Saturday, January 27th, 2007
By Shelley Grieshop
The number of foreclosure cases and sheriff sales have skyrocketed statewide and in some area counties, but the overall impact, so far, has been minimal.
Auglaize County Auditor Karyn Schumann, who handles the transfer of sheriff sales, said area foreclosures are having little affect on property values. [More]
Coldwater holds off St. Henry in triple OT thriller
By Ryan Hines
COLDWATER - The Palace was packed on Friday night and those in attendance were treated to an instant classic performed by Coldwater and St. Henry in a Midwest Athletic Conference rivalry matchup.
Coldwater led by as many as 10 points in the second half and seven points in the fourth quarter, but a furious St. Henry comeback ended up resulting in three overtimes before the Cavaliers finally polished off the Redskins, 81-75. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
VERSAILLES - In the game of basketball, as in all things, there's a fine line between success and failure.
And when a team is struggling the line becomes even finer.
Friday night two struggling basketball teams, Versailles and New Bremen, met in Midwest Athletic Conference play at Versailles High School. [More]
Local pictures on January 27th, 2007
Subscriber and paid stories on January 27th, 2007
Mercer Residential Services, Celina, is nearing completion of a new facility on the northeast corner of Sugar and Washington streets.
The $342,000
The annual Franklin B. Walter banquet will no longer just honor student candidates - this year's recognition aims to line each student's pocket with a little money.
Perez picked up package of drugs at Celina business
A 20-year-old Indiana man, who was apprehended shortly after picking up 27 pounds of marijuana at a Celina business, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs during a Wednesday appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
WAPAKONETA - A St. Marys man is heading back to jail after more than five years on the lam.
On March 20, 2001, Robert L. Kohlreiser, 46, 1302 E. Sp
WAPAKONETA -  A St. Marys teen will serve 30 days in jail after being found guilty of two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Jacob G. B
ST. MARYS - The Van Wert Cougars proved why they are undefeated and rated as the fifth-ranked Division II team in the state on Friday night against St. Marys at McBroom Gymnasium.
Two teams in need of a win battled at the Celina Fieldhouse as Elida and Celina each looked for their fourth win of the season.
Elida got the lead for good in a back-and-forth affair with 1:43 left in the game and held on to win the battle of Bulldogs, 55-51, to snap an eight-game losing streak.
FORT RECOVERY - The Fort Recovery Indians continued their mini run of good basketball Friday night by pounding the Marion Local Flyers by a score of 63-47 at the Fort Site Fieldhouse.
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Defiance outscored Kenton 10-2 in the overtime session to pull off a 44-36 upset over the Wildcats.
The win puts
MINSTER - Another Friday night and another hold-your-breath finish for the New Knoxville Rangers and their quest for the outright Midwest Athletic Conference title.
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Playing without its top scorer and rebounder, Parkway broke out of a slump and knocked off Delphos St. John's, 64-51, at Panther Gymnasium on Friday night.