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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
By Margie Wuebker
A local businessman died Tuesday when his car drifted left of center and struck a semitrailer while he was going home to pick up supplies.
The accident occurred at 2:07 p.m. along state Route 29 west of Celina, just west of Fleetfoot Road.
Matthias "Matt" J. Pearson, 50, of Celina, the owner of Matt's Soft Water Service, was pronounced dead at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. He is the ninth traffic fatality in the county since Jan. 23. [More]
By Betty Lawrence
COLDWATER - Charles Tackett of Bellevue is the new principal at Coldwater high school.
Tackett, 41, said he is excited to take on the position and intends to bring a positive energy to the district. He was chosen unanimously by school board members among 32 candidates; only two were interviewed. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
COLDWATER - The Coldwater Cavaliers received a game-winning hit from Matt Selhorst with two outs in the 15th inning to defeat the Minster Wildcats 2-1 in Midwest Athletic Conference play on Tuesday at Veterans Field.
Coldwater improves to 3-2 in conference play and 13-6 overall. Minster falls to 3-2 and 16-4. [More]
Obituaries on April 25th, 2012
Jeffrey Scott Becker, 43, Providence Village, Texas, died April 23, 2012, at his home following a heart attack. [More]
Douglas S. "Esh" Eshelman, 51, died at 9:54 a.m. April 24, 2012, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. [More]
Robert Leslie Allison, 84, Urbana, died April 24, 2012, in Essex of Springfield [More]
Former Celina resident Laura Leona Franck, 94, died April 24, 2012, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on April 25th, 2012
District pitches new proposal
County engineer questions land preservation deal
Lake Campus student makes heartfelt request
Celina contractor nets work in Mendon
Landowners sue state
Democratic speaker shares personal views
Landscape improvements near the Miami and Erie Canal on agenda
New shop offers trendy clothes
Fitness/recreation center for seniors opens
Bulldogs tied for WBL lead with Wildkittens
Celina track dominates quadrangular
Lakers up for division title with two games left