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Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
By Timothy Cox
Mercer County Commissioners have declared portions of the county disaster areas following severe thunderstorms and possible tornadoes that moved through the area last month.
Commissioners made the move despite the lack of widespread damage across [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
WAPAKONETA - The practice of keeping nursing home residents isolated for non-communicable diseases is unlawful and violates civil rights, says Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Wilfred Ellis.
During the regular meeting of the health board Tuesday morning, Ellis voiced his concern over the issue, saying he's received several complaints recently from family members of area nursing home residents who have, essentially, become "incarcerated" after contracting mild infections. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
CASSELLA - Father Ernie Ranly carefully walks up the old wooden steps to the second floor of the farmhouse.
The stairs slightly dip to one side near the top and the creaking noise from the worn planks suddenly goes silent.
"Most of the walls up here have been covered in paneling except this one," he says, reaching the middle room where rows of thick logs and mud mortar are exposed. [More]
Obituaries on July 12th, 2006
Danny E. Eastridge, 59, of New Weston, died July 8, 2006, in Greenville. Cause of death is undetermined pending an autopsy. [More]
Sister Madonna Fortman, RSM, 89, died July 10, 2006, at St. Bernardine Home, Fremont. [More]
Dorothy K. Heidlebaugh, 84, of rural Spencerville, died at 2:57 p.m. July 11, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Paul D. Jones, 65, 7566 state Route 705, New Weston, died at 10:30 a.m. July 11, 2006, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Cause of death was natural. [More]
Richard L. Strickler, 79, of Middle Point, died at 7:15 p.m. July 10, 2006, at Celina Manor. [More]
Paul A. Sutter, 71, 2790 Mud Pike, Celina, died at 10:56 p.m. July 11, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Richard W. Timmerman, 77, 1865 state Route 49, Fort Recovery, died at 6:32 p.m. July 8, 2006, at Briarwood Nursing Home, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on July 12th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on July 12th, 2006
Working for new development
Man blasts county commissioners with complaints
Complaint leads county official to change parking habits
Preliminary 2007 budget for county shows 10% spending increase
Timetable on track for school projects
Software concerns have board considering change
Lima man enters not guilty plea
Dog bite leads to warning for owner
Proposed pay schedule for employees discussed
Elvis Presley museum opens