Thursday, January 29th, 2009
By Janie Southard
Gov. Ted Strickland's State of the State speech on Wednesday calls for big changes in Ohio's education system from extending the school year by 20 days, to a four-year residency program for teachers, to eliminating the state test mandated for high school graduation, among many others. [More]
By Betty Lawrence
Snow was flying all day Wednesday throughout the village of Coldwater as several FFA students helped residents clear their driveways and sidewalks.
"School was canceled due to the storm, and we just decided, as a community service, to help dig people out," senior FFA member Diane Selhorst said Wednesday following a long day of shoveling. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - Get your dirndl frocks and lederhosen ready for the time to polka is quickly approaching after a local organization announced plans to resurrect the Fasching Fest.
New Bremen village councilors listened to a Tuesday night presentation by Adam Suchland and agreed to donate $500 toward the Feb. 24 event. [More]
Obituaries on January 29th, 2009
Dick G. Neu, 80, of Lima, died at 3:10 a.m., Jan. 27, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on January 29th, 2009
Subscriber stories on January 29th, 2009
The city of Celina will apply for a $250,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to help finance the completion of the walkway along West Bank Road.
Brett Wyerick is no stranger to Mercer County Common Pleas Court, with a Wednesday morning appearance netting him threemore years in prison.
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Travis Buehler came to Mercer County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday morning seeking another chance to overcome his drug and alcohol addiction, continue college studies and remain on supervised probation.
Property owners in the northeast district of Celina have been assessed a total of $31,449 for the reconstruction or repair of sidewalks and curbs completed this fall, city council members learned this week.
A hearing is slated for Feb. 10 to inform Mercer County communities about the money available this year through several federally-funded programs.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Spirits have been high in Bulldog land as the Celina boys basketball team enjoys their week as the sole occupant of first place in the Western Buckeye League.
The Fort Site Fieldhouse will be jam-packed to see if the Indians can do something no team has done the last 39 times agianst the Rangers: win.
Family's treasures make day special
ST. PETER - As a young girl Renee Boeckman envisioned a fairy tale wedding complete with a sparkly gown and fancy slippers. With Prince Charming waiting at the altar in a tuxedo, her vision took on a happily ever after theme.