Monday, January 5th, 2015
Plans for more fields are unlikely due to higher building costs, other factors
By David Giesige
Solar fields have sprung up in recent years in Mercer County, cutting energy bills and fossil fuel use. However, despite the fields' relative success, plans for additional solar projects are not so sunny.
"They are just pretty cost-inefficient," [More]
By Colin Foster
CELINA - Saturday evening was a swimming showcase for Celina on Senior Night.
The number-heavy WaterDogs swept the boys' and girls' team titles in a tri-meet with Coldwater and St. Marys at the Auglaize/Mercer County Family YMCA. The Celina girls tallied 149 points compared with Coldwater's 97 and St. Marys' 79. The Bulldog boys totaled 173, St. Marys had 31 and Coldwater's lone boy swimmer, Caleb Keck, scored 12. [More]
Obituaries on January 5th, 2015
Beulah Mae Spar Hays, 90, rural Ada, died at 3:15 a.m. Jan. 3, 2015, at her residence. [More]
Allis J. Real, 77, Warren and formerly of Celina, passed away peacefully Jan. 2, 2015, at Gillette Nursing Home, Warren. [More]
Lorena M. Voskuhl, 94, St. Henry, died Jan. 2, 2015, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minster. [More]
Helen I. Lenhart, 86, Ada and formerly of Celina, died at 6:40 a.m. Jan. 4, 201 [More]
Clete F. Woeste, 98, Coldwater and formerly of St. Rose, died on Jan. 3, 2015, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
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The first snow storm of the winter season is expected to dump 4 to 6 inches of snow on the area, according to the National Weather Service.
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Larissa Kahlig lauded for care she gives foster children
CELINA - A Coldwater teen has become the first child to earn an award honoring commitment and exemplary behavior.
Larissa Kahlig, 14, was given the Making a Difference Award by the Mercer County Department of Job and Family Services.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local scored 26 unanswered points spanning the first and second halves to dig itself out of a 13-point hole and then held on for a 54-48 victory over St. Marys in non-league girls action Saturday at the Hangar.
MINSTER - Minster started 2015 with a bang as it dominated Celina 72-31 in a battle of Grand Lake area girls basketball teams Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Gymnasium.
Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Scorching hot shooting came in handy for Celina as the Bulldogs snapped back from Tuesday's loss to St. Henry and beat Toledo Central Catholic 71-67 Saturday night at the Fieldhouse.
WOHSBC Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Wapakoneta maintained its unbeaten record in boys and girls divisions of the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference during Saturday's competition.