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Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
By Shelley Grieshop
Shipping woes in recent months from a partial shutdown of ports along the West Coast may be to blame for higher unemployment rates locally in January.
Mercer County's unemployment rate spiked from 2.6 percent in December to 4.2 percent in January, according to data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. [More]
By Jared Mauch
ROSSBURG - Officials are still trying to track down who is responsible for hacking the Eldora Speedway website ostensibly in the name of the Islamic State.
The Darke County Sheriff's Office was notified of the posting that read "Hacked by Islamic State (ISIS) We are everywhere :)" by Eldora general manager Roger Slack on Saturday afternoon. [More]
Sandy Stammen gives tearful farewell during board meeting
By Kathy Thompson
ST. HENRY - Sandy Stammen couldn't keep the tears from her eyes as her resignation letter was read at Monday's school board meeting.
Stammen, 51, is retiring after serving 21 years as the St. Henry Elementary School principal. While she loves her job, co-workers and students, she feels it's time to spend time with her family, she said. [More]
Obituaries on March 10th, 2015
Richard "Dick" Miller, 63, St. Marys, died at 5:34 p.m. March 8, 2015, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus. [More]
Dorothy K. Siegrist, 94, formerly of Maria Stein, died at 5:10 p.m. March 7, 2015, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Donald E. Thomas Sr., 73, Celina, died at 12:37 a.m. March 9, 2015, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus. [More]
Bruce A. Glass, 58, St. Marys, passed away at 6:30 a.m. March 9, 2015, at his residence surrounded by his loved ones. [More]
Vernon C. Warner, 89, St. Marys, died at 3:46 a.m. March 5, 2015, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Virginia R. Wierwille, 87, St. Marys, died at 10:13 p.m. March 8, 2015, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Herman H. "Ham" Uhlenhake, 94, Chickasaw and a longtime resident of Celina, die [More]
Local pictures on March 10th, 2015
Subscriber only stories on March 10th, 2015
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Mercer ESC hires Vaughn
St. Henry council OKs new vehicle registration fees
Coldwater council approves new vehicle registration fees
Council moves on zoning change to create green space
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