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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Township trustees will have final say to allow manure digester
By William Kincaid
COLDWATER - Butler Township Zoning Commission members unanimously voted to not recommend rezoning Steve Klosterman's land to allow for a manure digester.
Klosterman wants his 10-acre plot at the intersection of state Route 219 and U.S. 127 rezoned from agricultural to industrial. The zoning commission's recommendation now goes to Butler Township Trustees, who have the final say. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - The village's newest employee works cheap and requires no health insurance or various fringe benefits with the exception of well-balanced meals, a roof over his head and occasional dog treats.
Chase, a 2-month-old Border Collie, met village council members Tuesday night. They hope he solves a continuing problem with Canada geese. Approximately 300 of the fowl have found a home in the fenced-in area near the village's wastewater plant. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Roughriders' boys basketball took a break from the rigors of the Western Buckeye League on Tuesday night and used a great defensive effort to key a 63-28 rout of the Greenville Green Wave at MuroTech Court.
St. Marys gets back to .500 on the season at 6-6 with all six wins coming outside of WBL play. Greenville falls to 3-10 with the loss. [More]
Obituaries on January 26th, 2011
Former Wapakoneta resident Johnny Chilcoat, 39, Grantsburg, Ill., died Jan. 17, [More]
Sarah S. Wilkin, 97, Delphos, formerly of rural Venedocia, died at 3:15 a.m. Jan. 25, 2011, at VanCrest Assisted Living of Delphos. [More]
Rose "Rosie" Goffena Brandewie, 75, Sidney, died Jan. 12, 2011, at Fair Haven Shelby County Home in Sidney. [More]
James A. Reed, 70, Coldwater, formerly Union City, died Jan. 22, 2011, at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima. [More]
Julia Josephine "Jo" Gabbard, 84, Avon Lake, died at 9:10 a.m. Jan. 25, 2011, at her home. [More]
Local pictures on January 26th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on January 26th, 2011
More parking sought for Celina-Coldwater bike path
New Bremen council seeks funds to upgrade towpath
BOE looking into need of new levy
Mercer County third in state for low unemployment
Massage therapist aids those in pain
Beer Barrel Pizza to open in St. Marys
Family makes strides toward healthy living
Concerns over "tradition factor"
Cavaliers bury Tigers with strong first half
Flyers win third straight contest