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Thursday, October 30th, 2008
Ball of fire rips through house; propane leak is the likely cause
By Shelley Grieshop
A rural Coldwater family escaped what could have been a tragedy Monday night when an explosion occurred inside their home.
No one was injured even though a fire ball reportedly ripped through the two-story home shortly before 9:30 p.m., sporadically burning items throughout the house, according to Coldwater Fire Chief Paul Streaker. [More]
Celina police K-9, officer get new patrol car
By Shelley Grieshop
Nick's drooling over his brand new set of wheels.
The Celina Police Department K-9 appears to like the 2008 Dodge Magnum that he and his handler, Patrolman Dan Hartings, will be using from now on thanks to the generosity of several area organizations. [More]
By Randy Bruns
ELIDA - The Marion Local Flyers opened regional tournament play with a dominating three-game win over the Tiffin Calvert Senecas on Wednesday night at the Elida Fieldhouse.
The Flyers' defense didn't let many balls hit the floor and the offense once again was powered by sophomore hitter Alyssa Winner as the Flyers made quick work of the Senecas by identical scores of 25-12, 25-12, and 25-12. [More]
Obituaries on October 30th, 2008
Norma M. Alexander, 73, 1008 Plymouth Ave., Piqua, died at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 28, 2008, at home. [More]
Irene Vick Elsea, 54, died Oct. 24, 2008, at Central Baptist Hospital, Danville, Ky. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Harold "Lefty" Hertenstein, 82, 17222 County Road 66-A., St. Marys, died at 11 p.m. Oct. 28, 2008, at home. [More]
Former Bradford and Columbus resident Otis Leon Seas, 91, of Celina, died at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 26, 2008, at the Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on October 30th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on October 30th, 2008
New Wright State president outlines university's goals
Issue 5 to decide new payday lending rules
Celina police get grant for vehicle safety program
Sheriff's office investigating urns stolen from graveyard
Coldwater child struck by vehicle
Bulldogs one win from state
Dream season comes to an end for St. Marys
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