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Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
By Kathy Thompson
CELINA - Long, flowing tails are mostly what visitors see when passing by the horse stalls of Woody and Bonnie. The pair ignore the stream of people in and out of the horse barn at the Mercer County Fair until they hear their owner, Shelby Prenger, quietly enter. Then they do a quick turnabout and eagerly await a rub and a few kind words from the 16-year-old Celina girl. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A township-led initiative to change how local government funds are divided among the county's 14 townships would drastically alter the amount of money received by some of them.
Mercer County Auditor Randy Grapner, representing the county budget commission, told Celina City Council members on Monday night that nine of the 14 townships have voted in favor of changing a decades-old method of distributing state funds. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
COLDWATER - Authorities have released the name of a woman found dead at her home Sunday afternoon.
The body of Angela M. Broerman, 47, 415 S. First St., Coldwater, was found shortly before 5 p.m., according to Sgt. Kyle Dues of the Coldwater Police Department. The cause of death is considered suspicious and remains under investigation. [More]
Obituaries on August 12th, 2014
James A. Bernhold, 67, Minster, died at 11:45 p.m. Aug. 9, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Ryan Patrick Missler, Grove City, formerly of St. Marys, was welcomed into God's arms on Aug. 9, 2014. [More]
Marvin Van Riggs, 28, Union City, Ind., died Aug. 4, 2014, in Dayton. Arrangeme [More]
Dorothy E. Rhoades, 88, Rockford, died at 6:45 a.m. Aug. 9, 2014, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford. [More]
Judith Marlene Hughes-Flemming, Palmetto Fla., formerly of Celina, passed away [More]
Eleanora B. Zumwald, 95, Maria Stein, died at 5:09 a.m. Aug. 11, 2014, at the Gardens of St. Henry. [More]
Angela M. Broerman, 47, Coldwater, died Aug. 10, 2014, at her home.
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Local pictures on August 12th, 2014
Subscriber only stories on August 12th, 2014
Council OKs West Bank walkway contract
Chainsaw artist to turn dying trees into artwork
St. Marys council OKs firefighters' contract
Retired county coroner to fill vacant post temporarily
St. Henry council OKs tax abatement for new business
St. Henry superintendent wants curriculum designed to keep jobs
Increasing student achievement tops list of goals at Marion Local
Remembering the Cougars
Big-time bowlers return to Coldwater for tourney
Mercer Health 5K Challenge wraps up
Minster 3rd at Homan Invitational