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Friday, February 26th, 2016
John Parker performed baptisms, weddings, taught Latin, English and driver's education
By Claire Giesige
FORT RECOVERY - After 30 years of service, an area deacon who has baptized more than 500 children has retired.
John Parker of Fort Recovery became Mercer County's first permanent deacon after his ordination in 1985. He also had taught Latin and English at the Fort Recovery High School and was a driving instructor for 23 years. [More]
Division III Girls District Semifinals - Elida
By Colin Foster
ELIDA - Top-seeded Columbus Grove put a stop to Coldwater's tournament run with a 63-44 victory in the Division III district semifinal opener.
Then Fort Recovery couldn't stop Liberty-Benton's Jensen Hiegel in a 56-43 loss.
As a result, the Bulldogs and fourth-seeded Eagles earned a return trip to the Elida Fieldhouse to compete in Saturday's district final at 2 p.m. [More]
Obituaries on February 26th, 2016
Anna L. Amstutz, 90, Celina, died Feb. 26, 2016, at the Gardens of Celina.  [More]
Lawrence Gehret, 87, Fort Loramie, died Feb. 25, 2016, in Fort Loramie.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. March 1 at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie. [More]
Local pictures on February 26th, 2016
Subscriber only stories on February 26th, 2016
Dirksen hired as full-time Ag Solutions coordinator
Concerns raised as state releases report card data
Titans shut down Bulldogs
Flyers, Wildcats will battle for title
Celina swimmers unable to advance