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Friday, August 16th, 2013
By Nancy Allen
The Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District hired a new watershed coordinator to replace Laura Walker, who has resigned to pursue a teaching position.
The board accepted Walker's resignation on Thursday at the regular meeting. Following a 30-minute executive session, board members hired her replacement, Abbey Tobe, who currently works as a manure management technician through the SWCD office. Tobe will earn $16.60 per hour; she starts in the new position Sept. 1. [More]
By Betty Lawrence
The majority of trees in Celina's Eastview Park are ash and nearly 80 of them are infested with the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
"Last week we marked the ash trees that are completely dead. They will be taken down this winter (by city employees) and all those infected will be taken down gradually," said Celina Public Works Superintendent Joe Wolfe. [More]
Obituaries on August 16th, 2013
Gary L. "Gizmo" Gossard Sr., 62, Celina, passed away Aug. 14, 2013, at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima. [More]
Paul M. Johnides, 87, passed away peacefully at 2 a.m. Aug. 15, 2013, at the Mi [More]
Barbara A. Romer, 65, formerly of Battle Creek, Mich., died April 11, 2013, at the University of Cincinnati Hospital. [More]
Janice M. Smith, 62, Celina, passed away Aug. 16, 2013, at Joint Township Distr [More]
Local pictures on August 16th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on August 16th, 2013
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Celina teenager doesn't let cystic fibrosis keep her from fair contests
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Area teenager seriously injured in truck accident
Honda grant project could be means for Starlight Drive-In to stay in business
Celina finishes third at Defiance Invite