Saturday, February 5th, 2011
Commissioners threaten to reduce the budgets of violators
By Shelley Grieshop
Mercer County commissioners are contemplating a course of action after several department heads gave their employees raises during the current countywide wage freeze.
At least six of the 26 county agencies that receive money from the county's gene [More]
Versailles and New Knoxville share lead in the MAC
By Mark Ruschau
MINSTER - On a night where defense was king, the Versailles Tigers came up with just enough offense to defeat the state's 11th-ranked Minster Wildcats 38-37 on Friday night in a battle between two of the three teams tied for the top spot in the Midwest Athletic Conference. [More]
Obituaries on February 5th, 2011
Clarence Wesley "Wes" Myers, 86, of Cridersville, died at 4:43 a.m. Feb. 3, 2011, at the Lima Memorial Hospital emergency room. [More]
Donald A. Ruese, 71, of New Bremen, died at 7:43 p.m. Feb. 3, 2011, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, of injuries sustained in a fall. [More]
Local pictures on February 5th, 2011
Subscriber stories on February 5th, 2011
City to determine who's responsible for baseball field
CELINA - The synthetic baseball turf at Eastview Park's Montgomery Field, which bears the surname of the donors, eventually will need repaired or replaced.
ROCKFORD - Council member Todd McKee resigned his seat earlier this week for personal reasons. Council members now must find a replacement to finish McKee's term, which ends Dec. 31.
Celina remains in a three-way tie for top spot in the WBL standings
CELINA - Kenton was able to frustrate Celina for one quarter, but the Bulldogs wore down the Wildcats in the second half with a heavy focus on attacking the basket.
Versailles and New Knoxville share lead in the MAC
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
New Knoxville broke open a tight game against Coldwater with strong play in the second and third quarters to keep its share of the Midwest Athletic Conference lead with a 60-47 win over the Cavaliers on Friday night at Ranger Gymnasium.
ST. HENRY - A back-and-forth game finally swung to the St. Henry Redskins as they held off Fort Recovery 53-48 in Midwest Athletic Conference play at Redskin Middle School Gymnasium.
MARIA STEIN - The Marion Local Flyers put together a wire-to-wire victory on Friday night over the Parkway Panthers, but it wasn't as easy as the final score indicated.
Western Buckeye League Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Ottawa-Glandorf got out to a 40-16 lead after two quarters and never looked back as the Titans defeated St. Marys 67-43 at Hermiller Gymnasium.
CELINA - Van Wert's Corey Clifton, Elida's Reggie McAdams and Kenton's Maty Mauk are the three candidates for the Western Buckeye League Player of the Year according to Celina head coach Chris Bihn.