Volunteers behind free holiday meals
CELINA - Family, fellowship and food are the cornerstones of Thanksgiving.
However, with ever-rising food and travel expenses, not all Mercer County residents can afford to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones.
MONTEZUMA - Village councilors at this week's regular meeting moved to purchase an exterior sign for village hall.
The sign will include the villa
The University of Dayton fell behind early and could not recover in dropping to 1-2 on the college women's basketball season with a 67-61 loss to Ohio University on Thursday at the Convocation Center in Athens.
CELINA - The 2023-24 season was a learning year for the Celina boys basketball team.
The program won just four games, but three of the wins came in
CELINA - It was an up-and-down season for the Celina girls basketball season in 2022-23.
One up came in winning the OVISCO Classic, but injuries,
COLDWATER - Coach Nick Fisher is busily getting his Coldwater boys basketball team ready for the upcoming season even with the majority of the team still playing football.
COLDWATER - The Coldwater girls basketball team brings back three letterwinners, but has to replace two of its top players from last season.
FORT RECOVERY - Bob Leverette looks to keep the upward swing going for the Fort Recovery boys basketball team as he starts his second season coaching his alma mater.
FORT RECOVERY - The Indian girls bring back four players for new coach Tyler Deitsch, who takes over after serving as an assistant for Parkway.
MARIA STEIN - After coming up one point short of a state tournament berth last season, the Marion Local boys basketball team brings back two of its stars but will need to replace its entire backcourt.
MARIA STEIN - Coming off its first Midwest Athletic Conference title since 2020 and its first district championship since 2015, Marion Local will have to rely on several new faces.
MINSTER - Coming off a 3-20 campaign, Minster coach Michael McClurg welcomes back six letterwinners from last year and two juniors who missed their sophomore year with injury.
MINSTER - The 2022-23 season was a bit of an aberration for the Minster girls basketball program.
The team went 14-11 and reached the district finals, the second straight season the team had been unable to reach the regionals.
NEW BREMEN - The New Bremen boys basketball team brings back two letterwinners as it looks to return to the district tournament in 2023.
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen returns two first-team All-Midwest Athletic Conference players from a team that peaked late in the year and took the MAC co-champions to overtime in the district semifinals last season.
NEW KNOXVILLE - Although the team finished with just two wins last season, New Knoxville showed signs of improvement.
As he starts his third season as coach, Carson Manger returns almost his entire squad, which is deep enough to field 12 players on varsity and 10 on junior varsity this season.
NEW KNOXVILLE - Second-year New Knoxville girls basketball coach Alivia Koenig has experience back this season as the Rangers look to improve on last season's 1-22 campaign.
ROCKFORD - Experience and depth will be key for the Parkway boys basketball team this season.
After going 7-16 a season ago, Doug Hughes returns nearly his entire team, with just one senior graduated from the squad.
ROCKFORD - After winning the program's first MAC title last season, the Parkway girls basketball team will look to keep the momentum going.
The Panthers finished 20-3, but took an unexpectedly quick exit out of the postseason in the first round of sectional play.
ST. HENRY - After a 14-12 campaign a season ago, the St. Henry boys basketball team has four starters and seven total letterwinners returning to look to get the team to build on reaching the district semifinals last season.
ST. HENRY - The St. Henry girls basketball team brings back eight letterwinners this year, looking to build on a 16-win season and its first district tournament appearance since 2009.
ST. MARYS - While the Skyline has been trimmed, St. Marys looks ready to make another run this season in boys basketball.
The Roughriders went 18-
ST. MARYS - After a 14-11 season in 2022-23, Scott Jordan will look to help the St. Marys girls basketball team continue a strong run that included some recent trips to the district final.