Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - The largest U.S. distributor of plumbing supplies is opening a giant distribution center east of the city.
Ferguson - which earns $9.7 billion a year in sales - plans to build a nearly 400,000-square-foot facility along state Route 29 at the corner of Harris Road. A timeline for construction has not been released. [More]
New Bremen leads MAC by percentage points over St. Henry and St. John's
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. HENRY - New Bremen's boys basketball team took St. Henry out of its game, and as a reward, the Cardinals sit on top of the Midwest Athletic Conference standings after beating the top-ranked team in Division IV, 60-53, at Redskin Gymnasium.
New Bremen, St. Henry and St. John's all have just one MAC loss, but the Cardinals have one more win (6-1) than the Redskins and Blue Jays (5-1) and lead the conference by percentage points. [More]
Obituaries on February 2nd, 2013
Mary K. Wellman, 88, Coldwater, died Jan. 31, 2013, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Voneta E. "Susie" Quinter, 88, Celina, died Jan. 31, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster. [More]
Marvin B. Kishler, 91, formerly of St. Marys, died at 10:25 a.m. Jan. 31, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
James E. Carpenter, 70, St. Marys, died at 4:50 a.m. Feb. 1, 2013, at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on February 2nd, 2013
Subscriber stories on February 2nd, 2013
COLDWATER - Mercer County adults need to lose weight, get more health screenings and drink less booze, according to a recently released survey.
County's top nurse recovering from West Nile
CELINA - Joyce Jansen for years warned the public of the dangers of West Nile virus.
As Mercer County's infectious disease nurse, she gave countless interviews on the subject, encouraging the use of insect repellant and extra clothing at dusk when mosquitoes are the most active.
Mikey Browder of Celina will be a contestant on Cash Explosion airing at 10:30 p.m. tonight on local channel 45.
A $1 Cash Explosion lottery ticket
MINSTER - Fort Recovery's defense paved the way for the Indians to earn a 53-43 Midwest Athletic Conference win over Minster on Friday night.
LIMA - Celina's boys basketball team won their third straight Western Buckeye League game in a row by answering every one of Shawnee's runs as the Bulldogs picked up a 62-54 win over the Indians on Friday night at Lappin Gymnasium.
MARIA STEIN - One lousy quarter spelled doom for Marion Local on Friday night as the Flyers dug themselves a big hole and could not recover in falling 53-41 to St. John's in Midwest Athletic Conference action.
Midwest Athletic Conference Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Parkway's 14-point halftime lead disappeared in the second half as New Knoxville rallied to beat the Panthers 51-41 on Friday night in Midwest Athletic Conference action at Ranger Gymnasium.
Western Buckeye League Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Elida outscored Ottawa-Glandorf 14-9 in the second quarter to grab a seven-point lead by halftime and then erupted for 23 points in the fourth quarter en route to a 71-64 win on Friday night in Western Buckeye League play at the Elida Fieldhouse.