Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
$23 million project to bring 20 new jobs
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - AAP St. Marys Corporation has released plans for a $23 million expansion project that will create 20 new jobs.
City Mayor Greg Freewalt informed council during a Monday night meeting that the aluminum wheel manufacturing company plans a two-phase expansion over three years. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
FORT RECOVERY - If the children in K-12 meet their goal in the next two weeks, the boys and girls of Fort Recovery Local Schools will virtually walk to Tokyo and back.
Pedometers were distributed Monday to students and staff to track the number of miles tread per person each day. Those steps will be added together and hopefully will hit 83 million. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
The weather this past weekend caused delays, postponements and cancellations across much of the southern part of the state this week. This not only inconveniences the teams themselves, but makes finding all the results to calculate the computer points somewhat difficult. [More]
Obituaries on September 26th, 2006
Mary E. Bobenmoyer, 87, of Celina, died at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 24, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Donald J. Forsthoefel, 81, 1020 Ruby Lane, Coldwater, died at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 2006, at his residence. [More]
Vernon Heidt, 86, 12246 Glynwood-New Knoxville Road, New Knoxville, died at 5:07 p.m. Sept. 24, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Frances "Fran" M. Milthaler, 63, of Portland, Ind., died Sept. 10, 2006, following a car accident near Paoli, Ind. [More]
Local pictures on September 26th, 2006
Subscriber stories on September 26th, 2006
ST. MARYS - The 75 percent tax abatement granted AAP St. Marys Corporation at Monday's city council meeting for $23 million over 10 years will save the company about $500,000.
Celina officials have renegotiated the city's natural gas aggregation contract with Direct Energy, which will save program participants money.
Menards still plans to build a home improvement superstore in Celina, but it will be late 2007 before the store opens its doors.
The rapidly expand
Blackcreek Township will keep its election polling place while the village of Chickasaw won't get its former polling site back.
Mercer County Boar
COLDWATER - Village officials took the first step Monday night at approving legislation to decrease residential water rates and raise sewer rates.
With almost no debate, Celina City Council members finalized plans to file a legal action to validate their plans to build a lakefront walkway.
ROCKFORD - Village officials will hold a public meeting Wednesday night at the Rockford Community Building to gather residential input about a possible CDBG grant.
Israel soon will use genetics from Ohio bulls to improve the quality of beef produced in that country.
If everything goes as planned, 600 dairy cat
The level of support for Ohio agriculture has remained consistent, but the amount of concerns associated with agriculture has increased.
That's wha
ST. MARYS - If one was in the mood for some intense, Western Buckeye League girls soccer action on Monday, then West Elementary in St. Marys was the place to be, as the Roughriders played host to the Shawnee Indians.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery improved to 8-5 on the season with a three-game win over Bath at Bath High School on Monday night.
The Indians defeated the Wildkittens 25-10, 25-19 and 25-9.