Friday, October 25th, 2019
Record could be broken for ninth consecutive year
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County is poised to set a sales tax record for the ninth consecutive year, according to Mercer County Auditor Randy Grapner.
Also, in spite of excessive adversity faced by residents and officials from the Memorial Day tornado and torrential spring flooding, the county looks like it will end the year on budget, Grapner pointed out on Thursday morning at the annual meeting of elected and appointed officials. [More]
Redskins outlast Indians to end 3-year district curse
By Colin Foster
KALIDA - Adios, district.
Hello, regional!
After three straight years of having its season ended in the district final, St. Henry finally broke the curse.
Division IV's top-ranked team rallied from a 2-sets-to-1 deficit to defeat fifth-ranked Fort Recovery 25-21, 21-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-11 in the district final at Kalida High School. It was St. Henry's third victory of the year against Fort Recovery - and this one was by far the hardest to get. [More]
Obituaries on October 25th, 2019
Barbara Jean Barber, 86, of rural St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 2:30 AM [More]
Mary Lou Fortener (Knapke), age 91, of Coldwater, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at her home in Coldwater. [More]
Roger Willis Dicke, 84, New Knoxville, died on Oct. 23, 2019, in New Knoxville. [More]
Local pictures on October 25th, 2019
Subscriber and paid stories on October 25th, 2019
CELINA - Mercer County government employees' insurance contributions will remain relatively unchanged in 2020 due to flatlined premiums.
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Decision 2019
ROCKFORD - Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Parkway Local Schools Board of Education.
Incumbent Jeff Armstrong is being challenged by Talon Bates and Tara Patterson.
Decision 2019
ST. HENRY - Residents will be asked to decide in the Nov. 5 general election whether the village should join an electrical aggregation group.
BLUFFTON - Three weeks ago, the New Bremen Cardinals brushed aside the Marion Local Flyers in Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball play in three sets, none of which the Flyers were within eight points.
FINDLAY - The first set of Thursday's Division III district volleyball final was a battle of two teams refusing to quit.
The loser of the first set was clicking on all cylinders in the next three sets.