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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
Family escapes but house lost
By Margie Wuebker
A wrong house number and an inability to track the location of the emergency call complicated firefighting efforts at a house that burned to the ground early Tuesday morning in rural Celina.
Michelle Franck, 8185 Township Line Road, Celina, listened for the approach of fire trucks as she reportedly tried to douse the fire without success. This is the second time the family has dealt with a devastating fire resulting in the loss of their home. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
Mercer County Economic Development Director Larry Stelzer has announced his retirement after working nearly two decades to help secure jobs and businesses in the area.
Stelzer, 62, announced his plans this week, with his retirement to become effective June 15. He intends to stick around to facilitate a smooth transition for his replacement, he said. [More]
By Nancy Allen
The Mercer County DARE Boosters and Franklin Township trustees will hold the first ever Family Fun DARE Walk-a-Thon on May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin Township Park in Montezuma.
Walkers, bicyclists and skaters can collect monetary pledges for the DARE program and then take to the Franklin Township trails. Participants can sign up for the number of minutes or miles they want to complete or have sponsors contribute an agreed upon amount. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
It's not unusual during the summer for a young man to sign up for a baseball team that will do a lot of traveling.
For Greg Schoen, though, his travel will require a passport.
The Celina freshman will have the opportunity to travel to Austria this July to take part in the World Friendship Games and serve as a "Sports Ambassador" through the People to People program. [More]
Obituaries on April 15th, 2009
Paul Henry Fox, 73 of Westerville died April 13, 2009, at Columbus Alzheimer Care Center. [More]
Clyde Edward "Ed" Moorman, 87, of rural Spencerville, died at 6:20 a.m. April 14, 2009, at home. [More]
Mary G. Schwieterman, 84, 4188 Harrison Road, Montezuma, died at 5:48 p.m. April 14, 2009, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater. [More]
Bernice F. Wilker, 88, 7705 County Road 219A, Celina, died at 4:35 a.m. April 1 [More]
Local pictures on April 15th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on April 15th, 2009
Citizen objects to volunteer day as forced labor
Parking vote likely won't be held soon
Board sees results collected on CCD religion program survey
Evening of ordinances held in St. Henry
Geese population getting shaken up
McSports awarded loan for Celina expansion
Updated 5-year forecast OK'd
Identity theft policy passed
Riprap placed at two spots; more planned as weather allows
Four injured in crash near New Bremen
Planning to put a new roof over the heads of many
Area business to get cars sparkling
Romer's buys West Lake Villa
Minster sweeps home track meet
Interest in gardening grows with the times