Thursday, March 15th, 2012
By Shelley Grieshop
What a difference a year makes.
The mild winter season has saved Mercer County more than $300,000 in snow and ice removal costs compared to last winter.
"It's been an exceptionally warm winter," county engineer Jim Wiechart said this morning.
The 2010-2011 winter was the costliest of the last five years; taxpayers doled out $416,400 to keep rural roadways passable. [More]
Obituaries on March 15th, 2012
Elodee J. Marbaugh, 75, of Willshire, died at 6:28 a.m. March 14, 2012, at Community Health Professionals, Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert. [More]
Former Celina resident Susan A. Fields, 93, of Suffield, Conn., died March 13, 2012, at Suffield House in Connecticut. [More]
Ronald A. "Ronnie" Bruns, 46, of Fairborn, died at 7:40 p.m. March 12, 2012, at Wright Patterson Medical Center, Dayton. [More]
Local pictures on March 15th, 2012
Subscriber stories on March 15th, 2012
NEW BREMEN - School board members on Wednesday decided to spend the next few months surveying residents on why a 7.55-mill levy for school construction failed at the polls instead of making another attempt at passage.
ST. MARYS - School board members on Wednesday approved a list of permanent improvement projects for this year and a funding source for each.
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Fort Recovery High School
FORT RECOVERY - Renovation plans for the high school should be finalized and ready to bid out by April, superintendent Shelly Vaughn told board members during a meeting Tuesday.
FORT RECOVERY - School officials spent $13,232 more this year on technology due to high ticket item purchases.
Board of education members on Tuesday learned $104,033 was spent on technology upgrades this school year compared to $90,800 the previous year.
COLDWATER - A 30-year-old local man faces a charge of aggravated menacing after he allegedly swung a holster containing a loaded gun at two neighbors
Last Curtain Call
As Minster's head coach Nann Stechschulte thought about her potential lineup for the 2004 girls' basketball season, a few bright spots stood out enough to peak her optimism for the upcoming campaign.