Thursday, September 24th, 2015
By Jared Mauch
Drivers should expect road closures and delays on Saturday as about 1,500 runners participate in the the second annual Grand Lake Marathon, half marathon, 5K and kids' marathon races.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office reports state Route 703 East from state Route 29 to Edgewater Drive will be closed from 7-9:30 a.m. [More]
Average age increases; overall numbers decrease
By Colin Foster
This is the first in a periodical series about high school officiating. The first part looks at the aging of current officials, especially in football and the trouble in finding new officials
They're sometimes referred to as "Blue" or "Stripes" or "Zebras," and, despite being the most unbiased presence in the sporting arena or on the field, some of them would probably tell you they've been called a few other choice words that they don't wish to say out loud. [More]
Obituaries on September 24th, 2015
On August 20th, 2015, at 38 weeks gestation, Beau Allen Ray Flory gained his angel wings at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
Betty J. Black age 86, of Coldwater, died Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at Colonial Nursing Home, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on September 24th, 2015
Subscriber stories on September 24th, 2015
FORT RECOVERY - Tumbusch Construction of St. Henry is expected to begin work next week to expand the intersection of state Routes 49 and 119 in Fort Recovery so trucks can turn without crossing the centerline.
CELINA - The third contract mediation session Wednesday between the Celina Board of Education and the Celina Education Association ended without a contract.
Hospital board receives update on efforts to improve residents' health
COLDWATER - As the 2013-2015 Mercer Health Improvement Plan concludes, results are being gathered on the efforts to fight local obesity and drug-abuse problems.
Curtain Call
It's "Defiance Week" in Celina, as the 3-1 Bulldogs look to fight off the invasion of the 1-3 Defiance Bulldogs at Celina Stadium on Friday for the teams' 51st meeting in WBL play.
Razz-Eye View
I am much too young to have seen Yogi Berra as a player, but his legacy, and his ability to utter classic lines, will last forever.
Yogi's passing yesterday at the age of 90 is another loss of a great name from the golden age of baseball.
Fort Recovery coach Brent Niekamp learned a long time ago that you can't take anything for granted playing in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
For two straight weeks, Niekamp's Indians squeaked by a pair of teams with records well south of a .500 in Anna and Delphos St. John's.
Computer Points Breakdown
The first official computer points will be released by the OHSAA this week. While some adjustments may need to be made to account for the size of out
The Weekly Area High School Football Preview Section
Two Minute Drill:
Last season: It was a one-sided affair as Celina went on the road and won by a margin of 35-7. Celina coa