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Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Board calls for investigation of management issues
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The executive director of SOURCES, a non-profit anti-poverty organization serving Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert counties, has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an investigation into management issues.
Debra Farrell, who has served as executive director for more than 20 years, was removed from her position Sept. 4. On Tuesday, eight of the 15 members of the SOURCES board of directors met behind closed doors for more than two hours; Farrell was not at the meeting. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Administrative positions will be axed when a pair of local social service agencies merge in November to cut costs.
Officials from Foundations Behavioral Health Services and Gateway Outreach Center, both based in Celina, announced the venture to Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday. The merger is effective Nov. 1. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
MINSTER - With the two-year Fourth Street Reconstruction Project nearing completion, local officials are turning their attention to creating a streetscape depicting the community's heritage.
Plans call for the installation of 14 bronze art pieces or engraved pavers for placement at various locations. Coordinating plaques would explain the historic significance of each piece. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Despite a solid effort, Celina's boys soccer team is still searching for their first win of the season.
Celina, which had lost five straight games to open the season, held a 3-2 lead after the first 40 minutes of action against Wapakoneta during Tuesday's Western Buckeye League matchup. [More]
Obituaries on September 12th, 2012
Barbara E. Knoth, 75, Yellow Springs, died Sept. 8, 2012.
She was born Jan. 1 [More]
Jean R. Siegrist, 65, Coldwater, died at 5:39 p.m. Sept. 9, 2012, at OSF St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Ill. [More]
Joan Dolores Deitsch, 82, Celina, died at 12:48 a.m. Sept. 12, 2012, at the Van [More]
Bernice E. Nietfeld, 62, Fort Recovery, died Sept. 11, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Kirby C. Cummins, 66, Spencerville, died at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 10, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center. [More]
Local pictures on September 12th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on September 12th, 2012
Auglaize gets deep cut in state funds, but more casino, sales taxes
More than two dozen properties hit demo list
Celina workers to assist in skatepark construction
Wellness grant will help improve employees' health
Bremen council considers pay raise
Parkway parent wants better busing options
Agency considers becoming nonprofit
Working from scratch
Minster tops St. Marys in five-game marathon