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Healing and hope: Barhorst children make new life after tragic accident

Published: 8:47 AM, 02/20/2013 Last updated: 8:47 AM, 02/20/2013

Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

MONTEZUMA--Internal injuries are healing, broken bones are mending and scars are fading, but life will never be the same for the family of Scott and Michele Barhorst.

Scott and Michele Barhorst, who grew up in the Grand Lake area, were killed Dec. 23 in a head-on crash along Interstate 75 near Franklin in southwestern Ohio. Police say a drunken driver traveling in the wrong direction plowed into the Chrysler minivan carrying them and their four children from Madisonville to spend Christmas with relatives in Mercer and Auglaize.

The couple's children--Tyler, 18, Logan, 11, Hailie, 9, and Tori, 8--are recovering slowly and coming to grips with the loss of their heroes.

"We are so fortunate," maternal grandmother Nancy Moeller said with a sigh. "We could have lost them as well."

See full story in the Wednesday, Feb. 20, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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