Friday, September 4th, 2015
By Claire Giesige
CELINA - Lots for Soldiers, a nonprofit organization that provides homes at the lowest possible price to those who have served or are serving in the armed forces, is expanding at an unforeseen rate.
"When we first started, we were hoping we could do one (house) a year. But now it's gotten to the point where communities are coming to us. We never intended to have four properties ready to go," said Homer Burnett, who along with his wife, Carol, founded the organization. [More]
By Jared Mauch
GREENVILLE - A Celina man has been arrested for a robbery of a Centerville, Ind., bank.
Kevin Schulz, 23, 625 N. Mill St., was found and arrested in Greenville on Aug. 31 for the Aug. 27 robbery of the MainSource Bank in the 100 block of E. Main Street, Centerville, Ind, according to the Darke County Sheriff's Office. [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
MINSTER - Heading into this season, New Bremen head volleyball coach Theresa Jenkins felt her Cardinals had the potential to finish in the "top two or three" of the Midwest Athletic Conference.
By opening conference play with a grind-it-out 20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 15-12 triumph in Minster on Thursday night, her squad certainly took a step in the right direction. [More]
Obituaries on September 4th, 2015
Joseph E. Slonkosky, 57, Versailles, died on Sept. 3, 2015, at State of the Heart Hospice, Wayne Hospital, Greenville. [More]
Michelle E. Bruggeman, 21, Portland, Ind., died on Sept. 3, 2015, in Huntington County, Ind., from injuries sustained from an auto accident. [More]
Local pictures on September 4th, 2015
Subscriber stories on September 4th, 2015
CELINA - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown spoke to business leaders Thursday afternoon at the Richardson-Bretz Building, addressing manufacturing, banking, agriculture and toxic algal blooms that have sickened Grand Lake.
Oversupply of corn worldwide causes price to drop
CELINA - An area grain merchandiser said farmers would be better off to store their grain this fall after harvest rather than to sell it right away.
CELINA - Village officials in southern Mercer County are seeking new water sources to enhance their communities for years to come.
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CELINA - Ryan Jenkins knew his team would be in for a battle against Elida.
And a battle it was.
Brennan Piper scored two goals, including a key insurance goal with 21 minutes left to play, as Celina opened Western Buckeye League boys soccer play with a 3-2 win over Elida at the soccer stadium.
NEW KNOXVILLE - St. Henry volleyball coach Diana Kramer and crew expected a tough test in New Knoxville on Thursday night.
Sure enough, they got one.
Thursday's Local Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster and Gary R. Rasberry
Celina dropped to 4-2 in Western Buckeye League girls tennis action on Thursday in a 4-1 loss to a strong Wapakoneta squad at the Booster Club Tennis Complex.