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Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
By Kathy Thompson
Area sheriffs say proposed new state standards could increase liability and costs at local jails.
The standards created by the Ohio Jail Advisory Board could be approved this month by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review for the approximately 340 county and city jails across the state, according to advisory board member Lt. Ryan Kidwell of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
MONTEZUMA - The county is buying more than 42 acres of land near Windy Point to protect existing habitat, promote wetlands and prevent development near Grand Lake.
The cost to Mercer County for the Windy Point Nature Park acquisition - $362,650 - will be reimbursed through Clean Ohio Funds. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - Village council members Tuesday night decided not to renew participation in the American Municipal Power's Energy Smart program and pocket the nearly $90,000 participation fee.
The three-year contract with AMP expired Jan. 1. Council members have discussed the issue and tabled it several times since last fall. [More]
Obituaries on March 12th, 2014
Richard A. "Rick" Moon, III, 36, St. Marys, died March 9, 2014, near his home on Washington Pike. [More]
Thomas L. Gabel, 82, formerly of New Knoxville, died March 15, 2014, at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Zephyrhills, Fla. [More]
Donald L. "Mick" McDermitt, 81, St. Marys, died at 2:30 a.m. March 6, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital after a long battle with leukemia. [More]
Ralph P. Staugler, 90, Fort Recovery, died March 12, 2014, at Mercer County Com [More]
Dorothy Cook, 84, Celina, passed away March 11, 2014, at The Miller House, Celi [More]
Local pictures on March 12th, 2014
Subscriber only stories on March 12th, 2014
Parkway adjusts classes to meet Core standards
Auglaize board to address health problems
Officials approve creation of Lake Facilities Authority
Suspect in old murder seeks to suppress evidence in case
Coldwater school officials to present safety plan at next board meeting
Domestic call leads to recovery of gun, marijuana
Investigation of local fatal crash continues
Coroner cites asphyxia as cause in bridge death
Women launch physical therapy clinic
Flyers put Raiders away in fourth quarter
Horstman earns First Team honors