Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. MARYS - An area man accused of stabbing to death a local farmer 33 years ago pleaded not guilty to the crime during a hearing Monday.
With his head bowed most of the time, Brian S. Guggenbiller, 52, of Lima, offered the plea to a charge of aggravated murder during the arraignment hearing in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court. He is the third suspect charged in the gruesome death of Marcellus Reineke, 72, during a botched burglary in St. Marys in October 1981. [More]
Flyer pitcher tosses four hitter in 8-0 win
By Colin Foster
ST. HENRY - A senior from Marion Local stole the show on St. Henry's senior day.
Flyer pitcher Taylor Homan tossed a complete game four hitter and Marion continued to swing the bats well in an 8-0 Midwest Athletic Conference victory at the Wally Post Athletic Complex on Monday. [More]
Obituaries on May 5th, 2015
Robert Lee Jacobs, age 75, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 10:51 p.m. on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Jayne E. Custer, 92, of Rockford died at 11:54 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Geneva, Indiana, surrounded by her loving family. [More]
Mary H. Little, age 97, of Celina, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Miller Place in Celina, where she had resided the past few years. [More]
Local pictures on May 5th, 2015
Subscriber stories on May 5th, 2015
FORT RECOVERY - It took nearly an hour of discussion to get everyone on board, but village council members Monday night agreed to pay up to $10,000 to create a long-term community plan.
CELINA - A Monday fire left two rural Celina residents without a home.
Four area fire departments responded to a blaze Monday morning that destroyed the home, a garage and a shed at 8240 Rice Road. No injuries were reported.
CELINA - A split Third District Court of Appeals Monday denied the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' bid to submit new evidence and allow a jury to view Chad Knapke's land that has been flooded due to the West Bank spillway.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys City Council president race likely will be contested in November after Lyndella Andrews on Monday filed to run as an independent.
COLDWATER - It's safe to say that if Haley Hawk had a recent power slump, it's very much over now.
The Parkway freshman hit two home runs - the sec
ROCKFORD - Parkway football lineman Jared Puthoff signed with NCAA Division II Hillsdale College of Michigan on Monday.
The 6-3, 240-pound Puthoff was a key cog on the Panthers' offensive and defensive lines last season, earning honorable mention All-MAC honors in the fall.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster and Gary R. Rasberry
Versailles clinched the outright Midwest Athletic Conference title with a 14-0 five-inning win over Fort Recovery Monday night.
Women don't need to choose a fulfilling career over motherhood - they can have both, Melissa Smalley of Celina says.
But to enjoy the fruits of a loving family and flourishing vocation, it's crucial that women find life balance, Smalley argues.