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Monday, June 9th, 2008
By Margie Wuebker
A Hecht's Landing resident is recuperating at home today after being struck by what utility company employees are calling overflash from a lightning strike. The incident occurred shortly before 8:45 p.m. Friday as a thunderstorm packing brisk winds buffeted Mercer County. [More]
Canfield shuts out Celina 6-0 in state title contest
By Gary R. Rasberry
AKRON -Usually, the jitters come on the first day of state tournament play.
Unfortunately, Celina got them on the day they needed the nervousness to take a vacation.
Celina had an uncharacteristically rough defensive day and Canfield pitcher Tricia Bettura shut down the Bulldogs' offense, handing the Lady Cardinals their first-ever Division II state title with a 6-0 shutout of the Bulldogs at Fire-stone Stadium in Akron on Saturday afternoon. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
COLUMBUS - The New Bremen boys were the highest-placing area team at the state track meet, coming in third in Division III, one position short of getting acknowledged in front of the crowd at Jesse Owens stadium and receiving the big state runner-up trophy. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
COLUMBUS - Aside from New Bremen's third-place finish at the state track meet in Division III, most of the other local highlights include individual performances by Grand Lake area standouts.
Many individuals and relay teams from the area managed to reach the podium of top-eight finishers at Saturday's finals portion of the state track meet. [More]
Obituaries on June 9th, 2008
Joselyn Lee Byrns, 75, formerly of 195 Jack Oak Point Road, died at 2 a.m. June [More]
George E. Fogt, 88, of 8592 state Route 274, Kettlersville, died at 10:20 a.m. June 8, 2008, at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Rikki L. Reichert-Keller, 53, of 2168 W. 650 N. Bryant, Ind., died at 1:08 p.m [More]
Arlie V. Sommer, 92, of 1423 White Oak Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:02 p.m. June 6, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Earl J. Thieman, 80, of Saint Henry, died at 9:15 p.m. June 6, 2008, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Lavern B. Wenning, 80, 7295 Co. Rd. 66A., New Bremen, died at 1:49 p.m. June 6, 2008, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on June 9th, 2008
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