Friday, December 20th, 2019
Parents claim district discourages students from using program
By Leslie Gartrell
COLDWATER - Parents at Wednesday night's strategic planning community forum claimed Coldwater High School staff have been deterring students from using the College Credit Plus program.
The forum, hosted by the district's strategic planning committee, allowed parents, staff and community members to discuss facilities, finances, curriculum and communication. About 50 people attended. [More]
Redskins rout Cardinals, improve to 8-0
By Colin Foster
NEW BREMEN - After Tuesday's win over New Bremen, Fort Loramie is 8-0 and outscoring opponents on average 72-17.
But Redskins coach Carla Siegel believes there is room for improvement.
"We need to work on focusing for 32 minutes," Siegel said.
New Bremen coach Chris Burden probably begs to differ. [More]
Obituaries on December 20th, 2019
Marvin J. Schulte age 75 of Chickasaw, Ohio passed away at Tuesday December 17, 2019 at his home in Chickasaw. [More]
Edward A Watkins, Age 88, passed away of natural causes on August 31, 2019, near his longtime home in Dana Point, California. [More]
Jonathan Louis Gehret, age 18, Versailles, passed away suddenly following a rec [More]
Father Kenneth J. Sommer, SM born Dayton, Ohio, professed first vows in the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1947, perpetual vows in 1952, ordained in 1959. [More]
Joseph C. LeFevre, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, died of lung cancer on December 16, 2019 in Lake Charles, La. [More]
Local pictures on December 20th, 2019
Subscriber stories on December 20th, 2019
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday agreed to increase salary accounts within the general fund by 3% in 2020, the same amount as in 2019.
Department heads then will determine how much of a raise to give their individual employees, based on performance standards.
CELINA - Teachers have been tasked with fostering a problem-solving mentality among students to prepare them for an ever-evolving marketplace.
MINSTER - School Board members approved moving $52,959 leftover from the middle/high school renovation project's contingency fund into the permanent improvement fund, to be spent on a wish list of items, such as additional furniture.
CELINA - Mercer County ranks first in the state in total value of agricultural products sold, with more than $631 million in sales, according to the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District's long-range plan.
COLUMBUS ­- The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has learned of a potential Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program scam.
Some SNAP re
A St. Marys resident has written a book he hopes will teach children to fight fear.
Benjamin Budde said he learned how God can turn someone's life around, and in his new book, "The Tale of Louie the Lion Tamer," encourages children to pray to God when they're afraid.
'Dogs now 3-0 in WBL
CELINA - Celina hadn't made a 3-point shot all night.
But with 37 seconds left in the game, and the score tied at 41, Bulldog senior Makenna Ashmore stepped back and hit a clutch trey to propel Celina to a 48-41 victory over Kenton Thursday night at Dean White Court.
Compiled by Robb Hemmelgarn and Colin Foster
It was a good night for the Celina bowling teams in Kenton.
The Bulldog boys and girls both stayed unbeaten with wins over the Wildcats.