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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Local districts not set to recover loss of shared special education money
By Amy Kronenberger
Cuts loom for certain area preschool programs despite Gov. John Kasich's recent promise to bolster such funding.
Kasich's two-year budget proposal shows the special education preschool programs offered through the Mercer and Auglaize counties' educational service centers each would lose about $640,000 this year. The ESCs provide special education teachers and services for local school districts' preschool programs that include a special education student. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ROCKFORD - Nearly 50 residents attended a meeting held Tuesday by a group opposing wind turbines in northern Mercer County. Most at the meeting simply asked questions.
Neighbors United co-chair Pete Hayes told the crowd at least 17 land leases have been signed in the Rockford area to construct turbines. The turbines would be an extension of the proposed Long Prairie Wind Farm in Van Wert County. [More]
Bulldogs roll to 15th straight win
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - A 21-0 run by Celina's girls basketball team during the middle two quarters helped the Bulldogs wrap up the home portion of their schedule with a 70-49 victory over Fort Recovery on Thursday night at the Fieldhouse.  
Celina, which moved [More]
Obituaries on February 13th, 2013
Joseph W. "Joe" Pickering, 86, Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 12, 2013, at [More]
Helen Ralston, 98, St. Marys, died Feb. 10, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Robert M. Hawk, 87, Celina, died at 3:10 p.m. Feb. 10, 2013, at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford. [More]
Doris C. "Judy" Hawk, 89, Celina, died at 10:25 p.m. Feb. 8, 2013, at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on February 13th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on February 13th, 2013
Costs may rise locally with health mandates
Voting site may leave school
New business district closer to realization
Couple face arrest for failing sewage system
New lights, solar panels save school money
Bubble diffusing tube to be installed at hot water hole
Council members approve purchase of diesel generator
Trees downed due to infestation
Village offers reward for vandalism information
School members approves new provider for D.C. trip
New mental health office specializes in care for underserved rural areas
Geiger scores 25 in Minster's win