Monday, December 12th, 2011
Private effort gives Christmas presents
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The generosity of Christmas was on full display Sunday afternoon at the Mercer County Fairgrounds as a group of local families distributed several items to people in need.
Toys, clothes, hygiene products and enough food to make a holiday meal were provided to 43 families and 110 children. Santa Claus also appeared. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. HENRY - After a sluggish start to Saturday's game, St. Henry's girls basketball team did nearly everything they needed to do to rally and beat Lima Central Catholic.
However, LCC's Stacia Allen canned a pair of free throws with 16.8 seconds left in the game to put the visitors on top 51-50 and teammate Ty Taylor's free throws with three seconds on the clock helped the T-Birds escape Redskin Gymnasium with a 53-50 win. [More]
Obituaries on December 12th, 2011
Ryan Dean Berg, 7-month-old son of Jamie Berg and Stephanie Gillingham, New Bremen, died at 3:32 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011, at Children's Hospital, Cincinnati. [More]
Robert W. Huckeriede, 78, St. Marys, died at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
The Rev. John Spatt, 93, a Precious Blood priest, died Dec. 9, 2011, in the infirmary at St. Charles Center, Carthagena. [More]
Harry Mike Gibson, 68, Celina, died 8:55 a.m. Dec. 11, 2011, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice. [More]
Virgil Stienecker, 89, St. Marys, died Dec. 11, 2011, at Otterbein Senior Lifes [More]
Local pictures on December 12th, 2011
Subscriber and paid stories on December 12th, 2011
County commissioners for the third straight year are requesting wage freezes for county workers, even though previous pleas were ignored by several agencies - including themselves.
Mercer County
Mercer County Commissioners plan to reduce the 2012 budget to $300,000 less than this year to keep the county financially sound.
Although exact app
COLDWATER - Coldwater Police are investigating a second burglary in less than a week - this one involving a residence.
The owners of a home in the 1000 block of Terrace Avenue arrived home shortly after 7:30 p.m. to discover someone had broken a back door and entered the premises.
CELINA - The Mercer County Democratic Party recently awarded Cheryl Davis of Celina the Mercer County Democrat of the Year award.
Davis, a libraria
VAN WERT - The Coldwater boys basketball team had a seven-point lead in the third quarter during Saturday's season opener, but Van Wert's extra weeks of conditioning and two-game experience helped the Cougars rally for a 59-43 victory over the Cavaliers.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery's 16-2 advantage in the third quarter put the game out of reach as the Indians improve to 4-0 on the season after a 65-42 blowout victory over Ansonia on Saturday night in Darke County.