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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
By Tom Stankard
FORT RECOVERY - The Monday fire that fully engulfed and destroyed the large barn at Wenning Farm is estimated to have caused about $1 million in damage.
Southwest Mercer Fire District Chief Kim Day told the newspaper on Tuesday that a semitrailer, a forklift, a digester, equipment and about 20 containers of cooking oil for the digester, a generator, sugar and empty pallets also were destroyed inside the 200-foot-by-400-foot barn. No animals were kept there. [More]
By Tom Stankard
ROCKFORD - Parkway High School alumnus Joel Henkle was hired on Tuesday night as the new head varsity football coach for the upcoming season.
He replaces Robert Rutledge, who left the Panther football program after one season to join the University of Mississippi staff in the Southeastern Conference. [More]
St. Henry advances to play Jackson Center on Friday
By Colin Foster
KETTERING - Halfway through the third quarter Tuesday night, St. Henry locked in defensively.
That allowed the Redskins to lock up a victory.
St. Henry and Springfield Catholic Central were leveled at 28-apiece with 4:30 remaining in the third quarter of the Division IV regional semifinal. The Redskins followed with a 15-0 run and went on to pick up a 54-36 win at Kettering Fairmont's Trent Arena. [More]
Obituaries on March 13th, 2019
B. Jean Kuck, 90, of New Knoxville, died 12:15 A.M. Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Elmwood of New Bremen. [More]
Marjorie Ellen Waldron, 81, of Celina, Ohio, died on Monday, March 11, 2019, at [More]
Robert Wayne Webb, age 80, of Mendon, Ohio, passed away on March 9, 2019 at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford, Ohio. [More]
Donna E. Larson, 80, of New Knoxville, died Monday, March 11, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. [More]
Donald Norbert Friemoth, 85, of Van Wert, died Sunday, March 10, 2019, at home. [More]
Local pictures on March 13th, 2019
Subscriber only stories on March 13th, 2019
County OKs funds to assist expansion
Consultant makes pitch to brew local interest in growing barley
Marion Local snags $29,250 safety grant
Bedbugs a concern, local health officials say
Public can test voting machines in Celina
Windsor Drive residents under boil water advisory
School board accepts more than $3,000 in donations
Mercer County joblessness still lowest in state
Patch steps down as Indians' girls coach
Wolf, Prenger earn state honors
Anytime Fitness opens local gym
Fort chamber honors businesses, residents at banquet
Celina again rates high in U.S. site listing