Official says lake effort collaboration may suffer
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A change in manure rules could undo years of progress and collaboration brokered by the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Lake Improvement Association, an official said on Thursday morning.
CELINA - Mercer County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Mary Pat Zitter is looking to increase the court's budget by about 8.2 percent in 2019, an uptick she credits in part to a return of a full probation staff.
County commissioners are reviewing departmental appropriation requests for next year, having scheduled sit-downs with elected officials this month. [More]
CELINA - A local metal-product manufacturer is pursuing a $1.5 million expansion project, a move that would create 14 new full-time and two part-time jobs and add $440,000 in payroll, according to county documents.
Mercer County natives Kiah Wendel and Kara Evers had one goal in mind when they signed with the Owens Community College volleyball team in December 2017.
"In the past two years, they've got third and second (in the nation), so we're ready to get first next year," Wendel said after having signed her national letter of intent last year at Fort Recovery High School. [More]
Exercise meant to test active shooter or other emergency incident
By Sydney Albert
ST. HENRY - In a new school safety exercise, students were asked to check-in online and complete a form verifying they were safe, testing a program that could be implemented in case of an active shooter or other such emergency.
High school principal Eric Rosenbeck said middle school principal Kyle Kunk created a form that was sent out to students via email on Oct. 30. [More]