By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A former Internet Crimes Against Children task force investigator and internet safety expert wants to help empower teens and educate parents about current trends and online risks.
Scott Frank worked in law enforcement for 36 years, including time with the Ottawa and Wood counties sheriff's departments and as a DARE resource officer. He joined the ICAC in 2006 and was a "chatter," someone who would pose as a 15 year-old or younger to draw out predators. [More]
Minster junior scores school-record 36 points in win over Cardinals
By Gary R. Rasberry
MINSTER - There's no other way to say it: Ivy Wolf was on fire Thursday night.
But it wasn't until after the third quarter that she realized how blazing hot she was.
The Minster junior set the school record for points in a game with 36 in three quarters as the Wildcats' tenaciousness defense wreaked havoc on New Bremen to the tune of a 66-27 rout in Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball play at Wildcat Gymnasium. [More]
Obituaries on January 24th, 2020
Meredith Diann (Huss) McCarter, age 45 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at home with her family. [More]
Kelli Jo Schoen (McAfee), age 62, passed away peacefully on Monday January 20, [More]
James P. Huber, age 68, longtime resident of Salt Lake City, formerly of Minste [More]
Vickie Lynn Fernung Wehrhahn, 61, St. Marys, died on Jan. 17, 2020, at Heritage [More]
Alvin Bills, 79, Maria Stein, died on Jan. 23, 2020.
Arrangements are pending [More]
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By Leslie Gartrell
FORT RECOVERY - A Fort Recovery High School graduate and former softball player is the third person to be arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a Portland, Indiana, man, according to a Jay County prosecutor's news release.
Hannah Knapke, 18, Fort Recovery, was arrested in connection to the Jan. 12 murder of Shea Briar, 31, Portland, Indiana. Investigators reportedly flew to Marshalltown, Iowa, to interview Knapke on Jan. 14. [More]
Mikesell dunks as No 7 Dayton drubs St. Bonaventure
By Colin Foster
DAYTON - Obi Toppin's five-dunk night in Dayton's 86-60 drubbing of St. Bonaventure Wednesday wasn't shocking.
But a two-handed flush by Ryan Mikesell may have shocked some people.
"(The rim) was only nine feet on that dunk," remarked Dayton head coach Anthony Grant as he passed Mikesell in the hallway on his way to the postgame press conference. [More]
Obituaries on January 23rd, 2020
Dolores E. Depweg, age 96, of Fort Recovery, passed away on January 21, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Bernadine K. Meiring, age 82, of Celina, died Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at her home. [More]
Debra Lynn Powell, 63, of Mendon, Ohio, died Tuesday evening at Van Wert Health, in Van Wert, Ohio. [More]
Randy J. McDorman, age 63, of Mendon, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Ronald W. "Butch" Piper, age 75 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
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Old mill a real fixer-upper
Man, 44, pleads guilty to charges
Elections board seeks to spur youth
Pharmacy expansion completion discussed
Road closing for bridge replacement
Panthers ready for their shot at top-ranked Tigers
State error results in $499,999 shortfall
By Sydney Albert
MINSTER - Village officials are looking to make up $499,999 in funds for a planned Seventh Street improvement project after receiving word of a $2 million error by the Ohio Public Works Commission.
Village administrator Don Harrod said during Tuesday's village council meeting that $499,999 in grant funding they'd originally thought was going to be coming from the OPWC was unavailable due to an agency calculation error. [More]
By Colin Foster
MINSTER - Minster coach Mike McClurg's initial remarks after Tuesday's win over Perry weren't positive.
"I didn't like giving up 60 points," he said, shaking his head.
McClurg liked seeing 72 points on the scoreboard, though.
Trent Roetgerman led a trio of Wildcats in double figures with 19 points, leading Minster to a 72-60 victory over an always quick and talented Perry squad at Wildcat Gymnasium. [More]
Obituaries on January 22nd, 2020
Raymond "Sonny" Goins, 84, of Saint Marys, died 10:30 P.M. Sunday, January 19, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Eileen C. (Muhlenkamp) Welsch, age 95, of Coldwater, died Monday, January 20, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Joy Margaret Keoppel departed this life on January 21, 2020 returning to the arms of her Lord and Savior. [More]
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Judge nixes reduced bond
Ohio justice stumps in Celina
Park could get new playground equipment
Nail salon: It's not pink and girly
Riders keep rolling
Rangers surge past Redskins
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - City officials will look into whether they can remove a private go-kart track on Celina Road by enforcing part of the city's zoning code that bans accessory uses of property.
During a Monday meeting of the city's streets and sidewalks committee, officials discussed possible action regarding to the controversial go-kart track built by Aaron Myers at 1770 Celina Road. [More]
Flyers defeat Bulldogs for second straight victory
By Colin Foster
MARIA STEIN - Kurt Goettemoeller had waited all season to say it.
After Monday's 49-25 victory over Celina, the Marion Local boys basketball coach could finally utter those winning words.
"I said after the game, 'You know what this is called boys, don't you?' They kind of looked at me and I said, 'This is a two-game winning streak,' " Goettemoeller said. [More]
Obituaries on January 21st, 2020
Debra J. Clutter, 62, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away Sunday evening, January 19 [More]
Alma M. Huwer, age 96, of Coldwater, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at her home. [More]
Janie Diane Judy age 68, a former Jay County resident passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. [More]
Thelma Francis Henrietta Pax, age 78, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Briarwood Village Assisted Living Facility in Coldwater. [More]
Emily Ann Truesdale, age 68, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Funeral rites for Katheryn Yaney were on Jan. 20, 2020, at Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina. Vicar Adam Poe officiated. [More]
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City to open bids related to water plant
Extension project awaits open bids
Bad landlords top St. Marys meeting
Coldwater girls win Pioneer Classic
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