Monday, March 2nd, 2009
By Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina girls swim team found themselves up a few steps on the podium on Saturday at the Division II State Swimming Championships in Canton.
A year after finishing sixth, the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Kirsten Samples, Courtney McKirnan, Ashley Coon and Paige Mertz posted the highest-ever finish in school history in taking third on Saturday in the championship heat at C.T. Branin Natatorium. [More]
By Mark Ruschau
WAPAKONETA - For the fans that paid their seven dollars to watch the Division IV girls sectional finals on Saturday night at Wapakoneta High School, they were treated to a full night of Academy Award worthy drama as they saw one game where revenge played a special role and they also saw a resurrection worthy of any horror movie in the other. [More]
Obituaries on March 2nd, 2009
Eugene "Gene" Doseck, 53, 304 S. Kuhlman St., New Knoxville, was found dead Feb. 27, 2009, at his residence. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Darrell A. Hefner, 66, 205 Sugar St., Waynesfield, died at 4:01 a.m. March 1, 2 [More]
Philothea native James B. Knapke, 75, of Hoagland, Ind., died Feb. 27, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Former Celina resident Dean G. Mills, 76, died Feb. 24, 2009, at his residence in Muncie, Ind. [More]
Keith A. Mullins, 50, 5643 Johnston Road, Celina, died Feb. 27, 2009, at Lima Memorial Hospital. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Former Mercer County resident Rita P. Noll, 70, of West Unity, died at 8:57 p.m. Feb. 28, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee. [More]
Local pictures on March 2nd, 2009
Subscriber and paid stories on March 2nd, 2009
Voters in Auglaize County will see no contested partisan races in the May 5 primary election, but levies in six school districts will be on the ballot.
The Jan. 29 death of a Montezuma man has been ruled the result of a traffic accident, making it Mercer County's first traffic fatality of the year.
A local man faces charges of operating a vehicle under the influence, resisting arrest, no operator's license and three counts of driving under suspension following a traffic stop Saturday night in Coldwater.
HARROD - Allen East High School hosted a pair of Division II sectional finals and the fans in attendance were treated to two very different games.
VAN WERT - It took three quarters for St. Henry to shake off the Coldwater defense and pull away to capture a Division III sectional title with a 51-44 win over the Cavaliers at The Cougar Den in Van Wert.
DELPHOS - It isn't easy for a coach to find solace in any loss, let alone a fourth straight defeat.
However, for Celina boys basketball head coach Chris Bihn, a 67-64 loss on the road to a very good Delphos St. John's team on Saturday isn't nearly as upsetting as the recent play by his Bulldogs.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Grand Lake area will have one representative at the State Wrestling Tournament starting Thursday in Columbus after district action concluded on Saturday.