Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Mendon-area man linked to crimes at area businesses
By Margie Wuebker
A Mendon-area man has been identified as a suspect in a rash of break-ins at area businesses throughout Mercer County and other jurisdictions.
Douglas N. Fonner, 27, 5922 Tama Road, was taken into custody late last week on a contempt of court bench warrant for violating bond conditions in a prior breaking and entering case. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - Council members are seeking volunteer police officers to beef up the village's force to counter a recent increase in burglaries.
Council members on Monday held an executive session to discuss the possible hiring of paid personnel - an action that led them to table third reading of an ordinance setting 2012 appropriations. But instead of dipping into the budget, council decided to establish an auxiliary force of three, part-time volunteer police officers. [More]
Obituaries on January 24th, 2012
Mercer County native Melvin W. Davis, 82, Bryan, died at 3:10 a.m. Jan. 23, 2012, in his home. [More]
Evelyn E. Grimes, 88, New Knoxville, died at 12:42 p.m. Jan. 23, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center following a sudden illness. [More]
Patricia Winget, 61, Celina, died Jan. 21, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Lucas E. Staugler, 22, Fort Recovery, died Jan. 23, 2012, following an auto accident on Mercer-Darke County Line Road. [More]
Glenn A. Figley, 90, Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys, died at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 22, 2012. [More]
The Rev. Donald E. Davis, 86, died at 7:24 p.m. Jan. 17, 2012, at Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on January 24th, 2012
Subscriber and paid stories on January 24th, 2012
Celina's portion of $850,000 project would come from TIF
CELINA - City officials likely will seek a $500,000 state grant to help fund the final phase of the Rotary Walkway along West Bank Road in the next two years.
New documents filed in case of local eye doctor convicted of sexual assault
ST. MARYS - Former optometrist and convicted sex offender Douglas Wine was threatened by his wife to admit guilt, his attorney claims in a pending appeals case.
Mercer County once again had the lowest unemployment rate in the state, according to December 2011 statistics released today.
Mercer County had 4.9
St. Marys
ST. MARYS - The city this week will send residents final invoices for work done along their property lines in 2011.
Council members on Monday passe
CELINA - City council members on Monday night passed first reading of the 2012 budget of $39.13 million for all city funds.
The total budget, which includes the general fund, utilities, parks department and other funds, is a slight increase from the 2011 budget of $38.91 million.
Coldwater
COLDWATER -   A mild winter will save the village nearly $50,000, estimates village manager/engineer Eric Thomas.
Thomas told council members during
COLDWATER - A dry spell in the second quarter hampered Coldwater, and Versailles pulled away for a 57-40 win at The Palace on Monday night, in the rescheduled Midwest Athletic Conference boys' basketball contest from Friday night.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
A solid start allowed the Parkway girls to reach the six-win mark for the third time in four seasons after the Panthers defeated Mississinawa Valley 53-45 at Panther Gymnasium on Monday night.
Fort Recovery Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
The Fort Recovery High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct two new members on Jan. 28 between the junior varsity and varsity boys' basketball games against Fort Loramie at Fort Site Fieldhouse. The two new members will be the 26th and 27th inductees since the Hall was established in 2007.