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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Tax will continue to generate revenue for police, fire expenses
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City voters on Tuesday defeated a ballot issue that would have repealed a 0.5-percent income tax for police and fire expenses and replaced it with a tax at the same rate for police, fire and street expenses.
The seven-year repeal-and-replace income tax failed with 1,353 votes against and 1,125 votes for the measure, according to unofficial results from the Mercer County Board of Elections. [More]
By Jared Mauch
MARIA STEIN - School district residents on Tuesday voted nearly 65 percent in favor of a renewal levy with an increase to fund building improvements and maintenance.
The total 1.8-mill permanent improvement levy will generate $151,476 per year for five years when it begins in January. The current 1.5-mill levy collects $126,476 per year. [More]
Obituaries on November 5th, 2014
Jean P. Anselman, 81, Celina, died at 4:22 a.m. Nov. 3, 2014, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Harvey Lee Mobley, 82, St. Marys, died Nov. 4, 2014, at his residence.
Arrang [More]
Minister Robert L. Powell, 91, St. Marys, died at 10:35 p.m. Nov. 3, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Walter "Wally" Staugler, 59, Celina, died at 4:45 a.m. Nov. 3, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Rouie Reed, 74, Celina, passed away Nov. 3, 2014, at her residence.
She was b [More]
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Subscriber only stories on November 5th, 2014
Auglaize voters again defeat Heritage Trails levy
Election turnout low locally, around state
Voters OK street lights, fire protection, liquor issues
Coldwater, Rockford library levies pass
Rockford plans raises for village employees
Minster council considers increasing electric fees
St. Marys committee discusses building new water treatment plant