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Thursday, February 26th, 2009
By Margie Wuebker
A Rockford woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in Mercer County Common Pleas Court to taking painkiller patches from residents of The Gardens at Celina.
Ashley N. McCarthy, 26, 155 E. Walnut St., faces 11 counts of theft of a dangerous drug, all fourth-degree felonies. The thefts allegedly occurred during November and December when she was employed there as a state-tested nursing assistant. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
Stealing three flat screen televisions from the local Wal-Mart store has resulted in another prison term for an Indiana man.
Darren Valens, 34, of Fort Wayne, told Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Ingraham last week that reckless decisions related to marijuana and heavy drugs led to the latest string of offenses occurring in November and December 2006. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
The final event of the season for Todd Hertel and Luke Bonvillian ended like it has gone all season: neck and neck.
This time, though, the finish was a little different.
The Celina diving tandem finished within five points of each other at the Division II Boys State Diving Championship, giving the WaterDog program its most successful showing at the state meet. [More]
Obituaries on February 26th, 2009
Roy Claude Fleck, 76, 1222 Fenway Drive, Celina, died at noon, Feb. 24, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Jerome J. "Romie" Kaup, 84, 815 Sunset Drive, Coldwater, died at 1:55 p.m. Feb. 25, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
James W. "Jim" Leistenschneider, 79, 4711 Lange Road, St. Henry, died at 2:31 a.m. Feb. 25, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Former Celina resident Dean G. Mills, 76, died Feb. 24, 2009, at his residence in Muncie, Ind. [More]
John N. Poeppelman, 73, of Yorkshire, died Feb. 25, 2009, at his home.
He was [More]
Wilma "Willie" M. Shelby, 86, formerly of New Bremen, and most recently of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, died at 3 a.m. Feb. 25, 2009, at Otterbein. [More]
Deborah Smith, 39, of St. Marys died at 9:17 p.m. Feb. 2, 2009, in Richland Man [More]
Local pictures on February 26th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on February 26th, 2009
Levies, Celina council race on ballot
Support of fairgrounds and activities renewed
Electric upgrade will cost less than expected
Logo contest held to create recreational trail sign in Franklin Township
Theater draws in the community
Blowout wins for Cardinals, Flyers
Fort Recovery had a special team in 1990
Bulldogs aiming for a share of WBL title
St. Henry at New Knoxville (Friday)