Thursday, July 26th, 2012
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - "Bulldog Bill" may be more popular than the presidential candidates and certainly has more charisma.
Bill Nietfeld, also known as "Celina Bill," is a familiar face at sporting events, festivals and just about every local gathering that draws fans, spectators and patrons. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
CELINA - Jim Coons smiled as he looked around the lobby at WCSM Radio, following a recent lunch with fellow staff members.
"I left feet first on a gurney the last time I was here," he said. "At least I'm getting around on my own two feet now."
Coons, program director at the station, is recuperating from a stroke he suffered while on the air March 22. [More]
Obituaries on July 26th, 2012
Donald J. Vander Horst Sr., 87, died at 10:30 p.m. July 24, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Lance A. Evans, 66, New Knoxville, died at 5:59 p.m. July 22, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Jimmie Lee Vogan, 76, Ohio City, died at 6:09 a.m. July 25, 2012, at his home following a long illness. [More]
Lester Young, 74, Celina, died July 25, 2012.
Services are pending with Cisco [More]
Carol J. Hagen, 91, Celina, died at 10:31 a.m. July 24, 2012, at The Gardens, Celina. [More]
Local pictures on July 26th, 2012
Subscriber stories on July 26th, 2012
Rumble strips added to boost safety on U.S. 127
Centerline rumble strips recently were installed as a safety measure along a deadly stretch of U.S. 127 in Mercer County.
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MENDON - Local rock 'n roll fans don't have to drive hundreds of miles to attend a multi-day music festival featuring national and regional touring acts.
NOBLESVILLE - Original shock-rocker Alice Cooper and British new wave metal titan Iron Maiden both indulge in an over-the-top, theatrical brand of heavy metal that when performed live is as celebrated for its elaborate stage setup as it is for its thunderous music.
Compiled by Ryan Hines
The Grand Lake Mariners extended their winning streak to four games after a 3-2 triumph over Licking County in the first game of Wednesday's Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League doubleheader before the Settlers regrouped and won the nightcap 7-2.
With two-a-day football practices beginning on Monday, Celina is hosting its inaugural 7-on-7 passing tournament on Friday as offseason activities come to a close.