Friday, February 6th, 2015
By Kathy Thompson
CELINA - An 82-year-old Celina woman says she is thankful for the quick action of a police officer Tuesday night she believes may have saved her life.
Celina Police Sgt. Kent Taylor was on foot patrol checking homes in the 1000 block of Princeton Avenue when he saw something moving about two houses away. [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
FORT RECOVERY - Not often can a team close a Midwest Athletic Conference game with a nearly 12-minute scoring drought from the field and come away with the victory.
Despite their lack of offensive fireworks for almost the final 1 1/2 quarters of their fight with Fort Recovery, Minster improvised with nearly flawless defense and remarkable free throw shooting to pick up their sixth MAC triumph of the year with a 43-34 victory. [More]
Obituaries on February 6th, 2015
Barbara K. "Bobbi" Ernst, 58, St. Marys, passed away at 6:16 p.m. Feb. 4, 2015, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima. [More]
Mary L. Newton, 75, Portland, Ind., died Feb. 4, 2015, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. [More]
Leo A. Wenning, 84, Yorkshire, passed away of natural causes at his residence, early in the morning of Feb. 5, 2015. [More]
Local pictures on February 6th, 2015
Subscriber and paid stories on February 6th, 2015
CELINA - With the city's insurance costs expected to jump 15 percent annually for the next five years, city council members agree they must cut expenses to continue offering quality benefits to employees.
CELINA - City insurance costs are projected to rise 15 percent in 2015, down significantly from the initial estimate of 43.5 percent made in October
CELINA - Legislation being drafted by the Ohio House may ban farmers from applying manure and fertilizer to frozen, snow-covered or rain-soaked ground unless certain practices are followed.
COLDWATER - The Coldwater Cavaliers beat Versailles in 3-out-of-4 major statistical categories: rebounding, assists and field goal percentage.
It was the one they lost - turnovers - that proved most damaging.
VAN WERT - A sluggish second quarter hampered Celina and Van Wert was able to pull ahead and come away with its first Western Buckeye League win of the season by a 46-32 margin in girls basketball action Thursday night at the Fieldhouse.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster
After trailing by one at half, Marion Local outscored St. John's 14-9 in the third quarter, which ended up making all the difference as the top-ranked team in Division IV left Arnzen Gymnasium with a 43-39 win over the Blue Jays in MAC action.