Friday, April 30th, 2021
A new Ohio law makes once illegal weapons OK to own
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Self-defense keychains have become increasingly popular with women over the years as a way to practice self-defense and personal safety.
However, only recently did the keychains and other weapons such as brass knuckles and switchblade knives, become legal to carry in Ohio. [More]
Bo Frye to succeed father as St. Marys football coach
By Gary R. Rasberry
When St. Marys had to fill the head football coaching position when Doug Frye stepped down after the 2008 season, the school went outside the program.
This time, they're staying in-house and in the family.
Offensive coordinator Bo Frye will succeed his father as the Roughriders' head coach pending approval from the Board of Education at the next scheduled meeting on May 5. The school announced the hiring on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on April 30th, 2021
Loretta M. Leugers Rempe age 100 of Minster, Ohio died Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen. [More]
Herbert Slaven, Jr., 70 of Botkins, Ohio, died 2:06 A.M. Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Saint Ritas Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Carolyn R. "Carol" Bruns, age 75, of St. Henry, died on Wednesday, April 28, 20 [More]
Anita J Whatley DiSanto Hines, age 66, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Thursday [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials for the first time had to throw out two doses of COVID-19 vaccine after a second-dose vaccination clinic on April 16.
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday held off on a request to purchase a costly piece of ambulance equipment, saying they want to find out if the expense can be covered with possible federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Nixon outduels Patch as Wildcats edge Indians in MAC action
FORT RECOVERY - The Fort Recovery finished with four hits, but it could as easily have been 10.
Minster got phenomenal defense to back up junior pi
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
South Adams was the big winner at a three-team track and field meet featuring Marion Local at Fort Recovery's Barren