Saturday, January 5th, 2013
Two dogs and several cats perish in blaze; cause unknown
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - A rural Celina family fled their home with only the clothes on their backs Friday morning as flames ripped through their two-story residence.
Thick smoke destroyed the dwelling at 8520 Hoenie Road and forced homeowners Damon and Teresa Randolph to crawl out their bedroom window to safety. Damon Randolph suffered minor injuries but was not treated by paramedics. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
FORT RECOVERY - New Bremen had a hot hand early, but a furious comeback by Fort Recovery sent the game into overtime before the Cardinals edged the Indians 65-61 on Friday night at Fort Site Fieldhouse as Midwest Athletic Conference play resumed after the holiday break. [More]
Obituaries on January 5th, 2013
Dr. James J. Otis, 99, of Celina, died at 2:47 p.m. Jan. 3, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Alfred Eilerman, 83, North Star, passed away Jan. 4, 2013, at his residence. [More]
Mary Ann May, 79, Bryant, Ind., passed away the morning of Jan. 4, 2013, in Jay County Hospital. [More]
Naomi Jean Timmerman, 81, Coldwater, passed away at 6:15 p.m. Jan. 3, 2013, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on January 5th, 2013
Subscriber stories on January 5th, 2013
MINSTER - Friends Laura Moorman Hoehne and Anne Hailer Freimuth have spent nearly four decades communicating through written words. They met face to face for the first time this week.
A 24-year-old Celina woman faces multiple charges involving obstruction of justice and theft after incidents occurring Dec. 27.
Angela Bradley, 229 E. Fulton St., remains incarcerated at the Mercer County Detention Center on a $350,000 bond.
CELINA - A Celina couple appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday and entered not guilty pleas to charges stemming from a recent burglary at a rural livestock business.
Two Celina men face multiple charges after they were found in the garage of a condominium complex at 1700 E. Market St.
A witness reportedly alerted Celina Police after seeing Jared L. Reier, 19, 4589 state Route 29, and Trevor A. Kriegel, 19, 125 E. Anthony St., enter the garage on Wednesday.
Defiance dominates middle two quarters with a 48-18 advantage
CELINA - A winless month of December capped a dismal 2012 for Celina's boys basketball team and the first game of 2013 was even worse.
Defiance dominated the middle two quarters of Friday's Western Buckeye League matchup against Celina and walked out of the Fieldhouse with a 63-40 victory.
MINSTER - The Minster Wildcats earned their first Midwest Athletic Conference win on Friday night by putting on a defensive clinic in a 48-31 dismantling of the Marion Local Flyers at Wildcat Gymnasium.
COLDWATER - The St. John's Blue Jays used a big advantage in the first quarter and some timely plays down the stretch to hold off the Coldwater Cavaliers for a 55-41 win in Midwest Athletic Conference play on Friday night at The Palace.
MAC Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry shrugged off a feisty New Knoxville squad for a 50-46 win and the Redskins improve to 2-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
WBL Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Elida took control in the second half and pulled away to keep St. Marys winless in the Western Buckeye League with a 63-44 win over the Roughriders on Friday at Murotech Court.