Thursday, February 19th, 2015
By William Kincaid
ST. MARYS - The Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs, an antipoverty agency, has staff at the St. Marys utility office one day a week to improve service for its local clients.
LACCA personnel will be at the office from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesdays to assist clients with emergency needs. St. Marys is allowing LACCA to use the space at no cost, according to LACCA CEO Jacqueline Fox. [More]
By Kathy Thompson
CELINA - A Wednesday morning fire at a West Anthony Street house has led to a police investigation of a possible meth lab.
The Celina Fire Department asked police officers to assist at the 7:30 a.m. house fire at 416 W. Anthony St., police chief Tom Wale said this morning. Officers secured the scene while firefighters brought the fire under control, Wale said. The fire completely destroyed the home, according to fire department reports. [More]
Obituaries on February 19th, 2015
Stanley J. Kremer, 80, Montezuma, died Feb. 17, 2015.
He was born May 21, 193 [More]
Adrian Marie McDermitt, 29, Lima, died suddenly at 10:38 a.m. Feb. 16, 2015, in [More]
William R. "Bill" Zircher, 45, Cincinnati and formerly of Minster, died unexpectedly on Feb. 16, 2015, at University Hospital, Cincinnati. [More]
Marjorie Ann (Liette) Schmidt, 81, formerly of Anna, passed away of natural causes the evening of Feb. 17, 2015, at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen. [More]
John E. Browder, 69, Celina, passed away on the evening of Feb. 16, 2015, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert. [More]
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Subscriber stories on February 19th, 2015
Frigid temperatures and high winds hit the region today, making time spent outside dangerous.
A wind-chill advisory is in effect until noon Friday.
NEW BREMEN - The school district can save $127,000 by refinancing and paying off a portion of the bonds it issued in 1997 to build the high school, treasurer Deb Meyer told school board members at Wednesday's meeting.
Two occupants escape, officials say
A Wednesday night fire destroyed a home on Mud Pike.
Four area fire departments responded to the fire at 2590 Mud Pike, Celina, between Erastus-Durbin and Township Line roads, at 8:10 p.m., Celina Fire Chief Doug Wolters said.
The season for the Celina boys basketball team gets down to the nitty-gritty this weekend as the Bulldogs look to lock down a Western Buckeye League title on Friday when they play Kenton at the Fieldhouse.
Dangerous Indians come to town riding a two-game winning streak
ST. HENRY - The St. Henry Redskins just received the number two seed in Division III Ada District.
Their mission for the remainder of the regular season is to prove they are the number one team in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
Division II Diving District
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina, Coldwater and St. Marys will be represented at next week's Division II state diving championships after strong performances at the district competition on Wednesday at Bowling Green State University's Cooper Natatorium.
Highlights & Insights: Basketball Tournament Edition
Some extremely tough and interesting matchups are on the horizon in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys Tournament. Here are the regional breakdowns for the local teams playing in Divisions II-IV.
Curtain Call
Here we sit smack dab in the middle of the time of the year when it's difficult for high school basketball fans to keep their giddiness in check. Wit