Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
By Margie Wuebker
MINSTER - Minster Local Schools officials will open two buildings instead of three for the upcoming year.
Board of education members decided in December to close the three-story elementary building along North Hanover Street to save $320,000.
The former middle school, located off Seventh Street at the foot of Hanover Street, will be home to elementary students in grades K-6. Seventh- and eighth-graders, once located at the middle school, are moving to the high school building. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
NEW BREMEN - A Dayton man suspected of selling cocaine in New Bremen was arrested Monday night after a four-mile pursuit by officers.
Tyrone Eugene Howard, 31, sped away from numerous law enforcement officers following a traffic stop in a drug sting. He was apprehended minutes later on foot in a nearby creek after crashing his car into a guardrail on state Route 66 about 7 p.m. [More]
Obituaries on August 10th, 2011
Former Rossburg resident Charles W. "Butch" George, 75, died at 2:35 a.m. Aug. 9, 2011, at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles. [More]
Mary Hertenstein, 83, rural St. Marys, died at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 2011, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Paul Edward Knapke, 74, Versailles, died at 2:40 a.m. Aug. 9, 2011, at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville. [More]
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Subscriber and paid stories on August 10th, 2011
COLDWATER - Long-time school treasurer Sherry Shaffer announced her retirement at Tuesday's school board meeting.
"My husband, Gary, and I like to
ST. MARYS - A five-day jury trial is slated in October for a local optometrist who faces multiple rape charges involving a woman and a child.
NEW BREMEN - Council members Tuesday night unanimously approved a lease agreement with Don Isern for the drilling of a test well on his Amsterdam Road property.
Fees for dog licenses and kennel fees will not rise in 2012.
Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution to continue charging residents $13 for a dog license and $65 for kennel registration.
COLDWATER - The district again will receive the 21st Century Grant that funds the afterschool program.
"We didn't know for a long time if we were g
ST. MARYS - A new store in St. Marys is helping shoppers pinch their pennies when hunting for clothes and household goods.
Michelle Murphy of St. M
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Fox's Den in Celina hosted its first major golf tournament of the high school fall sports season on Tuesday with the Celina Girls' Invitational.