Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
77-year-old accidentally drives mower into pond; neighbor resuscitates him
By Margie Wuebker
The quick action of neighbors averted tragedy after a Celina man accidentally drove a riding mower into a pond while cutting grass in the Wheatland Acres subdivision Friday afternoon.
Hubert Allen, 77, 1300 Touvelle St., was working outside the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Nancy Allen, 1229 Brooke Ave., when the accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. [More]
By Ryan Hines
ROCKFORD - Parkway had five players with multi-hit games and Emily Crowell fired a one-hitter to lead the Panthers to a 10-0 win over Fort Recovery in five innings during Midwest Athletic Conference action on Friday at Shane's Park.
It was an impressive showing for Parkway (6-3, 3-0 MAC) which still stands as the lone unbeaten team in the MAC. Fort Recovery falls to 3-6 overall and is 0-3 in the MAC. [More]
Obituaries on May 2nd, 2009
Rodger Sam Burden, 77, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 11:25 a.m. May 1, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Opal Delores Dull, 86, 225 E. Fulton St., Celina, died at 4:59 a.m. May 1, 2009, at The Gardens of Celina. [More]
Myron Wayne Geeting, 88, of St. Marys, and formerly of Greenville, died at 4:30 a.m. May 1, 2009, at Otterbein-St. Marys Retirement Center. [More]
Celina native Patricia M. Madsen, 66, of Miamisburg and formerly of North Star, died April 29, 2009, at Hospice of Dayton. [More]
Vincent L. Schmidt, 65, of Union City, died April 30, 2009, at The Dayton Heart Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on May 2nd, 2009
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Center for Neurological Development to mark 25 years this summer
BURKETTSVILLE - Wilma Heitkamp and Mary Ann Hemmelgarn say the people at the Center for Neurological Development are the reason why they have been volunteers there since its beginnings 25 years ago.
Incumbent Celina City Councilman Myron Buxton is being challenged in the Republican primary on Tuesday by political newcomer Matthew Jeffries. The open seat is for the city's Ward 1.
Mercer Health CEO Jim Wermert announced Friday that he will retire from his position Oct. 1.
Wermert of rural Coldwater has worked for the organiza
ROCKFORD - When the decision came whether to play volleyball or run track in college, Marian Bevington decided to do both.
The talented Parkway athlete will attend Heidelberg College in Tiffin to take part in both sports next season.
ROCKFORD - Parkway golfer Tyler Oliver will continue his playing career on the collegiate level after signing with NCAA Division II Tiffin University on Friday.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
While rain washed out a good part of the baseball and softball schedule on Friday, several games got played, with a couple getting completed.