Friday, February 9th, 2024
Chinese New Year aims to bring families together
By Abigail Miller
CELINA - The holiday season isn't over yet.
Saturday is Lunar New Year, an occasion for people to bring their entire family together and set good intentions for the next 12 months.
Otherwise known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, the holiday is based on the lunar calendar and occurs anywhere from mid-January to mid-February. Saturday marks the beginning of the year of the Dragon and the end of the year of the Rabbit. [More]
Longtime Minster softball coach to take over on July 1
By Gary R. Rasberry
The Midwest Athletic Conference stayed within the organization to select its new leader.
The conference announced Thursday that Minster softball coach Robb Hemmelgarn will succeed Don Kemper effective July 1. Kemper had announced in January that he would be stepping down after 11 years of leading the state's most successful high school conference due to his promotion to president of Midwest Specialties, Inc/Flex Machine Tools. [More]
Obituaries on February 9th, 2024
Kathleen T. Bohman, 84, of Minster, died Jan. 26, 2024, at Westerwood in Columbus. [More]
Phyllis J. Davis, 74, Celina, died Feb 7, 2024, at Fairview Hospital in Clevela [More]
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CELINA - Benjamin King on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of illegal voting, a fourth-degree felony, in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
CELINA - Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart reminds residents that signs, posters and advertisements may not be erected or affixed to any tree or ut
COLDWATER - In a game full of twists and turns, the final twist turned Marion Local's way.
After leading by as many as 10 points in the first half
CELINA - Celina couldn't pull away from Defiance early on Thursday, but led most of the third quarter and trailed by one heading to the fourth.
The rest of the way, the Western Buckeye League's worst team was fully in the driver's seat.
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Compiled By Tom Haines and Gary R. Rasberry
Celina suffered its second loss in Western Buckeye League wrestling in falling to Defiance 48-25 in a battle of Bulldogs on Thursday night in Defiance.
MINSTER - Thanks to an 11-0 run to start the game, Minster was able stay in control against Fort Recovery and cruise to a 50-30 victory over the Indians Thursday night in a girls basketball game at Wildcat Gymnasium.