Saturday, December 21st, 2013
By Doug Drexler
CELINA - Veterans and fraternal organizations have won at least a temporary victory in maintaining a form of video gambling that supports their charitable work and operating expenses.
Attorney General Mike DeWine's office, after negotiating the issue with a coalition of groups for most of the year, ordered the electronic raffle gaming machines shut down Dec. 8. [More]
Celina rallies from four-point deficit in extra session
By Ryan Hines
OTTAWA - After blowing a six-point lead in the final 2:06 of the fourth quarter, Celina rebounded in overtime and snapped a six-game losing streak in Ottawa as the Bulldogs knocked off the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans 69-64 in Western Buckeye League action on Friday night at the Supreme Court. [More]
Obituaries on December 21st, 2013
Mary Ann Caldwell, 81, St. Marys, died at 4:05 p.m. Dec. 18, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Susan S. Cubberley, 67, Celina, died at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 19, 2013, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus. [More]
Ruth Niekamp, New Bremen, died Dec. 20, 2013 at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen. [More]
Local pictures on December 21st, 2013
Subscriber stories on December 21st, 2013
CELINA - Tall and burly, Dave Shouse effortlessly places a turkey roast and a bag of grapefruit in a cart pushed by a woman in a tattered winter coat.
He grins and the middle-age lady flashes a quick smile before boxing up her groceries and leaving the crowded food pantry.
A 41-year-old Celina woman was killed at 1:58 p.m. Friday after traveling left-of-center on U.S. 127 north of U.S. 224 in Hoaglin Township, Van Wert County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Van Wert post.
COLDWATER - The Palace in Coldwater played host to the Cavalier wrestling team in a rare Friday night double-dual matchup that was billed as "Friday Night MatMania" featuring Fairview, Madison Plains and Preble Shawnee.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Roughriders overcame a slow start and outscored Kenton 23-8 over the final 10 minutes of the game to post a 56-42 win over the Wildcats in Western Buckeye League action on Friday night at Murotech Court.
MAC Roundup
Fort Recovery held the lead for most of the first three quarters but Franklin-Monroe rallied in the fourth quarter and the Jets knocked off the Indians 61-58 in overtime during Friday's matchup in Pitsburg.
Western Buckeye League Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Defiance dominated the first three quarters and rolled to a 66-53 win over Bath on Friday night in Western Buckeye League action.