Friday, December 28th, 2012
By William Kincaid
Over the past several decades and among the most recent generations, the number of practicing Catholics has significantly decreased, according to the Rev. Thomas Dorn of the Fort Recovery Cluster Parishes.
"A practicing Catholic is a person who goes to church every Sunday and holy day, goes to Confession at least once per year and believes and practices the teachings of the faith," Dorn said. [More]
By Randy Bruns
MARIA STEIN - Five nights after a forgettable performance, the Marion Local Flyers' boys basketball team got back on track Thursday night with an impressive 52-37 victory over the Wapakoneta Redskins in a rescheduled game at The Hangar.
The Flyers (2-1) looked lackluster in dropping a 46-34 clunker to St. Marys last Saturday, but on this night they steadily built their lead in every quarter and sealed the deal down the stretch with some deadeye free-throw shooting. [More]
Obituaries on December 28th, 2012
Bertha Elizabeth Anna Mueller Seger, 87, Yorkshire, died at 9:15 a.m. Dec. 26, 2012, at her home. [More]
Rodney C. Lauth, 41, Decatur, Ind., formerly of Mendon, died Dec. 24, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Jerry Yaney, 69, St. Marys, died at 9:26 p.m. Dec. 26, 2012, at his home.
He [More]
Thomas D. Knous, 71, St. Marys, died at 1:04 a.m. Dec. 27, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
James Bruns, 65, Montezuma, died Dec. 27, 2012.
Services are pending at Hogen [More]
Ilo M. McGlaughlin, 92, Celina, died at 3 a.m. today at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Local pictures on December 28th, 2012
Subscriber stories on December 28th, 2012
ST. MARYS - Council members on Thursday passed under suspension of rules an emergency ordinance appropriating $124,053 to cover end-of-year expenses
COLDWATER - Village employees will be getting a pay increase in 2013.
Members of Coldwater village council unanimously approved a pay raise of abo
Staff reports
Mercer County's unemployment rate of 3.9 percent in November is again the lowest in Ohio.
It is the thirteenth consecutive month Mercer County has had the lowest percentage. The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percent from October.
COLDWATER - After getting out to a rough start, a short-handed Celina squad got rolling and won its annual Mercer County matchup against Coldwater 54-40 on Thursday night at the Palace for the Bulldogs' eighth win of the season.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry jumped out to a 16-1 advantage and never looked back as the Redskins cruised to a 57-29 win over St. Marys on Thursday night at Redskin Gymnasium.