Thursday, November 13th, 2014
State strengthens protocols for handling people exposed
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - Mercer County health officials want to know the extent of their authority to quarantine people with a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola.
Although no cases of the deadly disease have been diagnosed locally or in Ohio, county medical director Dr. Philip Masser during a health board meeting Wednesday asked area epidemiologist Deb Scheer if the agency has the authority and power to enforce quarantine. [More]
By Kathy Thompson
CELINA - Officers from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and Celina Police Department are forming a new task force to combat drug use and trafficking in the area.
The Heroin Interdiction Squad, known as the HIT Squad, will target heroin users a [More]
Obituaries on November 13th, 2014
Janet Barber, 72, St. Marys, died Nov. 12, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, [More]
Dolores F. May, 72, Coldwater, died Nov. 11, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Dale P. "Smoke" Schmackers, 54, Carthagena, died Nov. 10, 2014, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Rodney G. Stanfill, 58, Celina, passed away Nov. 10, 2014, at Sycamore Medical Center, Miamisburg. [More]
Local pictures on November 13th, 2014
Subscriber stories on November 13th, 2014
ST. MARYS - St. Marys board of education members approved a new two-year contract for teachers and staff that includes a 2 percent raise each of the two years.
MONTEZUMA - An Auglaize County judge has denied a new trial for a local man convicted in October of photographing partially clad teenage girls.
COLUMBUS - Two area Republican politicians on Wednesday accepted leadership roles in the state legislature after being elected by their colleagues.
CELINA - City council members this week approved a new three-year deal with non-union officials and employees that mirrors raises recently given to the Celina Municipal Employee Representative Committee.
MINSTER - Minster Local Schools District officials will be looking for ways to pay for the added costs associated with the College Credit Plus program.
COLUMBUS - Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams is one of the premier interpreters of American music, restlessly dabbling in and reinvigorating the grand traditions of country, folk, rock - even metal - to forge sounds that best convey his lyrics of deep introspection and inner turmoil.
COLDWATER - For most of her career, Sarah Kanney has been used to running far out in front.
Now, she'll be running with the 'Pack.
The Coldwater
ST. HENRY - While the decision was made months ago, Ryan Mikesell formally became a Flyer on Wednesday - a Dayton Flyer.
The St. Henry basketball
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local basketball standout Luke Knapke formally sealed his commitment to the University of Toledo on Wednesday by signing his National Letter of Intent.
Nixon, Wolf lead high-powered unit in record-setting season
MINSTER - He throws it out there ... they go and make a play.
It's as simple as that.
Simple to stop, however, it is not.
Josh Nixon, Eli Wo
It's a rematch Fort Recovery players and coaches have wanted since they walked off the field in defeat on Oct. 17.
With a 28-7 win over Fort Loram
Survive and advance; that's what playoff football is all about.
Though Minster's Division VI, Region 22 playoff opener versus Mechanicsburg last F
One thing is for sure as Coldwater gets ready for its Division V regional semifinal football game on Saturday: Huron is a lot better than last season
The Weekly Area High School Football Preview Section
Players of the Week:
Josh Nixon, QB
16-for-31 for 280 yards, six touchdowns/ two interceptions in the Wildcats' 42-41 win over Mechanicsburg.