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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Appeals court says zoning denials left land unusable
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Local taxpayers will shell out $125,000 for a vacant lakeside property after an appeals court ruled that zoning denials by Mercer County officials left the owners with no economic use for the land.
County commissioners on Tuesday approved the purchase of the property at 3300 Shore Drive, Celina, per order of the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima. The assessed market value for the 0.387-acre lot in Highland Park is $8,700. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners likely will outsource the county's real estate billing process at a savings of at least $3,000 per year.
County treasurer Dave Kaiser and information technologist Todd Highley on Tuesday were instructed by commissioners to draft a contract with SmartBill Ltd. of Newark that they'll review before granting final approval. [More]
Green and White score six times during first half
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - A couple of days after posting a season high in goals, the Celina boys soccer team matched that same total in the first half.
Celina scored six times in the first 40 minutes and improved to 3-0 in Western Buckeye League soccer action with an 8-0 drubbing of Defiance on Tuesday night at the Soccer Stadium. [More]
Obituaries on September 11th, 2013
John V. Stinebaugh, 89, Wapakoneta, passed away at 3:35 p.m. Sept. 8, 2013, at Auglaize Acres. [More]
Helen L. Roop, 83, Wapakoneta, died at 10:48 a.m. Sept. 10, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Paul E. Saxman, 75, Redkey, Ind., died Sept. 9, 2013, at his residence.
He wa [More]
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Subscriber only stories on September 11th, 2013
Council OKs lease for parking, maybe wells
Fort teachers prepping third grade students for state test
Auglaize health board starts study
Parents speak out at Parkway meeting against Common Core curriculum
Celina worker critically injured in motorcycle crash
Students not allowed to take math books home because fewer texts bought to save money
Celina sisters put their skills to work in new 'shabby chic' shop
Minster rallies for win after losing first game