CELINA - Candidates in a crowded field vying for three open spots on the Celina school board told a large audience on Thursday night why they should be voted into office in the Nov. 7 general election.
The 11 men and women running for the school board seats made open and closing statements and responded to questions posed by and relayed to the Celina Education Association by audience members. [More]
Wildcats win first MAC title since '16, first outright since '11
By Gary R. Rasberry
MERCER COUNTY - Minster has been one of the most dominant girls golf programs in the Midwest Athletic Conference, but it's been a while since the Wildcats have hoisted the conference trophy, and longer since winning an outright title.
The Grand Lake half-marathon will be run from St. Marys to Celina Saturday morning, in its ninth year and second year as the featured race along the lake.
Fort Wayne's Hiroki Tokunaga won last year in a time of 1:22:07, about a minute ahead of the second-place finisher. The record was set in 2017, when Utah's Jared Ward crossed the line in 1:10.52. [More]
NEW BREMEN - School board members on Wednesday evening passed an emergency resolution to award a $76,000 contract to Tiffin Scenic Studios to repair and replace stage equipment in the high school auditorium.
Owens Community College freshman Lindsey Koenig was selected as the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division III Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 13-19, the NJCAA announced on Wednesday.
We are halfway through the high school football regular season, which means we already have an idea of some of the teams which will be in the playoffs and some which will not. The drama is about those teams where the postseason is in doubt.
Last Season: Celina scored all its points in the second quarter and came within a few minutes of posting its first shutout in eight years with a 17-3 win in the battle of Bulldogs at Kraft Stadium in Elida. Adam Faber had two catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections members on Tuesday morning opted not to investigate allegations that the filers and circulators of petitions concerning a failed recall effort in late 2021 committed election falsification.
MINSTER - Village councilors took another step toward meeting an Environmental Protection Agency mandate Tuesday night by authorizing bids on the installation of two water wells as part of a $690,000 wastewater treatment plant project.
CELINA - Residential properties in Mercer County are poised to surge an average of 35% in market value, driven largely by a red-hot real estate market that shows no signs of slowing down despite higher interest rates.
Additionally, farmland values - determined by the state's Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) formula - are expected to skyrocket 100%, according to tentative results of a countywide real estate revaluation. [More]
FORT RECOVERY - A parent is demanding answers from school district administrators and school board members after he said his son's rights were violated, leading to his suspension and incarceration at a juvenile detention center.
MINSTER - A crowd of more than 45 youth wrestlers, parents and wrestling coaches from Minster, Coldwater and Versailles attended Monday night's school board meeting in support of the district starting an Ohio High School Athletic Association wrestling team.
Celina took a 2-1 lead against Defiance, then saw Defiance take fourth game to force a fifth. Celina held on to win the battle of Bulldogs 23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 15-10 in Western Buckeye League volleyball action on Monday in Defiance.