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Monday, April 12th, 2021
By Tom Haines
Entering her first mixed martial arts fight in over two years, Celina's Diamond Long was ready to go from the moment she and Sarah Cook touched gloves.
"What I mainly remember is, she was staring me down a lot," Long said. "She was tense, and I was just in the moment."
Two minutes and 26 seconds later, Long had Cook in a chokehold and Cook tapped out, giving Long a win Saturday in Premier MMA Championship 16 at the Hits Entertainment Complex in Covington, Kentucky. [More]
Obituaries on April 12th, 2021
Daniel L. Briner, age 83 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his residence in Celina. [More]
Robert Dale Lewis went home to Jesus on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at age 89.
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Winona Brown, 90, formerly of New Knoxville, died at 4:30 p.m. April 10, 2021, [More]
Douglas Scott Kruger, age 67 of Celina and formerly of Middlefield, Ohio passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021. [More]
Willard O. "Bill" Rankin, age 96, formerly of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Springfield, Ohio. [More]
Linda S. Baumer age 69 of Minster, Ohio died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at her home. [More]
Local pictures on April 12th, 2021
Subscriber and paid stories on April 12th, 2021
Therapy dog back to work after year off due to COVID
ST. MARYS - Julie Metz and her therapy dog Natalie have returned to the halls of St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima after a year away due to COVID-19 restrictions.
CELINA - Grand Lake has lost several fish species that were once historically documented, but biology professor and research coordinator Stephen Jacquemin of Wright State University-Lake Campus said some species could possibly be restored.
Vote '21
Voters in Gibson, Granville, Marion and Recovery townships and the villages of Burkettsville, Chickasaw, Fort Recovery and St. Henry will vote on a new tax levy for the Southern Mercer County Joint Ambulance District at the May 4 special election.
ST. HENRY - Through three innings, the St. Henry baseball team was locked in a pitchers' duel. After the top of the fourth, the Redskins were looking up at a 6-0 deficit and wondering what happened.
Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina snapped back from Friday's loss to Van Wert with a sweep of New Haven (Indiana) at Montgomery Field on Saturday to move its record above .500 at 5-4.