Friday, March 29th, 2024
By Abigail Miller
  CELINA - Numerous celestial-inspired events and revelries are slated to go down in the Grand Lake region leading up to and during the total solar eclipse on April 8.
Though it's impossible to accurately predict crowd numbers, with weather being a major wild card, people will come to Mercer and Auglaize counties, two of 35 Ohio counties in the full-totality area of the solar eclipse, according to county Emergency Management Agency director Mike Robbins. [More]
Parkway gets the better of Celina in county contest
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - It was one of those baseball games where the phrase "hard-luck loss" comes to mind.
Parkway and Celina engaged in a early-season pitchers' duel on Thursday.
Celina pitchers allowed just six hits and two walks, but the Bulldog offense was shut down by the Panthers in a 2-0 victory in Mercer County circuit play at Montgomery Field. [More]
Obituaries on March 29th, 2024
Gene Edward Smith, 99, of Ada Ohio, died peacefully at home surrounded by his f [More]
Jerry Clay, 82, Mendon, died March 28, 2024, at OhioHealth Van Wert Hospital. [More]
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Amphitheater by the lake largely unused
CELINA - The use, or lack thereof, of a $1.2 million amphitheater in Bryson Park District came under scrutiny this week when city council members learned a concert series will host shows in a nearby rent tent.
CELINA-The captivating story of a St. Marys Civil War soldier who survived a prisoner-of- war camp only to die not long after on the Sultana steamboat disaster will soon be made into a book.
CELINA - Celina took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on Thursday, but Parkway's lineup quickly flipped the script.
The Panthers scored four runs in the top of the second and never stopped hitting on the way to a 19-4 win in a softball game at Jim Hoess Field.
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Compiled By Tom Haines
Brandon Lickteig threw a no-hitter and the Minster lineup passed the run-rule threshold in the first three innings in a 20-0, five-inning win over Spencerville in a baseball game on the road on Thursday.
ST. MARYS - St. Marys softball coach Kendra Solomon knew how the script would play out against Fort Recovery.
She just wanted a different ending.
St. Marys senior Evan Angstmann earned second-team All-Ohio honors in Division II as the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association wrapped up its postseason honors with their Divisions I and II selections on Thursday.