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Saturday, December 7th, 2013
By Doug Drexler
Home sales and house values are increasing in Mercer County, data shows.
County auditor Randall Grapner said he has seen a growing economic confidence reflected in sales of existing single-family homes.
  "We know the economy went off in 2008, and 2009 was soft. November (2008) is when everything went in the tank," Grapner said, mentioning the national economic crisis and the bank bailout under president George W. Bush. [More]
Obituaries on December 7th, 2013
Paul J. Griesdorn, 76, Osgood, died Dec. 6, 2013, at Celina Manor.
He was born Dec. 22, 1936, in Newport, to Frank and Carrie Holthaus Griesdorn. [More]
Cynthia Miller, 65, St. Marys, died Dec. 5, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, [More]
James J. "Jim" Schenlein, 82, Fort Recovery, died Dec. 6, 2013, at his residence. [More]
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