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Friday, June 5th, 2009
Jason Thomas could get sentence of life in prison
By Margie Wuebker
A 26-year-old Celina man faces life in prison after being found guilty of murder and felonious assault Wednesday in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
The charges stem from the death of his 101/2-month-old stepson earlier this year.
Jason C. Thomas, 119 Garman Ave., entered a plea of no contest as part of a negotiated agreement. Judge Jeffrey Ingraham set sentencing for 2:30 p.m. July 22. [More]
Coldwater loses in state semifinal for second straight year
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLUMBUS - For the Badin Rams, it was a heads-up play to take the lead.
For Coldwater, it was another heartbreaking way to end a stellar season.
Scott Purcell's dash to an undefended home plate on a ground out completed Badin's comeback from trailing 3-0 to move the Rams past the Cavaliers, 4-3, in the Division III state baseball semifinals at Huntington Park in Columbus on Thursday afternoon. [More]
Obituaries on June 5th, 2009
Dale M. Fennig, age 88, of Coldwater, died at 4:27 p.m. June 2, 2009 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. [More]
June Margret Johnson, 82, of Mendon, died at 10:25 p.m. June 2, 2009, at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Robert F. Kettler, 92, 218 S. Walnut St., New Bremen died at 8:02 p.m. June 8, [More]
Larry J. Shelby, 66, 1121 Neil Ave., St. Marys, died at 8:45 p.m. June 3, 2009, at his residence. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on June 5th, 2009
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Algae toxin levels in Grand Lake still above threshold for safety
Farmers eligible for $1 M
Celina water finally passes test
Health officials question state's handling of funds
County OKs contract for Coldwater ditch project
Church plans $900,000 expansion