Monday, March 3rd, 2008
Celina daycare offers a chance to get out and socialize, bounce around
By Shelley Grieshop
Betty Smith's little one just loves to go to daycare.
Playing with friends gets the 8-month-old so excited, he sometimes jumps around the room licking everyone and everything in sight. And that's perfectly OK at Doggie Daycare.
The daycare program at Celina Pet Center is an oasis of fun for the little Yorkshire terrier, says Smith, the co-owner of Deluxe Dry Cleaners in Celina. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLUMBUS - There's no questioning the guts of Tyler Kunk.
The Coldwater senior went through the wrestling season with a shoulder injury suffered during football.
Rather than rest the shoulder and miss his last year of the sport he loves, he fought through the pain and made it to the final eight of the 171-pound weight class in Division IV. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLUMBUS - For Mike Treon, just getting to state was a goal.
Getting a win at state was another.
Earning a spot on the podium was the icing on the cake.
The Versailles junior finished eighth in the Division III 285-pound weight class, becomin [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLUMBUS - Nick Uhlenhake remembers coming to the State Wrestling tournament as a freshman to watch his brother Brian compete for Coldwater.
Four years later, Uhlenhake got his chance, and made the most of it.
Uhlenhake, who broke the school record for wins in a season - a mark that brother Brian shared with Aaron Alig - in the district tournament, concluded his high school career with a sixth-place showing in the Division III 215-pound tournament. [More]
Obituaries on March 3rd, 2008
Agnes J. Buening, 81, 625 Plum Drive, Coldwater, died at 10 a.m. March 1, 2008, at her home. [More]
Ione Byer, 89, of Ohio City, died at 6:40 p.m. Feb. 29, 2008, at Van Crest Health Care Center, Van Wert. [More]
Margaret F. Davis, 97, formerly of Montezuma, died at 9:40 a.m. Saturday at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community, St. Marys. [More]
Herbert H. Evers, 95, 1929 Fleetfoot Road, St. Henry, died at 1:35 p.m. March 2, 2008, at Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Dr. Louis G. Froning, 84, 222 N. Seventh St., Coldwater, died at 4:05 a.m. March 1, 2008, at the Gardens of St. Henry. [More]
Gertrude Hughes, 83, of 1111 N. Augustus St., St. Marys, died at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 29, 2008, at her home. [More]
Walter J. "Jack" Stewart Jr., 42, of Rossburg, died March 1, 2008, at Southview Hospital, Dayton. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Loretta Waggoner, 100, formerly of Rossburg, died at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 29, 2008, at the Versailles Health Care Center. [More]
Local pictures on March 3rd, 2008
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PIQUA - Farmers are both excited and fearful this year as they anticipate both record crop prices and unprecedented risk as costs keep skyrocketing for fertilizer and other inputs.
A Celina man, who attempted to break into Celina High School, was sentenced to community control sanctions including jail time during a Feb. 20 appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
VANDALIA - The Versailles Tigers earned a repeat trip to the Schottenstein Center with a hard-fought 47-37 victory over the Miami East Vikings in the Division III regional finals Saturday afternoon.
ELIDA - The third time was the charm for the Ottawa-Glandorf boys basketball team.
St. Henry beat Ottawa-Glandorf in back-to-back district title contests, but the Titans returned the favor on Saturday at the Elida Fieldhouse with a 61-51 win over the Redskins.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Coldwater girls bowling team completed its season with an appearance in the second-ever state girls bowling tournament at Tiki Lanes in Lancaster.