Monday, December 5th, 2011
Marion teacher facing misdemeanor charge
By Margie Wuebker
MARIA STEIN - A third-grade teacher at Marion Local Elementary School was found dead Saturday morning, a day after being charged with one count of sexual imposition.
Paul Mizer, 56, 2130 St. Johns Road, was found dead about 10:30 a.m. in the pond at the Maria Stein Spiritual Center, the victim of an apparent suicide. [More]
Marion Local's quick start buries Buckeye Central
By Gary R. Rasberry
CANTON - It didn't take long for Marion Local to prove it was the best team on the field during Saturday's Division VI state championship football game.
The Flyers roared out to a tremendous start and won the program's fifth state football title with a 61-21 win over New Washington Buckeye Central at Canton's Fawcett Stadium. [More]
By Randy Bruns
CANTON - Marion Local's football coach Tim Goodwin said it best a week before Saturday's Division VI state championship when he was asked about what it meant to get back to the state finals for the first time since 2007.
"It has been a while and a [More]
Obituaries on December 5th, 2011
Lyndel "Lynn" L. Belcher, 46, of Celina, died Dec. 2, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton of injuries sustained in an Auglaize County traffic accident. [More]
Robert J. "Bob" Grieshop, 77, of Coldwater, died at 2:42 p.m. Dec. 3, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Cynthea A. Hough, 96, of Portland, Ind., died Dec. 2, 2011, at Persimmon Ridge, Portland. [More]
Paul Mizer, 56, of Maria Stein, died Dec. 3, 2011, in Maria Stein.
He was bor [More]
Billy Duane Murphy, 69, of Greenville, and formerly of Portland, Ind., died at 3:39 a.m. Dec. 4, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton. [More]
John Milton Buterbaugh, 84, Celina, died at 3:25 p.m. Dec. 4, 2011, at The Laur [More]
Local pictures on December 5th, 2011
Subscriber stories on December 5th, 2011
Celina officials hoping for more consolidation
CELINA - City officials are considering moving the city law director's office from the utility building on West Market Street to the Mercer County Prosecutor's office on North Walnut Street.
Grand Lake
GRAND LAKE - The Lake Restoration Commission (LRC) is looking to hire a full-time director to oversee projects on Grand Lake.
"We want the person t
FORT RECOVERY - Law enforcement officials spent the weekend working on the murder case of a 70-year-old man and his 47-year-old daughter.
Mercer County Elections
CELINA - Long-time Mercer County Board of Elections member Betty Cook says she will not seek another term.
"I think 24 years is really long enough," Cook, 82, said this morning.
A Mercer County man died Friday at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton of injuries suffered in an Auglaize County traffic accident Thursday.
Lyndell "L
CANTON - The 2011 football season didn't start very well for Adam Bertke but it couldn't have finished any better.
Marion Local's sophomore signal
CELINA - Some times winning comes down to the basic fundamentals and doing them well.
The Celina Bulldogs used a huge performance on both ends of the court in the middle two periods to key a 60-43 nonconference win over the New Bremen Cardinals 60-43 on Saturday afternoon at the Fieldhouse.
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and Gary R. Rasberry
The Lima Senior Spartans spoiled the home opener for the Celina boys' basketball team on Saturday night as Tyler White scored 42 points to help the Spartans to an 89-84 victory over the Bulldogs.