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Friday, March 16th, 2007
By Shelley Grieshop
A Sidney woman miraculously escaped drowning in her car when it traveled off state Route 29 near New Knoxville and submerged in 15 feet of floodwaters before dawn Thursday morning.
Theresa Haynes, 45, crawled through the window of her 2002 Chevy Malibu as water poured in around her, climbed ashore on her knees, then spent nearly two hours in soaked clothing searching for a way back to the highway. Temperatures dropped to 32 overnight. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A Celina man who duped his friends out of thousands of dollars is headed to prison following an appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
Daniel L. Dircksen, 20, 400 E. Warren St., Lot 35, listened intently as defense attorney Donna Post spoke on his behalf in a case involving three counts of passing bad checks. He entered a guilty plea during an earlier Feb. 7 proceeding. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLUMBUS - Versailles coach Jacki Stonebraker had a smile on her face during pregame warmups and halftime. She was still smiling after the Tigers' Division III state semifinal against Cleveland Central Catholic.
The Tigers gave the third-ranked Ironmen, featuring Ms. Basketball Jantel Lavender, all they could handle, but in the end, the Ironmen were able to get a late cushion to post a 51-39 win at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of The Ohio State University on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on March 16th, 2007
Paul M. Crouch, 76, 904 Fleck Ave., Celina, died at 1:30 a.m. March 15, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Duetta L. Hollinger, 69, of Versailles, died at 9:10 p.m. March 13, 2007, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Larry O. Hussey, 64, of Celina, died at 5:30 p.m. March 14, 2007, at his residence, due to natural causes. [More]
Anne Provci, 94, of Celina, died at 9:12 p.m. March 14, 2007, at Celina Manor Nursing Home, Celina. [More]
Lee F. "Leroy" Reineke, 71, of Rockford, formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 9:50 p.m. March 14, 2007, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Former Celina resident Hazel R. Smith, 89, St. Lighthouse Point, Fla., died at [More]
Charles E. Wellman, 80, 214 W. Spring St., New Knoxville, died at 8:30 a.m. March 14, 2007, at Wapakoneta Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Local pictures on March 16th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on March 16th, 2007
Wetlands will be protected
Ready-set-go ...
Asking board to jump right in to extending phys ed
Drug danger
Recycling contract renewal has fee hike
Alexander no match for Delphos St. John's
Ms. Basketball held in check by Tigers defense