Monday, February 22nd, 2021
Experts think vaccinations and COVID precautions may be a reason why cases of the flu are low
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - As COVID-19 continues to pull focus both globally and locally, seasonal influenza activity has been almost nonexistent in Mercer County and the U.S.
Flu activity in the U.S. has been "unusually low," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, flu activity is the lowest it's been since the CDC started routinely collecting data in 2005. [More]
Indians beat Cardinals in overtime battle
By Gary R. Rasberry
FORT RECOVERY - Holly Gann knew her Fort Recovery squad didn't want to end their season in the sectional final.
The Indians tied the game at 45-all with 45 seconds remaining in a wild fourth quarter, then outscored New Bremen 8-5 in the overtime to claim the Division IV girls basketball sectional title 53-50 on Saturday night at Fort Site Fieldhouse. [More]
Obituaries on February 22nd, 2021
Anna Mae Bohman age 88 of Minster, Ohio died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at her home in Minster. [More]
Local pictures on February 22nd, 2021
Subscriber and paid stories on February 22nd, 2021
MINSTER - In their final six games of the regular season, Minster relentlessly punished their opponents with an average margin-of-victory of more than 30 points each outing.
State Swimming and Diving
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The field for the state swimming and diving championships were formally set over the weekend as the automatic qualifiers in each swimming event were joined by at-large qualifiers based on times.
Division I Boys Sectional Bowling
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina and St. Marys qualified for the Division I boys bowling district tournament after finishing second and third, respectively, at the sectional on Saturday at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta.
MARIA STEIN - In a nearly even game, one short run was enough for Marion Local on Saturday.
The Flyers opened a gap with a 7-0 run in the final fo
NEW KNOXVILLE - New Knoxville got the opportunity to cut down the nets in its own gym Saturday afternoon, claiming a sectional title with a 68-16 victory over the Upper Scioto Valley Rams at the Barn.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Bryan outscored St. Marys 8-4 in the second quarter to extend a close lead and then added cushion in the second half to end the Roughriders' season with 48-36 loss in the Division II girls basketball sectional on Saturday night in Bryan.
All-WBL Basketball
Shawnee's George Mangas and Bath's Ruby Bolon were named the Western Buckeye League's boys and girls basketball Players of the Year in voting released on Sunday.