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Monday, December 15th, 2008
Kongsberg Automotive closing Van Wert plant; 105 positions relocating
By Janie Southard
A Van Wert plant whose union employees have been locked out for the past eight months will close this summer and take all production to Mexico - a move predicted months ago by union officials.
Kongsberg Automotive on Saturday announced it will move production to the company's Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, facility this summer. [More]
By William Kincaid
Ole Fort IGA has been purchased by Fort Recovery couple Chad and Anne Guggenbiller, who changed the grocery's name to Wayne IGA on Friday.
Anne Guggenbiller, the new store manager, said the store was renamed to one of its earlier names, which also honors U.S. General Mad Anthony Wayne, who built the fort at Fort Recovery. [More]
Obituaries on December 15th, 2008
Marie Ann Bey, 62, of Arling Road, Anna, died Dec. 13, 2008, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Death was due to complications from a fall. [More]
Loella B. Bollenbacher, 78, of Rockford, died at 8:40 a.m. Dec. 13, 2008, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Everett E. Bradford, 74, of rural Wapakoneta, died Dec. 12, 2008, at his residence. [More]
Fort Recovery native and former resident Madaline M. Dilworth, 95, of Fairborn, died at 5:43 p.m. Dec. 13, 2008, at Summerville at Fox Run, Fairborn. [More]
Katrina M. George, 30, 13712 Greenville-St. Marys Road, Versailles, died at 8:5 [More]
John Crampton Gibbons, 84, 630 N. Cherry St., Celina, died at 10 p.m. Dec. 12, 2008, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Martha A. Kremer, 87, of Versailles died at 5:50 a.m. Dec. 13, 2008, at the Versailles Heath Care Center. [More]
Thomas J. Moyar, 51, of 915 Parkway Drive, Apt. 11, St. Marys, died Dec. 11, 2008, in Wapakoneta. Cause of death was not yet known. [More]
Martha R. Sell, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:44 a.m. Dec. 12, 2008, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Caleb Sharp, 76, of 14160 Glynwood-New Knoxville Road, St. Marys, died at 2:07 a.m. Dec. 13, 2008, at his residence. [More]
Tammy Renee Sparks, 37, died Dec. 12, 2008, in Charlotte, Mich. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Alvina L. Thieman, 96, 70 N. Lincoln St., Minster, died at 9:35 a.m. Dec. 13, 2008, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Local pictures on December 15th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on December 15th, 2008
New St. Henry roofing manufacturer delays start of operations until spring
Versailles woman dies in car crash on U.S. 127
Marion Local wins easily in home opener
Rangers hold on for win over Rockets