Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
Cincinnati Reds salute former CIA agent during game
By William Kincaid
CINCINNATI - What began as warm, enthusiastic applause at the top of the third inning on Saturday night grew louder as the Great American Ball Park announcer read off a list of the Cincinnati Reds Hometown Hero's accomplishments.
Coldwater native Douglas Laux, wearing a Reds jersey and Reds camouflage-style hat, stood straight atop the home-side dugout, absorbing waves of boisterous adulation emanating from 37,204 people in attendance as his biography was read over the PA system. [More]
State has new school funding formula
By Sydney Albert
COLDWATER - Coldwater Exempted Village Schools is projected to see little benefit from the newly passed state school funding formula, district treasurer Jenn McCoy told school board members during their meeting Tuesday.
McCoy said early projections show the district may receive a $8,669 increase in state funding over the first two years the formula is implemented. [More]
Obituaries on July 21st, 2021
Nathan D. Ranly, age 24, died Friday, July 16, 2021, at his home in Milford, Ohio. [More]
James F. "Jim" Heyne, age 67, of Coldwater, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
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MINSTER - Councilors meeting Tuesday under suspension of rules approved placing a 3-mill fire-emergency medical services renewal levy on the Nov. 2 ballot.
WAPAKONETA - Four new COVID-19 cases were reported in Auglaize County since health officials' last report on Thursday, according to a Tuesday news release from county health department officials.
MARIA STEIN - Two people were transported to Mercer County Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries after they were involved in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of state routes 119 and 716 reported at 2:16 p.m. Monday.
VAN WERT - A Celina man has been charged with fourth-degree felony gross sexual imposition in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court.
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Mercer County's unemployment rate for June was 3.9%, up significantly from May's rate of 2.9%.
However, the county maintained its status as second lowest for joblessness among Ohio's 88 counties, according to an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services news release.
ST. MARYS - The West Beach has once again been placed under a contamination advisory due to high levels of E. coli bacteria, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
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Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Lima Junior Golf Association began its final week of regular season tour play at Moose Landing Country Club in Ottawa for the Weisenburger Builders Open on Tuesday.