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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
By Janie Southard
ST. MARYS - The bell on the front bumper is at least 80 years old. The bumper and the fire truck behind it are brand new and just arrived in town last week.
The city fire department's new truck is no cookie-cutter model, it is custom made from the ground up, says Assistant Fire Chief Joey Weaver. Well, that's except for the bell, which has been handed down from truck to truck since the 1930s. But, the mount for the bell is as new as the truck. [More]
By William Kincaid
For the first time ever, Celina City School officials will charge fans to attend junior high, freshman and junior varsity football games this year, school board members learned this week.
Western Buckeye League (WBL) directors at a recent meeting passed a proposal to charge adults $2 and students $1 for each of the games in question. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina boys and Coldwater girls dominated the opening cross country race of the season as the two teams captured the titles at the Mercer County Cross Country Meet held at Wright State University-Lake Campus.
The Bulldog Boys put their first five runners in the top 10 to score 27 points, with Coldwater second with 52. [More]
Obituaries on August 20th, 2008
Tom Bachar Jr., 70, of Ponca City, Okla. died at 6 a.m. Aug. 17, 2008, at the Ponca City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. [More]
Larry G. Downam, 60, of Celina, died at University Hospital, Cincinnati, Aug. 1 [More]
A Memorial Mass for former Mercer County resident Gregor D. Dues will be celebr [More]
Local pictures on August 20th, 2008
Subscriber only stories on August 20th, 2008
Sheriff's records may be preserved on film
Clune selected for vacant Minster council position
Public's input sought for increase in dog fees
School gets off to a good start
It's bulldozers and diggers west of Celina
Council on Aging gets ODOT grant
Store sells items made by people with developmental disabilities
New firearms shop opens in Chattanooga
Quick start pushes Findlay past Celina
Bulldogs hang shutout on Mansfield
Repeating in WBL attainable for Celina boys
Pohlman excited to see his teams develop
Indians should be strong for first-year coach
Experience, depth an asset for Marion Local
Strong Minster tradition should continue
Girls have new coach; boys shooting high
Numbers improving for Parkway harriers
Eyink has strong veterans to lead the way
Cisco wants St. Marys in top half of WBL
Time of adjustment for Celina golf teams
Coldwater golf teams trying to find right mix
Veteran crew returning for Fort Recovery
Marion Local golf will have depth to work with
Minster boys and girls have set big goals
New Bremen teams focused on improving
Experience will be a strength for Parkway
St. Henry golfers have potential for big year
Kuffner feels St. Marys can stay near the top
Outlook is good for both Celina soccer teams
Long list of returners for two-loss girls team
Celina has its eyes on repeating in WBL
St. Marys netters look like WBL contenders