Flash Flood Watch issued June 18 at 3:58AM EDT until June 18 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of East Central Indiana and Ohio, including the following areas, in East Central Indiana, Fayette IN, Union IN, and Wayne. In Ohio, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Delaware, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Preble, Shelby, and Union OH. * Until 2 PM EDT this afternoon * With the ground already saturated, additional scattered showers and thunderstorms today could result in new instances of flash flooding. Localized rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will be possible in the heaviest and most persistent storm activity. This may result in flash flooding with lighter rainfall amounts than would otherwise be expected.
Flood Advisory issued June 18 at 5:13AM EDT until June 18 at 2:51PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has extended the * Flood Advisory for... Northeastern Shelby County in west central Ohio... Northern Logan County in west central Ohio... Northeastern Auglaize County in west central Ohio... Hardin County in west central Ohio... * Until 900 AM EDT. * At 511 AM EDT, minor flooding was reported at several locations in both Hardin and northern Shelby Counties, particularly in the Botkins area in northern Shelby. Additional scattered showers will move through the advisory area over the next several hours, with additional rainfall up to 1 inch possible during this time frame. * Minor flooding of low-lying and poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses will continue to occur. In addition, farmland near creeks, streams and drainage ditches will continue to experience minor flooding. Some locations that will experience minor flooding include... Wapakoneta, Kenton, Anna, Jackson Center, Forest, Russells Point, Botkins, Lakeview, Alger, Waynesfield, Belle Center, Chippewa Park, Blanchard, Roundhead, Mount Victory, Mcguffey, Ridgeway, Uniopolis, Kettlersville and Patterson.
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Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
Photo by Shelley Grieshop/The Daily Standard

The Rev. Ernie Ranly poses in front of a log and mortar wall, on the second floor of the home he was raised in near Cassella. Ranly, a missionary priest with the Precious Blood Society, recently authored a book about his childhood, called "Pick Up Stuff."

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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. [More]
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