Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Fort Recovery
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members likely have stopped a Dollar General store from coming to the village.
Council members Monday night unanimously rejected a zoning change that would have allowed the store to be built in the industrial park off state Route 49. The vote was taken after council asked the nearly 20 local residents at the meeting if they were in support of the business coming to town; no one raised a hand. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
Two Mercer County residents are awaiting extradition to Indiana to face murder charges in the beating death of an 81-year-old Marion man.
Lacy Bradley, 21, and James Griffith, 33, both of 12001 state Route 81, Rockford, were apprehended Aug. 1 at a Frankfort, Ky., gas station. They were served with murder warrants three days later. No date has been set for extradition hearings. [More]
Obituaries on August 7th, 2012
Mary Lou Bornhorst, 82, Fort Loramie, died Aug. 5, 2012, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. [More]
Martha M. Rosenbeck, 88, formerly of Chickasaw and New Bremen, died at 2:55 a.m. Aug. 5, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Lester H. Klosterman, 99, Greenville, died Aug. 5, 2012, at 10:55 p.m. at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. [More]
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CELINA - Nearly 75 people went to the Celina Rotary Dog Park on Monday night to celebrate the memory of Zak, the three-year-old Mercer County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit who died last week after having been left in the backseat of his handler's hot cruiser.
The possibility of criminal charges against Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Fortkamp, who had left the department's K-9 in a car where he died from heart failure due to heat on Wednesday, is in the hands of Celina Law Director George Moore.
Lake Campus paleontologist helps with shark program special
CELINA - When the Discovery Channel needed to know the amount of force in the bite of a prehistoric monster shark ,they turned to an expert at Wright State University-Lake Campus.
CRIDERSVILLE - A 36-year-old Wapakoneta man was killed after he allegedly drove the wrong way on Interstate 75 near Cridersville and collided with a commercial motor vehicle early Saturday morning.