Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Medical director discusses workforce, health effects
By Leslie Klosterman
WAPAKONETA - With the passage of Issue 2, Ohio will be the 24th state to allow adult cannabis use for non-medical purposes, which comes with a variety questions over what comes next, and what it means for employers and their employees.
Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres during the county board of health meeting earlier this week discussed the changing attitudes surrounding marijuana and the implications now that it's been approved for recreational use. [More]
Celina beats Hamilton Badin to reach Division III Final Four
By Tom Haines
TROTWOOD - Undefeated Hamilton Badin needed a furious rally in the fourth quarter to get past one Western Buckeye League champion.
On Friday, the other one put the Rams away.
Celina answered after Badin took the lead in the fourth quarter with a pair of Zach Greber field goals, and Braylon Gabes sealed the win with a pick-six as the Bulldogs won 37-25 in the Division III football regional final at Miami Valley Hospital Sports Plex in Trotwood. [More]
Obituaries on November 18th, 2023
Betty Bertke, age 80 of Coldwater passed away Friday, November 17, 2023 at Briarwood Village. [More]
Suzanne Miller, age 75 of Celina, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at the Celina Manor. [More]
Local pictures on November 18th, 2023
Subscriber stories on November 18th, 2023
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize Commissioners last week submitted a letter of support for Telephone Service Company's (TSC) second attempt at securing Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Grant Program (ORBEG) funding.
CELINA - Six people were charged Thursday in connection to an active prostitution ring in Mercer County, according to a news release on Friday from Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey.
PIQUA - The latest brand of Al Hetrick's "Tigerball" in Darke County helped Ansonia reach the Division VII Region 28 final.
On Friday, Ansonia found out that Flyerball still runs the region.
LIMA - As the game wore on, the stoutness of Liberty Center took its toll on Coldwater.
The Cavaliers scored the first touchdown of the game, but the Tigers took over and picked up the 17-7 victory in the Division V Region 18 final on Friday at Lima Spartan Stadium.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Joel Gehret had three rushing touchdowns to help Versailles beat Anna for the second team this season with a 41-14 victory in the Division VI Region 20 final on Friday at Sidney Memorial Stadium.