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Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Strongest wind reported 86 mph
By Betty Lawrence
The powerful storm that ripped through Mercer and Auglaize counties Wednesday afternoon was akin to a weak tornado, reported Mike Kurz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
Very strong straight line winds with gusts in excess of 70 mph raced through the counties at approximately 2 p.m., uprooting trees and taking down power lines. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - The local health department has a balance of $139,000 more this year than in 2012, thanks to a cost-cutting strategy and other factors.
Revenue for the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department since January totals $604,920 - an increase of $157,237 over the same six-month period in 2012. Expenses are $453,203, an increase of $18,597 above last year. [More]
Obituaries on July 11th, 2013
Teresa "Mona" Evans Bailey, 43, Montezuma, died July 9, 2013, at her sister's residence in New Weston. [More]
Marie Frances Pottkotter, 95, passed away July 11, 2013, at the Gardens in St. Henry. [More]
Julius Feldman, 80, Hull, Mass., and Bradenton, Fla., passed away July 1, 2013, while visiting in Lille, France. [More]
James Dalton, 99, Montezuma, died July 9, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Paulette S. King, 66, of Celina, died July 4, 2013, at her residence.
She was [More]
Douglas "Woody" Byers, 57, St. Marys, died July 7, 2013, at his residence.
He [More]
Local pictures on July 11th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on July 11th, 2013
St. Mary BOE keeps all-day sessions for kindergarten
Celina teen has close call when tree smashes house
New Bremen's school levy affected by state budget
Court may decide who pays for brick work
Lunch, athletic ticket costs to increase
Rush keeps rabid fans coming back for more
Strong list of contenders for Kings Royal
ACME tournament washed out