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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
By Shelley Grieshop
Local health officials are requiring all tests on suspected flu patients be performed only at the hospital in Coldwater to enhance the tracking of possible swine flu cases.
As of this morning, Mercer and Auglaize counties have not confirmed any cases of swine flu. There are 64 cases in the U.S., one each in Ohio and Indiana and one death in Texas. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
Crown Equipment Corp., headquartered in New Bremen, has received a second $1 million grant from the state for a project to utilize fuel cells as the power source for a line of lift trucks.
The award for advanced research and development and commercialization comes through the Ohio Third Frontier Program with Crown being the only recipient in the area of fuel cell development. The company received just under $1 million for the same purpose last year. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
Natalie Rethman, a second-grader at Marion Local Schools, finished third in her age group in the national finals of the Elks USA Hoop Shoot competition. The event took place Saturday in Springfield, Mass.
Nine-year-old Rethman initially tied for second forcing a shootoff. She sank four out of the five additional shots, but the other contestant successfully downed all five. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry will be even more well-represented at the Cincinnati Bengals' mini-camp this weekend after a second former Redskin got the NFL invite.
Miami University offensive tackle Steve Sutter, a St. Henry graduate, was invited to the Bengals camp and will join former Redskin Todd Boeckman with the Orange and Black. [More]
Obituaries on April 29th, 2009
Fr. Richard Beischel, C.PP.S., 81, died April 27, 2009, in Valdivia, Chile, following a lengthy illness. [More]
Earl Daugherty, 84, 516 Cleveland Ave., St. Marys, died at 11:30 p.m., April 27, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Fr. Robert Onofrey, C.PP.S., 76, died at 5:10 p.m., April 28, 2009, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, following an extended illness. [More]
Arthur A. Severt, 81, 506 W. Elizabeth St., Coldwater, died at 9:23 a.m. April 28, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Ralph B. Severt, 87, 408 W. Plum St., Coldwater, died at 8:45 p.m. April 28, 2009, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on April 29th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on April 29th, 2009
Sentence is called 'cruel and unusual'
Mercer County MR/DD seeking renewal levy
Hours reduced for social worker
Celina project funds OK'd
Apria Healthcare cuts 51 Minster jobs
Pair tries to beat the system
RV supply center will move to only Web sales
Area couple opens up sewing opportunities
Ultimate Fighting Championship style fighters learn the ropes
Bulldogs dominate in sweeping WBL trimeet