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Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Mercer County
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Community leaders intend to focus their resources on obesity, binge drinking and drug abuse after reviewing data from a recently released health study.
Results of the 2012 Community Health Assessment debuted two weeks ago during a meeting with representatives of numerous health-related organizations. A follow-up meeting to act on the findings was held Wednesday afternoon at the Central Services Building in Celina. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
St. Marys - A local official braved the wreckage of Hurricane Sandy to help with recovery efforts in New York City.
Auglaize County Red Cross Director Ken Cline spent about two and a half weeks in Manhattan helping residents who had lost everything to the super storm on Oct. 29. He delivered food, water and medical supplies to those in need. [More]
By Mike Ernst
One year after nearly shocking the auto racing world, New Bremen's Drew Charlson returns to Daytona International Speedway this week for the 50th running of the Daytona Slick Mist 200 for the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Stock Cars.
A crazy last lap, with cars running out of fuel and crashing ahead of him in the final turn, Charlson swerved to avoid the mayhem and pushed Bobby Gerhart under the checkered flag. [More]
Obituaries on February 14th, 2013
Jack L. Cramer, 77, Wapakoneta, died at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 11, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Sue A. Platfoot, 70, formerly of Fort Loramie, died at 12:05 a.m. Feb. 13, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. [More]
Rebecca L. Braun, 63, Celina, died at 2:01 a.m. Feb. 14, 2013, at St. Rita's Me [More]
Charlene Thees, 79, Coldwater, died 7:55 p.m. Feb. 10, 2013, at The Laurels of Shane Hill. [More]
Marvin H. Lenker, 79, Rossburg, died at 11:43 p.m. Feb. 12, 2013, at Heartland [More]
Jeanette I. Cunnagin, 63, Celina, died Feb. 13, 2013, in Celina.
Calling is 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Barnes Funeral Home in Eaton. [More]
Joseph William "Joe" Pickering, 86, Wapakoneta, died at 1:15 p.m. Feb. 12, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Local pictures on February 14th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on February 14th, 2013
Wage proposal could hurt area employers, consumers
Shopping for romance on Valentine's Day
High school teacher will have termination hearing
School renovation decision on hold
Four teachers to retire at end of school year
Prosecuter drops drug charges
The hits keep coming from Matchbox Twenty
Celina will help decide who wins the WBL
New Bremen can win at least a share of the MAC title on Friday
Five local divers earn berths to compete at state
IC stunned Fort Recovery on the hardwood in 1952
Fort Recovery adding four to Hall of Fame