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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
Burglary, violent crimes toward women usually rise during economic downturns, professor says
By Shelley Grieshop
Vehicle break-ins have tripled in the last year and home burglaries are up slightly as the local area feels the effects of a plagued economy.
"I think it's a two-fold issue. Crime has gone up and criminals are getting braver," said Chief Deputy Gery Thobe of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office. [More]
By Nancy Allen
Members of the private Lake Development Corporation (LDC) on Monday agreed to have a local consultant investigate the possibility of securing stimulus money to help improve water quality in Grand Lake.
Member Don Davis said a Web site at www.recovery.ohio.gov shows organizations how to go after stimulus money and explains the parameters. [More]
Obituaries on March 3rd, 2009
Darrell A. Hefner, 66, of 205 Sugar Street, Waynesfield, died 4:01 a.m. March 1, 2009, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Veronica "Ronnie" Heitkamp, 68, 52 E. Second St., Minster, died at 7 a.m. March 1, 2009, at Rock Hill, S.C. [More]
James A. "Honie" Hone, 71, of 10593 E. County Road 600 N., Mattoon, Ill., died at 5:22 a.m. March 1, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Adam Reid Muterspaw, 36, of Fairfield Township, Hamilton, died at 9:45 a.m. March 1, 2009, at his residence. A cause of death has not been determined. [More]
Grace I. Schultz, 86, 307 N. Walnut S., St. Marys, died Feb. 27, 2009, in Frank [More]
Werner H. Stucke, 88, 521 Clune-Stucke Road, Maria Stein, died at 8:30 a.m. March 2, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on March 3rd, 2009
Subscriber only stories on March 3rd, 2009
City water coming to subdivision
Two more suspects are arrested after drug raid
Dayton man indicted for shooting local man
Council tells police to seek public donations for Tasers
Software needs replaced
ATV riders may be fined for riding at landfill
Dairy farmers cope with low milk prices
Lauth hoping to make his mark at state meet