Monday, November 5th, 2007
By Timothy Cox
The Giving Thanks community Thanksgiving dinner in Celina will survive after officials previously had said there were not enough volunteers to pull off the event.
Bruce Swonger has agreed to head up the effort and pull together the hundreds of volunteers needed to stage the dinner that is less than three weeks away. Swonger didn't provide details of how he will accomplish the monumental feat, but vowed to do so. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
COLUMBUS - It seems fitting that when the state cross country championships are held at a horse racing track, the final standings should come right down to the wire.
In one of the closest finishes you will ever see, the Versailles Lady Tigers captured an upset victory by a single point over Gates Mills Gilmour Academy and just five points over third-place Minster. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
COLUMBUS - It was a great day for area boys at the 79th annual boys state cross country meet.
St. Henry competed as a team for the first time and finished eighth in the standings, while the Minster boys' ninth-place finish was also the Wildcats' best performance in the history of their program. [More]
Obituaries on November 5th, 2007
Monica C. Springer, 20, 624 N. Mill St., Celina, died at 4:52 a.m. Nov. 3, 2007 [More]
Local pictures on November 5th, 2007
Subscriber and paid stories on November 5th, 2007
A local bar and a church said it will help continue a Christmas project for needy families, after the Celina American Legion Auxiliary announced it will no longer do its basket program that typically helps 120 families each year.
MINSTER - Paul Ranly enjoys taking visitors to his basement and showing off his babies - nearly three dozen African violets standing in orderly rows beneath grow lights.
Mercer County has secured another $1 million toward the replacement and rehabilitation of four rural county bridges.
Mercer County Engineer Jim Wie
ST. MARYS - It was 50 years and at least 70,000 pancakes ago that the St. Marys Kiwanis first hosted its pancake breakfast, which is held twice a year - spring and fall.
A Celina man, who reportedly suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder following a tour of duty in Iraq, was sentenced to community control sanctions during a Wednesday afternoon appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
COLUMBUS - For Celina's Melissa Roth, just getting a chance to run at the state cross country championships was an ordeal. She had an incredible will to finish the race despite severe dehydration and it resulted in a slow performance at districts.
ELIDA - It's not supposed to be easy when a team reaches the regional finals, but the Marion Local volleyball team sure made it look easy on Saturday afternoon.
WILMINGTON - After the Roger Bacon Spartans defeated the Versailles Tigers 25-23-, 25-23, 25-22 for the Division III regional championship at Wilmington High School, the fans who gathered for Saturday's matchup had to have the feeling that they had been there before.
PLAIN CITY - Just like a boxer, the Coldwater offense slowly wore down the Jonathan Alder defense in the first half.
Then in the third round - er, quarter - the Cavaliers applied the knockout blow.