries being investigated by authorities in Van Wert, Auglaize and Shelby counties. [More]
Obituaries on January 30th, 2012
Eileen Klosterman Herman, 92, St. Marys, died at 1:20 a.m. Jan.
28, 2012 at her residence. [More]
Bessie Oellerman, Botkins, died this morning Jan. 30, 2012, at her residence. [More]
Keith J. Gehle, 66, of Rockford, died unexpectedly at 7:27 p.m. Jan. 27, 2012, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
Mercer County native Mary Helen Brown Bowmar, 84, Auburn, Ind., died Jan. 27, 2012, at her home. [More]
Joyce L. Jagus, 69, Celina, died Jan. 28, 2012.
Arrangements for a Saturday s [More]
Valerie "Joanie" Killion, 72, Coldwater, died Jan. 28, 2012, at home.
She was [More]
Virginia L. "Genny" Bunger, 63, Celina, died Jan. 26, 2012, at home.
She was [More]
James Luneke, 64, Celina, died at 1:45 a.m. Jan. 29, 2012, at his residence. [More]
Former St. Marys resident Robert L. Davis, 88, Fort Myers, Fla., died Jan. 28, 2012, at Health Park Care Center, Fort Myers. [More]
Local pictures on January 30th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on January 30th, 2012
Ohio major influence in election
Volunteer retires after serving 35 years
Trial set for former Shelby County sheriff
Contractors sought for trio of federal bridge projects
Drivers, passenger injured in Saturday evening crash
Celina woman facing felony charges
Bulldogs knock off Cavaliers
Celina's swimmers finish second