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Thursday, March 15th, 2012
By Shelley Grieshop
What a difference a year makes.
The mild winter season has saved Mercer County more than $300,000 in snow and ice removal costs compared to last winter.
"It's been an exceptionally warm winter," county engineer Jim Wiechart said this morning.
The 2010-2011 winter was the costliest of the last five years; taxpayers doled out $416,400 to keep rural roadways passable. [More]
Obituaries on March 15th, 2012
Elodee J. Marbaugh, 75, of Willshire, died at 6:28 a.m. March 14, 2012, at Community Health Professionals, Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert. [More]
Former Celina resident Susan A. Fields, 93, of Suffield, Conn., died March 13, 2012, at Suffield House in Connecticut. [More]
Ronald A. "Ronnie" Bruns, 46, of Fairborn, died at 7:40 p.m. March 12, 2012, at Wright Patterson Medical Center, Dayton. [More]
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