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Thursday, May 9th, 2013
By Eric Adams
MINSTER - The blizzard of 1978; the 1996 fire at New Bremen's Dairy Farm Products; the Cridersville tornado of 2010.
The unrelated incidents, isolated by years of small-town tranquility, share one important denominator - they all changed lives in an instant and all could happen again at any time. [More]
Former Maria Stein man
By Margie Wuebker
A former Maria Stein man appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court Wednesday morning and showed no emotion as he received an additional 25-year prison sentence for sex-related offenses involving children.
Travis M. Quinter, 33, who had resided at 1229 state Route 716, already has sentences totaling 60 years for similar crimes involving the same victims in Allen and Auglaize counties. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
MARIA STEIN - Taylor Homan could relate to a mail carrier on Wednesday, as neither rain nor thunder could deter the Marion Local softball pitcher from her route.
Homan battled through the weather elements while retiring all 15 Fort Recovery batters she faced in Marion Local's 15-0 Midwest Athletic Conference win at the Flyer Athletic Complex. [More]
Obituaries on May 9th, 2013
Marjorie L. Borden, 94, St. Marys, died at 9:55 a.m. May 7, 2013, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Gale R. Compton, 86, Van Wert, died at 4:05 p.m. May 7, 2013, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. [More]
Lester Dicke, 95, St. Marys, died May 8, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center.
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Dorothy Lynn Dorsett, 54, Wapakoneta, died at 1:49 a.m. May 7, 2013, at her residence. [More]
Frank E. Hisey Jr., 71, Celina, passed away May 7, 2013, in North Manchester, Ind. [More]
Rick A. Marbaugh, 58, Celina, passed away at 6:15 p.m. May 8, 2013, at Celina M [More]
Richard Rubel, St. Marys, died May 6, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in St. [More]
Ruth M. Wellman, 87, Celina, passed away at 5:07 a.m. May 9, 2013, at Celina Ma [More]
Local pictures on May 9th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on May 9th, 2013
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