CELINA - City officials are planning a half-million-dollar expansion of the water treatment plant to improve quality and to prepare for any future treatment standards.
City council members at Monday's regular meeting suspended the three-public-readings rule and unanimously passed as an emergency measure legislation authorizing city safety service director Tom Hitchcock to advertise, receive bids and enter into an agreement to install an advanced oxidation process using ultraviolet light. [More]
The remains of a New Bremen native have been identified 51 years after he died in the Vietnam War
The remains of U.S. Navy Corpsman Third Class Mark V. Dennis were flown from Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, to Tampa International Airport in Florida on April 4. Dennis was 19 years old when the CH-46 helicopter carrying him was shot down near Dong Ha, South Vietnam, in 1966. [More]
MARIA STEIN - Despite the setbacks Republicans have faced in trying to get a new national health care bill enacted, U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, remains optimistic they'll get it right.
"There's a very real possibility that (this) week when we go back that we'll be voting on this bill. I don't know whether or not people will stay on it," Davidson said while addressing the Mercer County GOP Reagan Day Celebration on Friday night at the Homan Barn in Maria Stein. [More]
Despite clashes, DeVos accepts teachers union invite; federal budget calls for slashing education $9.2B
By Ed Gebert
VAN WERT - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten on Thursday toured Van Wert City Schools buildings and met students as protesters aired their views outside.
MARIA STEIN - Parkway got out to a quick start and then held on to beat Marion Local 7-4 in Midwest Athletic Conference baseball action on Thursday at the Airport in Maria Stein, snapping the Flyers' four-game winning streak.