CELINA - Nearly 130 emergency dispatchers from Ohio and Indiana gathered Wednesday to hone their skills, learn new techniques and discuss their high-stress jobs.
The seventh annual Dispatcher In-Service Training Day at the Mercer County Fairgrounds included six sessions on topics such as K-9 call-out, extreme weather and "verbal judo" - how dispatchers handle calls. [More]
VAN WERT - A 37-year-old Van Wert man may spend the rest of his life behind bars for savagely killing his grandmother in her home more than a year ago.
Shawn M. Jones was found guilty Wednesday in the death of 84-year-old Edna LaRue following a trial by judge that began on Monday in Van Wert Common Pleas Court. He was immediately sentenced to an indefinite term of 15 years to life in prison by Judge Charles D. Steele. [More]
LIMA - The St. Marys Roughriders used a solid team performance to oust the Defiance Bulldogs 25-17, 25-23 and 25-19 in an opening-round match at the Division II sectional tournament on Wednesday evening at Lima Senior High School.
The Roughriders take a 17-5 record into Saturday's sectional final match at approximately 7:15 p.m. against Wapakoneta, which defeated Bath in a five-game battle in Wednesday's nightcap. Defiance bows out of the postseason with a 13-10 mark. [More]