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Friday, June 15th, 2007
By Shelley Grieshop
The leaves on the shin-high stalks of corn have begun to curl in the sweltering heat of early summer in the Grand Lake area.
It's dry, "abnormally dry," as weather experts across the United States have classified Ohio's current status. And that's a stone's throw away from the big "D" word that farmers don't want to think about just yet: drought. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
Area residents Bob Hoying and Nelson Smith belong to a select group - people who died but received a second chance to live thanks to trained emergency medical service personnel.
Each man collapsed outside as a result of sudden cardiac arrest and those who came to their assistance received "Gotta Have Heart" awards from the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians during ceremonies held recently in Columbus. [More]
By Timothy Cox
A squirrel apparently bit into a fiber-optic line and wreaked havoc with telephones and computers in the Verizon service area locally on Thursday.
A news release issued Thursday afternoon by Verizon estimated that about 34,000 West Central Ohio customers were affected by the service outage. That meant local and long distance telephone service was sporadic or inoperable and Internet availability also was affected. [More]
Obituaries on June 15th, 2007
Pauline M. Braun, 74, 4475 St. Peter Road, Fort Recovery, died at 3:20 p.m. June 13, 2007, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Richard E. Everman, 85, 1225 U.S.127, Maria Stein, died at 12:45 a.m. June 14, 2007, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Celina native Wade Miesse, 56, Greenville, S.C., died June 12, 2007, at his residence. A cause of death is pending a coroner's evaluation. [More]
Ed Pleiman Jr., 59, of Cassella, died June 14, 2007, at University Hospital, Cincinnati. [More]
Local pictures on June 15th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on June 15th, 2007
Walker hired as watershed coordinator
Resurfacing contract approved
District to lose students/revenue for next school year
Man injured when truck rams house
New Bremen sophomore class above average in state testing
Man headed to prison for car thefts
Bones of sisters, brothers exhumed and reburied
Parkway wins behind five-run sixth