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Thursday, October 20th, 2011
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Nearly 130 emergency dispatchers from Ohio and Indiana gathered Wednesday to hone their skills, learn new techniques and discuss their high-stress jobs.
The seventh annual Dispatcher In-Service Training Day at the Mercer County Fairgrounds included six sessions on topics such as K-9 call-out, extreme weather and "verbal judo" - how dispatchers handle calls. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
VAN WERT - A 37-year-old Van Wert man may spend the rest of his life behind bars for savagely killing his grandmother in her home more than a year ago.
Shawn M. Jones was found guilty Wednesday in the death of 84-year-old Edna LaRue following a trial by judge that began on Monday in Van Wert Common Pleas Court. He was immediately sentenced to an indefinite term of 15 years to life in prison by Judge Charles D. Steele. [More]
Division II Volleyball Sectional at Lima Senior
By Mark Ruschau
LIMA - The St. Marys Roughriders used a solid team performance to oust the Defiance Bulldogs 25-17, 25-23 and 25-19 in an opening-round match at the Division II sectional tournament on Wednesday evening at Lima Senior High School.
The Roughriders take a 17-5 record into Saturday's sectional final match at approximately 7:15 p.m. against Wapakoneta, which defeated Bath in a five-game battle in Wednesday's nightcap. Defiance bows out of the postseason with a 13-10 mark. [More]
Obituaries on October 20th, 2011
Opal C. Subler, 101, North Star, died at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 18, 2011, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Former Coldwater resident Thomas Ray Osborne, 75, Pineville, Ky., died Oct. 12, 2011, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington. [More]
Former Coldwater resident Mildred K.Knoth, 97, died at 5:40 a.m. Oct. 19, 2011, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Leslie Rone McKinney, 55, St. Marys, died Oct. 18, 2011, at her residence.
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Bernice J. Thomas, 91, Celina, died at 12:17 a.m. Oct. 18, 2011 at Community Hospital, Coldwater, following a sudden illness. [More]
Local pictures on October 20th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on October 20th, 2011
Employee needed to manage EPA regs
St. Marys mayoral candidates face off
Council against state collecting local income tax
Fort Recovery resident hired as nutrient management techician
Sewer project complete
Indians sweep three from the Bearcats
Celina closes out home slate on Friday
Looking back on St. Henry's first win
Local teams still fighting for berths into the playoffs
Grand Lake Football Primer