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Thursday, August 14th, 2008
Inadequate plumbing at local restaurants costing city about $30,000 a year
By Shelley Grieshop
The city of Celina is asking county health officials to help them fight a sticky problem: grease.
Celina City Safety Services Director Jeff Hazel and Wastewater Treatment Plant Supervisor Kerry Duncan told health board members on Wednesday that grease from several area restaurants is clogging pipes, causing pumps to shut down and could be a potential public health hazard. [More]
Celina baby takes derby crown at Mercer County Fair
By Shelley Grieshop
The smell of baby powder briefly overpowers the whiff of elephant ears and funnel cakes as nearly a dozen babies compete for Diaper Derby champion at the Mercer County Fair on Wednesday.
In the final heat of the day, 11-month-old Elijah Spring of Celina uses all the strength he can muster - perhaps it's the strained spinach from lunch? - to crawl across the finish line ahead of his competitors and fall into his father's arms. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A 44-year-old Cridersville man died Tuesday evening and his 3-year-old son was injured after the canoe they and another child were riding in tipped over in a pond at the family's home.
Christopher S. Spicer, 44, of Wapak-Cridersville Road, and the 3-year-old were dragged from the water by the man's wife who called 911 at 6:43 p.m. She reportedly was summoned to the pond by the couple's 6-year-old son who managed to swim to shore, according to the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office. [More]
Obituaries on August 14th, 2008
Jean A. Adams, 82, of Mendon, died the morning of Aug. 13, 2008, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Andrew A. Droesch, 80, 16 E. Walnut St., Chickasaw, died at 6:24 a.m. Aug. 13, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Charles M. LoVine, 87, 2100 Celina Road, St. Marys, died at 9:30 p.m. June 9, 2008, at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center, Dayton. [More]
Jean I. Rammel, 85, 117 Broadway St., Fort Recovery, died at 7:27 p.m. Aug. 13, [More]
Local pictures on August 14th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on August 14th, 2008
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