Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
By Margie Wuebker
MARIA STEIN - The Marion Local Schools board of education unanimously ratified a two-year contract with the Marion Local Education Association on Monday night. The agreement comes after just two days of bargaining.
The contract, which runs from July 1 of this year through June 30, 2009, increases teacher salaries 2.75 percent during the 2007-2008 school year and 2.9 percent for 2008-2009. [More]
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - It's absurd there's no power on at Jaqua's downtown restaurant a resident told city council at Monday's regular meeting, after also asserting one city official is obstructing downtown progress.
Kalvin Wayne Schanz, local businessman and owner of many downtown buildings, accused City Law Director Kraig Noble of being a major obstacle in the well-being of downtown. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
COLDWATER -The Coldwater Cavalier baseball team took care of some unfinished business as they completed their Midwest Athletic Conference schedule by run-ruling the New Knoxville Rangers, 13-2, in five innings Monday afternoon on Senior Day at Veterans Field. [More]
Obituaries on May 15th, 2007
Lester LaDoyt "Doyt" Adams, 91, of Rockford, died May 13, 2007, at his residence. [More]
Leon A. Kramer, 88, 4641 Mud Pike, Celina, died at 2:15 a.m. May 15, 2007, at C [More]
Virginia Niekamp, 86, 11300 Circle Drive, St. Marys, died at 10:24 p.m. May 14, 2007, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys. [More]
Viola J. Wendel, 100, 509 E. North St., Coldwater, died May 13, 2007, at her daughter's home in Fort Recovery. [More]
Local pictures on May 15th, 2007
Subscriber stories on May 15th, 2007
Auglaize superintendent among lobbyists for state bill
NEW BREMEN - The recent passing of Ohio's biennial budget by the House brought shock and smiles to the faces of officials of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) agencies statewide.
Celina City Council members unanimously favor the creation of a storm water utility to generate money to deal with existing and future drainage problems.
A Celina resident questioned city officials Monday about their plans to borrow nearly $1.1 million that is to be largely paid back through a trio of tax increment finance (TIF) districts.
COLDWATER - Village council members approved a finance office disaster minimization policy for the village Monday evening.
The plan would allow the village to operate financially in an effective manner in the event of any disaster, such as tornado, fire, earthquake, etc.
MARIA STEIN - Treasurer Paul Gagel had reason to smile as he revisited the five-year financial forecast for Marion Local Schools board of education members Monday night. The report indicates a more positive outlook than initial figures released last fall.
Brent Forsthoefel will replace retiring assistant chief Steve Sutter
COLDWATER - Brent Forsthoefel has been hired as assistant fire chief, replacing Steve Sutter who retired after 30-plus years of service to the department.
ST. HENRY - Village council members unanimously approved donating $100 to help finance a forthcoming publication by Mercer County Historical Society President Joyce L. Alig.
A 22-year-old Celina man has been charged with stalking a former girlfriend whom he once lived with in Van Wert.
David Lear, pleaded not guilty las
Sinclair Community College completed a stellar season on Sunday, losing to Kellogg Community College 1-0 in the loser's bracket final of the NJCAA Region 12 Tounament in Battle Creek, Michigan.
While in search for her choice to go to college, Sarah Ausland wanted to experience the small-school atmosphere after attending Celina city schools, the biggest school in the Grand Lake area.