Friday, October 30th, 2009
By Margie Wuebker
COLDWATER - Increasing drug activity in the community led Coldwater Police Chief Randy Waltmire and others to bring members of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office to the village this week for a special Operation Street Smart presentation.
The program drew not only police officers, school personnel and village officials but representatives of various churches throughout the community. [More]
Rockford
By Janie Southard
Dennis Hecht was named Citizen of the Year 2009 at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday night.
A man with a long history of community service, he has served as president of the Rockford Lions Club and coordinator of the club's variety show and eighth-grade fish fry. [More]
Obituaries on October 30th, 2009
Billie Sue Culp, 63, 2760 Troy-Sidney Road, Troy, died at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 27, 2009, at the James Cancer Center in Columbus. [More]
John J. Schnack, 89, formerly of 212 Dogwood Drive, Celina, died at 5:40 p.m. Oct. 28, 2009, at The Gardens at Celina. [More]
Norma Mae Utz, 80, of Versailles, died at 12:52 a.m. Oct. 29, 2009, at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. [More]
Local pictures on October 30th, 2009
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Mercer Health
Staff at Mercer Health have yet to receive H1N1 flu vaccinations while cases of flu continue to rise at its Coldwater hospital.
Lisa Klenke, the or
Matt Fullenkamp charged with tampering, theft for allegedly removing records
A 34-year-old Fort Recovery man faces charges stemming from an Oct. 8 incident involving the alleged removal of records from the Mercer County Board of Elections office at the courthouse.
Election 09
St. Marys City Council seats up for election on Tuesday include one each in the 1st and 4th Wards and three at-large. Ten residents are running for those five seats.
Mercer County commissioners on Thursday approved the purchase of data processing equipment for the new adult detention facility in Celina.
The $74,
VTF Excavation in Celina was awarded a $422,537 contract by Mercer County commissioners for a ditch project to begin soon in northern Mercer County.
A Minster man and a Lima woman were recently sentenced in court on drug charges following arrests in June by the Auglaize-Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
Darke County officials are urging motorists to use caution when approaching farm equipment on the roadways following an injury accident Thursday evening near Arcanum.
Lake level: The water level in Grand Lake is 9 nine inches below normal pool, said Craig Morton, manager at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park, on Thursday.
Election 09
Listed below are the Mercer County polling locations with precincts:
• Galleria, Celina - Celina A-101, A-102, A-103, Celina B, C, D, E, F, G,& H. East Jefferson North and South, West Jefferson and Center Township.
Election 09
Three seats on the St. Marys City Schools board of education are on Tuesday's general election ballot. Incumbents Eric Langsdon, Lisa Tobin and Ralph Wiley are being challenged by newcomer Aaron Braun.
Election 09
A local liquor option for Sunday sales at Certified Oil Corporation, 1130 Celina Road, St. Marys, is up for vote at Tuesday's election.
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A Daily Standard editorial
A public library is still one of the great bargains of our culture.
At no direct out-of-pocket cost, you can not only get a loan of books to read
He was aptly nicknamed, "Touchdown Tony" for the simple fact that he crossed the goal line more than any player in St. Henry football history.
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