Monday, February 4th, 2008
Crimes occur in Mercer, Auglaize and Allen counties
By Shelley Grieshop
Authorities have in custody two men and a teenage boy who allegedly broke into more than 70 vehicles in a recent crime spree in Mercer, Auglaize and Allen counties.
Arrested in St. Marys on Friday evening during a surveillance detail by officers were Billy Ray Pate, 20, Nicholas M. Redman, 18, and a 17-year-old boy, all of Wapakoneta. Pape and Redman each have been charged with felony theft and are expected to appear in Auglaize County Municipal Court today. [More]
Celina takes third, Coldwater is fifth
By Gary R. Rasberry
As is always the case, the Celina Lions Wrestling Invitational is one of the more competitive invitationals in the area.
But the Versailles Tigers showed they were a bit ahead of the other schools, capturing the 2008 title.
Versailles placed all [More]
Obituaries on February 4th, 2008
Michael E. "Mike" Altenbach, 58, of Mendon, died Feb. 3, 2008, at his residence. Death was due to pancreatic cancer. [More]
Virgil E. "Bud" Bertke, 76, 2120 Jefferson St., Maria Stein, died at 7:27 p.m. Feb. 1, 2008, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Eleanor Carolyn Brown, 87, 1306 Oakview Drive, St. Marys, died at 6:11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2008, at the St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Roy A. Line, 75, of Mendon, died at noon Feb. 3, 2008, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Helen M. Minton, 89, of Greenville, died at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 3, 2008, at the Oakley House in Greenville. [More]
Harold E. Moody, 86, of Jackson, Mich., died at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 2, 2008.
He w [More]
Walter F. Vondenhuevel, 75, 222 S. Main St., New Bremen, died at 8:39 p.m. Feb. 1, 2008, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on February 4th, 2008
Subscriber and paid stories on February 4th, 2008
BURKETTSVILLE - Mary Kitson grasps the parallel bars and takes one step after another leaving the wheelchair behind. Beads of perspiration glisten on her forehead but the determination to go farther shows no sign of waning.
Celina will continue to take in a 5 percent franchise fee from Time Warner Cable after city council members approved a resolution that adheres to the state's new video service law.
A 52-year-old Waynesfield man was killed when he lost control of his car on U.S. 33 in eastern Auglaize County early Sunday morning.
Pronounced dead at the scene was William L. Monroe. There were no passengers in Monroe's Saturn, which sustained extensive damage to the driver's side.
The nonprofit Lake Improvement Association (LIA) on Saturday discussed but took no action on renaming its premier fundraiser, the Barstool Open.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina swimming team came home from the Western Buckeye League Swimming and Diving championships with a pair of runner-up showings in the team standings as Shawnee swept the titles at the Lima YMCA on Saturday.
Compiled by Ryan Hines,
Gary R. Rasberry and Randy Bruns
St. Henry could not find an answer for Chris Morrow and that allowed Van Wert to pick up a 49-41 win at The Cougar Den to send the Redskins to their fourth loss in five games.
MINSTER - Just 24 hours after posting their biggest win of the season over the Marion Local Flyers, the Minster Wildcats returned to their home court with a date against the struggling St. Marys Roughriders.