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Thursday, February 21st, 2013
By Shelley Grieshop
Nine blighted homes in five local communities have been razed using funds from a Moving Ohio Forward grant.
The demolished homes were located in Celina, Fort Recovery, St. Henry, Coldwater and Wabash.
Jared Ebbing, director of Mercer County's economic development office, said the grant program - funded by lenders penalized for the recent housing market crisis - is a plus for local communities. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina's Collen Byer wrapped up his high school diving career on Wednesday afternoon in the Division II state diving championships at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton with another first team All-Ohio finish.
Byer finished eighth with a score of 369.15 points to earn a podium finish for the third time in his four years of diving for the Bulldogs. He finished sixth as a freshman, third as a sophomore and was 11th a year ago. [More]
Local pictures on February 21st, 2013
Subscriber only stories on February 21st, 2013
Turbine construction not subject to zoning
Bremen students told to make a difference
Coldwater couple receives Citizen of the Year award
Emergency management director addresses Rotary
Man sentenced to 40-year prison term for sex charges
Police investigating man's death
Avett Brothers conjure up old-time sounds
Second-seeded Cavs upset by the Pirates
Bulldogs trying to keep Bath from title
St. Henry in position to win MAC title