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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Jobless rate keeps going up
By Shelley Grieshop
Local unemployment numbers went up in December and are predicted to go even higher in January.
But those numbers alone may not accurately reflect the problems plaguing the Grand Lake area. Not represented in unemployment statistics are those people whose salaries were cut, hours reduced and benefits taken away. [More]
By Janie Southard
Rockford resident Hoolie Custer, 94, first heard about the coming Great Depression in 1929 from a buddy who walked up to town from the St. Marys River with a dead muskrat in one hand and a hand axe in the other.
"He asked if I'd learned yet that the stock market crashed. I hadn't, but I sure learned a lot before the Depression was over," says Custer, who was then 15 years old and already a scrappy guy nicknamed Hooligan by his River Rat buddies. [More]
Obituaries on January 28th, 2009
Louis Paul Bertke, 83, 6332 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Cassella, died at 5:05 p.m. Jan. 26, 2009, at his home. [More]
Marilyn K. Bruns, 68, 91 S. State St., Chickasaw, died Jan. 27, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Virginia Hinkle, 83, formerly of 609 W. North St., St. Marys, died Jan. 26, 2009, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich. [More]
William Jacob Ellsworth Wycuff, 78, 1004 N. Sugar St., Celina, died Jan. 25, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on January 28th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on January 28th, 2009
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Local men charged for disorderly conduct
Two daytime robberies in area, suspects on the loose
Fort Recovery inducting a class of five in Hall of Fame
Rangers pick up road victory over Lancers to even record at 7-7