Marion Local's Buschur looking to make another run to state
By Tom Haines
Two local track athletes competed in the New Balance indoor national championships in Boston on March 11, and Maria Stein's Nate Buschur came home an All-American.
Buschur placed sixth in the country in indoor pole vault to earn New Balance All-American honors, clearing 15 feet, nine inches on his first attempt for a personal record before falling short of 16 feet. [More]
It was all smiles at the St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Henry
ST. HENRY - There were no pots o' gold or blarney stones anywhere. Nary a shillelagh could be found. But for the Irish - and the folks who wished they were - Sunday's St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Henry was more than a touch of the Emerald Isle in the county of Mercer, land of Ohio.
CHICKASAW - Matt Schulze of Maria Stein doesn't get his hair cut often but when he does it's nearly all the way down to his scalp in support of St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest charity funder of childhood cancer research grants.
CELINA - Two Celina City School employees have been placed on paid leave after a preschool student was mistakenly left unattended on a school bus for over three hours on Wednesday.
The bus driver and bus aide responsible for the student were relieved of their duties pending an internal investigation, said superintendent Ken Schmiesing. He declined to provide their names but indicated they have been with the district for some time. [More]
NEW KNOXVILLE - State Rep. Angie King, R-Celina, insists that a majority of her Republican colleagues in the Ohio House are focused on delivering impactful legislation as a battle for political control plays out in the background.
King in January began her first term representing the 84th House District, which covers all of Mercer County, northern Darke County and southern Auglaize County. [More]
ST. MARYS - House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, on Wednesday indicated investigations by a select House subcommittee into big tech CEOs, the Federal Trade Commission and intelligence officials are going well.
NEW KNOXVILLE - Village mayors of the Golden Triangle highlighted projects and healthy income tax receipts at the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce's annual State of the Villages breakfast on Wednesday.
Pickerington Central's Devin Royal was named Ohio's 2023 Mr. Basketball on Wednesday after edging out 2022 winner Gabe Cupps in voting by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Royal won the voting by a margin of 90 points to 87.
Shane Koedyker needed just 68 pitches to pitch the second no-hitter in Wright State University-Lake campus history as the Lakers shut out Brescia University 11-0 in seven innings at Montgomery Field on Wednesday afternoon.