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Friday, August 10th, 2007
By Betty Lawrence
A severe thunderstorm with straight-line winds rocked Celina late Thursday afternoon, downing several large trees at the Mercer County Fairgrounds and causing power outages in the southeast and west portions of the city.
According to Mike Ryan, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, wind speeds from the storm reached 60-65 miles per hour. [More]
By Timothy Cox
It's a game where toddlers can win and grown men can be humbled, and at $1 for eight rings, it remains one of the most popular attractions on fair midways.
The Helms family has been running the "cane game" in nearly the same spot at the Mercer County Fair since 1950. The family first set up their game at the Auglaize fair in 1948. [More]
Obituaries on August 10th, 2007
Jess J. "Patrick" Chivington, 83, of Lakewood, died July 31, 2007, at Cresmont Nursing Home, Lakewood. [More]
John Diegel, 82, 518 Echo St., Celina, died at 8:45 p.m. Aug. 8, 2007, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Dale E. Now, 62, of Coldwater, died Aug. 7, 2007, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on August 10th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on August 10th, 2007
Local lady busy at the fair
Pact reached on bus
Technology will be tried to reduce Grand Lake pollution
SWDC may sell new plat books
A shower of meteors will fill skies over Grand Lake area
Just looking for a home
Pro Bowlers roll 'em out for scholarship fund