Saturday, July 28th, 2018
By Ed Gebert
WAPAKONETA - A Phillipsburg man who in April led police on a 22-minute pursuit through western Auglaize and southeastern Mercer County was sentenced on Friday to 54 months in prison.
Christopher W. Thornton, 39, was sentenced in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on one fourth-degree felony count of theft of a motor vehicle, one third-degree felony count of fleeing and eluding and a first-degree misdemeanor count of child endangering. Thornton pleaded guilty to the charges on June 6. [More]
By Colin Foster
NEW BREMEN - The Mark Ruschau Summer Classic featured a classic championship battle between a pair of programs led by friends and former volleyball associates Tricia Rosenbeck and Diana Kramer.
Rosenbeck's St. Henry squad defeated Kramer's New Bremen team two games to one in the title tilt. The Redskins won the opener 25-20, lost the second 19-25 and then took the final set 15-9. [More]
Obituaries on July 28th, 2018
Lois J. Bender, age 87 of Minster passed away at 11:30 PM on July 26, 2018 at Heritage Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Patricia A. Herr, age 79, of Fairborn, died on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Heartland of Beavercreek after battling many illnesses. [More]
Alice Mary Keller, age 76, of St. Henry, died Friday morning, July 27, 2018 at her home. [More]
Diana K. Roessner, age 70, of Wapakoneta, OH, died at 5:30 pm, July 26, 2018 at her residence. [More]
Local pictures on July 28th, 2018
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CELINA - International Amphicar Owners Club members on Friday took people young and old on an unforgettable ride on Grand Lake.
Milly Curry, 7, Ce
Chief: Current equipment failing
CELINA - City council members this week took emergency action to replace a critical police department system that chief Tom Wale said is failing and no longer supported by the manufacturer.
WAPAKONETA - The Auglaize County Fair begins Sunday with assorted livestock shows, children's activities and a performance by Karma's Pawn. The fair runs through Aug. 4.
CELINA - Several streets will be closed today to accommodate activities during the Celina Lake Festival, according to the Celina Police Department.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Tractors and trucks roared at Ambassador Park during the first night of the National Tractor Pullers Association's Fort Recovery Grand Nationals. Ninety-two entrants in six divisions took to the track to see who could go for a full-distance pull.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Grand Lake collected 16 hits and held off a ninth-inning Saginaw rally to beat the Sugar Beets 16-12 in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball action at Saginaw Valley State University's Cardinal Field.