Friday, February 8th, 2013
By Eric Adams
FORT RECOVERY - Middle school students had their hands in dirt, dish soap and dye recently as they prepared for the school's annual science fair.
Experiments and poster boards displaying the results of the students' hypotheses filled the auditeria Thursday as judges inspected the work. [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
MINSTER - Just before Christmas, Nann Stechschulte's Minster Wildcats sat at 1-2 in the Midwest Athletic Conference after tough losses to New Knoxville and Versailles.
Although they didn't capture the MAC crown this season, the Wildcats shook off their unfavorable start and concluded the conference slate by claiming six straight league wins, including a 47-31 triumph last night over the Coldwater Cavaliers at the Minster Middle School. [More]
Obituaries on February 8th, 2013
Michael "Mick" Gabes, 64, St. Marys, died at 8:25 p.m. Feb. 6, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Lima. [More]
Milo "Steve" Evans, 56, Rockford, died Feb. 7, 2013, in Van Wert.
Funeral services are 3 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Friend's Church, Van Wert. [More]
Richard Frosdick, 84, Celina, died Feb. 7, 2013, at the St. Marys Living Center [More]
Kenneth J. "Kenny" Short, 75, Celina, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Feb. 4, 2013, at his residence in Celina. [More]
Local pictures on February 8th, 2013
Subscriber and paid stories on February 8th, 2013
Public can participate in Community Supported Agriculture
A New Knoxville couple has turned a passion for homegrown, organic food into a business that's getting fresh fruits and vegetables into the mouths of more people.
MINSTER - New crosswalk markings, additional signage and slower speeds are all part of a new Safe Routes to School travel plan being developed as a joint effort between the school and village.
CELINA - The county engineer's office this year has 14 bridges and large culvert projects on its radar.
The estimated cost of the work is $2.1 million, according to Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart. Most of the funding will come from federal dollars.
Four Celina residents face drug-related charges following a Thursday afternoon incident in a parking lot near the intersection of North Main and East Forest streets.
Skunk cabbage is in full bloom in Ohio's woodlands by early February, says Jim McCormac, a botanist, author and avian education specialist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife.
NEW KNOXVILLE - A Midwest Athletic Conference championship is still a possibility for the New Knoxville girls basketball team after a 15-2 run to end the first half helped the Rangers earn a 56-46 win over Fort Recovery on Thursday night at Ranger Gymnasium.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Marion Local pulled away from New Bremen in the second half and the Flyers defeated the Cardinals 59-34 on Thursday night at The Hangar.
Compiled by Ryan Hines
KENTON - Celina's girls basketball team dominated the middle two quarters en route to a convincing 63-31 road win over Kenton in Western Buckeye League action on Thursday night.
Last Curtain Call
A few months ago I asked Celina's Athletic Director Bruce Boley to toss me a few suggestions for the weekly Last Curtain Call series.
Without blinking, he offered Toma Hainline, who has been a staple in the Bulldogs' basketball program for more than 20 years as a player and coach.