Monday, February 18th, 2013
By Betty Lawrence
The Lenten season brings fish fry fever to Mercer and Auglaize counties.
Every Friday night during the 40 days preceding Easter, nearly all area communities have a restaurant or veterans or civic organization serving deep-fried fish, fries and cole slaw. The menu is especially designed for Catholics, who are asked to refrain from eating meat on Fridays during Lent. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
The tradition of Celina divers competing at the state level continues while St. Marys' Madison Taylor finally gets her chance on the biggest stage.
Taylor and four Celina divers (Collen Byer, Olivia Schlotterer, Chandler Kimmel and Samantha Ringo) will be in action at Canton's Branin Natatorium on Wednesday when competition begins at 9 a.m. for the ladies and at 2 p.m. for the boys. [More]
Obituaries on February 18th, 2013
Dewaine Byerley, 76, St. Marys, died Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
John Douglas "Doug" Brookhart, 71, St. Marys, died of a sudden illness at 2:50 [More]
Local pictures on February 18th, 2013
Subscriber stories on February 18th, 2013
Mack tells crowd sheriffs play important role
MARIA STEIN - It's up to county officials, notably sheriffs, to uphold the Constitution and protect state sovereignty against federal incursions and attacks on God-given rights, a former Arizona sheriff, author and Constitutional scholar says.
ROCKFORD - A 58-year-old man remains in the Mercer County Detention Facility after holding authorities at bay for nearly 4 1/2 hours Saturday morning at a North Franklin Street residence.
Local Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Several local swimmers received good news on Sunday as at-large qualifiers were announced for this week's state swimming championships.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
LIMA - A quick start gave Lima Central Catholic an early lead and the Thunderbirds went on to defeat Celina 77-62 on Saturday night at Herr Gymnasium in Lima.
Sectional Wrestling Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater will be sending eight wrestlers to the next round of the postseason after a strong performance at the Division III sectional on Saturday at Herr Gymnasium at Lima Central Catholic High School.
Girls Sectional Bowling
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Four local teams advanced to the girls' district bowling tournament next week after sectional action on Saturday at Community Lanes in Minster.