Monday, July 3rd, 2017
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - Fireworks represent a celebration for some people, but for Barry Peel Jr. they are an art form.
Peel's grandfather introduced him to fireworks at a young age, and he hasn't lost interest since, Peel said.
While watching a fireworks show at the Celina Lake Festival 30 years ago, he told his wife and son, "someday I want to do that job right there."
Over the past 12 years, he has been involved in assembling and leading shows alongside his brother Brett and son Barry III. [More]
Obituaries on July 3rd, 2017
Mary Ann Bell, age 80, of Coldwater, passed away Friday June 30, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Belna, 90, of Rockford, Ohio, died Sunday evening July 2, 2017, at the Laurels of Shane Hill. [More]
Theona Elona Mae "Sis" (Mowery) Hilleary age 96, of Celina, Ohio passed away at [More]
Norma J. Poppe, 86, of Spencerville, Ohio, passed away at 6:30 A.M. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Roselawn Manor in Spencerville. [More]
Local pictures on July 3rd, 2017
Subscriber and paid stories on July 3rd, 2017
Business owner grills LIA president about why algal toxin levels remain high
CELINA - Tempers flared at Saturday's Lake Improvement Association meeting over frustrations about Grand Lake's water condition and the slow pace of improvement.
CELINA - City officials plan to install a new synthetic playing field and an outfield irrigation system, together estimated to cost nearly $200,0000, at Montgomery Field in Eastview Park.
Our view
City officials are right to plan to redirect Lake Shore Drive around the new Bryson Park District. However, they should have been more upfront about the issue when they first started planning the new park.
ACME Sectional Tournament
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry and Colin Foster
Coldwater and St. Henry inched closer to earning spots in the ACME District 4 tournament with wins over the weekend at the Mercer County sectional at Veterans Field in Coldwater.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Grand Lake remained at the .500 mark after splitting a weekend home series with Lorain County at Montgomery Field.
The Mariners won Saturday's matchup with the Ironmen 6-5 in 11 innings, but Lorain County came back to take Sunday's wrapup 3-1.