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Friday, August 31st, 2012
New rules for drivers start today
By William Kincaid
Thumbs off the keyboard.
The state ban on texting for all drivers and the forbiddance of teenagers from using any electronic device while at the wheel begin today.
Ohio's new law makes texting behind the wheel a primary offense for those age 18 and younger, which means it can be the only reason to be stopped by law enforcement. The action is a secondary offense for adults; they have to be pulled over for speeding or some other infraction before they can get a ticket. [More]
By Randy Bruns
NEW BREMEN - If Thursday night's Midwest Athletic Conference opener between the Marion Local Flyers and the New Bremen Cardinals was any indication of how the year will go, it's going to be a wild and wooly volleyball season.
The Flyers had their backs pinned against the wall after going down two games to one but they dug deep and took the final two sets to upend the Cardinals by scores of 22-25, 25-14, 21-25, 26-24, and 15-8. [More]
Obituaries on August 31st, 2012
William E. Rogers, 76, Celina, died at 9:39 a.m. Aug. 28, 2012, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind., due to natural causes. [More]
Robert E. Hunter, 89, St. Marys, died at 3:50 p.m. Aug. 30, 2012, at Joint Town [More]
Betty L. Fisher, 84, St. Marys, died at 3:50 p.m. Aug. 30, 2012, at St. Marys L [More]
Local pictures on August 31st, 2012
Subscriber only stories on August 31st, 2012
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Sewer project to cost $2.58 million
Driver convicted in fatal crash deported to China
Miller back with a vengeance
Bulldogs struggle late, lose to Titans
O-G hands Celina loss in WBL soccer
Redskins open MAC play with big win