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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
By Margie Wuebker
SIDNEY - Clearly disoriented but in a remarkably calm voice, Victoria "Vicki" Eilerman tells 911 dispatchers she has been taken from her home, placed in the trunk of a car, raped at the assailant's home and then returned to the trunk for a ride that would prove to be her last. [More]
Damaged wheat acres likely to go to corn; but check with FSA first
By Nancy Allen
Some of the county's wheat has been damaged due to late and less than ideal planting conditions last fall, torrential rains in February and freezing weather in recent weeks.
Though the problem is not widespread, it likely will cause some farmers to tear up their wheat fields and plant corn, especially in light of the high market prices for corn right now. [More]
By Ryan Hines
A never-say-die effort helped the Celina baseball team win its third straight game as the Bulldogs rallied from two runs down in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 victory over Coldwater in a matchup of Mercer County squads.
Celina senior Eric Loughridge hustled out an infield single, just beating the throw to first base, allowing Nick Gray to score the winning run as the Bulldogs improved to 5-7 on the season. [More]
Obituaries on April 17th, 2007
Rosamond "Rosie" Ayers, 58, 208 E. Walnut St., Coldwater, died at 7:34 p.m. April 15, 2007, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Virginia E. Birt, 88, 7550 U.S. 33, Celina, died at 9:35 a.m. April 16, 2007, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Penny E. Huckemeyer, 58, 17032 Townline-Kossuth Road, St. Marys, died April 14, 2007, in an auto accident on state Route 29, west of Celina. [More]
Keith J. Kaiser, 50, 2156 St. Joe Road, Fort Recovery, died at midnight, April [More]
Helena M. Kuck, 87, 106 N. Franklin St., New Bremen, died at 8:40 p.m. April 15, 2007, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. [More]
Frank J. Puthoff, 52, 132 E. Washington St., St. Henry, died at 6:30 p.m. April 15, 2007, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Betty Willman, 75, 05541 Glynwood Road, St. Marys, died April 16, 2007, at The [More]
Local pictures on April 17th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on April 17th, 2007
Officials rehired over objection
Local priest's death ruled a traffic fatality
Center for Neurological Development holds annual appreciation dinner
Council may place expiring tax levies on the November ballot
Celina council talks about instituting property maintenance ordinance
Offense paves the way for Coldwater victory
New Bremen jumps all over Marion Local mistakes
Celina softball blasts Fort Recovery, 36-0