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]
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]
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]
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.
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.