Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
By Ed Gebert
ST. MARYS - City officials have trimmed $1.2 million from the proposed $70 million 2019 city budget.
Safety service director Greg Foxhoven on Monday recommended the budget cuts to finance committee members.
"We made nine reductions because we just felt that the numbers were too high, and city auditor Doug Riesen is still in the process of determining what the projected revenue will be," he said. [More]
Obituaries on December 4th, 2018
Robert O. Adams, 84, St. Marys, died at 6:15 a.m. Dec. 2, 2018, at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Shirley A. Adams, age 83, of rural Spencerville, passed away at 10:55 A.M., Sunday, December 2, 2018, at her residence. [More]
Yvonne Mayer, age 68 of New Bremen, Ohio died on Monday, December 3,2018 at Hospice of Dayton. [More]
Eunice Edith Rexroat, age 95, Celina, Ohio died on Saturday Dec. 1, 2018 at the Miller Place Assisted Living. [More]
Luke B. Schmitmeyer, age 92 of Coldwater died Sunday December 2, 2018 at Celina Manor. [More]
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Subscriber and paid stories on December 4th, 2018
CELINA - Judge Jeffrey Ingraham said the Mercer County Common Pleas Court has been bogged down of late with criminal cases, mostly relating to drugs.
Federal offices, including the U.S. Postal Service and Mercer and Auglaize counties' Farm Service Agency offices will either be closed or provide limited services on Wednesday in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.
Increase takes effect Jan. 1
FORT RECOVERY - Base monthly water and wastewater rates will increase for village residents and businesses starting Jan. 1, part of a series of incremental increases that was first approved in February 2017.
ST. HENRY - The St. Henry Redskins went on a 30-0 run against Ansonia on Monday and improved to 3-0 on the season with a 69-23 victory at home.
Ryan Bertke applied to just one college to continue his education.
Now, he'll get a chance to play baseball as well.
The New Bremen senior signed with NAIA Grace College of Indiana on Monday.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
and Colin Foster
The Celina bowling team split its Western Buckeye League opening match against Shawnee on Monday at 20th Century Lanes in Lima.