Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
By David Giesige
CELINA - Aging buildings and equipment are causing problems for Celina City Schools.
The school board Tuesday night discussed a variety of pressing issues, including the state of the district's bus fleet, dilapidated stadium bleachers and a blown boiler at Celina Elementary School. [More]
Lennartz, Fort Recovery defense too much for Celina in 47-34 win
By Colin Foster
CELINA - Fort Recovery encountered a few rough spots along the way on Tuesday night, but for the most part, it was smooth sailing for Tori Lennartz and her Indian teammates in a 47-34 victory over Celina on Senior Night at the Fieldhouse.
Lennartz had 18 points on 50 percent shooting, five rebounds to go with three assists and the Indians outscored the Bulldogs 26-17 in the final half to add another positive to the win column. [More]
Obituaries on February 18th, 2015
Richard Henry "Dick" Lange, 53, Celina, passed away at 7:24 p.m. Feb. 16, 2015, [More]
Dona Mae M. Kuenning, 85, New Bremen, died at 6:05 p.m. Feb. 16, 2015, at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen. [More]
Stanley Richard "Dick" Springer, 80, passed away Feb. 17, 2015, at his home in Auburn, Ind., surrounded by his loving family. [More]
Fern E. Wermer, 90, Van Wert, died at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 2015, at Hearth & Home of Van Wert. [More]
Marlene L. Shelby, 83, St. Marys, died at 2 a.m. Feb. 14, 2015, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Ruth G. Luelleman, 93, New Bremen, died at 8:05 a.m. Feb. 16, 2015, at Otterbein of Cridersville. [More]
Jeffrey P. Platt, 45, St. Marys, died at 5:33 a.m. Feb. 16, 2015, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, after a long battle with leukemia. [More]
Stanley Kremer, 80, Celina, died on Feb. 17, 2015, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Jim Roger Kittle, 68, Polson, Mont., passed away of pulmonary fibrosis at his home on Feb. 12, 2015. [More]
Robert L. Weitzel, 85, Coldwater, died on Feb. 17, 2015, at Heritage Manor, Minster. [More]
Local pictures on February 18th, 2015
Subscriber stories on February 18th, 2015
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday received updates on several pending projects and issues including a handicapped-accessible upgrade at the courthouse.
Polling locations, workers reduced
CELINA - The May 5 election in Mercer County will be a special election, not a primary election, unless write-in candidates file by 4 p.m. Feb. 23 to oppose Celina officials running for office.
MINSTER - Citing safety concerns, village officials are considering installing sidewalks and asking the state to reduce the speed limit on state Route 119 between state Route 66 and Canal Road.
CELINA - Five area contractors submitted bids for an ongoing erosion control project along Beaver Creek.
The sealed bids for the estimated $234,000
ROCKFORD - Village council members Tuesday night heard second reading of two ordinances that together would add a $10 permissive use tax on license plates issued in Rockford.
ST. MARYS - The city's planning commission on Tuesday endorsed a scaled-down request by the St. Marys Foundry to rezone land from residential to industrial.
ST. MARYS - Dan Hegemier wanted his St. Marys squad to have some fun during Tuesday's game with Minster.
It was all fun and games in the first qua
COLDWATER - Closeness to home and getting a chance to play for a solid football program sold Coldwater lineman Caleb Madaj on signing with the University of Findlay on Tuesday.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Eleven different New Bremen players scored at least a point as the Cardinals picked up their 12th win of the season with a 69-48 win over Fort Jennings on Tuesday night up in Putnam County.