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Tuesday, February 27th, 2007
By Shelley Grieshop
A local father has taken his case from Mercer County to the Ohio Supreme Court to toughen laws that allow judges to modify parental rights in child custody cases.
Paul Fisher of Celina, an unmarried father, says he is asking the highest court in the state to protect his constitutional right to equally parent his daughter, 4-year-old Demetra, and clarify laws that he says diminish his rights as a parent. [More]
By Betty Lawrence
Longtime Parkway schools band and choir director Richard Sherrick recently received the Ohio Music Education Association's (OMEA) Ohio Music Educator of the Year award for 2007.
The director's 35 years of dedication to students and drive for excellence is what prompted his daughter, Katie Brautigam, to nominate him for the prestigious award. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
VAN WERT - Considering that they needed a coin flip just to see who got a higher seed, it looked like Coldwater and Lima Central Catholic would need another flip of the coin to see which team would come out ahead in their Division III sectional final game at Van Wert. [More]
Obituaries on February 27th, 2007
Coma Jewell Drew, 71, 1103 W. Logan St., Celina, died Feb. 25, 2007, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
William Lloyd Hawkey, 84, 11300 Circle Drive, St. Marys, died at 11:55 p.m. Feb. 25, 2007, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Bernice L. Houts, 85, formerly of 1 N. Eastmoor Drive, New Bremen, died at 3:50 a.m. Feb. 26, 2007, at Valley Nursing Home, St. Marys. [More]
Ernest Huddleston, 80, formerly of 501 Linden Ave., St. Marys, died 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2007, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Mary Leasor, 91, of Rockford, died Feb. 25, 2007, at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford. [More]
Gary M. Rutledge, 63, Rockford, died Feb. 22, 2007, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. [More]
Gwendolyn A. Taylor, 71, 1106 Princeton Ave., Celina, died Feb. 25, 2007, at her residence following an extended illness. [More]
Local pictures on February 27th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on February 27th, 2007
Sale appears near on St. Marys Goodyear
Current park board ends; walkway project will start
Mendon area fire destroys garage
Grant to be used to upgrade computers
St. Marys man going to jail on assault charges
St. Marys fire department awarded $209,000 grant
Locals looking for podium at state
Versailles' boys open tourney with easy victory