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...AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING... Areas of fog are occurring across the area. This has reduced the visibility to less than a mile in many locations with some locally dense spots. Some improvement in visibility is possible before daybreak with a quicker improvement after the sun comes up. Motorists should use extra caution. Be prepared for sudden changes in visibility along your route and leave extra space between vehicles.
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Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
Mercer County Home, local libraries get funds; Mendon residents can buy liquor
By William Kincaid
It was a good night for local levies and issues as all nine initiatives in Mercer and Auglaize counties were successful at the polls Tuesday night.

Mercer County Home
A 1-mill renewal property tax levy for the Mercer County Home easily passed with 63.5 percent of the vote or 8,420 votes. There were 4,833 votes against the levy. [More]
St. Marys school board vice president ousted in close race; Celina board incumbents retain seats
By Shelley Grieshop
Voters in the St. Marys City Schools district ousted an incumbent board member in one of five contested school board races held in the Grand Lake area on Tuesday.
St. Marys City Schools
In an upset, school board Vice President Eric Langsdon, 1550 [More]
Obituaries on November 4th, 2009
Jessie May Weitz, 67, of Macon, Ga. died at 4:20 p.m. Nov. 2, 2009, at Coliseum Medical Center, Macon. [More]
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St. Marys & Minster
By BETTY LAWRENCE and JANIE SOUTHARD
newsdept@dailystandard.com
Too close to call are council races in St. Marys, where two candidates are just one vote apart, and in Minster, where only 12 votes separate three candidates.
Voters approve all three state issues
By JULIE CARR SMYTH
AP Statehouse Correspondent
COLUMBUS - Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said he would start first thing today making plans for the four casinos that Ohio voters wrote into the state Constitution.
Mercer elections
The newly appointed staff of the Mercer County Board of Elections and its board members encountered a few obstacles on Election Day that led to a much delayed release of results.
Celina, Rockford and Coldwater
Results were mixed on the three contested races for council and mayor seats in Celina, Rockford and Coldwater. Most council seats in Mercer and Auglaize counties were uncontested and won by default.
The Auglaize County Health Department will hold an H1N1 vaccine clinic on Sunday at New Bremen High School for targeted groups.
The clinic will be
Mercer County

Contested races

Butler Twp. trusteesWinners:
Nick Kahlig
Hubert Homan

Vote count:
Chris J . Dues  1,115
Hubert Homan  1,384
Java Nation in Celina to sell food, drinks in entertaining environment
A new place to gather in Celina for coffee and fresh-baked panini will open Monday with chat spaces, a meeting room and dining area.
After lots of
Friendly Market staff will have their smiles in place and shelves fully stocked for the opening next week at 725 W. Logan St.
"If everything falls in place, the IGA grocery store will open Nov. 11," said Dave Giesige, store manager and meat supervisor.
It's the early November tradition: Grand Lake area cross country teams and runners making the trek to Scioto Downs in Columbus for the state cross country meet.
The state cross country championship is a difficult race to predict, mainly because there are so many runners who all finish within a few seconds of each other.