Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
By Kathy Thompson
CELINA - Local school officials say preparing for new standardized tests has generated little financial cost but has led to much frustration and anxiety among teachers, administration and students.
"The (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Late in the third quarter, Marion Local had Celina on the ropes, leading by 11 points and looking to go for the coup de grâce.
The Bulldogs battled back through the fourth quarter and took the lead for good with 35 seconds left in a 60-56 win over the state-ranked Flyers in Monday night action at the Fieldhouse. [More]
Obituaries on February 17th, 2015
Timothy Louis Baker, 56, Paulding and formerly of Celina, passed away at 9:44 a.m. Feb. 15, 2015, at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. [More]
Twyla Pifer Dudley, 89, Columbus, Ga., died on Feb. 15, 2015, at her residence. [More]
Steven A. Trzaska, 49, Minster, died on Feb. 15, 2015, following an accident at his family farm. [More]
Cyrus Wayne Upton, 72, Mendon, passed away Feb. 15, 2015, at Logansport Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Ind. [More]
Neldora Arlene "Petey" Gott, 64, Celina, died at 12:17 p.m. Feb. 13, 2015, at Good Samaritan Heart Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Marlene Shelby, 83, St. Marys, died Feb. 14, 2015, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
John Browder, 69, Celina, died on Feb. 16, 2015, at Community Health Profession [More]
Local pictures on February 17th, 2015
Subscriber stories on February 17th, 2015
Council may vote March 16
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members are bracing for controversy as they prepare to vote on an annexation and zoning request for 6.19 acres south of town that could spur new commercial development.
31-year-old man threatened to jump
CELINA - The Celina Police Department closed off a portion of Grand Lake Road for an hour and 20 minutes Monday night as they dealt with a man threatening to jump from the water tower.
FORT LORAMIE - A Minster resident died Sunday after a tree branch fell on him as he cut firewood near Fort Loramie.
Steven Trazaska, 49, was cutting firewood in a woods on family farmland shortly after 5 p.m. when a tree fell on him, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office report.
MINSTER - Minster High School students will have the opportunity to take three new college-level classes next school year.
Students will be able to
Residence was not occupied when blaze broke out
ST. MARYS - Four area fire departments responded to a blaze Monday night that destroyed a home in the Sandy Beach subdivision near Grand Lake.
MINSTER - In a seesaw game of shifting momentum, the Minster Wildcats had the last laugh.
Minster faced significant deficits twice but rallied late, outscoring the visiting Anna Rockets 23-13 in the fourth quarter to post a 57-53 victory in girls basketball action Monday night.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater gave Tri-Village a battle for four quarters before the top-ranked team in Division IV pulled away for a 70-57 win in boys' non-conference action Monday at the Palace, a game that was rescheduled from Saturday.
Razz-Eye View
If this year's basketball postseason had a theme song, the Grateful Dead's "Truckin'" could be a proper choice.
The new format for sectional play i
Celina gathering planned for residents from Mercer County
A group for young Mercer County ag professionals is forming.
Those involved or interested in agriculture are invited to a 7:30 p.m. gathering Feb. 26 at C-Town Wings in Celina. A free meal will be provided.