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Friday, November 27th, 2009
Head elf's house in Celina gets remodel; mode of transportation into town has changed throughout years
By Betty Lawrence
Santa Claus has always made a stop at his house in Celina the weekend after Thanksgiving. It's how he has arrived in town and his digs that have changed during the past 60-plus years.
Over the years Santa has left the North Pole to arrive in Celina by way of horse-drawn sleigh, a Cadillac convertible, a boat, by horseback and by helicopter. One year the fire department even lifted old Santa from the rooftop of a downtown building. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A 29-year-old Wapakoneta man died following a traffic accident Wednesday night that troopers believe was alcohol related.
Joseph "Joe" C. Sparks, the son of Gary P. and Wanda J. Carpenter Sparks of New Bremen, was pronounced dead at 11:48 p.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital, about one hour after the accident occurred at the intersection of state Route 67 and Townline-Lima Road. [More]
Obituaries on November 27th, 2009
William Delmore Berry, 97, of Berne, Ind., formerly of Rockford, died at 8:25 a.m. Nov. 25, 2009, at Chalet Village, Berne, Ind. [More]
Margaret Louise Gehm, 79, 11317 Bobwhite Lane, St. Marys, and formerly of Rockf [More]
Velma Grace Hamp, 77, 03251 Clover Four Road, New Bremen, died at 4 a.m. Nov. 25, 2009, at her residence. [More]
Arnold "Tiny" Rosenbeck, 71, 507 N. Front St., St. Marys, died at 5 p.m. Nov. 2 [More]
Janelle H. Schmitmeyer, 74, formerly of 108 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, died at [More]
Joseph C. "Joe" Sparks, 29, of Wapakoneta, died at 11:48 p.m. Nov. 25, 2009, at [More]
Catherine M. Tuttle, 66, 11409 Cardinal Lane, St.Marys, died at 3:14 p.m. Nov. 24, 2009, at University Medical Center in Cincinnati. [More]
Local pictures on November 27th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on November 27th, 2009
Man charged in son's death
Shooter of St. Marys man found guilty at trial
Three new areas debut at Coldwater hospital
Celina advised to obtain credit rating
Mercer, Auglaize counties jobless rates unchanged
Flyers get rematch against #1 Blue Jays