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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
By Ed Gebert
CELINA - A 38-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana, man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his involvement in the Sept. 23 robbery of the Second National Bank, 800 N. Main St., Celina.
Casey Atkins was sentenced on Tuesday by Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Ingraham. Atkins after a February bench trial was found guilty of third-degree felony robbery and fifth-degree felony theft. [More]
By Tom Stankard
ROCKFORD - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has granted Parkway Local Schools a hunting permit to help fight an invasion of turkey vultures at the football field.
Rockford Police Chief Paul May told the newspaper the permit will allow the "destruction of up to five buzzards in the area." This will occur on April 1. [More]
By Colin Foster
Last Saturday marked the end of another great basketball season for Grand Lake Area basketball teams.
How good, you ask?
Well, four MAC boys' teams (Marion Local, Versailles, Fort Recovery and Delphos St. John's) advanced to district finals and three won (Marion Local, Versailles and St. John's). The Blue Jays are gearing to play in the Division IV State Final Four, the Flyers were ousted in the Division III Elite Eight and the Tigers were taken out in the Division III regional semis. [More]
Obituaries on March 22nd, 2017
Paul E. Bonifas, 61, formerly of Celina, OH died Saturday March 18, 2017 in the emergency department of Defiance Regional Hospital. [More]
Jeremy D. Bricker, age 34, Celina, OH, died on Monday, March 20, 2017 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Francis X. Brown, 86, of Wapakoneta, died 3:04 a.m., Tues. March 21, 2017, at The Gardens of Wapakoneta. [More]
JoAnn Lampert, age 83, of St. Marys, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Paul Edward Meeds, age 99, of Celina, OH, passed away at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:42 am. [More]
Local pictures on March 22nd, 2017
Subscriber only stories on March 22nd, 2017
Village OKs Dannon tax abatement
Property revaluation ongoing
Rockford council picks Now
Commissioners wear wacky socks for Down Syndrome Day
Fort board OKs bus purchases
Celina woman gets 180 days on drug charge
Former Fort Recovery teacher challenges magistrate's ruling
New inn opens for business