NEW BREMEN - Both Minster coach Mike McClurg and New Bremen coach Adam Dougherty were proud of their teams' effort on Friday night in the Battle of Route 66.
It's a shame someone had to go home with a mark on the wrong side of the ledger.
Jarod Schulze's layup with 1:58 remaining in regulation gave Minster the lead and then Mike Ketner hit six free throws over the final 1:09 to seal the Wildcats' 48-43 win in MAC play at Cardinal Gymnasium. [More]
CELINA - Francy Majo, 19, Coldwater, has been indicted by a grand jury on an unclassified charge of murder in connection to the death of Sandra Renner, 47, in her Coldwater apartment.
A grand jury returned the indictment on Thursday, and the newspaper was shown the indictment to be served to Majo this morning. An indictment is a formal charge and does not indicate guilt or innocence. Majo is tentatively scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 26. [More]
CELINA - The U.S. Freshwater Boaters Alliance has hooked a nearly $20,000 Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant that will help the nonprofit organization in its quest to promote safe boating practices.
"The first thing I would say is that we're very pleased that we're getting this grant," USFBA Chief Information Officer Jeff Marcum told the newspaper on Wednesday afternoon, pointing out the grant is offered only once every three years. [More]
CELINA - Mercer County residents are stepping up to receive their flu vaccine, with 1,048 administered in December, according to Mercer County Health District Director of Nursing Julia Shaffer.
Shaffer told health board members on Tuesday that only 636 flu shots had been given by district personnel from January through November last year. The total number for 2017 - 1,684 - was the same as in 2016. [More]
CELINA - Celina boys basketball coach Jay Imwalle couldn't ask for a better start from his Bulldogs on Tuesday night.
The finish was much sweeter.
The Bulldogs scored the first 13 points of the game and shook off every attempt by Bath to come back to give Celina its first win of the season in a 56-46 Western Buckeye League victory at the Fieldhouse. [More]