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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
By Shelley Grieshop
A Michigan-based company is seeking locally-produced chicken manure and wastewater in order to produce biodiesel fuel.
Ron Meyer, representing Optional Energy Partners (OEP), pitched a proposal to Mercer County commissioners Tuesday, asking them to consider investing in a joint venture to create fuel and possibly other byproducts. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A blaze, apparently started in the wake of a domestic altercation, destroyed at Minster-area cottage Tuesday morning. Six fire departments from Auglaize and Shelby counties braved cold wind chill temperatures to fight the fire.
Shelby County Sheriff's deputies responded to the home of Joshua R. Coleman and Abby Niekamp, 12522 Maple Grove Road, after receiving a 911 call at 4:15 a.m. [More]
By Ryan Hines
A dominating second-half performance by the Celina girls basketball team turned a one-point lead at halftime into a comfortable Bulldogs win.
Celina outscored Marion Local 28-13 in the second half for a convincing 59-43 victory in a nonconference Mercer County showdown at the Fieldhouse on Tuesday. [More]
Obituaries on January 21st, 2009
Marlin "Jiggs" Bollenbacher, 87, 8690 Burrville Road, Celina, died at 2:35 a.m. Jan. 19, 2009, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Thomas Hall Gross, 74, died Nov. 28, 2008, in Las Vegas, where he had lived for over 50 years. [More]
Michelle Rena Hammelgarn, 41, of 1005 Hemlock St., Celina, died Jan. 19, 2009, [More]
Amy Norris, 42, of Coldwater, died Jan. 20, 2009, at the home of her parents in [More]
Janet M. Orick, 65, 155 Dickman Drive, St. Marys, died at 5:08 a.m. Jan. 18, 2009, at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on January 21st, 2009
Subscriber only stories on January 21st, 2009
Principal conducting final months in post
Second phase of loop project on hold until 2009 budget finalized
Globus Printing to purchase land in Minster industrial park
Home, vehicle thefts reported
Assault charges land Celina man in jail
Celina man jailed for domestic violence
Farm Bill meetings planned
St. Henry loses for the first time
Panthers pick up second win of the year