Coldwater rallies for eighth-inning win in tourney tune-up
By Tom Haines
COLDWATER - After defensive gaffes put Coldwater in a 2-0 hole, the Cavaliers' bats came to life just in time.
Runs in the sixth and seventh innings forced extras before Braxton Howell came around to score in the eighth to give Coldwater a 3-2 win over Lincolnview in one last regular-season baseball game at Veterans Field on Monday. [More]
MINSTER - A school district administrator on Thursday night said the district's new random drug testing policy was spurred by a "surprising" amount of students who have talked about drug related activity over the past few years.
Roughly 100 school district residents attended an informational and sometimes turbulent meeting with superintendent Brenda Boeke, high school principal Austin Kaylor and Kyle Prueter, owner of Great Lakes Biomedical, which will conduct the testing. [More]
Indians' comeback is for naught as Lancers score six in seventh
By Tom Haines
WAPAKONETA - After clawing back from a 4-2 deficit, Fort Recovery ran out of steam in the seventh inning.
Starting pitcher Jackie Homan returned to the circle in the top of the seventh and got shelled for six runs as Lincolnview buried the Indians 10-5 in the Division IV district final at Wapakoneta on Friday. [More]
CELINA - Scott Voisin of Celina has carved out a writing career detailing the work of character actors, those people who pop up frequently in movies and TV shows but whose names may escape the minds of moviegoers.
Braden Goulet held St. Marys to one hit and three walks as Wapakoneta scored runs in the third and sixth to defeat the Roughriders 2-0 in the Division II sectional baseball final at Wapakoneta on Friday night.
The Celina girls track and field team got payback after losing in the final race to Ottawa-Glandorf at last week's Western Buckeye League meet by winning the Division II district meet that concluded Friday at Brown Stadium in Defiance.
The public has been advised to avoid all contact with water at the four public beaches on Grand Lake after tests detected unsafe algal toxins, according to notices released by the Ohio Department of Health.
Recreational Public Health Advisories due to algal bloom/toxin were issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Thursday afternoon for the main west, main east, state park campground and Windy Point beaches. [More]
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday voted to deny a proposed amendment that would have restricted short-term rentals of dwellings in East Jefferson Township.
However, they indicated the issue needs to be addressed in the zoning code and said they plan to pursue their own set of text amendments "as expeditiously as possible with a target adoption date yet this fall," according to a news release signed by commissioners Jerry Laffin, Rick Muhlenkamp and Greg Homan. [More]
Schmitz ties own strikeout record as Redskins beat Flyers
By Dave Stilwell
ST. HENRY - St. Henry's Nolan Schmitz tied his own school record with 16 strikeouts and allowed just one ball out of the infield in a 2-0 victory over Marion Local in the Division IV sectional final Thursday at the Wally Post Athletic Complex. [More]
MINSTER - Councilors this week awarded a $5.08 million contract to a Texas company to build a larger water storage tank, another step toward replacing the village's aging 250,000-gallon water tower on Ohio Street.
CELINA - Democrats will need to unite as a party to take back democracy in the November general election and improve Ohio for the next generation, state and local Democrats said at the Mercer County Democrats Equality Dinner at the Celina Eagles Thursday night.
MINSTER - With Wednesday's rainout raising the possibility of tournament games on back-to-back days, Minster needed a solid pitching outing on Thursday to help keep the bullpen fresh should the Wildcats advance.