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Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
By Margie Wuebker
Tears flowed in Celina Municipal Court last week as a 25-year-old area man learned his fate in connection with a Sept. 15 traffic accident that claimed the life of a newlywed.
Douglas M. Heitkamp, 6215 Depweg Road, Celina, who earlier pleaded no contest to one count of vehicular homicide, received a $500 fine and an 18-month operator's license suspension. [More]
Local officials make changes in response to shrinking state funds
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - The community library will be closed on Fridays and the entire staff will take a 12 percent pay cut beginning next week due to a 30 percent cut in state funding for the next two years.
"It's already been a tough year," said Susan Heckler Pittman, executive director of the St. Marys Community Public Library. "We've already cut book and materials purchases. All that was left was the staff."
Each staff member's workweek has been cut by five hours in addition to the Friday closing. [More]
Local pictures on August 11th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on August 11th, 2009
Local GOP nominates two for city council
Lakefront property's fate still undecided
Celina to close off street bypass
Village expecting cost to drop for liability insurance
Celina boys finish ninth at Defiance Invitational