Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The walkway project and the reconstruction of West Bank Road should both be completed by Memorial Day, city officials learned on Monday night.
"We're hoping to be completely done by Memorial Day ... but it's going to be weather dependent, [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. MARYS - A Celina man accused of a 33-year-old murder asked a judge Monday for a hearing to change his not guilty plea.
Tracy W. Mabry, 52, 8673 U.S. 33, appeared in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court for the first day of a scheduled two-day hearing to challenge alleged evidence against him and seek dismissal of his aggravated murder charge. [More]
By Jared Mauch
MINSTER - The community is showing overwhelming support to a family whose home was destroyed in a massive fire early Monday morning.
The David and Anne Puthoff family's two-story farmhouse on Wells Road near Minster and their possessions were destroyed in the blaze. Now people are donating clothing and money to help the displaced family get back on their feet. [More]
Obituaries on January 27th, 2015
Martha May Andrews, 82, Rockford and Chattanooga, died at 11:25 p.m. Jan. 25, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Leona H. Mescher, 95, Stonespring of Vandalia and formerly of Minster, died Jan. 25, 2015. [More]
Martha J. Rindler, 80, formerly of Maria Stein, died at 11:40 a.m. Jan. 24, 2015, at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen. [More]
Ruth Marie Vonder Haar Beiting, 82, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Jan. 21, 2015. [More]
Joan F. Overman, 73, Celina and formerly of Maria Stein, died at 6:16 p.m. Jan. 25, 2015, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Charlotte Link, 80, died Jan. 26, 2015, at Celina Manor.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Carthagena. [More]
Local pictures on January 27th, 2015
Subscriber and paid stories on January 27th, 2015
CELINA - The city is starting the new year on solid financial ground with a general fund carryover of $2.2 million, council members learned Monday ni
CELINA - City council members on Monday night passed final reading of an ordinance to modify a repayment agreement with Harbor Life Ministries after the organization defaulted last month on a revolving loan balloon payment of $56,132.
ST. MARYS - City council members on Monday approved placing a 10-year, 0.5 percent renewal levy on the May 5 ballot. The levy would fund capital improvements and keep the city's total income tax at 1.5 percent.
ST. MARYS - A 44-year-old man was arrested Sunday night in a local bar after allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Freddie A. Hardin Jr., 419 Scot
ST. MARYS - Buying 200 computers and a new bus topped the wish list created by St. Marys schools building and grounds committee Monday night.
Committee members recommended the board of education approve capital purchases of nearly $345,000 for next year at its board meets at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11.
NEW BREMEN - Village council Monday night agreed to spend about $4,000 to help fund a study to improve a stretch of the Miami-Erie Canal.
Council m
ST. HENRY - Village officials want to begin collecting two $5 license tag fees to make up for more than $70,000 lost each year from the double whammy of curtailed state funding and the loss of the inheritance tax.
COLDWATER - Village officials may adopt license tag fees to make up for reduced state funding.
Coldwater's transportation committee on Monday night
Mercer County's jobless rate in December was 2.6 percent - almost one-half less than the state average of 4.8 percent.
The data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services showed Mercer County's unemployment rate fell from 2.7 percent in November and October.
LIMA - Lima Central Catholic's Madison Stolly scored the game-winning bucket on Jan. 10 at Coldwater.
She did it again on Monday night against another team from Mercer County.
College Notes
Former Fort Recovery High School teammates Elijah Kahlig and Wade Gelhaus met on the basketball court as opponents recently.
Kahlig, a freshman at
Razz-Eye View
After a week of no football (and I refuse to call the Pro Bowl a game), Super Bowl hype will become hyper-active this week with the big game coming up on Sunday.