Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Firefighters battle blaze in frigid temps, 30 mph winds
By Sydney Albert
RECOVERY TOWNSHIP - Firefighters braved bitterly cold temperatures and 30 mph winds to battle an outbuilding fire to which they responded about 11:12 p.m. Tuesday near Fort Recovery.
The structure at 2494 Philothea Road was declared a total loss, according to Southwest Mercer Fire Department Assistant Chief Roger Lennartz. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
Area businesses and services were called into action on Wednesday as arctic temperatures swept the area.
Local weather forecaster Dennis Howick said while temperatures below zero aren't especially uncommon for this time of year, the wind chill is [More]
Obituaries on January 31st, 2019
John P. Fischer, age 53, of Celina, passed away on January 27, 2019 at Mercer Health Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on January 31st, 2019
Subscriber stories on January 31st, 2019
CELINA - Bryson Trust Fund officers are expected this week to repay the city government $500,000 for the debt it assumed in 2015 to purchase two lakeshore-area properties now part of the Bryson Park District.
ST. MARYS - For landowners hoping to preserve their lands through easements, the roles of steward and enforcer can fall to organizations such as the West Central Ohio Land Conservancy.
CELINA - A 37-year-old Celina man was sentenced to serve 22 months in prison for aggravated possession of drugs and theft, both fifth-degree felonies
CELINA - A Celina man pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony burglary charge for an October incident and faces up to 36 months in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Friday Night Spotlight
Panthers ready to see how they stack up against 'Skins
Parkway is looking for its first winning season since 2008-2009.
And at 7-7 overall, the Panthers are in a good position to accomplish just that.
Celina, Fort Recovery and Parkway will induct new members of their respective athletic halls of fame on Saturday night. The ceremonies at each school will take place between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball contests.
Curtain Call
Last Saturday, the St. Henry boys' basketball team secured their 55th winning season in 56 years.
The remarkable streak began in 1965 and St. Henr
College Notes
Bruns adds to his resume at ONU
Marion Local graduate Ryan Bruns is continuing his climb in the basketball record book at Ohio Northern.
On Jan. 23, Bruns posted his 22nd career