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Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
By Margie Wuebker
A Mercer County judge closed a Tuesday hearing to the public and the media at which a coroner was to answer questions regarding the July 6 death of a St. Henry area infant.
Trevor James Stammen, 6-month-old son of Brian and Angela Stammen, 2066 Fleetfoot Road, died at Children's Medical Center in Dayton after reportedly being found unresponsive at the home of a baby sitter. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A Versailles couple were killed late Monday afternoon after their pickup truck traveled through a stop sign and collided with another pickup truck near Rossburg.
Pronounced dead at the scene were Michael Oliver Brandt, 62, who had worked at the former New Idea plant in Coldwater, and his wife, Catherine Leigh, 57, a Celina High School graduate who grew up in the Montezuma area. [More]
By Ryan Hines
VAN WERT - Despite playing without a couple of impact players, the St. Marys volleyball team was able to open the postseason with a victory.
The Roughriders beat Auglaize county rival Wapakoneta for the second time this season, 25-17, 19-25, 25-17 and 25-23 in Division II sectional semifinal action at Van Wert on Tuesday. [More]
By Randy Bruns
NEW BREMEN - The always rugged New Bremen volleyball sectional kicked off on Tuesday night with doubleheader action, as one Midwest Athletic Conference team gritted out a tough four-game win and another brought home a victory with a little more ease.
In the opener, Fort Recovery started strong before hitting a speed bump against New Knoxville in the third game, but the Indians rallied to take a tight fourth game in winning the match by scores of 25-12, 25-22, 13-25, and 25-21. [More]
Obituaries on October 15th, 2008
Catherine Leigh Brandt, 57, 5681 Brock-Cosmos Road, Versailles, died at 5:05 p.m. Oct. 13, 2008, as a result of an auto accident in Darke County. [More]
Michael Oliver Brandt, 62, 5681 Brock-Cosmos Road, Versailles, died at 5:05 p.m. Oct. 13, 2008, as a result of an auto accident in Darke County. [More]
Mary E. French, 81, 612 Fairview Drive, Coldwater, died at 2:32 p.m. Oct. 14, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Former Coldwater resident Agnes V. Lamm, 77, died at 5:30 a.m. Oct. 14, 2008, at the Gardens at Celina. [More]
Rita Wilma Sanders, 87, of Celina, died at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 15, 2008 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Melanie C. Watkins, 39, 115 S. Pine St., St. Marys, died at 11:35 p.m. Oct. 13, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Local pictures on October 15th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on October 15th, 2008
Local anglers get chance at rare catch
Area women seek state board of education seat
No surprise - alcohol's a problem
From one office to another, Southwestern Auglaize chamber marks milestone
Village administrator concerned over salt shortage
Veterans' services approved for more funding
Group of teachers keep up union dues fight over religious beliefs
Engineering, trade skills program for students set
Celina girls soccer wins in shutout
Cavaliers march past the Panthers in three
Versailles captures D-III tourney sectional crown
St. Marys season ends on OT penalty kick