Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members on Monday night voted to close Fort Site Street to semitrailers due to safety concerns.
The ordinance, which bars semitrailers from traveling and parking on the street between state Routes 119 and 49 along the museum and historical fort, was unanimously approved on its final reading. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
Only two weeks remain in the high school football regular season. The Western Buckeye League seemed to settle out into two guaranteed playoff teams and four unlikely ones. The Midwest Athletic Conference refuses to resolve itself, as three teams (Coldwater, Marion Local and Minster) have pretty much locked down their postseason invitations, but five others are fighting each other for the one to three spots available in the playoffs. [More]
Obituaries on October 21st, 2014
Robert "Bob" V. Feldwisch, 64, New Knoxville, died at 7:44 p.m. Oct. 19, 2014, in Yorkshire. [More]
Stephen Lawson, 57, St. Marys, died Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center [More]
Carolyn Lawson, 57, St. Marys, died Oct. 18, 2014, in the emergency department [More]
Local pictures on October 21st, 2014
Subscriber and paid stories on October 21st, 2014
CELINA - Celina's school district shows a solid short-term financial future but large purchases could cast clouds over the long-term, treasurer Mick Davis said.
Mercer County's continuing low jobless rate goes hand in hand with a healthy and growing labor force, according to a state labor market official.
"Mercer County has shown steady growth in its labor force since 2010," said Ben Johnson, a spokesman for Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Parents should plan safe trick or treat routes for children
CELINA - With Halloween fast approaching, the Mercer County Sheriff's Office wants to help people pick safer trick or treating routes for children.
CELINA - A St. Marys man who allegedly left his 2-year-old son alone in a truck with firearms and drugs was ordered held on a $75,000 bond during a hearing Monday.
ST. HENRY - While local funding is growing, limited increases in state money led to a mixed forecast for the St. Henry Consolidated Local School District.
MINSTER - Minster schools' financial outlook is fine for the immediate future but a deficit of about $389,000 could arise by 2019 due to school bus expenses starting in 2015 and the uncertainty of a levy renewal.
CELINA - A suspect was arrested Monday night after allegedly breaking into the city's Public Works building for the fourth time to steal money and scrap copper.
FORT RECOVERY - An egg-breaking company that began production in July should have a second production line within a year, according to village administrator Randy Diller.
ELIDA - St. Marys coach Dave Ring thought one goal would be enough against Ottawa-Glandorf, but he didn't mind getting that second goal.
The Rough
ELIDA - Last Monday, Celina spoiled Wapakoneta's chances for a league title.
Exactly a week later, the Bulldogs ended the Redskins' season with a 5-2 win in the Division II boys soccer district semifinals at the Elida Middle School.