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Thursday, April 15th, 2010
By Shelley Grieshop
NEW WESTON - Authorities believe it was a 78-year-old St. Henry man who perished in a cornfield fire in northern Darke County on Tuesday afternoon.
The victim found by firefighters was tentatively identified as Cletus W. Schmitz, formerly of New Weston. Darke County investigators believe Schmitz's clothing caught fire as he attempted to burn brush piles at a farm he owned along Lightsville Northern Road, south of state Route 705, in the New Weston area. [More]
By Mike Ernst
Jeff Babcock, of Wayne, Ohio, grew up watching his dad, Jeff Sr., wheel stock cars around western Ohio, and like most kids, wanted to follow in his father's footsteps.
It may not have gotten off to a great start, but Babcock has certainly figured it out. He is currently as hot as any driver in the state having driven his Stock Car and UMP Modified to victory lane 25 times in 2009. [More]
Obituaries on April 15th, 2010
Former New Weston resident Cletus W. Schmitz, 78, 401 Lewis Ave., St. Henry, died April 13, 2010, in a fire at his farm in rural New Weston. [More]
Lloyd M. Tester, 88, 541 Lisle St., Celina, died at 1:38 p.m. April 14, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
C. Blanche Phillips, 93, 1121 E. Central Ave., Van Wert, died at 12:45 a.m. April 14, 2010, at CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. [More]
Local pictures on April 15th, 2010
Subscriber only stories on April 15th, 2010
Founder of civic foundation tells of $5.5 million for community projects
New contracts OK'd for administrators
Village council reviews tree planting policy
Rotary club learns past, present operations at Eldora Speedway
Faulty wiring probable cause of deadly fire in Wapakoneta
Albers chooses Xavier to continue running career
Hogenkamp will hit the links at Wittenberg
Revisiting Parkway's journey to state in 1998