Friday, October 23rd, 2009
By Shelley Grieshop
Mercer County has confirmed its third case of H1N1 flu and officials are awaiting test results on four others. Many more cases are suspected, but specific H1N1 tests aren't being ordered in each case.
A "couple of cases" were confirmed recently in Auglaize County, although health officials there won't say how many or provide further information. [More]
By William Kincaid
Celina East Elementary School teachers Lore Long and Renee Kramer are leading a district and community initiative to get books into the hands of all Celina children.
"Reading is the most important thing you can be doing with your child from birth," Long said. [More]
Obituaries on October 23rd, 2009
Marilyn S. Bogle, 75, 6128 Riva Ridge Road, Indianapolis, Ind., died at 3:30 a.m. Oct. 18, 2009, at her residence. [More]
Eugene E. Huelskamp, 74, 611 N. Eastern Ave., St. Henry, died Oct. 21, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Marilyn Minch, 67, 1528 W. 350 South, Portland, Ind., died Oct. 21, 2009, at Reid Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Ind. [More]
Lawrence J. Monnin Jr., 38, of New Weston died at 5:01 p.m. Oct. 21, 2009, at h [More]
Katherine K. "Katie" Schweizer, 90, 907 N. Buckeye St., Celina, died Oct. 21, 2009, at her residence. [More]
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Election 09
Rockford residents will have two mayoral candidates to choose from when they vote on Nov. 3.
They are incumbent Mayor Amy Joseph, 35, 401 W. Columbia St., and challenger John Shaffer, 31, 415 W. Columbia St.
Election 09
For the third time residents in the Vantage Career Center district are being asked to approve a bond levy for a school construction project. Two similar levies were defeated within the last year.
Teachers have been working without a contract since July 1; talks stalled on Thursday
A federal mediator is being called in to help settle a contract between the Coldwater Teachers Organization (CTO) and the school board.
Superintendent Rich Seas issued the following statement this morning and then declined further comment.
Devices will be left along the Windy Point shoreline to protect it from erosion
Dredge crews began pumping sediment from Grand Lake into seven geotextile tubes along the shoreline in the Windy Point area on Thursday.
The sediment is being dredged from a channel between Windy Point Road and a small island off the shore near the location of the old Windy Point beach.
Election 09
Dublin Township voters next month will decide whether to renew a 0.5-mill levy that creates funds for general operating expenses.
The five-year lev
Election 09
If a liquor permit option passes at the polls Nov. 3, it would allow for the first time public sale of liquor in the small village of Mendon.
Penny
A 38-year-old New Weston man was found dead at his home Wednesday afternoon, the victim of an apparent suicide by hanging.
Lawrence J. Monnin Jr., 301 Pine St., served as a village councilor in the community and as secretary of the Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers.
A former music teacher has started a new church in Celina that closely follows the teachings of the King James Bible.
Mikel Paulson, a South Dakota
Former Marion Local basketball standout Sara Puthoff will be inducted into the Bowling Green State University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday as part of Hall of Fame Weekend for the Falcons as they face Central Michigan at Doyt Perry Stadium at noon.