Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
Rising fuel prices impact budgets
By Margie Wuebker
Area motorists are not the only ones feeling the pinch at the gas pump. Law enforcement agencies share the pain in the wake of soaring prices.
Those costs have officials taking a close look at routine patrols and cheaper modes of transportation like fuel-efficient cruisers, motorcycles and even bicycles. [More]
By Betty Lawrence
Mercer County's latest centenarian is Alma Retta Crouch (family and friends know her as Retta Crouch) of Celina, who is observing her 100th birthday today.
She was born June 25, 1908, in an old cabin on Pine Road, near Wabash, she said. She is the daughter of Frank and Eleanora Cole. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Two of the perennial powers in ACME met up on Tuesday for a doubleheader.
In Game One, Coldwater used a five-run third and solid relief pitching from Alex Geier to defeat Defiance 7-3.
In the nightcap, Defiance, the two-time defending state ACME champions, took advantage of a depleted Coldwater pitching staff, winning 16-5 in five innings to get the split. [More]
Obituaries on June 25th, 2008
Guy Eugene Dennings, 84, of Covington, died June 23, 2008, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. [More]
Seranus V. "Si" Seitz, 91, of Coldwater died at 7:30 p.m. June 22, 2008, at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on June 25th, 2008
Subscriber and paid stories on June 25th, 2008
FORT RECOVERY - The board of education has consulted legal advice on a leaking roof that has beset the elementary and middle school building since its construction in 1999, Superintendent David Riel says.
The village of Rockford was chosen Tuesday as the recipient of a $92,000 state grant to be used for flood control and sewer improvements.
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ROCKFORD - A 2.8-mill replacement levy and a 2-mill fire levy will be placed on the village's November general election ballot.
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The Celina Lake Festival Committee has asked Celina City Council members for $1,000 to help finance this summer's fireworks show as sponsor funding is lower this year.
The Minster Local Schools board of education and representatives of the Minster Teachers Association met Tuesday night to continue negotiations on a new contract. No action was taken following a five-hour executive session.
A pregnant woman and her son reportedly fell when a carousel horse broke Friday night at Zuma Days, according to Mercer County Sheriff's Office reports.
A Little Caesars pizza restaurant opened Tuesday in Celina at 226 E. Market St., in the same complex as the Family Video movie rental store.
The franchise is owned by Van Wert resident Ed Holtsberry and managed by Chris Martinez of Scott. This is Holtsberry's first store, he said.
In addition to a discussion on the cost of fuel and its impact on the budget for the coming school year, Celina City Schools board of education also
Public open house and chicken dinners planned July 1 at Galleria
St. Marys-based Perfect Party Events and Catering is now in charge of the two banquet halls at the Galleria in Celina, allowing the business to offer on-site catering for the first time.
Compiled by Ryan Hines
The Parkway ACME team dropped to 8-11 on the summer following a 10-2 defeat against Lima Bath on Tuesday evening at Don Black Field.