Thursday, October 15th, 2009
H1N1 vaccine arrives for high-risk population
By Shelley Grieshop
Mercer Health - one of the local providers of seasonal flu shots - has canceled all upcoming clinics due to a shortage of the vaccine.
Shortages also are being felt at health departments in Mercer and Auglaize counties as cases of the flu - most likely the H1N1 strain (swine flu) - have become widespread locally and across the state. [More]
By William Kincaid
Fort Recovery school's board of education took the first step this week toward accepting funds from the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) for a school construction project.
Board members unanimously approved allowing an OSFC committee to assess the school district's facilities and collect various information, such as student enrollment projections. [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
Let your mind wander back in time for a minute to girls' sports at Minster High School in the mid-1970s.
More than likely, your initial and obvious go-to recollection will revolve around the track and field program.
Although Katie Horstman's r [More]
Obituaries on October 15th, 2009
V. Yvonne Germann, 75, 628 Echo St., Celina, died at 5 p.m. Oct. 14, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Clementine M. "Teen" Schmackers, 91, of St. Henry, died Oct. 14, 2009, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Dorothy M. Stienecker, 92, formerly of New Knoxville and St. Marys, died Oct. 6, 2009, at the home of her son in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. [More]
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Students, parent stand up for suspended teacher
ST. MARYS - Parents upset about the punishment their sons received following a display of support for a suspended teacher brought their concerns to St. Marys City Schools board of education Wednesday night.
Mercer County officials are seeking funding that could help extend a Marion Township central sewer system to the communities of St. Rose, St. Sebastian, Cassella and Carthagena.
MARIA STEIN - Uncertainty regarding state funding complicates financial planning for administrators at Marion Local Schools. And no one is sure what will happen in the event the flow of federal stimulus dollars stops in two years.
Mercer County Board of Elections officials, so far, have received about 350 applications for absentee ballots for the upcoming November election.
Mercer County commissioners this week approved a $100 reimbursement request from a Celina man whose five rabbits recently were killed by stray dogs.
St. Henry village council this week approved an emergency measure that could help the town obtain more than $200,000 in grant funding for street work
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater versus St. John's, for years, was the last game of the regular season, with many of the trips to Stadium Park in Delphos being a Saturday night affair with title and playoff scenarios in play.
It appears that the Celina football team has a slight break in the schedule during the next two weeks as the Bulldogs are still searching for their elusive first win of the season.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The tennis season ended for Celina and St. Marys as both their doubles teams lost in the opening round of the Divisi
Both teams are in need of a big win on Friday after taking some tough losses of late.
After starting out the first half of the season at 3-2, Fort Recovery has lost two straight, including a 27-0 shutout to Versailles, the first time the Indians have been shut out since 2006.