Saturday, September 14th, 2019
Father died and son was injured in 2018 attack
By Sydney Albert
WAPAKONETA - Three people from the Columbus area have been arrested in connection with a 2018 shooting in St. Marys that resulted in the death of one person and the hospitalization of another.
Syniqua M. Bell, 31, was arrested Aug. 22; Jacar A. Bitting, 27, was arrested Sept. 9; and Keith T. Waddell, 31, was arrested Sept. 12, all in connection to the April 2018 shooting that took place at a condominium at 10988 State Route 364, according to an Auglaize County Sheriff's Office news release. [More]
Schmitmeyer tallies 261 yards rushing as Minster downs Fort Recovery
By Gary R. Rasberry
FORT RECOVERY - The weather didn't change Minster's offensive plans on Friday night.
Fort Recovery saw heaping doses of Alex Schmitmeyer and couldn't stop him.
The Minster senior doubled his season rushing output with 261 yards on 33 carries and four touchdowns as the Wildcats pulled away for a 41-20 win over the Indians at Barrenbrugge Park in the Midwest Athletic Conference lidlifter. [More]
Obituaries on September 14th, 2019
Patrick E. Dugan, age 60, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away on September 11, 2019 [More]
Allen R. Frazee, age 94, passed away at St. Rita's Medical Center on Thursday, September 12, 2019. [More]
Alice Penn, 76, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away September 6, 2019, at Dublin Met [More]
Local pictures on September 14th, 2019
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COLDWATER - A 9-year-old boy reportedly sustained serious injuries after colliding with a dump truck on Friday afternoon, according to authorities.
State and local officials are investigating a manure pollution complaint reported Thursday.
Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District officials were called to a ditch containing black water east of the intersection of Bogart and Rice roads in Center Township.
CELINA - The rain finally went away from Celina Stadium Friday night.
And after spotting Celina 14 points, Kenton pulled away for a 42-14 victory.
Celina's run-heavy offense was bottled up after the opening quarter, and the Wildcat passing game took flight for one big-chunk play after another.
ROCKFORD - Marion Local scored three touchdowns on its first five plays from scrimmage to start the second quarter, and cruised to a 49-0 victory over Parkway Friday night in Rockford.
Nick Thwaits pitched in many important postseason games during his high school career.
His professional career has just begun, and the 2018 Fort Recovery graduate started the most important game of the minor league season for the Tri-City Dust Devils.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster
Coldwater quarterback Jake Hemmelgarn didn't pass for a zillion yards and touchdowns this week.
He did run for a lot of yards, though.