Thursday, April 19th, 2007
By Janie Southard
Celina City School officials received a handwritten threat early this morning that a bomb had been planted at Celina Middle School.
"You have one hour," the note said.    However, nothing was discovered following a thorough search of the building by school officials, Celina City Police, Mercer County Sheriff's office, and Celina City Fire Department. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A new Ohio law requires all children ages 4 to 15 to buckle up while traveling in a vehicle.
The law, part of House Bill 343 that took effect April 6, mandates that any child in that age category must be properly restrained no matter where they are sitting in a vehicle. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Wednesday's St. Marys-Celina tennis battle was split right down the line.
The NetDogs, looking to put together their best units in preparation for the Western Buckeye League tournament, won both doubles matches on the day.
But it was the Roughriders, with their experienced singles group, that secured the team their match win, taking all three singles in straight sets to post a 3-2 win at the Booster Club Courts in Celina. [More]
Obituaries on April 19th, 2007
Former Celina resident Ruth A. Highley, 89, died at 7:25 a.m. April 18, 2007, at Winchester Place Nursing Home, Canal Winchester. [More]
Lewis Lee Larmore, 77, 315 Harbor Point Drive, Celina, died at 5:10 p.m. April 18, 2007, at his residence. Death was due to an extended illness. [More]
Former Celina resident John J. Siefring, 69, 8974 Linksway Drive, Columbus, died April 18, 2007, at Crown Point Nursing Home, Columbus. [More]
Local pictures on April 19th, 2007
Subscriber and paid stories on April 19th, 2007
A Mercer County native is responsible for convincing President George W. Bush to visit West Central Ohio today to talk about the global war on terror
Bar owners and veterans' clubs are squaring off and lawsuits remain pending in court just two weeks before the penalty phase of Ohio's new smoking ban begins.
COLDWATER - The board of education approved a two-year contract with teachers this morning, which will increase their salary by 2.9 percent the first year and 2.75 percent the second year.
ROCKFORD - The elected position of village clerk-treasurer will change to an appointed job if council members approve the pending legislation at the May 15 regular village council meeting.
A former Montezuma man faces up to 30 years in prison and $70,000 in fines after pleading guilty to multiple sex charges Wednesday morning in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
Editor's note: Celina Police Chief Dave Slusser mistakenly sent out an old press release earlier this week detailing an underage party that occurred
ROCKFORD - Council members kept hopes of an open swimming pool this summer afloat by hiring a pool manager during the regular meeting this week.
Compiled by Ryan Hines
and Gary Rasberry
The Celina softball team evened its Western Buckeye League mark at 2-2 after picking up a 6-1 win over Van Wert on Wednesday afternoon in a rescheduled contest from last week.
Eddie Craft is a quiet young man who lets the sound of a diving board and the splash of water as he finishes a dive do the talking.
The three-time
Most gardeners and landscapers say they could not do their work without a good pair of pruners, a strong hoe and a sturdy rake. And let's not forget the old standby - the shovel.