Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Realtors cautious despite small boost in housing market
By Eric Adams
The national housing market crash is roughly five years past, but home sales remain a point of concern for real estate agents and prospective buyers in the area.
A recent report from the Ohio Association of Realtors said the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement had risen 9 percent in the state from December 2011 to the present. [More]
By Randy Bruns
COLDWATER - The Coldwater Cavaliers proved that it's not how you start but how you finish that matters on Friday night in Midwest Athletic Conference play against Minster.
Coldwater got skunked in the first quarter but its offense got better as the game went along on the way to an impressive 53-51 victory over Minster at The Palace. [More]
Obituaries on February 9th, 2013
Melvin Earl Wannemacher, 81, died the afternoon of Feb. 6, 2013, at his residence. [More]
Richard A. Frosdick, 84, Celina, died Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Erma Nevergall, 86, of Mendon, died Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Rita's Medical Center, [More]
Local pictures on February 9th, 2013
Subscriber and paid stories on February 9th, 2013
VERSAILLES - A 39-year-old Versailles man was arrested late Thursday after deputies stumbled on a methamphetamine lab in his home.
Darke County authorities also are investigating whether Edward Dingman Jr. is responsible for meth items found burning in a ditch near Ansonia earlier in the day.
Celina improves to 9-9 after 1-7 start
CELINA - A 1-7 start to the season seems like a distant memory for Celina's boys basketball team.
Celina withstood a fourth-quarter charge by Kenton with a late run of its own as the Bulldogs picked up a 64-54 Western Buckeye League victory over the Wildcats on Friday night at the Fieldhouse.
NEW BREMEN - On a night where they didn't shoot the ball very well, the New Bremen boys basketball team used a great defensive effort and solid free-throw shooting to garner a physical 54-46 Midwest Athletic Conference win over the Marion Local Flyers on Friday night.
Western Buckeye League Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Austin James hit a three-pointer in the final seconds of the game to give St. Marys a 49-48 upset victory over Ottawa-Glandorf on Friday night at the Supreme Court in Ottawa.
FORT RECOVERY - New Knoxville started out the game hot as a pistol and the Rangers needed every last shot to fend off a furious Fort Recovery rally in the second half to escape Fort Site Fieldhouse with a 65-62 win over the state-ranked Indians.
Midwest Athletic Conference Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry's boys basketball team rebounded from last weekend's two losses to remain in contention for the Midwest Athletic Conference championship after a 61-35 drubbing of Parkway on Friday night at Panther Gymnasium in Rockford.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Local divers opened the postseason with a strong showing at the Division II sectional held at Napoleon High School on Friday.