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Friday, February 29th, 2008
By Margie Wuebker
Brian Hoyng faced life with a smile and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. Although a freak accident robbed him of the ability to talk, the looks that crossed his face spoke volumes.
Hoyng, the 43-year-old son of Louie and Dorothy Hoyng, 504 W. Fayette St., Celina, died early Thursday morning at Celina Manor Nursing Home from complications of being struck by lightning 27 years ago. Family members were at his bedside when the end came. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. MARYS - Alice Kittel's hand wraps tightly around the white Wii remote as the fingers on her other hand push the buttons like a video game warrior.
With a hospital therapist beside her, the recent stroke victim raises her arm toward the 5-foot-wide television screen and watches her imaginary bowling ball take a disappointing curve to the left. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLUMBUS - For Coldwater, it was the start the team wanted.
For Versailles, it was a quick exit for part of its contingent.
Coldwater seniors Tyler Kunk and Nick Uhlenhake won their opening bouts, earning a well-deserved break for the rest of Thursday evening at the 71st State Wrestling Tournaments at the Schottenstein Center on the campus of the Ohio State University. [More]
Obituaries on February 29th, 2008
Amelia A. Heckman, 86, 9480 state Route 705, Yorkshire, died at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 2008, at the Oakley House, Greenville. [More]
Brian L. Hoyng, 43, of Celina Manor Nursing Home, died at 1:53 a.m. Feb. 28, 20 [More]
Elle Jane Meyer, the daughter of Bradley and Cara Olney Meyer of Minster, was stillborn on Feb. 27, 2008, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. [More]
Former Celina resident John Elwood Preston, 66, of Washington, D.C., died at 3:15 p.m. Feb. 27, 2008, at his home. Death was due to complications of cancer. [More]
Local pictures on February 29th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on February 29th, 2008
Celina to help fund Ohio coal-burning power station
Three vie for Republican nomination for 5th District
Mercer County chamber recognizes area residents
Rockford woman is one of five arrested on drug charges
Leaping through the years
Officials await word on grant
Bomb threat at Mississinawa Valley school investigated
Changing faiths is common practice
Carter the top story of state tourney
Strong local contingent named all-district