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Friday, December 26th, 2014
By David Giesige
Area shop owners say the Christmas season boosted sales and traffic in their stores.
"We had a very good year last year, too, but it's good to have that carryover and have an even better year this year," Steve Jones, owner of Jones Jeweler, said.
Jones said that a late rush of "typical guys" doing last-minute shopping increased sales, but a steady flow of shoppers had visited throughout December. [More]
Obituaries on December 26th, 2014
Barbara Ann Coil, 71, Mendon, passed away Dec. 24, 2014, in the Van Wert County Hospital emergency department, Van Wert. [More]
Douglas A. Fifer, 52, Coldwater, died Dec. 23, 2014, in Lima.
He was born June 20, 1962, in Portland, Ind., to the late Donald and Sallie K. East Fifer. [More]
Irene A. Fullenkamp, 88, St. Henry, died Dec. 23, 2014, at Celina Manor, Celina [More]
Betty Ann Kable Petrie, 86, Celina, died peacefully at home on Dec. 23, 2014, surrounded by her family. [More]
Local pictures on December 26th, 2014
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