The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected an appeal filed on behalf of a 23-year-old Chickasaw man serving a 24-year prison sentence in the wake of a March 2008 traffic accident that claimed four lives.
Attorneys for Nicholas Schwieterman, who is currently incarcerated at the Toledo Correctional Institution, filed an appeal in July seeking to have the sentence overturned on the basis it represents cruel and unusual punishment. [More]
Mercer County officials finalized a revolving loan plan that will help a Celina man re-open a grocery store on Logan Street in Celina.
Tom Giesige, who plans to open the store in coming weeks as Friendly Markets of Celina, on Tuesday was granted a $115,000 low-interest loan through the county's revolving loan program, which is administered locally through the community economic development office. [More]
VERSAILLES - It had all the makings of a great night, two top-ranked volleyball teams, teacher versus pupil, the last volleyball match in a venerable facility and - oh by the way - a conference title was on the line.
Tuesday night Amy Steininger's Marion Local Flyers spoiled the fun as they made their last trip to Tiger Gymnasium memorable by defeating the Versailles Tigers, under the direction of former Flyer assistant Karla Otte, in convincing fashion 25-22, 25-15, 25-18. [More]
COLDWATER - School officials are pondering where they will be sitting at financially when $452,000 annually in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus money is pulled out from under them in two years.
NEW BREMEN - Village Administrator Wayne York usually gives his report to councilors without the aid of notes. However, Tuesday night he needed several pages to include all the work being done around the community.
MINSTER - Scott Frey, new executive director of the Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce, conducted his first annual meeting Tuesday. He chose to look ahead to the future while recalling events of the past.
Mission accomplished for the Celina girls soccer team.
Having wrapped up an outright Western Buckeye League title last week, the Bulldogs completed a perfect league season with a 3-0 win over Ottawa-Glandorf at the O-G Sports Complex in Glandorf on Tuesday night.
ROCKFORD - Parkway picked up its 16th win of the season and sixth win in Midwest Athletic Conference play in sweeping Coldwater in three sets - 25-17, 25-22 and 25-20 - during conference action on Tuesday night at Panther Gymnasium.