Thursday, April 20th, 2017
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - Ned J. Lawler has combined a lifelong interest in cars and photography by capturing collectors and their classic cars, and on Wednesday he shared those passions with St. Marys Rotary Club members.
"Usually collector cars are 25 years and older, so if we say that's 1992 and we go back to 1886, then that gives us 106 years of history," Lawler said. He was referring to the 1886 Benz Motor Wagon patent that, he said, covered the first true automobile. [More]
Hit batsman with bases loaded gives Minster 13-12 win
By Gary R. Rasberry
MINSTER - After going 11 innings on Tuesday night to score one run, Minster got a little more offense during their annual Wednesday-evening non-conference game with Crestview.
After rallying to tie the game at 12-12 in the bottom of the seventh, Jon Niemeyer took one for the team and drew the game-winning, bases-loaded hit batsmen to pick up the 13-12 win at Hanover Street Park. [More]
Obituaries on April 20th, 2017
Dwight "Jack" Harner, Jr., 78, St. Marys, OH died 3:10 p.m. Tuesday April 18, 2017 at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Reverend Donald E. Ricard, 77, a resident of Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Com [More]
Darryl Lee Stump, 53, of Portland, Indiana passed away Monday April 17, 2017 at I.U. Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana surrounded by his loving family. [More]
Kaseson Michael Dean Weaver, 5½ months, Celina, died April 15, 2017, at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. [More]
Charles Froning, 85, St. Henry, died Wednesday in Lima. Services are pending at [More]
Local pictures on April 20th, 2017
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Mercer County
CELINA - Mercer County Health District board members on Wednesday approved a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2018, which starts July 1.
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NEW BREMEN - School district residents gathered Wednesday evening to ask questions about the upcoming attempt at passing a 7.46-mill construction levy and a 1-mill permanent improvement levy for the construction of a new K-8 facility adjacent to the current high school.
MONTEZUMA - Village residents will soon be able to access public financial records online.
Senior public affairs liaison Lauren Bowen for Ohio Tre
CELINA - A Celina woman was sentenced to three to five years in the drug court intervention program after pleading guilty to two counts of deception to obtain a dangerous drug, and one count of trafficking in LSD.
Diamond Diaries
Sophie Fox struck out 12, walked just one and held Fort Recovery hitless in a 10-0, six-inning win on Tuesday night.
It was the latest in a season full of no-hitters by area pitchers.
Compiled by Colin Foster
Connor Burr and Quintin Cantelli had two hits and two RBIs apiece for the Wright State-Lake Campus baseball team as the Lakers cruised to a 15-2, seven-inning rout of Clark State Community College on Wednesday at Montgomery Field in Celina.
Razz-Eye View
Following Tuesday's Coldwater-Parkway softball game in Rockford, a gesture by the Cavalier players towards the Parkway program showed another great example of how the friendliness of the rivalries of the area schools sometimes extends past sports in general.
ST. MARYS - T.J. Mele wanted a place that felt like home.
He found it at Wittenberg University.
On Wednesday, the St. Marys senior officially signed to continue his football and academic journey at Wittenberg.
ST. MARYS - The Edison State Community College women's basketball team has a nice collection of former area standouts.
St. Marys Shania Taylor will join the mix next season.
CELINA - One of country and gospel music's most beloved, enduring acts, The Oak Ridge Boys, are heading this way with their time-honed harmonies for not one, but two shows on April 29.