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Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
By Amy Kronenberger
CELINA - School district residents overwhelmingly denied a bond issue that would have built a new elementary school.
Nearly 68 percent of voters - or 5,806 people - living in the Celina school district voted against the levy, and about 32 percent - or 2,789 people - voted for it. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A Fort Recovery High School teacher was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a sex-related charge involving a former student.
Christopher Alan Summers, 32, 671 Woodlawn Ave., St. Henry, faces one count of sexual battery, a third-degree felony. He remains in the Mercer County Detention Facility. [More]
By William Kincaid
Voters in Mercer and Auglaize counties came out in droves to participate in the presidential election, either casting early absentee ballots or going to the polls Tuesday.
Auglaize County may have had its highest turnout ever at 73.23 percent, board of elections director Carolyn Campbell said this morning. Of the 31,473 registered voters, 23,048 cast ballots. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - Village officials this morning axed the idea for a new swimming pool and will look elsewhere for needed operating funds after voters nixed a permanent 1/2 percent income tax increase.
"We're obviously disappointed," village administrat [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
Two new faces and an incumbent will fill clerk of court and recorder positions in Mercer and Auglaize counties.
In Mercer County, recorder Tammy Barger, a Democrat, was ousted by newcomer Angie King, a Republican. Barger, of Celina, has held the post for 12 years. [More]
Obituaries on November 7th, 2012
Alice J. Parnell, 77, Fort Myers, Fla., died Oct. 29, 2012, at Hope Hospice, Cape Coral, Fla. [More]
Local pictures on November 7th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on November 7th, 2012
All township fire protection levies pass
Local Republicans win re-election
Former police officer charged
Incumbent congressmen keep seats
Mendon levy undeclared, Fort passes two
Celina business snags grandstand fix contract
Auglaize County officials courting auto, food processing businesses
Minster projects to slow down, official says
Coldwater students' D.C. trip rescheduled
Old structures on First Street slated for demolition
Dollar General likely in Rockford
Changes likely for Lake Festival
Flyers excited to be playing against Bucks