Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Petition signers to be subpoenaed
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The board of elections will subpoena 38 Mercer County residents who signed petitions for the so-called Drug Price Relief Act as part of an effort to determine if circulators violated state law.
The residents will be called to testify at a public hearing at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 in the courthouse auditorium. They'll be asked, among other things, whether the out-of-state circulators witnessed them signing their names as required by law. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - Plans to build a large athletic complex near the school are changing to please the public and keep down costs.
St. Henry Athletic Booster Club members Nathan Schwieterman and Eric Huelskamp on Monday night gave an update of the plans to the school board and asked for their blessing to proceed. [More]
Obituaries on January 12th, 2016
Carla E. Carpenter, 66 of Celina, passed away at her residence, on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. [More]
James D. Hayes, 82, Van Wert, died at 4:38 p.m. Jan. 10, 2016, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. [More]
Ricky Raymond "Ray" Hogsten, 57, Fort Wayne, Ind., died on Dec. 15, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Robert L. Miller, 84, of Bois Blanc Island, Michigan and formerly of Spencervil [More]
Local pictures on January 12th, 2016
Subscriber and paid stories on January 12th, 2016
WAPAKONETA - Health board members on Monday disagreed over whether to hire a collection agency to recoup delinquent payments for vaccines.
The heal
COLDWATER - Village officials learned at Monday's council meeting that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved their plan to add two large detention areas.
NEW BREMEN - The New Bremen Foundation will pay the remaining costs to remove dead ash trees along the Miami and Erie Canal trail, village council members learned at Monday's meeting.
MARIA STEIN - School officials report the Marion Local High School scholastic team recently made history by capturing the Midwest Athletic Conference Scholastic Bowl regular season championship.
CELINA - Celina City Schools will pay 14.5 percent less for Internet service next school year.
School board members on Monday approved a five-year
CELINA - City council members on Monday night passed first reading of an ordinance to renew its $2.64 million debt on behalf of the Bryson Trust Fund for the purchase of two lakeshore-area properties.
WAPAKONETA - Area Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Joshua J. Carter on Dec. 20 was promoted to the rank of sergeant.
The promotion was recognized Monday by patrol superintendent Col. Paul A. Pride during a ceremony at the patrol's academy.
ST. MARYS - Funding for three city accounts has been reset to earlier proportions to increase reserves for capital improvements.
City council membe
MINSTER - School board members learned at Monday night's meeting about blended learning in classrooms and teaching technology from a pilot team of elementary school teachers.
Fifteen farms in Mercer and Auglaize counties are among 114 new century and bicentennial farms statewide to be designated Century Farms by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
ST. HENRY - Although the outcome of the game didn't go his team's way, St. Henry girls basketball coach Kurt Huelsman was proud of his team's effort.
The Redskins were down as much as 18 points to Sidney before coming back to cut it to four with five minutes left to play.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Greenville outscored Coldwater 22-13 in the second quarter to take the lead and then held off the Cavaliers' charge in the second half to pick up a 69-66 win on Monday night at the Palace in Coldwater.