Monday, January 13th, 2020
Several factors behind shortage
By Tom Stankard
Several local health care providers have reported difficulty in recruiting nurse aides amid a surging economy.
"In two years, I've had more openings than I've ever had in any facility," Celina Manor Administrator Peggy Stewart said.   
Stewart and Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys, Executive Director Melissa Smalley said earlier this week the low unemployment rate in Mercer and Auglaize counties has made finding employees hard. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
CELINA - Coldwater survived eight 3-point baskets and 30 points from Celina's Ethan Wilson, and escaped the Fieldhouse with a 61-53 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday night.
Wilson was 8-for-9 behind the arc in an unlikely performance for someone who had struggled with the outside shot early in the season. [More]
Obituaries on January 13th, 2020
Leona A. Tuente age 101 formerly of Osgood, Ohio passed away at 1:40 PM on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Elmwood of New Bremen. [More]
Dortha Berdine (Hays) Baer, age 96 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Larry L. Fair, age 72, of Piqua, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home. [More]
John Frederick Adkins, age 64 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Local pictures on January 13th, 2020
Subscriber and paid stories on January 13th, 2020
ST. MARYS - Several local artists have captured Grand Lake's beauty for an exhibit at the Arts Place Auglaize/Mercer Center.
The lake may have iss
ROCKFORD - Parkway sprinted out to a 7-1 lead against St. Marys.
But the Roughriders ultimately won this 32-minute foot race.
Using their full-court pressure to dictate the tempo, the Roughriders sped up, caught up and raced past the Panthers for a 50-35 victory on Saturday in Rockford.
Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
New Bremen's girls swim and dive team won the team title at the Jay County Invitational held over the weekend at Jay County High School in Portland, Indiana.