MARIA STEIN - Despite the setbacks Republicans have faced in trying to get a new national health care bill enacted, U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, remains optimistic they'll get it right.
"There's a very real possibility that (this) week when we go back that we'll be voting on this bill. I don't know whether or not people will stay on it," Davidson said while addressing the Mercer County GOP Reagan Day Celebration on Friday night at the Homan Barn in Maria Stein. [More]
Despite clashes, DeVos accepts teachers union invite; federal budget calls for slashing education $9.2B
By Ed Gebert
VAN WERT - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten on Thursday toured Van Wert City Schools buildings and met students as protesters aired their views outside.
MARIA STEIN - Parkway got out to a quick start and then held on to beat Marion Local 7-4 in Midwest Athletic Conference baseball action on Thursday at the Airport in Maria Stein, snapping the Flyers' four-game winning streak.
ST. MARYS - Ned J. Lawler has combined a lifelong interest in cars and photography by capturing collectors and their classic cars, and on Wednesday he shared those passions with St. Marys Rotary Club members.
"Usually collector cars are 25 years and older, so if we say that's 1992 and we go back to 1886, then that gives us 106 years of history," Lawler said. He was referring to the 1886 Benz Motor Wagon patent that, he said, covered the first true automobile. [More]
Hit batsman with bases loaded gives Minster 13-12 win
By Gary R. Rasberry
MINSTER - After going 11 innings on Tuesday night to score one run, Minster got a little more offense during their annual Wednesday-evening non-conference game with Crestview.
After rallying to tie the game at 12-12 in the bottom of the seventh, Jon Niemeyer took one for the team and drew the game-winning, bases-loaded hit batsmen to pick up the 13-12 win at Hanover Street Park. [More]