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]
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]
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.