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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
By Amy Kronenberger
CELINA - School board members will not ask voters to increase an income tax that expires at the end of this year.
Board members during a special meeting Monday passed a resolution to ask voters in May to renew the income tax levy that collects approximately $2.175 million annually. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
Area schools soon will pocket their first share of casino cash, but officials aren't banking on the dollars.
Although more than $54,500 is heading to Celina City Schools by the end of the month, district treasurer Mike Marbaugh remains skeptical.
"Seeing will be believing," he said. "We'll be glad to get this $50,000-plus and will put it to good use ... but I wonder what the state will end up taking away."
Marbaugh said he expected the casino tax revenue but wasn't counting on it. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ROCKFORD - Parkway school board welcomed a new member on Tuesday after Terry Keiser resigned his position.
Treasurer Debbie Pierce swore in Rockford native Ryan Thompson during a special meeting. Thompson was chosen from three other candidates. Board members agreed his education experience made him the best candidate. [More]
Obituaries on January 9th, 2013
James C. Bettinger, 50, Coldwater, died Jan. 7, 2013, in Van Wert County. He wa [More]
Memorial services for Kenneth D. Toler, 63, formerly of Celina, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars hall. [More]
Iris D. Sell, 91, Celina, passed away Jan. 8, 2013, at Gardens at Celina. She was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Coldwater to the late William J. and Flora Snider Baer. [More]
Lawrence A. "Dick" Luebke, 87, Minster, died at 2:40 p.m. Jan. 8, 2013, after a week at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Oran Barber, 99, Greenfield, Ind., died Jan. 6, 2013, at Pleasant View Lodge in McCordsville, Ind. [More]
Local pictures on January 9th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on January 9th, 2013
Prison term reduction likely for baby sitter
State dollars up for grabs for community projects
Council strives to make route safer
City to collect slightly less in TIF districts
Hoelscher to continue as council president
No charges to be filed in infant's death
Balance keys Celina victory
Bulldogs, Cavs sweep NWC opponents
Evers leads the Indians to an easy home win
Celina's spring event reduced to one day
Bearcreek Farms in final year