Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Fanning Howey to design new building
By Ed Gebert
CELINA - A local architectural firm has been hired to design the new Tri Star Career Compact facility.
Fanning Howey Associates of Celina was named Monday. The project will consolidate all of the school's programs into one building, which will be built along state Route 703, across from Wright State University-Lake Campus. [More]
By Georgia Rindler
COLDWATER - Work on the village's sewer overflow elimination project has begun.
Shinn Brothers Inc. of Celina, was hired for the $1.6 million project, village administrator/engineer Eric Thomas told council members at Monday's meeting.
Council had accepted the project bid last summer. The village has received an Ohio Public Works small governments grant for $500,000 and a $510,000 no-interest loan. The remainder of the cost will come from the village's sanitary sewer fund. [More]
Obituaries on January 10th, 2017
James S. Bourelle, age 69 of Celina, Ohio went to be with the Lord at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday Jan. 8, 2017 at the Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Tom S. Burden, 78, Saint Marys, Ohio, died Sunday, January 8, 2017, after a brief illness. [More]
Carroll T. Eichenauer, 87, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died January 9, 2017 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN. [More]
Betty Jo (Rinderle) Clark, age 71, of Montezuma, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. [More]
Ione Glasgow age 96, Portland passed away Monday morning in Miller House in Celina, Ohio. [More]
Betty J. Weiler, 92, St. Marys, OH died Sunday January 8, 2017 at her residence [More]
Local pictures on January 10th, 2017
Subscriber stories on January 10th, 2017
CELINA - Residents soon could be able to pay their income tax bills online with a credit or debit card or through their electronic checking or savings accounts.
NEW BREMEN - Village officials learned at Monday's council meeting that income tax revenue is increasing.
Mayor Jeff Pape announced the income tax revenue for 2016 was $4.28 million, which represents a 13.19 percent increase over the previous year.
St. Henry
ST. HENRY - Village council members at Monday's meeting officially closed the books on 2016 and started action on 2017.
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Minster schools
MINSTER - School district officials are considering renting out the home at the recently acquired Schunck property at 102 E. Seventh St.
School board members authorized superintendent Brenda Boeke and treasurer Laura Klosterman to explore the possibility.
Celina schools
CELINA - Board of education members elected Curt Shellabarger as president and Bill Sell as vice president during Monday night's annual organization meeting.
Marion Local
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local School Board members re-elected Elaine Pierron as president and Randy Bruns as vice president for the 2017 calendar year.
St. Marys
ST. MARYS - City Council members are considering a rezoning request for about 7.7 acres off the northwest corner of Stoneybrook and Woodridge drives.
College Notes
The last time Ryan Hoyng and Carson Manger faced one another in a basketball game was on Jan. 10, 2014 in New Bremen.
On that night, Hoyng led Celina past Manger and New Bremen, 70-62.
Eleven farms in Mercer and Auglaize counties are among 118 newly registered in the Ohio Historic Family Farms program in 2016.
Through the program,