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Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Higher collections signal economy is improving
By Doug Drexler
Increasing income tax collections indicate area businesses are adding to their payrolls through hiring or higher wages.
"It means people are working - and working within the county," said Jared Ebbing, Mercer County's economic development director.
Local officials say the increase indicates the area has survived the recent economic slowdown and is starting to see a better job market. [More]
Veteran coach excited for second stint with 'Riders
By Robb Hemmelgarn
Speculation has pumped through barber shops, card clubs and morning "coffee meetings" throughout St. Marys for the past couple of weeks and on Wednesday night, following school board approval, former Wapakoneta head coach Doug Frye was tabbed as the St. Marys football program's head man for the second time. [More]
Obituaries on January 16th, 2014
Robert J. "Bob" Fritz, 89, of St. Marys, died at 4:50 p.m. Jan. 14, 2014, at the St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Stanley C. Gerboth, 86, Indianapolis, Ind., and formerly of Celina, passed away Jan. 14, 2014, at his residence. [More]
Ernest A. "Ernie" Hemmelgarn, 90, Versailles, passed away at 6:11 p.m. Jan. 14, 2014, at the Sterling House in Greenville. [More]
Local pictures on January 16th, 2014
Subscriber only stories on January 16th, 2014
Sheriff attributes arrest to department's social site
St. Marys BOE rehires former football coach
Auglaize administrator resigns without notice
St. Marys native Dicke named chamber director
New Bremen council OKs contract for substation project
Celina looking to keep pace in WBL title race
Flyers, Redskins renew MAC rivalry
New Bremen concerned with lack of participation in extra-curriculars
Celina adding four to Athletic Hall of Fame