Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Book at the core of district flap
By Kathy Thompson
ROCKFORD - About 20 parents and students showed up at Tuesday's Parkway school board meeting to support a freshman student they say has faced retaliation after her parents protested the use of a book in her English class.
Claire Armstrong, 15, tol [More]
By Jared Mauch
COLDWATER - Coldwater High School officials are preparing for the start of the new College Credit Plus program in the 2015-16 school year.
The program replaces Ohio's post-secondary enrollment options and dual-enrollment programs, school board members learned at Tuesday night's meeting. [More]
Obituaries on November 19th, 2014
Stephen M. Fennig, 57, Van Wert, died Nov. 15, 2014, at his residence.
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Karrie J. Hoyng, 56, Celina, died at 11:45 p.m. Nov. 17, 2014, at State of the Heart Hospice, Greenville. [More]
Dolores M. Vian, 86, formerly of Greenville, died Nov. 17, 2014, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Rex Brookhart, 81, Celina, died Nov. 18, 2014, at his residence.
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CHICKASAW - Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a 10-year, 100 percent tax exemption for a half million dollar project under construction near an existing recycling facility.
CELINA - Mercer County's revenues are down and expenses are up this year but a big chunk of spent dollars will return in 2015, officials say.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local Schools officials aim to partner with three area colleges to meet the requirements of a new statewide post-secondary credit program.
MINSTER - Minster swore in new police chief David Friend on Tuesday night. They also accepted the resignation of councilman Steve Kitzmiller.
Friend was sworn in at the regular meeting after council members unanimously approved his hiring.
ROCKFORD - As long as voters approve two levy renewals next year, Parkway Local Schools should be in good financial shape, treasurer Debbie Pierce said.
COLDWATER - A scam which residents are asked to put up bail money for supposedly incarcerated relatives is being reported in the area.
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NASCAR driver to headline Race Night for Fans event in St. Henry
Jeff Burton has been around NASCAR for more than 30 years and loves talking about the sport.
Local race fans will get the opportunity to hear Burton speak on Friday night, November 28th when he is the keynote speaker for the annual Evening For Race Fans at Romer's Banquet Facility in St. Henry.
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen's Carson Manger will head north next season to play collegiately at Division II Lake Superior State University in Michigan.
The 6-3 Cardinals' guard was impressed with the facility, located on the Upper Peninsula in Sault Ste. Marie.