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Thursday, August 9th, 2012
30 cases in Ohio connected to fairs
By Shelley Grieshop
Warning signs and extra hand sanitizers will greet fairgoers and exhibitors at this year's Mercer County Fair due to a statewide outbreak of influenza associated with swine.
Thirty cases of H3N2v - an influenza A virus - have been confirmed in Ohio in people who had direct contact with swine at fairs. The Mercer County Fair opens Friday. [More]
District to lobby for state money to fund positions long term
By Nancy Allen
Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board members agreed to fill an open nutrient management technician position after the state OK'd funding.
The board on Wednesday also decided to start lobbying politicians and other decision makers for funds to keep two technicians on staff long term. [More]
Obituaries on August 9th, 2012
Galen E. Gamble, 92, Van Wert, died at 10:05 p.m. Aug. 7, 2012, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home, Van Wert. [More]
Tilda Ann Howes, 65, St. Marys, died at 2:55 a.m. Aug. 8, 2012, at Van Wert Manor, Van Wert. [More]
John H. Hamsher, 83, Wabash, died at 3:37 p.m. Aug. 8, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on August 9th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on August 9th, 2012
Mercer County schools, towns to seek levies
Incumbents, newcomers will compete for county, state jobs
State watershed officials to network, research at Celina event
Financial concerns put plans on hold
Tweedy is rock 'n' roll
Artists display work at Summer Artfest
Racing tripleheader on Saturday at Eldora