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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
By Shelley Grieshop
The survival rate of infants is much better in Mercer and Auglaize counties than all of Ohio, which averages 23 percent higher than the national average.
According to data released Monday by the Ohio Department of Health, the state's infant mortality rate dropped slightly in 2013 to 1,024 deaths, down from 1,047 deaths in 2012. The rate - measured by the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births - was 7.4 in 2013 and 7.6 the previous year in Ohio. [More]
By Claire Giesige
NEW BREMEN - Over the objections of two residents, village council members at Monday's meeting approved a resolution freezing property taxes for five years on new homes in certain areas.
The resolution affects new homes on Walnut Street, in the C [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A recent traffic study of the intersection of Myers Road and Meadowview Drive does not warrant the placement of either traffic signals or a four-way stop, safety service director Tom Hitchcock said.
Hitchcock revealed the study on Monday night at a streets and alleys commitee meeting. It was initiated after several residents petitioned city officials for traffic signals or a four-way stop, claiming chronic traffic congestion and safety concerns. [More]
Obituaries on July 28th, 2015
Jean E. Bruns, 88, Chickasaw, died July 28, 2015.
Arrangements are pending at [More]
Pauline H. Donovan, 95, a resident of Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community, died 10:35 P.M. Friday, July 24, 2015, at Otterbein Saint Marys. [More]
Frank J. Huber, age 74, of North Star, died Monday, July 27, 2015 in the Hospice unit at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. [More]
Audrey B. (Stickney) Preston, age 71 of Celina, Ohio passed away at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday July 25, 2015 at her residence in Celina. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on July 28th, 2015
Celina council moves ahead on ballot issue
Celina board to meet on new superintendent
City to help club gain funds for football gear
Coldwater council OKs payment to landowner
St. Marys council acts to keep part of kilowatt tax in general fund
Council discusses studying options for water system
City to close on the purchase of former Versa Pak site
Coldwater park dries out for picnic
Mariners lose close one to Graders
Let the trade season commence
Ohio Cattlemen's Summer Roundup coming to Mercer County