Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
K-9 Peng the newest officer with the Celina Police Department
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The police department's newest officer, a pointy-eared, long-tongued K-9, comes from Germany and has taken to the streets to sniff out drugs, track down bad guys, find missing residents and battle crime in Celina.
Peng, a 20-month-old German shepherd, arrived in Celina about three months ago and had his first day on the job April 24 after completing training at the Von Der Haus Gill Canine Academy near Wapakoneta. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
NEW BREMEN - Versailles' only hit of the game could not have been more timely.
Sarah Gigandet lashed a two-out, two-strike pitch just beyond the reach of New Bremen's left fielder, scoring two unearned runs to give the Tigers a 2-1 victory and a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference softball title Tuesday on the Cardinal diamond. [More]
Obituaries on May 11th, 2016
Bj Billieu, age 66, died peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016 in St Marys, Ohio. Bj was also known as Bonnie Jo (Siders) Stanley. [More]
Roger "Jay" Stauffer, Jr., 76, New Bremen, died May 9, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Local pictures on May 11th, 2016
Subscriber stories on May 11th, 2016
ROCKFORD - While some area schools struggled on the 2015 state report card, Parkway Middle School continued to improve.
At Tuesday's Parkway Local
CELINA - City residents didn't just sweep out the cobwebs from their homes this spring-cleaning season, they must have unloaded their kitchen sinks, too, as a massive amount of trash was picked up in the last few weeks.
COLDWATER - Middle school staff and teachers may incorporate project-based learning for students as an option for entering Project Lead the Way.
Former milking parlor churns out craft beer
COLDWATER - A historic Coldwater barn is beginning a new chapter as home to the Tailspin Brewing Co.
Jack and Terese Waite have been working for months to turn the Coldwater Dairy barn, which had been run by the Forsthoefel family, into a brewery.
COLDWATER - Two big home runs by Coldwater earlier in the game were buoyed by a standout pitching performance from Jack Hemmelgarn, and the Cavaliers beat St. Henry 9-1 to claim a share of the MAC baseball title on Senior Day at Veterans Field.
FORT RECOVERY - Marion Local's season officially ended with a 7-0 loss to Fort Recovery on Tuesday.
As for the Indians, they're hoping the season has many more weeks to go.
Midwest Athletic Conference Track Meet
FORT RECOVERY - The Midwest Athletic Conference track meet got underway Tuesday night as finals were contested in nine field events and the two 4x8000-meter relays.
FORT RECOVERY - Not a lot of high school pitchers can match the success Jackson Hobbs has had with the Fort Recovery baseball program.
Hobbs plans on the success to continue at the collegiate level.
Tuesday's Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Versailles scored four runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead and pulled away to claim a share of the MAC