Saturday, January 11th, 2020
UM Church considers split over LGBTQ issues
By Leslie Gartrell
Local pastors said they are hurt and confused and praying for a solution that lets the United Methodist Church stay united after church leaders announced a proposal on Jan. 3 to split the denomination over differing beliefs on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. [More]
Panthers rally past Flyers
By Colin Foster
MARIA STEIN - It was a fantastic finish for Doug Hughes' Parkway Panthers Friday night.
And a frustrating finish for Kurt Goettemoeller's Marion Local Flyers.
Parkway, which was held within arm's length by Marion Local for the first 29 minutes, finally got over the hump on Dylan Hughes' runner with 2.8 seconds remaining as the shot clinched a 44-42 victory at the Hangar - the Panthers' first positive result against the Flyers since Feb. 6, 2009. [More]
Obituaries on January 11th, 2020
Will Dean Holland, 61, of Saint Marys, and formerly of Decatur, Alabama, died 4:42 A.M. Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio. [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County's sales tax revenue went through the roof in 2019, setting a record for the ninth consecutive year, county auditor Randy Grapner revealed this week.
A new law will give U.S. officials new sanction tools to target foreign opioid traffickers in China, Mexico and other countries.
The bipartisan Fen
CELINA - The city's planning commission this week acted to pave the way for a new automobile sales operation in northeastern Celina.
Commissioners
CELINA - The Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors met for almost four hours on Friday morning in an executive session to discuss personnel performance.
NEW BREMEN - It took St. Henry nearly 4 minutes to score its first points of the second half.
Once the Redskins scored, they didn't stop.
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Compiled by Colin Foster and Gary Rasberry
The Celina boys basketball team is winless no more.
Celina went on the road Friday night and knocked off Elida 45-41 for its first victory of the season.