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Thursday, March 5th, 2009
By William Kincaid
Area law enforcement with their canine units conducted a narcotics sweep of Celina and Coldwater schools on Wednesday.
Marijuana was found at Celina High School, resulting in possible misdemeanor charges and disciplinary action from the school against two students. [More]
Schwieterman files appeal to conviction
By Margie Wuebker
A former Chickasaw resident, convicted in the March 2007 traffic deaths of four area residents, is appealing his 24-year prison sentence claiming it violates his constitutional rights against cruel and unusual punishment.
Nicholas Schwieterman's attorneys John Poppe and Eric Allen filed a 19-page brief packet Wednesday afternoon at the Mercer County Clerk of Courts office asking the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima to review the sentencing of the case and rule on alleged errors. [More]
Obituaries on March 5th, 2009
David Cabell, 58, died March 1, 2009 at The Hadlow Center for Caring, Jacksonville, Fla. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Rosemary Flint, 87, of 813 W. Oliver Street, St. Marys, died March 4, 2009, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Former Wapakoneta resident Frances W. "Fran" Grover, 54, of Devils Lake, N.D., [More]
Alvera T. Massonne, 82, of Decatur, Ind., died March 3, 2009, at Visiting Nurses & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Julia Wimmers Rothwell, 76, of Minster, died March 4, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Local pictures on March 5th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on March 5th, 2009
Mobile home park owner dances around rules
Both sides seek monetary change in flooding lawsuit
Suspect requests a continuance
Fees could climb to pay for clerk
Last two suspects are arrested after drug raid
Grant to help town join new communication system
Roughriders finish season with one win
Love of the game was always there
Trio of Bulldogs named first team