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Monday, August 24th, 2015
Deadly weekend claims 3 area lives
By Jared Mauch
NEW BREMEN - A 19-year-old man who was slated to coach youth basketball later this year was killed early Sunday morning in a camper fire in a field along Southland Road.
Ben Homan of New Bremen was found dead inside the camper by St. Marys Township fire and EMS officials who responded to the scene following a 911 call placed at 1:12 a.m. The camper was fully engulfed when three fire trucks and 14 crew members arrived on scene, fire chief Chad Hicks told the newspaper. [More]
Deadly weekend claims 3 area lives
By Shelley Grieshop
COLDWATER - A 24-year-old man was killed late Saturday morning when his motorcycle was struck by a sport utility vehicle on state Route 219, west of Gause Road in Butler Township.
Dustin A. Rutter, 321 E. College St., Coldwater, was taken by squad to Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, where he later was pronounced dead. [More]
Deadly weekend claims 3 area lives
By Shelley Grieshop
MERCER - A 42-year-old Wapakoneta man was killed just after midnight today when the pickup he was driving was struck by a semitrailer at the intersection of state Route 707 and U.S. 127.
Andrew J. Hughes was taken by a Rockford squad to Van Wert County Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. [More]
Obituaries on August 24th, 2015
Betty Anspach, 74, of Van Wert, Ohio and Nokomis, Florida, lost her courageous battle with Liver cancer on August 10, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida. [More]
Dorothy M. Wilker, age 93, of Celina, died on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Julius A. "Julie" Jutte, 85, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died on August 22, 2015, at The Gardens at St. Henry, St. Henry, Ohio. [More]
Virginia L. Davis, affectionately called Sis, 87, of Celina, died at 4:18 P.M., August 21, 2015, at Briarwood Manor, Coldwater. [More]
Michael J. Fariello, 65, general manager of the Skyline restaurant in Troy, died at midnight Aug. 20, 2015, at his home in St. Marys. [More]
Ben P. Homan, 19, New Bremen, died on Aug. 23, 2015.
He was the son of John and Jean Schmitmeyer Homan. [More]
Odessa Cleo (Massie) Loughridge, 92, Celina, Ohio died at 12:01 p.m. Aug. 23, 2 [More]
John Rosengarten, Celina, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 24, 2015, at home.
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Irene Will, 77, St. Sebastian, died on Aug. 24, 2015.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Sebastian Church. [More]
Local pictures on August 24th, 2015
Subscriber only stories on August 24th, 2015
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