Monday, February 27th, 2017
Mercer among worst counties in the state for cardiac deaths
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Only about 13.8 percent of respondents to the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment listed cardiovascular disease as an important health problem facing the county, but according to the CDC, Mercer County has one of the worst rates of heart disease-related deaths in Ohio. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
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Coldwater advanced nine wrestlers to district and finished second at the Division III sectional tournament held this past weekend at Herr Gymnasium on the campus of Lima Central Catholic.
The Cavaliers finished with 167 1/2 points, 10 1/2 points behind sectional champion Ottawa-Glandorf. Allen East was third. Fellow MAC member St. John's finished 10th and Parkway was 12th. [More]
Obituaries on February 27th, 2017
Ruby Virginia Flowers, 71, of Mendon, Ohio, went home to heaven peacefully with [More]
Misty Lou Kitzmiller, 38, of Celina, OH, died at 12:30 pm, on Friday, February 24, 2017 at her residence in Celina. [More]
Ludwina B. Miller, age 97, of St. Henry (formerly of Burkettsville), died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Waneta R. Schulte, age 86, of Celina, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. [More]
Donna Donovan, 61, Celina, died at 7:43 p.m. Feb. 26, 2017, at Van Wert Inpatie [More]
Albert T. "Tom" White, 89, Celina, died at 10:45 p.m. Feb. 24, 2017, at Celina [More]
Local pictures on February 27th, 2017
Subscriber stories on February 27th, 2017
CELINA - Ten-year-old Maddie Wilson was jealous when her sister received an American Girl doll.
So her mom, Christine Junker, of St. Marys made her a deal: If Wilson wrote a novel about an adventurous girl, Junker would buy her a doll. Wilson rose to the challenge.
CELINA - With temperatures soaring into the unseasonable 60s last week, some local residents are growing eager for the upcoming boating season.
LOGAN TOWNSHIP - A Coldwater man suffered incapacitating injuries in a vehicle accident Friday morning.
According to an Auglaize County Sheriff's
Rethman's buzzer-beater lifts Flyers past Rangers
HARROD - Even with her team up 11 points with just over five minutes left to play, Marion Local coach Beth Streib knew that New Knoxville could come back in quick fashion.
BATH TOWNSHIP - New Bremen captured its first Division IV sectional title since the 2007-08 season on Saturday night with a 44-37 victory over Lima Central Catholic at Bath High School.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater outscored Bluffton 26-21 in the fourth quarter to win the Division III Lincolnview sectional title with a 62-57 victory on Saturday night.
WAPAKONETA - Liberty-Benton and Fort Recovery captured Division III sectional titles Saturday night at Wapakoneta, setting up a district semifinal showdown Thursday at the Elida Fieldhouse.
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The Celina boys bowling team advanced to the Division I district tournament after finishing third at the sectional on Saturday in Port Clinton.