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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Sequestration happens Friday if Congress, Obama don't cut a deal
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - The looming sequestration - federal funding cuts dawning Friday if Congress and President Obama don't cut a deal - could impact services locally.
Mercer County Head Start Director Carol Schroyer is preparing to slash 8 percent or $85,000 from the program's budget. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Plumbing supply giant Ferguson on Monday was tapped for a 45 percent state tax credit for its proposed business east of the city.
The company was one of seven across the state approved for tax breaks by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority.   
The eight-year tax credit hinges on Ferguson's creation of a $1.7 million annual payroll within three years. Other terms of the deal require the company to maintain operations at the new site for at least 11 years. [More]
Obituaries on February 26th, 2013
Alva F. Kittle, 90, Piqua, died at 9:29 p.m. Feb. 24, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center. [More]
Shirley A. Mertz, Celina, died at 10:50 a.m. Feb. 25, 2013, at her home.
Fune [More]
Elsie C. VanOss, 95, Minster, died at 3:15 a.m. Feb. 25, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster. She had been a resident there for nine years. [More]
James A. Adams, 84, St. Marys, died at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 22, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Local pictures on February 26th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on February 26th, 2013
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County FSA offices may be affected
Street construction project nears final approval
Council members give approval to seek Safe Routes to School grant
Flotilla hopes to recruit new members
Finishing touches put on annual banquet
Anonymous complaint leads to charges of falsifying timecard
Renovation projects evaluated by council
Coldwater's Collett and Post excited for opportunity at state
Lakers have more depth in year two