Friday, January 10th, 2020
Mercer County records 10 fatalities; Auglaize, five
By Sydney Albert
A spike in fatal crashes in Mercer County led to an increase in traffic deaths in the two-county Grand Lake area in 2019.
Ten people died in nine traffic accidents in Mercer County in 2019, a significant increase from 2018, when the county had just two fatal crashes. Auglaize County had five fatal traffic accidents in 2019 that killed five people, down from seven fatal crashes in 2018. [More]
By Colin Foster
Entering Thursday, only two players had ever bowled 300 games in West Ohio High School Bowling Conference history.
Coldwater freshman Keaton Bruns became the third.
Bruns rolled a perfect game in Coldwater's 2,984-2,737 win over Celina at Pla-Mor Lanes in Coldwater. He joined Ottawa-Glandorf's Trent Haughn (2008-2009) and Shawnee's Austin Fought (2015-2016) in the 300 club as the third bowler to achieve the feat in the conference's 21-year history. [More]
Obituaries on January 10th, 2020
Madelyn Grunden, age 82, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Harold Post, age 84, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Phyllis A. Pemberton (nee Andrews) died Jan. 2, 2020 at age 88 years, residence Cherry Grove (Cincinnati, OH), formerly of Dayton, OH. [More]
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Subscriber and paid stories on January 10th, 2020
Appropriations increase 10.5%
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday afternoon set a 2020 county budget that reflects escalating expenses.
Appropriations for all count
CELINA - Mercer County's government in 2019 raked in the biggest pot of casino tax revenue - almost half a million dollars- since beginning to receive such payments in 2012, according to information provided by county auditor Randy Grapner.
ST. MARYS - Midwest Electric plans to invest $5.6 million in reliability improvements in Mercer and Auglaize counties and surrounding areas this year
CHICKASAW - Village council members agreed on Wednesday to enter into an agreement to supply utilities to the next phase of the Marion Industrial Park project.
COLDWATER - School board members unanimously approved contract extensions for three administrators after meeting in executive session for 40 minutes on Wednesday evening.
Wildcats defeat Cavs, turn attention to Flyers
MINSTER - First, Minster girls basketball coach Mike Wiss answered a few questions about how his team took down Coldwater on Thursday night.
Then he was asked to talk about Minster's next MAC opponent, Marion Local.
ST. HENRY - Finishing the game on a 12-1 run, St. Henry pulled away from New Bremen for a 49-35 Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball victory Thursday night at the Redskin Gymnasium.
CELINA - No matter how well a team plays defense, they can't win if they can't score points.
Celina had six points in the first half but was within striking distance of Elida thanks to great defense.
Area Roundup
Indians win low-scoring affair in Delphos; Celina wrestlers stay unbeaten in WBL
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
New Knoxville outscored Versailles 20-13 in the final quarter to defeat state-ranked Versailles 49-42 in Darke County on Thursday night in MAC girls basketball action.