Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
By Shelley Grieshop
Local health officials are concerned about a recent increase in cases of whooping cough - a disease that can be deadly, especially to infants and young children.
"We've had eight cases" since March, said Joyce Jansen, infectious disease nurse at the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department. "We've had so many in such a short time and I believe there could be more that we don't know about. It's a growing concern."
Jansen said she's not sure why there's been a sudden rise in cases. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office was one of two law enforcement agencies in Ohio to win a new vehicle this year for encouraging motorists to buckle up.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety's (ODPS) Ohio Traffic Safety Office on Tuesday held th [More]
Obituaries on August 13th, 2008
Jean Adams, 82, of Mendon, died Aug. 13, 2008, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nur [More]
Margaret "Peg" E. Rosengarten, 95, of Celina, died at 11:50 a.m. Aug. 12, 2008, at the Gardens at Celina. [More]
Local pictures on August 13th, 2008
Subscriber stories on August 13th, 2008
Mercer County Fair Manager Steve Schulte slows his golf cart during a Tuesday afternoon trip through the Junior Fair building giving his white- and silver-haired passengers a running commentary of the colorful 4-H booths before heading to the swine barn.
St. Henry village councilors this week took the first step toward building a new public swimming pool.
During their regular meeting Monday night, c
The Later Jim Lake Rats putt-putt golf team from Shirley's Bar & Grill placed first in Saturday's eighth annual Bar Stool Open with a score of 107, netting the team a $300 grand prize.
FORT RECOVERY - Forty percent of the high school body is enrolled in vocational agriculture classes and FFA this year, vo-ag teacher Michael Gower told board members on Monday night.
MARIA STEIN - Officials in the Marion Local School District plan to launch an administrative study to determine the feasibility of including agriculture education in the high school curriculum.
Leugers and Bruns, Gant & Toms insurance companies have merged, bringing together 168 years of combined business history.
Leugers has offices in Maria Stein and St. Marys, and Bruns, Gant & Toms has an office in Celina.
Compiled by Ryan Hines
and Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry opened the boys golf season in style in capturing the Mercer County Boys Golf Open at the Mercer County Elks on Tuesday.