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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City officials are alarmed with escalating insurance costs for the city's 98 employees, which this year alone are expected to increase 15 percent to $1.5 million.
City council members on Monday night approved second reading of the 2015 budget that would set aside $43.538 million for all accounts, but not before discussing rising insurance costs. Those costs are paid through the general fund, the financial source of the city's day-to-day operations, including fire and police services. [More]
People must get permit, inform police about flight plan
By Kathy Thompson
ST. HENRY - People wanting to fly drones within the village must now get a permit and inform police about where and when they'll be flying them.
Village council members Monday approved an ordinance requiring people wanting to fly a drone or an unmanned aircraft up to 400 feet high within village limits to obtain the free permit from administrator Ron Gelhaus and provide proof of insurance. [More]
Obituaries on November 25th, 2014
Raymond G. Boswell, 89, Celina, and formerly of California, died at 4:20 a.m. Nov. 22, 2014, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Eileen Bubp, 90, St. Marys, died Nov. 23, 2014, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater [More]
Shawn Rammel, 52, St. Henry, died at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
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Lari A. Robinson, 67, Lakeview, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning of Nov. 24, 2014, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine. [More]
Sue Schulte, Celina, died Nov. 24, 2014, at her residence.
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Shirley A. Seger, 76, formerly of Fort Loramie, died Nov. 24, 2014, at Elmwood of New Bremen, where she had been a resident for three years. [More]
Martha Schoch Smith, 92, Dayton, passed away Nov. 22, 2014.
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