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Friday, December 18th, 2009
Local thefts keep law enforcement busy
By Shelley Grieshop
A man and a woman were arrested this week as suspects in a rash of burglaries in the Versailles area including the theft of gifts from under Christmas trees.
In custody on parole violations are John A. Nelson, 23, of Lima, and Vivian "Paige" Jasso, 27, of Versailles. The pair were arrested Wednesday at a home on Wood Street in Versailles during a follow-up investigation into numerous home burglaries and vehicle break-ins during the past two weeks. [More]
Council to decide on vacation at Landmark
By William Kincaid
Celina Planning Commission on Thursday night had no problem recommending the vacation of two alleys crisscrossing the property of Mercer Landmark.
Planning members Tom Hone, Eldon Wetter, Ralph Stelzer, Celina Safety Service Director Rick Bachelor and Celina Mayor Sharon LaRue unanimously recommended vacating the alleys after listening to a brief presentation by Mercer Landmark attorney Tom Lammers. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
ROCKFORD - The Fort Recovery Indians went on the road and took care of business as they used a great defensive effort to defeat the Parkway Panthers, 73-28, in Midwest Athletic Conference action on Thursday night at Panther Gymnasium.
With the win, its third in a row, Fort Recovery improves to 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the conference while Parkway falls to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in the MAC. [More]
Obituaries on December 18th, 2009
Richard L. Crouch, 84, 751 Deford St., Celina, and formerly of 5890 Karch Road, [More]
Raymond C. Flaute, 89, 2171 Cassella-Montezuma Road, Maria Stein, died at 12:27 p.m. Dec. 17, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Marilyn M. Kuhn, 74, 2685 Oregon Road, Rockford, died at 3:24 p.m. Dec. 16, 2009, at Triumph Hospital in Lima. [More]
Former rural Portland, Ind., resident Odus A. Marchal, 88, died Dec. 17, 2009, at Persimmon Ridge Healthcare, Portland. [More]
Monica L. McCollum, 30, 9522 Cisco Road, Sidney, died Dec. 14, 2009, at her res [More]
Georgiana Meiring, 93, 2062 Watkins Road, Fort Recovery, died Dec. 17, 2009, at [More]
Agnes Mary Stahl, 94, 550 Killdeer Dr., Bolingbrook, Ill., died Dec. 16, 2009, at Adventists Hospital, Bolingbrook. [More]
Donna Jean Whited, 71, 1636 Karen Drive, Lima, died at 11:42 a.m. Dec. 16, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on December 18th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on December 18th, 2009
Competitors give low bids for sanitary sewer project
Thieves hitting Chickasaw area hard
Beaver trapping will be allowed in selected areas
County bridge work bids under estimate
Councilors revise pay, rules
Montezuma man found dead
Take time out for Jesus - the reason for the season
Celina dominates the first half
Cavs beat Cardinals for second straight victory
St. Henry suffers first defeat to Versailles