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]
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]