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Thursday, December 8th, 2011
By William Kincaid
Several candidates are challenging incumbent elected Mercer County officials in the 2012 elections.
Two men have filed to run against Mercer County Commissioners Jerry Laffin and Bob Nuding in the March 6 primary.
Mercer County Prosecutor Andy Hinders and Mercer County Clerk of Courts James Highley have not filed for re-election. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
WAPAKONETA - All incumbents of the nine Auglaize County seats up for election in November have filed to run in the March 6 primary; no seats are contested as of now.
The deadline to file for partisan seats in the primary was Wednesday. The Republican and Democratic winners, and any independents filed by March 5, will face off at the Nov. 6 general election. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
One big change for the 2011-12 wrestling season will be a change in the weight classes.
The National Federation for State High School Associations (NFHS) shuffled the 14 weight classes this season, increasing the lowest weight division while adding an in-between weight between 182 and 220 pounds. [More]
Obituaries on December 8th, 2011
Ned A. Glass, 72, St. Marys, died at 6:37 a.m. Dec. 7, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Dr. Kenneth H. Ziegenbusch, 84, Celina, died at 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on December 8th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on December 8th, 2011
Incoming city director to push for business growth
County seeks more than $300,000 for upgrades
Local law enforcement nabs four
Parting board members honored
Board reviews preliminary site plan for proposed school