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Saturday, December 16th, 2006
By Janie Southard
Bob Heinfeld got hooked on racing early, even before the old dirt track behind his grandpa's farm in New Bremen had a real name.
Many decades later Heinfeld, now in his 80s and a retired fifth grade teacher in Ada, has written a book, "Daredevils on Dirt," which chronicles the early years of New Bremen Speedway from 1926 through 1931. [More]
Tombstones knocked down in graveyard near Chattanooga
By Margie Wuebker
Anonymous tips have led to the apprehension of a Willshire-area teenager responsible for a hit-skip accident that damaged four tombstones at Duckcreek Cemetery. The mishap occurred at 3:30 a.m. Dec. 2.
Jacob S. Caffee, 17, 10780 state Route 49, faces charges of failure to stop after an accident and failure to control filed by the Mercer County Sheriff's Office. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
FORT RECOVERY - Another week, another clutch performance in the end for the Fort Recovery Indians.
After getting up by as many as nine points midway through the fourth quarter, the Indians suffered through a bout of turnovers as Coldwater got to within one with 48 seconds left. [More]
Obituaries on December 16th, 2006
Orval C. Dickie, 97, 511 Hoying St., Celina, died 5 p.m. Dec. 13, 2006 at Celina Manor Nursing Home, Celina. [More]
Fort Recovery native Herman Joseph Eckstein, 85, of Green Hills Retirement Community, West Liberty, died at 6:20 a.m. Dec. 8, 2006, at the community. [More]
Deloris Gilliland, 78, 800 Indiana Ave., St. Marys, died 11:05 p.m. Dec. 14, 2006, at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Teresa Ann Shaner, 45, 327 S. Green St., Mendon, died 10:40 am. Dec.15, 2006, at Celina Nursing Home from natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on December 16th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on December 16th, 2006
Sales tax collections surpass '05 figures
Children forget about their grief for awhile
New law won't have much affect
Spending change planned
Hustle the difference in Celina victory over rival St. Marys
James and Loughridge give Bulldogs needed lift
Cardinals routed on home floor by Rangers
Minster picks up first victory
Western Buckeye League Roundup