Thursday, January 11th, 2007
By Pat Royse
Mercer County commissioners approved a financial assistance request Tuesday to purchase tuberculosis medication for a high risk county resident.
Under Ohio law (ORC 339.73), county commissions are the payer of last resort for tuberculosis treatment (TB) but only to the extent that payment is not made through third party benefits, such as health insurance or Medicaid. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
The condition of a St. Marys man has improved following a crash Sunday on U.S. 33 that sent three people to a Lima hospital.
Jason R. Ballenger, 34, of St. Marys, was upgraded from critical to serious condition, according to a spokeswoman at St. Rita's Medical Center. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
As conference basketball play is back to full speed after the holidays, the Midwest Athletic Conference title chase brings up some big matchups.
One of the bigger confrontations will take place at Fort Site Fieldhouse in Fort Recovery, as the Indians host a New Knoxville team that's playing some of the best basketball in the state. [More]
Obituaries on January 11th, 2007
Ambrose H. Broering, 92, 70 S. Hanover St., Minster, died at 11 p.m. Jan. 10, 2007, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. [More]
Louise Fourman, 79, of Greenville, died at 10:25 p.m. Jan. 9, 2007, at Alterra Sterling House of Piqua. [More]
Doris J. Gerber, 73, of Berne, Ind., died at 8:46 a.m. Jan. 10, 2007, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Gerald "Gerry" D. Jackson, 78, 5276 Channel Drive, Celina, died Jan. 9, 2007, at his residence. [More]
Dottie D. Ketchum, 86, of Rockford, died Jan. 2, 2007, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford. [More]
Clara McBride, 79, 5072 Coldwater Creek Road, Celina, died at 11:05 a.m. Jan. 8, 2006, at her daughter's residence in Celina. [More]
Loretta C. Murph Milliser, 89, 1017 Lilac St., Celina, died Jan. 10, 2007, at t [More]
Gail C. Steinmetz, 83, of Michigan and Ohio, died Jan. 10, 2007, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on January 11th, 2007
Subscriber and paid stories on January 11th, 2007
Celina city officials still are studying whether to buy a downtown bank building to house utilities and administration offices.
Officials expect to
ST. MARYS - Board of education members approved 2007 budget appropriations of $22.7 million, which includes a 2006 carryover of $372,547.
New Bremen village councilors Tuesday night discussed the need to update zoning regulations and place a time limit on building permits.
Village Administrator Wayne York indicated updates are needed in 12 to 15 sections of zoning code enacted in 1969. He cited three of them as major concerns.
Fort Recovery Village Council has offered a police officer position to Brandon Wyerick of Celina.
Councilors emerged from executive session Wednesday night and voted to hire Wyerick. Council had held several sessions to interview candidates.
ST. HENRY - The village will save 10 percent in insurance costs this year, due to a switch in providers, Village Administrator Don Hess told council members this week.
ST. HENRY - Village council members this week went over the first reading of the 2007 appropriations that sets aside $3.9 million for various village funds.
ST. HENRY - The village will probably receive within the next week a temporary approval to begin filling the new fourth lagoon at the wastewater treatment plant, Village Administrator Don Hess said.
The Rev. Joseph Pax, a resident of St. Charles Center near Carthagena, remains in critical condition following a Monday afternoon traffic accident at the intersection of Burkettsville-St. Henry Road and state Routes 29 and 118, west of Celina.
6:30 p.m. Friday - Panther Gymnasium
Tip-Off: Two teams that had hopes for big seasons have been mired in some slumps early in the season.
The Redskins have lost four straight, with the biggest coming after leading New Bremen by 11 points in the fourth quarter before giving up the lead and losing in overtime.
6:30 p.m. Friday - Cardinals Gymnasium
Tip-Off: After starting out 4-0, the Flyers hit a pocket of turbulence, losing to Spencerville on Saturday and scoring just 10 points in the first half against Versailles in Tuesday's conference loss.
6:30 p.m. Friday - Wapak High School
Tip-Off: St. Marys started a tough stretch of games on Tuesday with a close loss to LCC. Looking ahead, the Roughriders have county rival Wapak, WBL co-leaders Ottawa-Glandorf and Van Wert along with St. John's in the next few weeks.
6:30 p.m. Friday - The Palace
Tip-Off: The Wildcats will look to restart a winning streak after seeing its five-game win streak stopped by a very tough Ottoville squad on Saturday. On Friday, Minster went to 2-0 in the MAC with a second-half charge to beat Fort Recovery.
6:30 p.m. Friday - Tiger Gymnasium
Tip-Off: St. John's comes in having lost two straight and things won't be easier this weekend as two of the hottest teams in the area are foes for the Blue Jays. After Friday's game at Versailles, the Blue Jays host LCC in the annual Sunday matchup between the teams.
6:30 p.m. Friday - Lappin Gymnasium
Tip-Off: The Bulldogs rebounded from a tough Friday loss to unbeaten Van Wert to get their third win of the season in beating Toledo Rogers on Hall of Fame Night at the Fieldhouse.
Tropical honeymoon destinations apparently run in the family, at least where the Buschurs from St. Henry are concerned.
Two brothers and a sister planned their weddings all within 13 months, with the happy couples heading to picturesque resorts in Aruba, Hawaii and Mexico.