Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Excavation work to begin
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City officials say the Harley Jones Rotary Memorial Amphitheater - the planned centerpiece of the new Bryson Park District - will likely be completed in late summer or early fall next year.
Earlier this summer, mayor Jeff Hazel had set an ambitious deadline, saying his intent was to have the amphitheater built this year. However in late September, Hazel said due to design delays, the amphitheater will not be finished until next year. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - In a span of 3 1/2 minutes, Jim Aquino turned an early Celina lead into an easy Celina victory.  
The Bulldog junior had three goals to help his team open Division II boys' soccer tournament play with a 5-2 win over Napoleon on Monday night at the soccer stadium. [More]
Obituaries on October 17th, 2017
Jane Berryhill, age 87 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Oct. 14, 2017 at her residence in Celina. [More]
Jean M. (Hammond) Gruenhagen, age 58, of Columbus, died on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at her home. [More]
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Celina schools
CELINA - Possibly flat revenues and rising school district expenditures may lead to some tough decisions for the school board.
"When you look at the five-year forecast, we're going to start spending more money than we're bringing in," treasurer Tom Sommer told board members on Monday.
FORT RECOVERY - Council members on Monday night voted to extend a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities in the village for another six months.
Decision 2017
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Three people are running for election to fill two township trustee positions.
Incumbents Neal Klosterman and Ron Niekamp are being challenged by newcomer Joe Karafit.
Report predicts deficit spending by 2020
FORT RECOVERY - The school district's updated five-year forecast shows possible deficit spending by fiscal year 2020 but continues to show healthy cash balances.
ST. MARYS - Board of education technology committee members on Monday approved an overall plan for the district's one-to-one initiative to provide Chromebook computers for all district students.
An array of routine maintenance work was performed on the Wabash River in August and September, conservancy district secretary Lil Knapke reported after a recent meeting of the Wabash River Conservancy District board.
ST. MARYS - City council's finance committee members on Monday recommended that council members endorse 13 supplemental expenses for payment.
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MARIA STEIN - The scores between Marion Local and Wayne Trace were close in every set.
Until Lexi Arling went behind the service line.
Arling f
ST. MARYS - Evan Vogel scored a first half hat trick and in the process, broke the school record for most goals in a season as St. Marys rolled past Van Wert 6-1 in the Division II boys soccer tournament opener Monday at Roughrider Field.
Computer Points In Review
We are one week closer to the end of the high school football regular season and two more tickets to the postseason have been punched. St. Marys beca
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Parkway rallied after losing the fourth set to Antwerp to take the fifth set and win the opening match of the Division IV volleyball tournament with a 25-18, 19-25, 25-11, 10-25, 15-11 decision over the Archers in Paulding County.
Most people don't think of Mercer County when they fry up some bacon or sink their teeth into some barbecued pork ribs, but they should.
That's because Mercer County ranks first in hog production among Ohio's 88 counties.