Friday, November 18th, 2016
By Ed Gebert
COLDWATER - A woman who reportedly fled the scene after hitting a female student with her car was arrested and charged Thursday, according to a police news release.
Suzanne Michelle Gibson, 47, faces a fourth-degree felony charge of vehicular assault and fifth-degree felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident, the release says. She reportedly was charged Thursday afternoon by a Mercer County Grand Jury. [More]
Obituaries on November 18th, 2016
Susan Diane (Cole) Heyne, age 66, formerly of Celina, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. [More]
Terry Lee Wicker, 50, of St. Marys, OH died 10:11 a.m. Tuesday November 15, 2016 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, OH, with his loving family at his side. [More]
Phyllis Jean (Altic) Schoenleben died peacefully on November 16th, 2016 at the [More]
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ST. MARYS - Police have arrested a suspect in Wednesday's armed robbery of Lester's Tobacco, 1592 Celina Road.
Gary McBride, 38, of St. Marys was arrested at about 12:25 p.m. Thursday and was in the Auglaize County jail this morning, according to a St. Marys police news release.
CELINA - A new winter Farmers' Market has sprung up at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.
A summer market has been held for a number of years on the sidewalks of the courthouse in downtown Celina, offering seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, soaps, jewelry and other items.
WAPAKONETA - Some Auglaize County officials want to purchase the land on which the Solid Waste District recycling facility sits so they can make more permanent changes to the site.
Associated Press All-Northwest District Football
Area football players and one coach earned honors as the Associated Press Northwest District Football selections were released Thursday night.
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CELINA - Celina swimming coach Matt May has good reason to be excited for the upcoming season.
With a veteran squad returning and some talented freshman, May anticipates a strong showing when the state meet comes around, especially with the boys team.
COLDWATER - Coldwater swim team coach Janell Miller has experience returning this season. While the boys' roster will remain small with just five swimmers, 18 girls will compete this season.
FORT RECOVERY - On the heels of a good season last year, coach Mindy Bubp hopes this season brings even more success for the Indian swim team.
Head coach Scott Smith returns for his sixth season at Marion Local.
He and assistant coach Doug Jutte have a very positive season outlook with a large crop of swimmers in the mix and several returning letterwinners.
MINSTER - As she enters her second year in command of the Minster swim team, head coach Kelly Schulze feels much more comfortable with things than a season ago at this time.
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen swimming coach Cresta Ritter has experience coming back this season, although the boys' numbers remain low with just six swimmers on the roster.
ST. MARYS - In her second year at the helm of the St. Marys swim team, head coach Katie Szymczak welcomes back nearly half of her squad from a season ago as they look to improve upon individual and team marks heading into the 2016-17 winter swim season.
CELINA - After several seasons of struggle, the Celina wrestling team looks to be turning the corner.
After having numbers issues, coach James Miracle has over 30 wrestlers in camp with the hopes of more coming in before the season gets underway the first weekend of December.
COLDWATER - Rob Schmidt is used to waiting for his full team to arrive once the footballs season ends.
This year, though, the veteran Coldwater wre
ROCKFORD - In its first official varsity season and fourth overall, the Parkway wrestling program had a memorable year in qualifying a wrestler for state for the first time in Peyton Hamrick.
ST. MARYS - For the first time in eight years, St. Marys wrestling coach Larry Gruber is in a holding pattern.
The success of the football team has meant that the Roughrider wrestlers are split between those who play football and those who don't.
CELINA - After a solid 2015-16 season in both the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference and the Western Buckeye League, Celina looks to move up the ladder in both its leagues with some experienced bowlers.
COLDWATER - Last season was a bit of a letdown for the Coldwater bowling program after sweeping the Division II state titles in 2015. The boys lost to Urbana in the championship match while the girls fell in the quarterfinals.
MARIA STEIN - It's a different year, but the faces on the lanes will look quite similar for the Marion Local Flyers.
Most of the lineups are intact for the boys and girls teams, and both are looking to build on what they accomplished last season.
MINSTER - The Minster bowling team will strive to improve on last season's efforts.
The boys team returns two starters from a 6-3 campaign in the WOHSBC South Division. The girls struggled to go 2-7 in league play.
NEW BREMEN - Coach Brian Alig said it was sometimes a struggle with numbers on the boys team last season, but that will no longer be a problem this season for the Cardinals with seven bowlers on the team.
ROCKFORD - Eric Stachler has been around the block as a coach at Parkway.
His next coaching venture with the Panthers is head coach of the girls bowling team, and Stachler hopes to continue the success of the program.
ST. HENRY - The St. Henry bowling team made a run to the state tournament last season.
With all hands on deck from that team, expectations are high for coach Travis Schlater's team again.
ST. MARYS - After productive seasons in 2015-16, the St. Marys bowling teams look to stay among the leaders in the West Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference North Division.