Monday, February 25th, 2013
Departments would relocate after $1.9 million purchase
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City officials intend to purchase the First Financial Bank building across from city hall on Main Street for $1.95 million to relocate all of its departments and offices except the fire department and municipal court.
City council members will go over first reading of legislation appropriating money from the electric fund for the bank purchase at 7 p.m. tonight at city hall. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - Little Oliver Dietzman appears to be the picture of health - big hazel eyes, a toothless grin and an inquisitive nature.
But looks are deceiving. Oliver, the 1-year-old son of Josh and Allie Dietzman, has a rare form of epilepsy resulting in an average 100 seizures per day. Thankfully, most are mild, presenting as a sudden jerk or a blank look. The severe ones can last hours, even days, requiring emergency room treatment and lengthy hospital stays. [More]
Obituaries on February 25th, 2013
Antoinette A. "Toni" Baugher, 91, formerly of Russia, Ohio, died at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 23, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney. [More]
Rita Catherine Homan, 83, of Villa Hills, Ky., formerly of Coldwater, passed peacefully on Feb. 22, 2013, at home with her two daughters at her side. [More]
Vincent E. Gruss, 77, of Coldwater, died Feb. 24, 2013, at The Gardens at Celina. [More]
James A. Adams, 84, St. Marys, died at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 22, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Local pictures on February 25th, 2013
Subscriber and paid stories on February 25th, 2013
WAPAKONETA - All non-nursing staff members at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home will receive a four-hour per week cut in hours in the near future.
Several area fire departments help put out flames
COLDWATER - Fire destroyed a pole barn Sunday afternoon at the home of Larry and Jean Jutte, 4210 state Route 118.
Mercer County Central Dispatch
Division II Sectional at Spencerville
SPENCERVILLE - Sectional titles are nice but Celina's girls basketball team didn't feel the need to celebrate after winning their seventh straight on Saturday night.
Division IV Sectional at Coldwater
COLDWATER - Saturday night's Division IV girls sectional finals doubleheader proved the old adage that revenge is a dish best served cold.
About one year cold, to be exact.
District Wrestling Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
For the first time in three years, Coldwater will be represented at the state wrestling tournament after two Cavaliers advanced out of the Division III district tournament at Trent Arena in Kettering on Sunday.