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Thursday, August 30th, 2007
By Shelley Grieshop
OTTAWA - First came a ghastly stench of things rotting and then the sight of debris piled throughout the town.
As a St. Henry school bus slowly snakes around police cars and dump trucks in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday morning, the group of adults and teenagers inside are in awe. They are dressed in old T-shirts and shorts; their hair pulled back. Armed with hammers, screwdrivers and crowbars, they are ready to work as they pledged a day of disaster aid. [More]
By William Kincaid
A Fort Recovery poultry farmer soon will be harvesting 1.8 megawatts of electricity - enough to power 300 area homes.
Jim Wenning, owner of Wenning Poultry, has installed a new methane digester on his farm that will convert poultry manure to electricity that will be sold to Midwest Electric. [More]
Obituaries on August 30th, 2007
Kenneth C. Coby, 68, New Weston, died at 12:22 p.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Robert L. "Boots" Harruff Sr., 68, rural Buckland, was found dead of natural causes in his home on Aug. 29, 2007. [More]
Mildred M. Jackson, 89, formerly of Genoa, died Aug. 29, 2007, in Arbors of Oregon, Oregon, Ohio. [More]
Scott Jones, 61, died of natural causes at 1:34 p.m. Aug. 28, 2007, at Heartland of Greenville. [More]
Memorial services have been set for former Rockford resident Karl E. Miller, 52, who died Aug. 21, 2007, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on August 30th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on August 30th, 2007
Celina councilor opposes water rate plan
Resident: New Bremen needs curbside pickup for recyclables
Council ponders new restrooms
Won't get any easier for Celina this week
Area teams struggle in first week for points
Battle for a 2-0 start for Indians, Panthers
Marion vs. Coldwater
Bath vs. St. Marys
Versailles vs. Minster
St. John's vs. St. Henry
New Bremen vs. Anna