CELINA - An Indiana man who had pleaded guilty to charges stemming from 21 thefts and break-ins in Mercer County was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison.
Jason D. Amspaugh, 32, Union City, must serve the prison time after completing a 30-month sentence handed down last month in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on two counts of felony theft. He still faces charges in Darke, Miami and Shelby counties and in Randolph County, Indiana. [More]
ROSSBURG - A month ago Chase Briscoe did not even think he would get the chance to race in the 2018 Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway.
Briscoe, who now competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, found a ride and drove his Ford to a classic, fender-rubbing victory over his ThorSports Racing teammate Grant Enfinger, edging Enfinger at the line by a scant .038 seconds. [More]
Chickasaw Creek treatment train is planned on 40 acres
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement to accept a $550,000 state grant on behalf of the Lake Facilities Authority to help purchase 40 acres of land to build a fourth treatment train in the Grand Lake watershed.
Ohio State's Seth Lonsway won for the first time with the Champion City Kings on Monday night.
And he did it in style.
The left-handed pitcher from Celina held Chillicothe hitless over six innings while racking up nine strikeouts and four walks in a 10-0 victory. Jonathan Jahn, Lonsway's teammate at Ohio State, threw the final three innings and completed the combined no-hitter. It was just the second no-no in the Prospect League this summer. [More]
MARIA STEIN - Voters in the Marion Local School District will decide the fate of the proposed new school facility in November when they vote on an 8.5-mill bond issue set to collect $16 million over about 25 years.
Cavs beat Redskins in Game 7 of summer series to earn state berth
By Colin Foster
COLDWATER - A trip to the state ACME tournament came down to a decisive Game 7 between Coldwater and St. Henry.
The final game wasn't as nail-biting as the previous six.
The Cavaliers scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 10-1 victory in Monday's nightcap after the Redskins had held on for a 5-3 win in the District 4 title opener to force a winner-move-on game. [More]
ROSSBURG - A year ago, Donny Schatz became the first driver to ever win the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in back-to-back years. Saturday night, the nine-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion made it three-in-a-row by holding off a charging Brad Sweet in the closing laps to capture the $50,000 top prize. [More]