Local man faces 40 plus years in prison on five charges
By Ed Gebert
CELINA - A jury of six men and six women deliberated 90 minutes on Thursday before finding Clay A. Junod, 35, guilty of five charges stemming from the Aug. 9 armed robbery of Celina's Best Western hotel.
Junod was convicted of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; felonious assault, a second-degree felony; kidnapping, a second-degree felony; abduction, a third-degree felony; and a misdemeanor count of petty theft. He faces a maximum sentence of more than 40 years in prison. [More]
ST. HENRY - The St. Henry boys basketball team will unveil its new sixth starter on Friday night against New Bremen.
And he will be ready to lay the smack down when he steps onto the court.
Senior Jacob Nieport, an avid supporter of hoops and professional wrestling, will be announced by "Voice of the Skins" Josh Link as St. Henry's honorary sixth man on Senior Night and make his game debut at Redskin Gymnasium. [More]
CELINA - Two Celina Middle School students have been disciplined after having reportedly sent a Snapchat post they said was a joke on Wednesday night.
Superintendent Ken Schmiesing said in a news release the post had been done from a home in response to a threatening video clip posted to the site on Monday by another middle school student. That student was disciplined for the threat on Tuesday. [More]
MIDDLE POINT - After finishing the regular season with 14 straight wins, the Coldwater Cavaliers showed no signs of letting off the gas as the second season got underway.
Coldwater raced out to a 17-2 first-quarter lead and then cruised to a 56-33 win over the Paulding Panthers in the girls Division III Sectional Semifinals on Wednesday night at Lincolnview High School. [More]
Ridgemont defeats Parkway in overtime for second time
By Gary R. Rasberry
HARROD - Parkway girls basketball coach Linda Hawk wasn't in the mood to talk as she walked out of Allen East High School on Tuesday night, but what she did say said volumes.
Too many mistakes.
The Panthers scored the first 11 points of the game, but Ridgemont fought back to force a tie at the end of regulation and then fought through three overtimes before picking up a 59-52 win over Parkway in the Division IV tournament opener. [More]