Convicted arsonists Ridge A. Matthews and Robert E. Milligan II will be the first local residents affected by the state's new arson registry that went into effect July 1.
Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Ingraham on Wednesday outlined the registration requirements when the 19-year-olds appeared for sentencing on four counts of arson linked to a rash of July car fires in Celina. [More]
If passed, measure would generate $14.6 million for new school building
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - Nearly 50 people attended the first community meeting Wednesday night at New Bremen High School to hear more about a combined 7.91-mill bond issue and maintenance levy on the November ballot.
If approved, the millage would generate $14.6 million toward the $22.5 million project with the Ohio Schools Facility Commission contributing $6.975 million. The remaining $994,108 would come from local permanent improvement funds. [More]