Wednesday, December 21st, 2022
Officials welcome the new technology
By Bob Tomaszewski
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has joined the ranks of other law enforcement agencies using body cameras to document incidents and provide transparency to the public.
Across Ohio, 280 body cameras were issued to ODNR officers this month, including three from the Grand Lake Area. ODNR officers are certified peace officers required to enforce all laws and statutes of the state within their jurisdictions. [More]
Parkway wins third straight as Celina remains winless
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Parkway and Celina matched each other point-for-point for most of Tuesday's boys basketball game - save for roughly three minutes in the first quarter.
The Panthers went on a 10-0 run in that stretch to take an 18-8 lead at the end of the quarter, and the 10-point margin held up the rest of the way as the Panthers won their third straight game 52-42 at the Fieldhouse, denying the Bulldogs a solid chance to snap their season-opening losing streak. [More]
Obituaries on December 21st, 2022
Eileen E. Heuker, age 93 of Minster, Ohio, died at 6:55 AM on December 20, 2022 at Otterbein St. Marys. [More]
Janet A. (Niekamp) Imwalle, age 84, of Vandalia, passed away Monday, December 19, 2022 at Ohio's Hospice of Dayton. [More]
Becky J. Fuson, age 43, of Celina, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Irma I. Hierholzer, age 94, of Jamestown, Tennessee, formerly of Coldwater, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2022, in Jamestown, Tennessee. [More]
Susan E. Wicker, 54, of St. Marys, OH died 11:29 a.m. Friday December 16. 2022 at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Local pictures on December 21st, 2022
Subscriber stories on December 21st, 2022
MINSTER - School board members approved board president Katrina Nixon's resignation, effective Dec. 31.
Board members at this week's regular meeting also discussed the Fair School Funding formula and pending legislation that would eliminate the third grade reading guarantee.
MINSTER - Village councilors took the first step Tuesday night toward raising water rates to offset ballooning treatment costs.        Councilors also approved pay raises for village employees and continued the debate on a proposed ordinance dealing with cats roaming at large in the community.
CELINA - Much progress has been made the last several weeks in laying down gravel and establishing a building pad ahead of construction slated to start in the spring on a new school addition on the west end of town.
Mercer County regained its status as having the lowest joblessness in the state among Ohio's 88 counties in November, albeit in a tie with Wyandot County.
NEW BREMEN - A fast start propelled New Bremen to a seven-point lead, and every time Botkins got close, the Cardinals had an answer.
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Compiled By Tom Haines
The Minster girls basketball team held Jackson Center scoreless in overtime on the way to a 41-36 win on the road on Tuesday.