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Thursday, August 20th, 2009
By Betty Lawrence
A big wind blew through Mercer and adjoining counties early Wednesday evening, shutting down the Mercer County Fair for approximately 45 minutes.
There were no injuries or damage at the fairgrounds, fair secretary Jackie Lacy said this morning.
"The sheriff's department contacted us and asked us to shut the fair down because of a tornado watch that had been issued by the National Weather Service. We had some wind and asked people to go inside buildings, but it didn't last long," Lacy said. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
A 22-year-old Marion Township man was killed Wednesday night when the forklift he was operating tipped onto its side pinning him to the ground.
Bradley J. Fleck, 3560 Harrison Road, Celina, was rushed by ambulance to Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater, where he was pronounced dead shortly after the 6:43 p.m. accident. [More]
Obituaries on August 20th, 2009
Esther Jeanette Buel, 94, of Rockford, died at 6:20 a.m. Aug. 19, 2009, at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford. [More]
Bradley Fleck, 22, 3560 Harrison Road, Celina, died Aug. 19, 2009, at Mercer Co [More]
John Kemper, 67, 239 N. Main St., Minster, died Aug. 19, 2009, in Lima.
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Jill Ann Pontius, 50, of Rockford died Aug. 19, 2009, at her home. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Edward E. Tester, 84, of 612 W. Cron St., Celina, died at 12:40 a.m. Aug. 18, 2009, at his son's residence in Celina. [More]
Charles W. Zizelman, 94, Rockford, died at 9:24 a.m. Aug. 19, 2009, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on August 20th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on August 20th, 2009
Rockin' with the dinosaur
Revving up for the boat races in Celina
Main Street gets a new look
Get ready to rock at Darke County Fair
Celina girls tennis picks up win before the storm