Friday, January 2nd, 2009
By Shelley Grieshop
The number of people killed in traffic crashes across the Grand Lake area dropped by just one from 2007 to 2008.
Last year, 14 people - including four Maria Stein-area men who perished in one accident in March - were killed in 11 crashes on roadways in Mercer and Auglaize counties. In 2007, 15 people died in 12 accidents. [More]
Obituaries on January 2nd, 2009
Donald Dietz, 75, of Celina died Jan. 1, 2009, at Reid Memorial Hospital, Richm [More]
Virgil Eugene "Gene" Ellinger, 84, 1706 Meadowview Drive, Celina, died at 12:20 a.m. Jan. 1, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Harry W. Krogman, 87, 7693 Bogart Road, Celina, died at 5:01 p.m. Dec. 31, 2008, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Linus Pohl, 82, of Coldwater, died Jan. 1, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Former Fort Recovery resident David A. Reinhard, 59, of Piketon, died Dec. 31, 2008, in Columbus. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Mary Ann Schmackers, 82, of Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater, died at 11 a.m. Jan. 1, 2009, at Briarwood Manor. [More]
John R. Sizelove, 85, 5134 It's It Road, Lot 20, Celina, died at 9 a.m. Jan. 1, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on January 2nd, 2009
Subscriber and paid stories on January 2nd, 2009
The Ohio Department of Transportation will pursue multiple infrastructure projects in both Mercer and Auglaize counties this year.
Two road resurfacing projects will be completed through the villages of Coldwater and Rockford, ODOT Public Information Officer Denise Heitkamp said.