Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Some school board members vowed to remove an apparently contentious component of a newly introduced reading curriculum that some parents believe is too complicated for young children to grasp.
A good-sized crowd gathered at Monday night's regular board meeting, with a few parents voicing their concerns with the reading curriculum component they believe is not age appropriate. [More]
Parkway dispatches Spencerville
By Tom Haines
ROCKFORD - Other than a 10-2 Spencerville run in the second set, the Parkway volleyball team controlled its tournament opener all the way.
The Panthers came out fast and blasted the Bearcats in the third set to finish off the 25-15, 25-20, 25-6 sweep in the Division III sectional opener at Panther Gymnasium on Monday. [More]
Obituaries on October 19th, 2021
Brian Joseph Westgerdes, age 41 of Celina, Ohio passed away peacefully on Octob [More]
Sister Adeline Mertz, 97, died peacefully on Oct. 16 at Maria Joseph Center Dayton, OH under the care of hospice. [More]
Leon Bernard Ruhenkamp, age 79, of St. Rt. 47, Versailles, passed away peacefully of natural causes Saturday afternoon, October 16, 2021, in New Bremen, Ohio. [More]
Leona Sarah Peterman, 100, most recently of Lancaster, OH and formerly of St. M [More]
Edward L. Freewalt, 80, of Celina, OH died Tuesday October 12, 2021 at his residence. [More]
Nicole Marie Fowler, 39, passed away unexpectedly on October 6th 2021 in Tampa Florida. [More]
Gary D. Wilson Sr., age 75, of Celina, Ohio passed away at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana on October 16, 2021. [More]
Local pictures on October 19th, 2021
Subscriber stories on October 19th, 2021
CELINA - The Mercer County Educational Service Center building, known by many as the former Otis Hospital at 441 Market Street, will be be up for sale at a public auction set for 6 p.m. Nov. 18.
COLDWATER - Four candidates are running to fill three open seats on the Coldwater Exempted Village Schools Board of Education. They include incumbents Mike Hoying Jr. and Jim Miller and newcomers Michael Birt and Greg Bruns.
MINSTER - The millage of a 7.2-mill levy passed in 2000 to build a new elementary school could soon be lowered following a proposal from school district treasurer Laura Klosterman.
A Celina man was injured in a motorcycle accident on Thursday, according to information from the Celina Police Department.
On Thursday at about 10:21 p.m. police received a report of a motorcycle crash in front of Celina Mobile Home Park, 440 Touvelle St, according to police.
MINSTER - A barn that caught fire Sunday on South Shelby Road was deemed a total loss, according to Minster Fire Chief Richard Prenger.
No injuries were reported in the blaze reported around 4 p.m., he said. The structure reportedly was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
When he stepped down after 30 seasons at St. Henry, Dorner noted that he didn't think he was done coaching baseball, but the time was right for him to step down.
COLDWATER -┬áMonday's Division III sectional volleyball opener for Coldwater turned out to be a nice serving practice.  
The Cavaliers served up 21
All-MAC Volleyball
New Knoxville senior Carsyn Henschen was named the Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year on Monday after a vote of the coaches, with New Bremen's Diana Kramer named Coach of the Year after the Cardinals won the conference and went undefeated.
All-WBL Volleyball
Wapakoneta junior Kaleigh Palmer was named the Western Buckeye League Volleyball Player of the Year on Monday after a vote of the league's coaches.
The Redskin middle hitter recorded 465 kills in the regular season (6.5 kills per set) to go with 24 aces and 3.0 digs per game.