Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - A new eye scanner that detects drug abuse could save the sheriff's office an estimated $70,000 per year or more.
The System would greatly minimize the use of urine tests, reduce staff time and possibly nix the current need for a new, full-time officer, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said on Tuesday. [More]
Obituaries on August 19th, 2015
Irene B. Koesters, age 67, of Carthagena, died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at Van Wert Manor. [More]
Mary Margaret (Dorsten) Moeller, age 87, formerly of Minster, passed away of na [More]
Bertha C. (Eilerman) Wenning, age 93, Osgood, passed away of natural causes Monday evening, Aug. 17, 2015, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Local pictures on August 19th, 2015
Subscriber stories on August 19th, 2015
CELINA - A former Celina mayor has been recommended to fill a vacancy on the Mercer County Board of Elections.
The Mercer County Democrats Executiv
CELINA - The stage inside the entertainment tent on Tuesday was a sea of colorful spinning hoops, flapping arms and gyrating hips.
Dozens of girls and boys of all ages were lured from funnel cake stands and livestock shows to try their luck at the Hoola Hoop Contest at the Mercer County Fair.
MINSTER - The layout of the solar field at the Luedeke Farm is coming together.
Dave Dwyer of American Renewable Energy and Power updated village council members about the project and how it will appear from two roadways.
Tract of land to be used by company for parking lot
ST. MARYS - St. Marys Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended rezoning 0.687 acres of land at the intersection of East Spruce and East South streets from residential to commercial to allow for a parking lot.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster and Gary R. Rasberry
Celina lost its opening dual match of the season, falling 209-234 to WBL rival Wapakoneta on Tuesday at The Fox's Den.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Good track conditions made for some quality times at the Mercer County Fair harness racing program earlier this week