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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - Voters on Tuesday crushed a proposed income tax levy by a larger margin than a similar levy that failed in November.
The 0.5 percent levy to fund operating expenses and special projects was struck down by 61 percent of residents with 364 votes against and 234 votes in favor. Last fall's levy attempt was defeated by 55 percent. [More]
St. Marys schools
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - The requested combined property and income tax levy for St. Marys school district failed in Tuesday's primary 39.7 precent to 60.3 percent.
Of the 3,838 who voted, 2,316 voted against the five year, 5-mill property tax and 1 percent earned income tax. The levy would have brought in $3.25 million per year and prevented a possible future deficit. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - Longtime council member Jim Harris will say goodbye after losing his at-large council seat to a newcomer.
Five candidates ran for three open at-large seats in Tuesday's primary election, including Harris and fellow incumbent Bob Fitzgerald. Also running were Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey, former St. Marys Economic Development Director Todd Fleagle and Dan Uhlenhake, a prepress manager at Post Printing in Minster. [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
In the past decade, Brad Luthman has been elbows-deep in high school football programs rich with tradition, but as of last evening he is now the head coach of one.
Following approval at Tuesday night's school board meeting in St. Henry, Luthman is officially the sixth head coach in the history of the Redskins' football program. [More]
Obituaries on May 8th, 2013
Marjorie Borden, 94, St. Marys, died May 7, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health Syste [More]
William Stanley Craft, 61, Celina, died at 5:45 p.m. May 6, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Kenneth A. Henschen, 86, New Bremen, died May 6, 2013, at 7:45 p.m. at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster. [More]
Frank E. Hisey Jr., 71, Celina, passed away May 7, 2013, in North Manchester, I [More]
Gayle D. Johnson, 77, Fort Recovery, died May 6, 2013, at his residence.
He was born June 6, 1935, in Redkey, Ind., to William and Maude Henry Johnson. [More]
George Franklin Stoner, 88, Celina, went to be with his heavenly Father at 8:45 p.m. May 6, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on May 8th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on May 8th, 2013
Football coach, principal selected
Voters give win to Celina school income tax renewal
Newcomers win council primary
Marion Local School District voters pass emergency levy
Mendon voters OK property tax
Chickasaw electric levy OK'd by voters
Minster resident wants sewer backup, basement flooding problems fixed
Council goes with brand on tower
Council OKs village credit card
Road resurfacing bids come in under estimate
Board OKs refinancing Celina's school bond debt
Counties receive litter grants
Healing touch with healthful products
Cavs' Schramm shuts out Redskins
Minster remains unbeaten in the MAC
Celina's Zacharias hits three homers vs. Kenton