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Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
By Margie Wuebker
The November death of a Celina man has been ruled a case of accidental drug overdose, according to reports from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office.
Nathaniel Heitbrink, 23, 224 Jackson St., was found dead in bed at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 12. Diana Heitbrink reportedly saw her son's vehicle parked at the home when he should have been working at Creative Cabinetry and went to investigate. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - The second meeting between Fort Recovery and Coldwater proved to be just as exciting as the first meeting at the end of December.
Greg Kahlig's two free throws with 38.7 seconds left in the game held up the rest of the way as the Indians left The Palace with a 49-48 win in Midwest Athletic Conference action for their second win of the season over Coldwater. [More]
Obituaries on February 5th, 2008
Robert Randy Ables, 53, of Spring Valley, died Feb. 4, 2008, at the Hospitality Home in Xenia following a lengthy illness. [More]
Vernabel Louise Compton, 81, of Van Wert, died at 2:05 a.m. Feb. 4, 2008, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
Former Celina resident Anna M. Deike, 98, of Dayton, died at 11 a.m. Feb. 3, 2008, at Ten Wilmington Place, Dayton. [More]
Margaret Howell, 93, of Celina died Feb. 4, 2008, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
Jack L. Sawmiller, 70, of Celina died Feb. 4, 2008.
Arrangements are pending [More]
Jennie L. Scheer, 85, 11543 Eilerman Road, Minster, died at 11:35 a.m. Feb. 4, 2008, at Triumph Hospital, Lima. [More]
A memorial service will be held 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Westlake Village lodge r [More]
Paul W. "Rosie" Swander, 74, of Ohio City died at 1:28 p.m. Feb. 2, 2008, in Pa [More]
Linda Thobe, 58, of Maria Stein died Feb. 4, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Former Fort Recovery resident, Clarence E. Westgerdes, 87, died at 2:05 a.m. Fe [More]
Local pictures on February 5th, 2008
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