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Thursday, March 13th, 2008
By Margie Wuebker
ROCKFORD - George and Candes Fetters look at the charred and gutted remains of their two-story home as George puts an arm around Darla, their 2-year-old Boxer.
"This dog saved our lives," George says of the early Sunday morning fire. "We wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for her."
Candes awakened shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday to find the pregnant dog in bed licking her face. She remembers trying to push Darla away and then hearing a faint noise from another part of the house. [More]
By Janie Southard
GREENVILLE - History tells us Nathaniel Currier was tall and melancholy yet with the ability to charm almost everyone. James Ives was a pudgy, happy man, a professional bookkeeper and self-trained artist. In the mid-1800s, the two joined forces in producing the lithographs that will be the delight of collectors forever. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Local success in basketball isn't just for the high school teams.
Four area Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) teams, two boys and two girls, will head to Cleveland this weekend for the state CYO tournament. All four teams play in the North Valley League, made up of teams from Mercer, Auglaize, Darke and Shelby Counties. [More]
Obituaries on March 13th, 2008
Eugene "Gene" Dues, 87, 3618 state Route 118, Coldwater, died at 2:33 p.m. March 12, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Matthew Bernard Huelskamp, 22, of Huber Heights, died at 7:51 a.m. March 12, 2008, at home. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Dr. Mark Nitschke, 40, of Botkins, died at 10:25 p.m. March 10, 2008, at the Centinela Freeman Hospital, Marina Del Ray, Calif. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Local pictures on March 13th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on March 13th, 2008
Rising gasoline prices impact local businesses
School has a big stink
Buyers scoop up school bonds
School has lowest overall cost to transport students
Teens died from accidental drug overdose
Students have incentive to exercise
Be at ease with Easter breezes