Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
Construction costs, interest rates and inflation blamed
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Various community stakeholders agree Celina and the surrounding area are in desperate need of new housing, a problem that if left unaddressed will hinder economic growth.
However, some of those officials who spoke with the newspaper looked at the housing shortage from differing viewpoints - that of accommodating local baby boomers wanting to downsize and that of attracting fresh college graduates and other professionals to meet the needs of area businesses. [More]
By Tom Haines
After falling just short the previous two years, New Bremen swimmer Annie Jiang is heading to the state tournament. And her younger brother is coming along.
Annie and Andy Jiang each qualified with an at-large bid, with Annie advancing in the 200-yard freestyle and Andy competing in the 100 butterfly. [More]
Obituaries on February 22nd, 2022
Leroy A. Broeker, age 77, of Coldwater, passed peacefully up into God's arms at [More]
Jean Ann Ireland, 74, of Rockford passed away at 8:30 pm on February 20, 2022 at Van Wert Health. [More]
Sharon Rose Jones-Grieshop, 68, of Wapakoneta, died peacefully surrounded by her family 3:03 p.m., Fri. Feb. 18, 2022, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
A military celebration of life for Hearold Evans will be at 1 p.m. March 6, 202 [More]
Gerald J. "Jerry" Dippold, age 81 of St. Henry, passed away peacefully Monday, February 21, 2022, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater with family at his side. [More]
Well known resident and local businessman, Nicholas A. Hogenkamp, died peaceful [More]
Robert Day Beam, 91, passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022. Robert was a former resident of Columbus Grove, and Celina, OH. [More]
Local pictures on February 22nd, 2022
Subscriber stories on February 22nd, 2022
FORT RECOVERY - School board members on Monday accepted a $80,980.85 donation for weightlifting equipment that has been added the student activity center.
MINSTER - Minster school district's will receive an additional $295,400 in state funding this fiscal year as a result of the new school state funding formula, school board members learned during their Monday night meeting.
Council intends to lobby ODOT for light
FORT RECOVERY - Village officials want to include a stoplight at the intersection of State Routes 119 and 49 in the proposed Butler Street reconstruction project, but may have to wrestle with the Ohio Department of Transportation before that happens.
Celina holds own in tourney loss to TCC
AYERSVILLE - If Monday's Division II girls basketball sectional final could be summed up with a boxing analogy, Toledo Central Catholic tried to get the early knockout, but Celina forced the Fighting Irish to go the distance.
MIDDLE POINT - Coldwater hung tough for 2 1/2 quarters, but then Ottawa-Glandorf's defense shut the door.
The Cavaliers scored just seven points in
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys broke an 8-8 first quarter tie and held on to defeat Bryan 39-29 in the Division II girls basketball sectional final on Monday night at Patrick Henry High School.
All-Midwest Athletic Conference Boys Basketball
Versailles' Connor Stonebraker took top honors as Player of the Year as the Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball coaches announced its all-league list on Monday evening.
All-Western Buckeye League Girls and Boys Basketball
Ottawa-Glandorf swept the top honors for players as Erin Kaufman and Colin White were named the girls and boys basketball Players of the Year, respectively, by the Western Buckeye League on Monday.