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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
By William Kincaid
The accountability of Mercer County Board of Elections Director Lynn Wylds and Deputy Director Denise Fullenkamp was questioned Monday afternoon.
Board of elections member Toni Slusser requested the payroll cards and a year's worth of absence of leave forms for Wylds and Fullenkamp prior to the board going into an executive session at the end of the regular meeting. [More]
Four counts involve a girl under the age of 13; Dwayne Lorton shows no emotion at sentencing
By Margie Wuebker
Burkettsville resident Dwayne E. Lorton showed no emotion Monday afternoon as Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Ingraham sentenced him to 20 years in prison on four counts of rape. All the incidents involved a girl under the age of 13.
The 41-year-old Lorton, who pleaded no contest last month, also showed no emotion as the victim's grandmother tearfully explained how his actions affected the victim. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Things looked positive for the Celina girls soccer team after 40 minutes of play. The defense played strong as always-tough Findlay held just a 1-0 lead at the half.
That all changed after Ashley Miller scored her first goal of the game with 361/2 minutes to go in the match. [More]
Obituaries on August 25th, 2009
Louis L. Betz, 76, 408 S. Wayne St., Portland, Ind., died in the emergency room at Jay County Hospital Aug. 24, 2009. [More]
Esther Hoge Dalton, 102, 8911 Roanoke, Bremerton, Wash., died at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21, 2009 at Harrison Hospital, Bremerton. [More]
Ruby I. Freewalt, 88, 1903 Winston Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:20 a.m. Aug. 23, 2009, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Jo Ann Giere, 75, 1213 S. Eola Drive, Orlando, Fla., died at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 22, 2009, at the Village Oaks Assisted Living, Orlando. [More]
Claryce Ann Hickernell, 86, 332 Sunset Drive, Mendon, died at 8:50 a.m. Aug. 24, 2009, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Alberta A. Wehrman, 83, 10664 state Route 364, Fort Loramie, died at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 22, 2009, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. [More]
Gisela E. Woltermann, 83, 215 W. Butler St., Fort Recovery, died Aug. 24, 2009, [More]
Local pictures on August 25th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on August 25th, 2009
Sovinski put back on the ballot; 3 others are off
Arcanum man dies from mid-air collision
Coldwater to get more coverage for less money
Man to be sentenced for vehicular homicide
Canal gates will be bought
Suspects appear in court for sentencing on drug charges
Antique tractor run set in St. Marys
Bulldogs open WBL with win at Defiance