Friday, December 11th, 2015
Bayman shifts gears from bike club member to chaplain
By Claire Giesige
MERCER - The chapel where Pat Bayman most often preaches is a modest trailer parked at Motor Inn Truck Stop. Rather than organ music, the room is filled with the hum of the engines of big rigs pulling into and out of the lot. Instead of vestments, Bayman wears a flannel shirt, overalls and a leather vest. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
NEW BREMEN - A lightning quick start helped New Bremen roll to a 67-44 victory over Parkway Thursday night in girls Midwest Athletic Conference basketball action at the Cardinal Gymnasium.
The Cardinals jumped out to a 25-3 lead after eight minutes. [More]
Obituaries on December 11th, 2015
Randy Loy, 67, Celina, died on Dec. 10, 2015, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Cen [More]
Hap E. Piper, 91, retired Methodist minister, master electrician, hobby pilot, [More]
Local pictures on December 11th, 2015
Subscriber stories on December 11th, 2015
CELINA - City officials are requesting $150,000 from the Bryson Trust Fund next year to improve the city pool.
Also, trust fund officers plan early next year to begin paying back $2.64 million the city borrowed on the trust fund's behalf to purchase property and expand city parks.
CELINA - The Mercer County sheriff plans to purchase 13 more Taser stun guns to ensure all his corrections officers have one.
County commissioners on Thursday approved the purchase by Sheriff Jeff Grey of 13 Taser stun guns for $15,921. The price was quoted by Vance's Law Enforcement of Columbus.
CELINA - A former Fort Recovery schools teacher and coach serving 21 years in prison for sexually assaulting a student has filed another appeal.
WAPAKONETA - Grey Fox Broadcasting representatives met with Auglaize County Commissioners on Thursday to discuss making Wapakoneta home to a future FM radio station.
ST. MARYS - A Wapakoneta man has pleaded not guilty to additional charges related to three non-injury accidents in St. Marys on Saturday afternoon.
ST. MARYS - With solid rebounding and a balanced scoring effort, St. Marys cruised to a 64-32 victory over Van Wert Thursday in Western Buckeye League play at Murotech Court.
CELINA - Celina girls basketball coach Steve Bader was very pleased with his team's effort on Thursday against Elida.
Celina shut out Elida in the first quarter and improved to 2-0 in Western Buckeye League play with a 45-17 win in a battle of Bulldogs at the Fieldhouse.
Thursday's Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry and Colin Foster
Minster used a strong first half to pull out to a comfortable lead and stayed unbeaten on the season with a 42-27 win over St. Henry on Thursday night at Redskin Gymnasium in St. Henry.