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Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
Cost almost $500K
By Georgia Rindler
COLDWATER - Village council members at Monday's meeting approved buying 30.244 acres of land for $485,000.
The property owned by William J. Kramer and Murph Knapke lies adjacent to the village's southern border and will become open green space. Village officials have secured a $50,000 Nature's Work Grant and a $310,400 Clean Ohio Grant to help pay for the purchase. A land acquisition note will cover $69,600 and the remaining $55,000 will be paid from the Boost the Park Fund. [More]
New Bremen
By Jeff Elking
NEW BREMEN - Police Sgt. Brad Pyles' request to retire-rehire has been approved.
Council members voted unanimously on the ordinance, which was tabled at the Oct. 10 meeting as council members debated whether to create an overall policy to handle retire/rehire requests. [More]
Obituaries on October 25th, 2016
Ruth M. Eshleman, 84, St. Marys, OH died 4:30 p.m. Saturday October 22, 2016 at Otterbein-St. Marys. [More]
Lavern E. Schmit, age 87, of Celina, died on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Robert "Bob" Eugene Waldron, 82, of Celina, Ohio, formerly of Rockford, died Sa [More]
Kenneth D. "Kenny" "Bonz" Richardson, 57, of Celina, died 6:34 PM Sunday, Octob [More]
Local pictures on October 25th, 2016
Subscriber only stories on October 25th, 2016
Street work expected to be done in near future
Local home tour draws crowd
Minster school board approves purchase of land
Agency ahead of deadline for privatizing
Council approves zoning change to include commercial
Bat in Mercer County tests positive for rabies
Mercer still lowest in joblessness
Celina rallies to advance; Riders drop out
MAC teams look to solidify spots
Hemmelgarn takes Minster softball job
2 vying for one open seat on Mercer SWCD board
ARC payments up substantially