Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
By William Kincaid
BOSTON - The dream culmination of a Celina man's physical odyssey from obesity to wellness nearly turned into a nightmare Monday afternoon at the Boston Marathon.
Bill Roy - runner number 10973 - crossed the finish line of the 26.2-mile race near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square just 15 to 25 minutes before two bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 140. [More]
By Daily Standard Staff
CELINA - The death of Robert Hensley - shot Wednesday by a Celina Police officer responding to 911 calls - is classified as a homicide.
"Right now, it's a homicide," Mercer C [More]
By Mark Ruschau
ROCKFORD - On a night when she did not have her best stuff, Sierra Fent made enough pitches and her Parkway teammates scored enough runs to lead the Panthers to a 6-1 win over the Marion Local Flyers in the Midwest Athletic Conference softball opener for both teams at the Parkway Athletic Complex on Monday. [More]
Obituaries on April 16th, 2013
Genevieve L. Siebert, 90, Rockford, died at 5:40 a.m. April 15, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Floyd Timothy "Tim" Agler, 83, Ohio City, died at 6:26 p.m. April 14, 2013, at the Van Wert Hospice Inpatient Center, Van Wert. [More]
Howard L. Henschen, 90, New Knoxville, died at 12:55 p.m. April 14, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Barbara A. Romer, 65, formerly of Battle Creek, Mich., died April 11, 2013, at University of Cincinnati Hospital. [More]
Dorothy Williams, 87, Celina, died the evening of April 15, 2013, at St. Marys [More]
Local pictures on April 16th, 2013
Subscriber and paid stories on April 16th, 2013
Future juvenile court proceedings for Trevin Sanders, the man accused in the murders of Robert and Colleen Grube, will remain open to the public.
Mercer County Juvenile Court Judge Mary Pat Zitter issued the ruling at the conclusion of a Monday afternoon closure hearing.
CELINA - School board members on Monday hired a new assistant superintendent to replace retiring assistant superintendent Kevin Mast.
Dean Giesige,
Fort Recovery to remove vacant house
FORT RECOVERY - A vacant home located near the Fort Recovery High School will be razed this summer with financial assistance from the county.
Several promotions are going on this week at the Mercer County District Public Library in Celina and its branches in Chickasaw, St. Henry and Mendon in celebration of National Library Week.
ROCKFORD - Local police chief Paul May is awaiting word on whether a 75-millimeter shell located Monday afternoon in the village is harmless or capable of detonation.
NEW BREMEN - Michael Skinner, a 14-year veteran of the New Bremen Police Department, was named police chief Monday night following a one-hour executive session.
Celina held to one hit as Bath wins WBL softball battle in run-rule contest
LIMA - It was supposed to be a premier matchup between Western Buckeye League heavyweights when Celina's softball team visited Bath on Monday.
However, it turned into a Wildkittens blowout.
Monday's Local Sports Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Two runs in the third inning and another in the fifth allowed Versailles to hold off a late Celina charge to get a 4-3 win in an MAC vs. WBL battle down in Darke County on Monday. The Bulldogs see their record go to 7-3 with the win.
COLDWATER - Minster put together four runs in the top of the third inning, and Kayla Richard scattered four hits and a walk as the Wildcats opened M
Area growers herald square-foot gardening
When starting a gardening project, there are a myriad of factors to consider. Will the soil encourage root growth? How will weeds be maintained? What