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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009
By Margie Wuebker
MINSTER - Jon Hoying, president of Fabcor Inc., is flying his company's American flag upside down as a protest to recent government actions.
He flipped the flag a week ago and then went home that night and pondered whether to change the display the next morning. Ultimately, he decided it would stay that way as one man's message to the powers that be in Washington, D.C. [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
Findlay men's basketball coach Ron Niekamp's stoic, no-nonsense sideline demeanor during much of his teams' recent postseason would make most poker players envious.
On Saturday though, even Niekamp couldn't hold back jubilation as Tyler Evans' three-pointer in overtime pushed the Oilers ahead of Cal Poly Pomona, 56-53, and secured the NCAA Division II national title. It was the first Division II title for the school, as well as Niekamp, who just completed his 24th year leading the team. [More]
Obituaries on March 31st, 2009
Josephine R. Black, 95, of St. Marys, died at 12:30 a.m. March 30, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Eugene B. "Gene" Haller Jr., 85, of Van Wert, died at 3 p.m. March 29, 2009, at Van Crest Health Care Center, Van Wert. [More]
Rosa L. Palomin, 63, of Defiance, died at 12:20 p.m. March 27, 2009, at the Toledo Hospital. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Coldwater native Eric Joseph Rutschilling, 23, of Manassas, Va., died March 30, 2009, at his residence. Cause of death is under investigation. [More]
Dennis L. Sheaks, 62, of 2309 Celina Road, St. Marys, and a resident of the St. [More]
Hugh U. Sherman, 84, of Sidney, died at 2:28 p.m. March 28, 2009, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Blake William Wilges, 8, 602 Sixth Ave., Coldwater, died March 29, 2009, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on March 31st, 2009
Subscriber only stories on March 31st, 2009
Economy cure getting here in multiple doses
Bed and breakfast appeal withdrawn
Student council wins bid to host 2010 state conference
St. Henry tops Celina for first time
Roughriders take down Panthers in the opener
Thornsberry looking healthy for St. Marys
No decision yet on ag educator for Mercer County