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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Residential streets continue to crumble as city officials struggle to find a way to pay for much-needed repairs.
West Lisle Street near the Mercer County Fairgrounds is a "a war zone," councilman Bill Sell said at Monday night's council meeting. Councilman Mark Fleck expressed fear the city could end up resorting to chip-and-sealing roads, an approach taken in the 1980s that he said led to a great uproar because of the dust it produced. [More]
By Jared Mauch
ST. MARYS - Pit bulls would no longer be singled out from all other breeds under an ordinance introduced at Monday's city council meeting.
Pit bull owners had vehemently objected to previous rules passed in December that specifically targeted the breed. [More]
By Daily Standard Staff
Mercer County in February for the first time in more than three years does not hold the lowest unemployment rate in Ohio.
The county's jobless rate fell from 4.2 percent in January to 3.7 percent in February but was bumped from the bottom spot by Delaware County at 3.6 percent, according to data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. [More]
Obituaries on March 24th, 2015
Earl Baltes, 93, of New Weston, Ohio, passed away, Monday, March 23, 2015 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Ilene 'Beany' Lange, age 80, of St. Henry, died on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at her home. [More]
James C. Wissman, 86, St. Petersburg, Fla., and formerly of New Bremen, died on March 7, 2015, at Woodside Hospice Center, Pinellas Park, Fla. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on March 24th, 2015
Mother Nature's cruel welcome to spring in Ohio
Fort council approves annexation
Celina school board eyes new buses
DeWine: Ex-Celina mayor won't have to pay back fees
Celina mayor proclaims city financially sound
Route 274 to be detoured in New Bremen
St. Henry council OKs pay for pool employees, fees for pool passes
Coldwater may require employee's certification to ensure EPA compliance
Emerging Agriculture Conference set at Lake Campus
Baltes one of a kind
Celina's Hoyng named second team All-Ohio