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Thursday, September 28th, 2023
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Electors in the Celina City Schools district in the Nov. 7 general election will vote on a five-year, 1%-earned-income tax renewal levy that would generate $4.368 million annually.
The revenue accounts for 14% of the school district's budget, said superintendent Ken Schmiesing. It flows into the general fund and goes toward general operating expenses, added treasurer Michelle Mawer. [More]
Obituaries on September 28th, 2023
Joseph E. (Joe) Otte, 71 of Denton, Montana, died Saturday afternoon, September [More]
Todd Ashbaugh, age 54 of Coldwater died Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Ruth Marie Gray, age 97, passed away peacefully at Trustwell Living at Miller Place on September 27, 2023. [More]
Gerry Larkin, 84, died peacefully at Grande Lake Healthcare Center in St. Marys, Ohio, on September 24. [More]
Elaine J. Ebbing, age 77 of Coldwater died Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Bri [More]
Thomas Grunden, 81, St. Marys, died Sept. 27, 2023, at Otterbein-St. Marys.
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Subscriber stories on September 28th, 2023
Mercer Health's Marion Campus delays opening
COLDWATER - Mercer Health Marion Campus' opening has again been delayed as officials await the arrival of a critical electric distribution panel.
Vote '23
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCDD) has a five-year, 1.94-mill renewal levy on the Nov. 7 general election ballot that would generate approximately $1.38 million annually for operating services and expenses.
Vote '23
MINSTER - Electors in the Minster Local Schools district will vote on a five-year, 0.2-mill recreation replacement levy on the Nov. 7 general election ballot.
  The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Case in point: Coldwater football. Head coach Chip Otten had to replace several key starters from last year's 11-2 team. But as has been the case through the years, the Cavaliers just retool.
Computer Points Wrap-Up
  The Western Buckeye League and Midwest Athletic Conference standings are coming into focus but will not be resolved until some big games are played
Barrenbrugge Athletic Park
Last Season: Drew Lause scored touchdowns via run, receiving and kickoff return and Darren Meier scored three times in the Flyers' 47-0 win over the Indians at Booster Stadium.
Impact Players
Dominik Osborne, RB, St. Marys
30 carries for 206 yards and a touchdown in the Roughriders' 21-19 win over Van Wert.