Thursday, May 19th, 2016
By Claire Giesige
ROCKFORD - The current Fort Recovery Middle School principal will become Parkway Local Schools' new athletic director.
Matthew Triplett was approved as the new athletic director by Parkway school board members at a special meeting Wednesday.
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Division II District Softball Semifinals
By Gary R. Rasberry
MILLER CITY - The Celina softball team looked ready to close out their Division II district semifinal against Defiance, leading 3-2 with three outs to go in the bottom of the seventh.
Celina got the first two out, but Defiance got the lead by scoring twice, including the game-winner on Josee Hale's RBI single to get the 4-3 win at Miller City High School. [More]
Obituaries on May 19th, 2016
Virginia R. "Ginny" McClurg age 72, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 8:41 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. [More]
E. Marianne Roether, age 82, of rural Celina, passed away on Wednesday morning, May 18, 2016, at her residence. [More]
Bernice McDowell, 86, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died on May 17, 2016, at her home. [More]
Mary Jean Thomas, 55, of Rockford, Ohio, died Tuesday afternoon, May 17, 2016, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. [More]
Local pictures on May 19th, 2016
Subscriber stories on May 19th, 2016
EDITOR'S NOTE: In recognition of Emergency Medical Services Week, the newspaper is publishing a multipart series on local EMS providers over the next few days.
FORT RECOVERY - Tufts of fur, antlers, casts of paw prints and even samples of scat from animals in distant lands captured the imagination of students at the elementary school.
CELINA - An anti-poverty agency serving people in three counties unfurled a sign bearing its new name at its Celina location on Wednesday morning.   L
GRAND LAKE - Grand Lake Recreation Club members hope for a nice, sunny day Saturday for the annual bicycle poker run.
Club members wanted a family event to encourage use of the area near the lake.
A horde of musical artists - heritage acts Paul McCartney and Black Sabbath, reunited '80s headbangers Guns N' Roses, jam band road warriors Phish and Dead & Company - are taking to the road to play venues within a few hours drive.
Divison IV District Baseball Semifinals
COLDWATER - This year's Division IV district final will be a repeat of last season's final.
Fort Recovery and Minster both survived with narrow victories in Wednesday's semifinal games to set up a 1 p.m. title-game rematch on Saturday at Veterans Field.
Division IV District Softball Semifinals
WAPAKONETA - Parkway softball coach Mark Esselstein appeared exhausted following his squad's 5-4 Division IV district semifinal win over Marion Local on Wednesday night.
District Track and Field Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina girls track and field team got the postseason started with a solid showing on the first day of the Division I district track meet at Frost-Kalnow Stadium in Tiffin.