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Thursday, February 28th, 2008
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - John Hoge considers himself a rare duck in Hong Kong, where he travels four times a year selling bowling lanes and other sports floors, one of which will be a volleyball court in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
The president of Hoge Lumber in New Knoxville has been making that 16-hour flight for 12 years. [More]
Redskins will face Ottawa-Glandorf for district title Saturday
By Ryan Hines
ELIDA - St. Henry pulled off the biggest upset of the Division III tournament on Wednesday night at the Elida Fieldhouse.
The Redskins used their size and strength to hand top-ranked and undefeated Liberty-Benton a 51-38 loss while Ottawa-Glandorf eliminated Parkway from the postseason, 72-59. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
Zumba - a fusion of Latin and international music with body sculpting movements and easy to follow steps - has people dancing all over the area.
It's the latest fitness craze, says Dianne Uhlenhake, fitness coordinator at the Auglaize/Mercer Counties Family YMCA near Celina. She first bought a Zumba (pronounced zoom-bah) video back in 1999 because the combination of lively music and dance steps like salsa, merengue, cha-cha, hip hop and mambo looked downright enjoyable. [More]
Obituaries on February 28th, 2008
Kathleen A. "Kit" Desch, 83, 306 N. Elm St., Coldwater, died Feb. 28, 2008, at her residence. [More]
Amelia A. Heckman, 86, formerly of Osgood, died Feb. 27, 2008, at The Oakley Ho [More]
Former St. Marys resident Steven A. McMurray, 46, of Portland, Ind., died at 9:20 p.m. Feb. 25, 2008, at his home. Death was due to an apparent heart attack. [More]
Local pictures on February 28th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on February 28th, 2008
County to pick software to track cell phone users
Lake Campus' interim dean gets job permanently
Marion seeks property and income taxes
Cell phone mapping would aid Mercer County sheriff's staff
Mercer Health buys high-tech, big dollar software package
Teacher receives award for technology use in classrooms
Malpractice insurance policy fully funded
Employees of Daily Standard win in Associated Press contest
Versailles girls one win away from state
New Knoxville, Fort Recovery advance at Wapak