Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Officials intend to purchase 50 acres of land along Meyer Road to allow for a privately-owned solar energy plant and eventually six sludge ponds for the city.
Council members on Monday evening unanimously approved an ordinance to enter into an option purchase agreement with landowners Floyd and Joanne Heiby for $5,000. The city has until April 1 - with a potential extension to July 1 - to actually purchase the 50 acres for $600,000. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
Local retailers may have good reason to be jolly this holiday season.
Shoppers appear to be hitting the stores earlier than last year and are more willing to part with their cash, according to area businesses.
"Sales were great this weekend and we were very busy. We're real happy, so far," said Paula Fledderjohann, manager of Readmore's Hallmark store in St. Marys. [More]
Obituaries on November 23rd, 2010
Harold Feltz, 70, Coldwater, died at 12:29 a.m. Nov. 21, 2010, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. [More]
Sr. M. Melitta Barga, CPPS, 92, Dayton, died Nov. 22, 2010, at the Maria Joseph Center in Dayton. [More]
Robert J. Willhoff Sr., 90, Coldwater, died at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 22, 2010, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Walter Gene Baker, 78, Rockford, died at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 18, 2010, at his home. [More]
Local pictures on November 23rd, 2010
Subscriber stories on November 23rd, 2010
The chances of being injured in a fall increases with age, and considerable research is being done on the growing health problem that sends millions of people to the emergency room and/or hospital each year.
BOE considers levy to increase income tax
MINSTER - Local board of education members admitted Monday night they have work to do and deadlines to meet if a levy is to appear on the May ballot.
Board president Kurt Forsthoefel expressed satisfaction at the number of people who turned out for informational programs held earlier in the month.
ST. HENRY - Longtime village employee and current administrator Don Hess on Monday announced his plans to retire next spring.
Hess has been employe
ST. MARYS - City officials hope to dredge the canal, build a shelterhouse at Three Seasons Park and create a walk path at K.C. Geiger Park in 2011.
COLDWATER - Village council members will be looking at several water and wastewater projects in the next few years.
Council's environmental committee chairman Rob Fisher wrote in a report to council Monday that topping the list are automatic meter readings and backflow valves for cisterns.
MARIA STEIN -The Marion Community Development Organization (MCDO) is marking its 20th anniversary this year, according to information presented during the group's November meeting.
Mercer County's unemployment increased in October, but the county had Ohio's fourth lowest unemployment rate for the month, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Mercer's rate of 7.1 percent was up 0.2 percent from September.