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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
By Margie Wuebker
The Third District Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a Chickasaw man sentenced to 24 years in prison for the traffic deaths of four area teenagers. His attorneys claimed the lengthy sentence represented cruel and unusual punishment.
The judgment filed Monday in Lima means the conviction and sentence of 23-year-old Nicholas Schwieterman, currently an inmate at the Toledo Correctional Institution, will stand. [More]
By William Kincaid
Mercer County Head Start will be relocated to the former Franklin school building in Montezuma next school year, Celina City Schools Superintendent Matt Miller announced at a school board meeting Monday night.
The program, currently housed at the Celina Education Complex with one unit at Coldwater Exempted Village Schools, will be moved because of the additional space at the Montezuma facility, Miller said. [More]
By Nancy Allen
The St. Henry FFA Agricultural Engineering Team recently placed first in the state, but not without a few unforeseen snags along the way.
The four member team of Jake Marchal, Jacob Rindler, Derek Goettemoeller and Craig Lefeld were supposed to ta [More]
Obituaries on May 19th, 2009
Esther Abels, 92, of Coldwater, died shortly before midnight May 18, 2009, at T [More]
James Kettenring Hart, 83, 646 W. Anthony St., Celina, died at 5:35 a.m. May 17, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Evaun L. Hines, 94, died at 3:50 p.m. April 25, 2009, at her residence.
She w [More]
Everett "Denny" McLeland, 67, of Decatur, Ind., died May 17, 2009, at Adams County Memorial Hospital, Decatur, Ind. [More]
Jean Marie Shindeldecker, 90, 218 Walnut St., Rockford, died at 6:20 a.m. May 18, 2009, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on May 19th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on May 19th, 2009
Minster school board OKs action to keep FFA and FCCLA programs
Auglaize County's one-room schools rich in history, nostalgia
Two men injured when car drops into canal
Seniors to receive diplomas at services
Local farmers behind in planting; weather could help them catch up
Snyder to play hoops for the Polar Bears
Thien brings versatility to ONU football team
Klenke, Bruns and Griesdorn garner top league honors
Marion Local finishes MAC play with win in 10th inning