Friday, September 10th, 2021
By Tom Millhouse
CHICKASAW - Council members at their meeting Wednesday again discussed a possible village income tax, but took no action.
Although the topic appears monthly on council's agenda, it had not been discussed since May. Mayor Ben Kramer reminded council members that if the village follows through with an anticipated $2.1 million in infrastructure projects, the village will need an extra $17,000 annually to make payments on a 30-year, $510,000 interest-free loan. [More]
By Tom Haines
MARIA STEIN - It got late early for the Marion Local volleyball team on Thursday.
The Flyers' desperate rally at the end of the second set fell short, and despite a narrow win in the third, they had too little margin for error. Coldwater pulled away in the middle of the fourth set for a 25-14, 25-22, 24-26, 25-15 Midwest Athletic Conference win at the Hangar. [More]
Obituaries on September 10th, 2021
Former Fort Recovery resident, Raymond A. Wilson, of Avon Park, FL. passed away on August 27, 2021. [More]
Janette Zimmerman-Carroll, 78, of Albany, IN died 9:08 p.m. Wednesday September 1, 2021 at IU Health Medical Center in Muncie, IN. [More]
Michael J. Hoying, age 47, of Wendelin, died on Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Mercy Health -St. Rita's in Lima. [More]
Local pictures on September 10th, 2021
Subscriber stories on September 10th, 2021
CELINA - The coronavirus has breached the Mercer County jail, as two inmates and one jail employee - all under 40 - have tested positive for COVID-19, county sheriff Jeff Grey said Thursday.
CELINA - Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors on Thursday approved more than 100 H2Ohio contracts, totaling nearly $4.1 million in state funds.
CELINA - A Celina man who seriously injured a motorcyclist in 2020 when he was under the influence has been sentenced to five years of community control, received a three-year driver's license suspension and will be required to complete a drug program.
Huwer Road between Rolfes Road and St. Johns Road in Marion Township is expected to close Sept. 13 for a bridge replacement, according to a news rele
New Bremen rebounds to beat Redskins
ST. HENRY - New Bremen volleyball coach Diana Kramer knew what was wrong with her team early on against St. Henry and let them know.
From there, the momentum changed.
Dream champ wins World 100
ROSSBURG - Brandon Overton wrestled the lead away from Dale McDowell on lap 71 and went on to capture his first World 100, dirt late racing's most prestigious event, on Thursday night at Eldora Speedway.
Area Roundup
Compiled By Tom Haines and Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina volleyball team stayed undefeated with a 25-9, 25-10, 25-7 win at Kenton on Thursday.
Deb Guingrich, one of the owners of Unique Roots in Celina, thinks the pandemic encouraged people to seek therapy through plants.
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