Saturday, January 26th, 2019
By William Kincaid
COLDWATER - Former Central Intelligence Agency operations officer and New York Times best-selling author Douglas Laux said his new prized possession is the key to the village he received last week.
Lawmakers extolled the hometown hero, who was surrounded by his family and friends during a ceremony in his honor at McSobers, for the critical role he played in fighting terrorism. Mayor Joe Knapschaefer proclaimed Jan. 18 as Douglas Laux Day. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
MINSTER - The annual Battle of State Route 66 featured a combined 45 personal fouls, but when the final whistle blew, Minster had hung on for a 61-48 victory over New Bremen Friday night at the Minster Middle School Gym.
While Minster battled foul problems all night, New Bremen struggled with its shooting, and in the end could not overcome an early Wildcat lead. [More]
Obituaries on January 26th, 2019
Timothy Jay Garman, age 53, of Celina, Ohio passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in Celina on January 20, 2019. [More]
Eric E. Romer, age 66, Sarasota, Florida, and formerly of Middletown, Ohio, and Fort Recovery, Ohio, died January 23, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. [More]
Local pictures on January 26th, 2019
Subscriber and paid stories on January 26th, 2019
Grand Lake Watershed
LIA wants seat at the table to create rules
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Agriculture plans to revise and refile its proposed distressed-watershed rule changes with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review.
ODA holding public comment period on draft permit
The Mark and Marie Osterholt Farm is asking the Ohio Department of Agriculture to renew its permit to operate for another five years.
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Our view
Take a look at this photo.
What do you see? Do you see both men, or are you looking only at the one you dislike?
As I look, I see probably the only two people in Washington that day who could possibly have saved everyone there.
Murphy's shot helps Celina knock off Defiance
CELINA - After a rough string of games, Celina needed some sort of break while facing a tough Defiance team on Friday night at the Fieldhouse.
Down 10 points to start the fourth quarter, the homestanding Bulldogs decided that this game would be their break.
FORT RECOVERY - When the game was on the line Friday, Marcus Bruns was at the line for Coldwater.
That was just fine with the Cavaliers.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Nate Bruns scored 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter to help Marion Local hold off Delphos St. John's and keep its share of first place in the MAC with a 49-41 win at Arnzen Gymnasium.