Monday, March 1st, 2010
Celina's K9 unit to go out of service in April
By Margie Wuebker
The Celina police officer gets out of the cruiser gingerly and stretches leisurely before snapping to attention at the sound of his partner's voice.    Nick, the department's K9 unit, does not move as fast as he once did, but his nose remains a key weapon in tracking down offenders - adults who break into business establishments and juveniles with a penchant for starting fires. [More]
MAC championship gets split three ways
By Ryan Hines
NEW BREMEN - Three teams get the chance to celebrate a Midwest Athletic Conference boy's basketball championship, but only one felt like celebrating on Saturday.
New Bremen made it a three-way tie for the MAC crown after scoring the final eight points of the game in a 50-47 win over Fort Recovery on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal Gymnasium. [More]
Obituaries on March 1st, 2010
Coldwater native Eldon Brandon, 71, 2231 St. Leo Road, Mannington, W. Va., died at 6:40 p.m. Feb. 8, 2010, at his home due to carbon monoxide poisoning. [More]
Margie M. Griesdorn, 72, 6697 Ft. Recovery-Minster Road, Maria Stein, died at 6:46 p.m. Feb. 26, 2010, at Arthur James Cancer Hospital, Columbus. [More]
Ralph F. Holdheide, 78, of Eastview Drive, Fort Loramie, died at 3:43 a.m. Feb. 25, 2010, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Harold "Pete" Huff, 70, 802 Bryarly Circle, St. Marys, died at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2010, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Barbara Jane Huser, 78, of Celina, died at 2:12 p.m. Feb. 27, 2010, at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Betty J. Remaklus, 89, of St. Henry, died at 3:32 a.m. Feb. 27, 2010, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Local pictures on March 1st, 2010
Subscriber and paid stories on March 1st, 2010
Sister's practical joke gives yard in Celina an early look of spring
Spring has sprung at the Dave Giesige residence at 409 N. Main St., Celina. Well, at least over the weekend, it had.
Green grass (snow), lots of bl
Division II Girls Sectional at Spencerville
SPENCERVILLE - Just a month before, Shawnee dominated Celina in league action with one of the worst losses of the season for the Bulldogs.
The team
MAC championship gets split three ways
DELPHOS - Coldwater used a strong defense to keep Delphos St. John's from getting into an offensive rhythm, leading the Cavaliers to a 44-23 win over the Blue Jays at Arnzen Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
Wrestling Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Mercer County will have three representatives at the State Wrestling Tournament this week after district action concluded over the weekend.
Minster cruises past St. Henry; Marion Local wins at buzzer
WAPAKONETA - The two seeded teams at the Division IV Sectional at Wapakoneta High School, Minster and Marion Local, took totally different routes, but both were able to capture their respective titles.
OTTAWA - Celina head coach Chris Bihn and Ottawa-Glandorf mentor Josh Leslie both pointed to one word as to why the Titans came away with a win over the Bulldogs in a rare Sunday afternoon matchup.
Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The swimming season ended for area teams on Saturday as the Division II State Swimming and Diving Championships concluded at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton.
Division III Girls Sectional at Van Wert Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery and Coldwater earned sectional titles on Saturday as both teams advanced from the Division III girls basketball sectional at Van Wert.