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Saturday, January 31st, 2015
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - The cost of routine patrol and inmate transports continues to impact Mercer County Sheriff's Office expenses.
The department's total budget this year is $2.9 million. Last year's appropriations were about $2.8 million.
Vehicle replacements, repair, maintenance and gasoline costs, as well as time clocked on the road by deputies, are squeezing the agency's enforcement, jail and dispatch funds, Sheriff Jeff Grey said. [More]
Celina takes sole possession of first place in WBL with 59-49 victory
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - One quick burst of daylight was all that Celina needed to take sole possession of first place in the Western Buckeye League.
A buzzer-beating three-pointer by Grant Laffin at the end of the first quarter triggered a dominating second quarter and the Bulldogs went on to beat St. Marys 59-49 in a battle of WBL unbeatens at a jam-packed Fieldhouse. [More]
Obituaries on January 31st, 2015
Virginia Dickerson, 81, Celina, died at 2:05 a.m. Jan. 30, 2015, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Alice M. Petronis, 84, formerly of Shawnee, passed away at 7 a.m. Jan. 30, 2015, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home, Wapakoneta. [More]
Local pictures on January 31st, 2015
Subscriber only stories on January 31st, 2015
School superintendents' duties, compensation vary
Jury finds Piqua man guilty of Mercer County break-ins
Flyers pull away from Tigers
Wildcats outshoot Panthers in 73-44 win
Redskins rally to keep MAC lead
Defiance pulls away from Wapakoneta