Thursday, March 8th, 2012
By Shelley Grieshop
Health department board members wasted no time making cuts after a property tax levy failed at the polls Tuesday.
One employee was terminated following an executive session held during the Wednesday luncheon meeting of the Mercer County-Celina City Board of Health. Layoffs, reduced services and unpaid holidays also are part of a cost-cutting plan. [More]
Obituaries on March 8th, 2012
Elizabeth June "Betty" Schmidt, 83, Mendon, died this morning, March 8, 2012, a [More]
Berniece I. Henning, 82, St. Marys, died at 5:26 a.m. March 7, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Rose Ann Garman, 84, St. Henry, died at 1:20 a.m. March 7, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Local pictures on March 8th, 2012
Subscriber stories on March 8th, 2012
Woman tells Coldwater audience of life's beauty
COLDWATER - Gianna Jessen is a quirky, 34-year-old who loves to talk, has a tremendous voice, relishes wearing Russian red lipstick and swoons at the antiquated ideal of men in warpaint fighting for women and children.
West Bank spillway
GRAND LAKE - State officials on Wednesday decided against completely opening one of the water release tubes on the West Bank spillway because rain was forecast.
Grand Lake Theatrix
ST. MARYS - Grand Lake Theatrix in St. Marys is moving from its current spot on Spring Street in what the group's founder calls a "leap of faith and
Division IV Boys Basketball District Final Preview
On Friday night at 7 p.m., the Elida Fieldhouse will briefly become Mercer County north as St. Henry and Fort Recovery will play for the second time this season in a rematch for a Division IV boys' district basketball title.
Local swimmers and divers earned postseason honors as the Lima Area Swim Coaches Association announced its All-Area team on Wednesday.
Celina's sop
NEW BREMEN - Grace College track and field coach Jeff Raymond earned a hat trick of signings when he visited New Bremen on Wednesday afternoon.
Cardinals' track athletes Ben Chaney, Kyleigh Suchland and Elaynne Speckman signed with the NAIA Indiana-based Christian college.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - San Diego's left-handed starting pitcher Cory Luebke had a strong debut on the mound Wednesday in the Padres' 5-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.