Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
By Kathy Thompson
CELINA - A Christmas greeting created by a Rockford fifth-grader in 1944 adorns the wall of a Belgian museum, but how it got there remains a mystery.
Clair Stetler, 80, who now lives in Celina, says he believes the artwork he colored years ago may have been part of a class project to send Christmas greetings to those serving overseas in the military. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - Staked by a strong start, St. Marys improved to 2-1 in Western Buckeye League wrestling matches after defeating Ottawa-Glandorf 44-28 on Senior Night at Murotech Court.
"Both of us (St. Marys and O-G) are down right now," St. Marys co [More]
Obituaries on December 24th, 2014
Lucille Kleinhenz-Heric, 87, Maria Stein, died at 4:45 a.m. Dec. 22, 2014, at her home. [More]
Betty Ann Kable Petrie, 86, Celina, died peacefully at home on Dec. 23, 2014, surrounded by her family. [More]
Angel Annette Williams, 42, Fort Recovery, passed away Dec. 19, 2014.
She was [More]
Irene A. Fullenkamp, 88, St. Henry, died Dec. 23, 2014, at Celina Manor.
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Kenneth A. VanTilburg, 82, Fort Recovery, died Dec. 22, 2014, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima. [More]
James Patrick McGowan, 93, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Dec. 23, 2014, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Greg Wilson, 72, Wapakoneta, died at 3:33 a.m. Dec. 22, 2014, at his residence. [More]
Douglas Fifer, 52, Coldwater, died Dec. 23, 2014, in Lima.
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Local pictures on December 24th, 2014
Subscriber stories on December 24th, 2014
Hospital tightens visitor rules to prevent spread of illness
A rising number of influenza hospitalizations has prompted a local hospital to tighten visitor requirements.
Joint Township District Memorial Hosp
MONTEZUMA - Officials hope to use donated land and an adjacent lot along Grand Lake's south shore for another treatment train.
The property in Sout
Mikesell records triple-double in win
FORT LORAMIE - Ryan Mikesell started on swat patrol. He finished with a rim-rattling dunk.
When the final horn sounded, the St. Henry senior had accumulated an unorthodox triple-double with 25 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks in a 59-44 victory over Fort Loramie on Tuesday night.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Parkway improved to 4-2 on the season with a 66-41 win over Ridgemont on Tuesday in Hardin County.
The Panthers led 30-22 at the half and outscored the Golden Gophers 17-11 in the third quarter and then went on a 19-8 fourth quarter run to pull away for the win.