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Monday, February 24th, 2014
Eight fires recorded in the area since mid-December
By Shelley Grieshop
Bitter cold weather this winter is linked to half of the eight house fires investigated locally since Dec. 16.
Determination of the exact causes of most of the fires in Mercer and Auglaize counties is pending by the State Fire Marshal's Office or insurance experts. However, old or overloaded wiring, a chimney and wood-burning stoves were the sources of blazes in Fort Recovery and St. Henry, and two in St. Marys, officials say. [More]
Obituaries on February 24th, 2014
Marilynne J. Schroer, 85, St. Marys, died at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Robert "Bob" Liening, Tucson, Ariz., rode off into the sunset on Feb. 20, 2014. [More]
Catherine "Cathy" M. Bertke, 47, of Montezuma, died Feb. 21, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Agnes M. Frilling, 100, of Sidney, died at 2:35 a.m. Feb. 22, 2014, at Fairhaven County Home, where she had been a patient for one week. [More]
Toni Fishbach, Wapakoneta, died accidentally on Feb. 22, 2014.
Funeral arrang [More]
Evelyn M. Braun, 88, Coldwater, died Feb. 23, 2014, at Celina Manor Nursing Hom [More]
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