Friday, January 24th, 2014
By Doug Drexler
CELINA - A local agency for the first-time ever is leading a 15-hour effort this week to count homeless people in Mercer and Auglaize counties.
The count, which will take place from 5 p.m. Tuesday through 8 a.m. Wednesday, is part of the U.S. Department of Housing's campaign to fight homelessness and gather data to fund housing efforts, Sources Community Network Services Interim Director Kirk Moriarty said during a meeting Thursday. [More]
Celina's hot start on offense buries St. Marys
By Ryan Hines
CELINA - After watching her team shoot just 34 percent from the field for the first 14 games of the season, Celina girls basketball coach Toma Hainline was thrilled to see the Bulldogs break out offensively on Thursday.
The Bulldogs were scorching hot early on and led wire-to-wire for a 62-45 victory over rival St. Marys in Western Buckeye League action at the Fieldhouse. [More]
Obituaries on January 24th, 2014
Asta I. Zegelien, 90, Wapakoneta, formerly of St. Marys, died at 1 p.m. Jan. 23, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
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Officials say Fox's Den will remain open to public
CELINA - A private lender is pursuing a foreclosure action against Celina Golf LLC but says it wants the 18-hole Fox's Den Golf Course to continue its operations and remain open to the public.
MONTEZUMA - Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday approved a $51,344 contract with an engineer/consulting company for phase two of the Prairie Creek Treatment Train project.
CELINA - Officials on Thursday were pleased to learn nine area contractors are seeking contracts for phase two of a new Mercer County engineering facility on Mud Pike.
Celina eatery CJ's HighMarks was lauded Thursday night for its support of the beef industry.
Restaurant owners John and J.T. Irmscher accepted the Beef Backer award from the Mercer County Cattlemen's Association during the group's annual banquet at the Celina Eagles Lodge.
Schlotterer and Kimmel capture first place
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina got off to a great start at the Western Buckeye League swimming and diving championships on Thursday as the Bulldogs swept the boys' and girls' diving titles at the Defiance YMCA.
FORT RECOVERY - Frigid would be the best word to describe the weather outside of the Fort Site Fieldhouse when the Fort Recovery Indians hosted the Coldwater Lady Cavaliers on Thursday night.
MARIA STEIN - A quick start by Versailles provided a cushion that Marion Local could not overcome and the Tigers remain unbeaten in Midwest Athletic Conference play after a 52-40 win on Thursday in a battle between state-ranked teams at The Hangar in Maria Stein.
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Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina's wrestling team completed its Western Buckeye League dual matches with a 6-3 record after splitting a pair of matches at the Dues Nursery Super-Trimatch on Thursday, featuring Bath, Elida and St. Marys.