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Monday, May 12th, 2008
By Janie Southard
Celina's D&B Smokin' BBQ team of two swept the field in first-place trophies at last year's first Mercer County Ribfest.
David Green and Butch Suchland (the D and the B) will be in the hunt again for the best rack of ribs at the second annual Ribfest on Saturday at the Mercer Count Fairgrounds. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
NEW BREMEN - The crew that worked to get New Bremen's softball diamond in shape for Saturday's Division IV softball sectional were rewarded with a pair of great games.
In the opening game, Fort Recovery's Kinsey Wenning kept Marion Local's batters in check as no Flyer baserunner could find the plate in a 2-0 win for the Indians. [More]
By Jim Morrison
ROSSBURG - Tracy Hines quickly made up for lost time Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, when the non-winged Sprint Cars of the United States Auto Club (USAC) made their initial 2008 appearance in the Larson/Branson Classic.
Also, Jerry Bowersock redeemed himself in the Moser UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) DirtCar Modified finale and Jeff Babock powered to victory in the Advance Auto Parts Stock Car main event on a night sponsored by Curb Records. [More]
Obituaries on May 12th, 2008
Dr. Ralph Duane Bradrick, 77, of Rockford, died at 4:02 p.m., May 9, 2008, at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
John "Jack" Paul Gaier, 73, of Monterey Drive, Fort Loramie, died at 7:25 p.m. May 11, 2008, at home. He had been seriously ill for six weeks. [More]
Sandra Lou Kinney, 68, of 406 S. Ash St., St. Marys, died 11:40 p.m. May 10, 2008 at her residence, after an extended illness. [More]
Gail J. Thompson, 65, of Rockford and formerly Coldwater, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, after an extended illness. [More]
Local pictures on May 12th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on May 12th, 2008
Trash to treasures
Mendon man rams auto into building
Students may earn physical education credits for sports or marching band
Bats finally come alive for Celina in tourney
St. Henry's offense paves the way past Marion Local
Indians impressive in postseason opener
Roughriders have strong first day in WBL tennis tourney