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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
2012 primary
By William Kincaid
Mercer County will have a new commissioner next year as challenger Rick Muhlenkamp defeated incumbent Bob Nuding in the Republican primary Tuesday night.
Also, long-time Republican commissioner Jerry Laffin secured a ninth term after receiving 100 percent of the vote; his opponent Scott Bruns dropped out of the race last week. [More]
2012 primary
By Shelley Grieshop
Program and personnel cuts are looming after voters Tuesday overwhelmingly defeated a proposed countywide property tax levy to fund the local health department.
The 0.6-mill levy in support of the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department was crushed by 66 percent of voters. Unofficial results show 5,178 votes against it and 2,665 in favor. [More]
2012 primary
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - Voters in the New Bremen Local school district on Tuesday soundly defeated a combined 7.55-mill bond issue and permanent improvement levy to finance the construction and maintenance of a new K-8 building.
Just over 61 percent of those casting votes in Auglaize, Mercer and Shelby counties, or 972 people, were against the proposal that would have generated $13 million. Votes in favor of the levy totaled 607. [More]
Obituaries on March 7th, 2012
Victor L. McKinney, 63, St. Marys, died at 10:15 a.m. March 5, 2012, at Golden Living Center-Valley. [More]
Rose Ann Garman, 84, St. Henry, died this morning, March 7, 2012, in Dayton. [More]
Berniece Henning, 82, St. Marys, died March 7, 2012, at Joint Township District [More]
Rita M. Wannemacher, 90, Coldwater, died March 5, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Former Celina resident Liberty G. Filio, 94, Cincinnati, died Feb. 15, 2012. [More]
Local pictures on March 7th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on March 7th, 2012
Students meet their 'adopted' Marine
Sheriff increasing patrols to deter home invasions
Officials to take out loan
Voter turnout low
Coldwater voters OK school operating levy
Election results
Sheriff on lookout for teen with gun
St. Henry woman killed in accident
Rockford Council passes new flood regulations
It will be an all-MAC district final
Linkous, Patriots next for Rangers