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Thursday, September 6th, 2012
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Under President Barack Obama's administration, Mercer County has gained 300 jobs, seen its unemployment level drop from 9.1 percent to 4.4 percent and benefited from increased access to crop insurance and healthcare.
Those were the statistics revealed by the Obama for America Ohio team, which stopped in Celina on Wednesday afternoon as part of Heartland Tour 2012: Moving the Middle Class Forward, a 12-day trek through rural cities and towns in Ohio. [More]
Healthcare
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - President Obama's healthcare reform bill doesn't actually reform healthcare, a Dayton-region healthcare official told local Rotarians at a meeting Wednesday.
Bryan Bucklew, president and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, which includes the Grand Lake Health System based out of St. Marys, said the bill may offer additional coverage to Americans, but it won't fix the problems. [More]
Last Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
As you approach the front gates of Memorial Stadium in Minster, the weathered plaque is difficult to overlook.
Encased in the side of a two-ton boulder, the bronze engraving has greeted fans to the field for decades, and over time it has become such a piece of the stadium's ambience that it is sometimes easy to walk by without paying attention to what it says or the meaning behind it. [More]
Obituaries on September 6th, 2012
Stanley M. Shellabarger, 92, Rockford, died at 7:40 a.m. Sept. 5, 2012, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Carl E. Cook, 83, Celina, died Sept. 5, 2012, at his residence.
He was born N [More]
Local pictures on September 6th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on September 6th, 2012
Area residents speak up
Mercer County eligible for disaster assistance
Community control sanctions begin after 2018 jail release
Celina Combined Services Appeal kick-off night planned
KISS, Mötley Crüe offer spectacle
Steiner Stock set at park
Jammers to perform
Eldora set to host 42nd World 100 on Saturday
'Riders edge Redskins on sixth-golfer tiebreaker
Celina on the road Friday at Defiance
Cavaliers ready for new-look Tigers
Grand Lake Football Primer