Wednesday, January 25th, 2023
By Leslie Gartrell
ST. HENRY - After serving 11 years as St. Henry fire chief, Matt Lefeld has stepped down and handed the reins to veteran firefighter Lt. Shawn McCoy.
McCoy, 47, took over as chief on Jan. 16. Lefeld will stay with the department as a firefighter. [More]
Parks sets career record as Riders beat Cavs
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Austin Parks admitted that he was doing some scoreboard watching on Tuesday night.
The St. Marys senior came in just 24 points away from breaking the career scoring record for the Roughriders.
Early on, it looked like the Roughrid [More]
Obituaries on January 25th, 2023
John Dana Schnarre, from St. Marys, Ohio, passed away on January 15, 2023 at the age of 85. [More]
Rose Dana Thompson, 73, of New Knoxville, Ohio, passed away on January 19, 2023 [More]
Paul Junior Boise, 75, formerly of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023 at his home in Chillicothe, Ohio. [More]
Duane R. "Lum" Edwards, 75, Greenville, died Jan. 23, 2023, at Wayne HealthCare, Greenville. [More]
Local pictures on January 25th, 2023
Subscriber stories on January 25th, 2023
CELINA - After months of deliberation, Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday agreed to release a total of $650,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to the villages of Chickasaw and St. Henry.
A fleet of trucks are lined up, ready
While Mercer and Auglaize counties weren't expected to fall victim to a "snowmageddon" overnight, weather officials anticipate the region will receive 6-8 inches of snow through today.
LFA encouraged to snag state grants
CELINA - Local entities stand a good chance of landing hundreds of thousands of dollars in state grants for environmental conservation projects, Lake Facilities Authority officials were told at Tuesday's meeting.
MARIA STEIN - Sharpshooter Jadyn Mescher electrified Marion Local Tuesday night.
In his first game back from a broken nose, Mescher hit five threes
ST. MARYS - If you're a fan of defense, you got your money's worth Tuesday night at Grand Lake Health System Court in St. Marys.
St. Marys did not allow a field goal in the fourth quarter and hung on for a 23-19 victory over Minster in girls non-league action.
Area Roundup
Compiled By Tom Haines and Gary R. Rasberry
The New Bremen boys basketball team overcame a slugfest in the first half for a 40-30 win over Celina at the Nest on Tuesday.