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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Local woman makes Victorian-era decoration using fresh cut evergreens and bows updated with lights
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. MARYS - The fragrance of fresh-cut evergreens fills the small shop where Linda Burkholder works this brisk December afternoon.
Her hands are steady as one by one she pushes the tips of the Scotch pine evergreen branches into the moist and spongy Styrofoam brick at the center of her creation: an old-fashioned kissing ball. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
Twenty-four Auglaize and Mercer County residents are facing various drug charges in the wake of a lengthy investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force.
The arrests took place last week but Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon delayed a formal announcement until this morning because authorities continue to look for two more suspects. [More]
Obituaries on December 9th, 2008
James B. "Trapper" Block, 62, of 761 Gordon St., Piqua, died at 12:25 p.m. Dec. [More]
James D. Houser, 72, 7360 Mercer Road, Mendon, died at 8:20 a.m. Dec. 5, 2008, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Rosemary R. Metzger, 86, 224 Gwendolyn St., Fort Recovery, died at 5:01 p.m. De [More]
James D. "Jim" Neff, 86, of Greenville, died at 6:15 a.m. Dec. 7, 2008, at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. [More]
Mary Ann Saintignon, 76, 08989 C.R. 219-A, Celina, died at 4:30 a.m. Dec. 9, 20 [More]
Bernice E. Smith, 88, 14248 Kohler Road, Wapakoneta, died at 4:45 a.m. Dec. 5, 2008, at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Local pictures on December 9th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on December 9th, 2008
City looking to trim $500,000 from budget
Resident's water problems blamed on village
Agriculture program being considered
Request for vote on Pork Checkoff ongoing at county FSA offices