Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a one-year, no-cost lease to another county agency seeking space for a growing alternative school program.  
The county will allow the local Aladdin Alternative School to hold small group classes for junior high and high school students in the former Emergency Medical Services building on Riley Street in Celina. [More]
Obituaries on August 5th, 2015
Sam B. Blythe, 76, of rural Spencerville, died at 7:06 PM Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Van Wert County Hospital following a sudden illness. [More]
Joseph C. Hemm, age 65, of Weaverville, California, died on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco. [More]
David L Katterheinrich, 62, New Knoxville, Ohio, died 3:54 A.M. Tuesday, August 04, 2015, at his residence, following a long illness. [More]
Earl S. Schwieterman, age 79, of St. Sebastian, was deceased at his residence on Monday, August 3, 2015. [More]
John E. Browder, age 69, of Celina, passed away on Feb. 16, 2015 at the Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. [More]
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Subscriber stories on August 5th, 2015
WAPAKONETA - The wait was almost unbearable as roars from grizzlies echoed from backstage, mingling with horse whinnies and goat bleats from neighboring stables.
MINSTER - Village council on Tuesday gave the OK to seek bids for the construction of a $2.7 million centrifuge filter to process sludge at the wastewater treatment plant.
ROCKFORD - After a 20-minute debate, village council members Tuesday night decided to nix an emergency ordinance regarding grass clippings and hold three readings to give residents a chance to voice their opinion on the issue.
CELINA - County officials on Tuesday approved several purchases for various agencies including a new $208,218 ambulance.
Mercer County Commissioner