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Thursday, February 8th, 2007
By Shelley Grieshop
A dozen angry residents blasted Mercer County-Celina City health officials Wednesday for denying them sewage system permits in 2006, even though they met the state's deadline to apply.
Because of an overwhelming number of permit applications last fall, the county's two full-time sanitarians said they were forced to turn away residents more than a week before the Dec. 29 deadline, a timeframe established by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
Snowy road conditions are being blamed for an accident Tuesday afternoon on state Route 29 in Shelby County that claimed the life of a New Bremen woman.
Cecilia Ann Hardee, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Shelby County Coroner, after her car was struck nearly head-on by a semitrailer, east of the village of New Bremen at 5:45 p.m. [More]
They told him he was crazy. You don't just build a harp. They didn't know Phil Wood.
By Shelley Grieshop
"A couple of years ago I saw a
harp for sale on eBay. I thought maybe I'd just buy one, I always wanted to learn to play. Then I saw the price and thought maybe I'd just make one," says Wood of Fort Recovery.
Before producing three beautiful handcrafted harps of various sizes, he did his homework. The self-employed artist visited a music shop in Bloomington, Ind., and leaned a $45,000 harp on his shoulder to get the feel. [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
Week after week for 11 seasons, Jeff Hartings battled some of the best defenses the National Football League had to offer.
In the end, however, it wasn't the likes of John Randle, Bryant Young, or Casey Hampton - but rather a pair of battered knees - that forced the former St. Henry Redskin to announce his retirement from the Pittsburgh Steelers. [More]
Obituaries on February 8th, 2007
Cecelia Ann Hardee, 53, 19100 E. Shelby Road, New Bremen, died at 6:30 p.m. Feb [More]
Local pictures on February 8th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on February 8th, 2007
Governmental leaders unsure how to fix Mendon historic building
VW youth pastor sent to prison for sex with teen
Council discusses need to begin Hanover streetscape
Man enters guilty plea to assault
Miscalculation raises cost of bid
Project plans approved for lakeside restaurant
Redskins are standing between the Rangers clinching MAC title
Marion Local vs. Minster
Parkway vs. Versailles
Ottawa-Glandorf vs. Celina
St. John's vs. Coldwater
St. Marys vs. Kenton
New Bremen vs. Fort Recovery