Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
City auditor, law director will receive about 12 percent boost
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Raises of more than 11 percent were approved Monday night for the positions of city auditor and law director.
The action becomes effective Jan. 1 and the new salaries will remain in place through 2019, according to the emergency ordinance approved by Celina City Council. [More]
Golf Roundup
By Colin Foster
CARTHAGENA - St. Henry was just a group of young golfers when the season started.
They've grown up fast and turned into one of the best teams in the area.
On Monday, the Redskins edged the Versailles Tigers 176-181 in a marquee MAC match that featured two out of three first-place teams at the Mercer County Elks. St. Henry (7-1) and Parkway (6-1) are the last two left standing in league play with one loss. [More]
Obituaries on September 15th, 2015
Anthony "Oscar" Meyer, age 60, of Minster, Ohio, died Sunday, September 13, 2015 at his home. [More]
Raymond J. Schmidt, 97, Saint Marys, died Friday, September 11, 2015, at his residence. [More]
Jimmie Lee Richard, 75, formerly of Mercer County, died on Aug. 29, 2015, at the Rain Tree Residential Center, Mansfield. [More]
Margaret Evelyn Adams, 84, Celina, died at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 2015, at the Van [More]
Rita Caywood-Baker, 65, St. Marys, died on Sept. 14, 2015, at Auglaize Acres Nu [More]
Natasha Mae (Becker) Chiles, 26, Celina, died on Sept. 13, 2015, at Joint Towns [More]
Local pictures on September 15th, 2015
Subscriber stories on September 15th, 2015
MARIA STEIN - Four grievances filed by a former Marion Local High School teacher seeking to regain his job were denied Monday night by the Marion Loc
NEW BREMEN - Village council members are considering two changes to the Komminsk Legacy Park project.
Council on Monday night heard second reading
MARIA STEIN - Chickasaw officials Monday night asked Marion Local Schools Board of Education members about their interest in tying the district into a proposed new water system.
ST. MARYS - City officials and an engineering firm are pursuing $400,000-$500,000 in state grant money to help pay for a new water treatment plant.
COLDWATER - Council members learned the village will receive slight increases in Local Government Funds and property taxes in the upcoming fiscal year.
ST. HENRY - St. Henry High School Principal Eric Rosenbeck was ecstatic when he informed school board members Monday night that the 61 current seniors who took the ACT test last spring averaged 23.5, the school's highest tally since 2002.
CELINA - Although the final match score looked to be a dominating 4-1 victory for Shawnee over Celina in WBL girls tennis action on Monday, the host Bulldogs put up a fight against the perennial league power.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry and Colin Foster
Two first-half goals by Ottawa-Glandorf held up for the remainder of the match as the Titans handed Celina its second straight WBL girls soccer loss in a 2-0 contest Monday night at the O-G Athletic Complex in Glandorf.
A recent Ohio Supreme Court decision will result in a modest reduction in the real estate taxes Mercer County farmers pay for grain bins.
"The amou
Tips offered on how to enhance look of home
Property owners seeking to enhance their dwelling's value should focus on upgrading the rooms where they spend most of their time, experts advise.