Saturday, February 19th, 2022
Child had meth in his system
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A Celina man is charged with numerous offenses, including felony involuntary manslaughter, related to the death of a Montezuma toddler more than two years ago after a Mercer County Grand Jury indicted him on Thursday.
Brandon A. Edwards, 29, was indicted following the conclusion of the investigation into the death of 2-year-old Ezra G. Siegrist, according to a news release from Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - When its primary scorer is pressured, a team needs players to step up.
St. Marys got that on Friday when Celina focused its pressure on the Roughriders' Austin Parks.
With Parks under wraps, Kyle Steininger hit the outside shots to help the Roughriders get out to a 15-point lead at halftime and never look back in winning the Battle of Grand Lake 59-37 at Grand Lake Health System Court in the Western Buckeye League finale. [More]
Obituaries on February 19th, 2022
Judith Ann (Klosterman) Rentz, 77, of Coldwater, died Friday, February 18, 2022, at Mercer Health Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Dave completed his life's journey on January 27, 2022. He was born on August 30 [More]
Hearold E. Evans, 86, Fort Recovery, died Feb. 17, 2022, in Darke County.
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Subscriber stories on February 19th, 2022
A man killed in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Route 49 and Hunter Road Thursday in Darke County has been identified as Hearold Evans, 86, Fort Recovery.
CELINA - Andrea Faber of Celina will become the first vice provost and chief administrative officer of Wright State University-Lake Campus on April 4, according to a university news release. She currently serves as a dean at Rhodes State College.
CELINA - Mayor Jeff Hazel this week said the city government is transparent, fiscally sound and responsibly managed and is actively reinvesting in infrastructure.
COLUMBUS - Fire departments in Mercer and Auglaize counties have been awarded training reimbursement grants by Ohio Department of Commerce's Division of State Fire Marshal.
COLDWATER - Coldwater firefighters shut down a section of U.S. 127 for about 15 minutes on Friday due to a gas leak.
Seven firefighters responded at 11:49 a.m. to a report of a gas leak on U.S. 127 between Coldwater Creek and Johnson roads, Coldwater Fire Chief Dave Pinno told the newspaper.
Cards survive Indians to split MAC crown
NEW BREMEN - With less than three minutes to go in the third quarter, New Bremen looked nothing like a Midwest Athletic Conference champion.
But in the final 15 minutes, the Cardinals came back to life.
NEW KNOXVILLE - With a hard-fought 39-22 victory over New Knoxville Friday night at the Barn, Marion Local claimed a share of its 11th Midwest Athletic Conference basketball title.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Coldwater girls bowling team had a dominating day on the lanes in winning the Division II sectional tournament at Community Lanes in Minster on Friday to advance to next week's district tournament.