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Friday, October 11th, 2013
By Margie Wuebker
CELINA - Christopher Summers made an emotional plea in Mercer County Common Pleas Court Thursday afternoon, apologizing to the former student with whom he had a 28-month relationship and requesting probation so he could spend time with his family.
Judge Jeffrey Ingraham listened to Summers' rambling discourse and then sentenced the former Fort Recovery High School accounting teacher and girls basketball coach to 20 years in prison on eight counts of sexual battery. [More]
By Nancy Allen
Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board members reviewed three invalid allegations of improper manure application during their regular meeting Thursday.
The first allegation was reported on Sept. 10 at the corner of Harrison and B [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
ST. MARYS - If you heard deafening cheers and other celebratory commotion on the west end of St. Marys at around 9 p.m. on Thursday night, it was for good reason.
Following their 8-0 drubbing of the Van Wert Cougars, the Roughriders' boys soccer team and head coach Dave Ring secured the program's first Western Buckeye League title on the soccer field. [More]
Obituaries on October 11th, 2013
Vonalee "Vonnie" G. (Finke) Martin, 70, St. Marys, was called home while surrounded by loved ones in the home of her daughter at 11:45 p.m. Oct. 9. [More]
Phyllis Ann Kuhn, 80, Celina, died at 12:20 a.m. Oct. 11, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Norman R. Thiebeau, 73, St. Marys, died at 9:20 a.m. Oct. 10, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Bessie Snyder Fahncke, 94, Celina, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Oct. 10, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on October 11th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on October 11th, 2013
State, county leaders discuss variety of issues
Montezuma man faces additional charges for firearms possession
Area bicyclist seriously injured in crash
Minster sweeps team titles
Flyers clinch outright MAC championship
Celina earns share of 25th WBL title in volleyball
Eldora's last event of the season is UNOH Sprintacular
Cardinals sweep three from Panthers
Coldwater knocks off St. Henry for the first time in six years
Take trip back in time on hike