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Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Could allow ethanol plant construction near Celina
By Shelley Grieshop
Mercer County commissioners this morning voted to increase the height limitation for industrial structures in East Jefferson Township from 45 to 125 feet - an action that is expected to anger some residents and clear a path for the construction of a proposed ethanol plant. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
Minster Machine Company plans to expand its local facility and create 140 full-time jobs as it enters the wind energy industry, according to a press release issued this morning from the Ohio Department of Development.
The release says the company was approved for a 55 percent, seven-year tax credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority for the $4.4 million investment. This would save the company $690,296 in taxes over the term. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
When watching the Coldwater ACME team the past few years, two things are a given.
First is that you'll see a very competitive team that has plenty of success.
The other is seeing the grin and hearing the humorous wit of Coldwater coach Romie Schwieterman, who stepped down as coach of the ACME Cavaliers after posting 191 wins over eight years and three state runner-up finishes in the last four years. [More]
Obituaries on July 29th, 2008
Charles J. Huff, 70, of 805 Lake Ave., St. Marys, died at 3:15 p.m. July 27, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Mary Eileen Murr, 88, of St. Marys, died at 8:15 p.m. July 26, 2008, at the Golden Living Center-Valley, St. Marys. [More]
Dorothy D. Thiebeau, 72, of 14198 Glynwood-New Knoxville Road, St. Marys, died at 7:25 a.m. July 28, 2008, at her residence. [More]
Local pictures on July 29th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on July 29th, 2008
It's a sweet job at Auglaize County Fair
Minster teachers at meeting back union in contract talks
Local organizations purchase canine cruiser
New disaster coordinator hired for Grand Lake area
Demolition of building on hold to seek more estimates
Reading of ordinance waiting on input from utility companies
Sidewalks are ordered for north side property owners
Nutrient Management Field Day planned at Maria Stein farm
Cisco had good times with Hall of Famers