Saturday, September 19th, 2015
By Claire Giesige
CELINA - As 2013 drew to a close, Ohio prisons were brimming, over 200 people were on probation in Mercer County and the area's heroin problem seemed to be reaching a boiling point.
On Jan. 1, 2014, the Mercer County Drug Court Program debuted in an effort to stem the flow of heroin addicts in the county. Now, a year and a half later, the program is ready to graduate its first three participants after 18 months of intensive therapy. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
MINSTER - The Marion Local Flyers brought the state's longest active winning streak to face the Minster Wildcats in the second of three regular season MAC matchups between defending state champions.
The Flyers used a punishing rushing game, timely passing and a suffocating defense to overcome two turnovers and earn a 20-7 victory. [More]
Obituaries on September 19th, 2015
Victor Andrews, 86, Celina, died at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 18, 2015, at Van Wert Inpat [More]
Grace Nuding, 91, Celina, died Sept. 18, 2015, in Celina.
Services are pendin [More]
Local pictures on September 19th, 2015
Subscriber stories on September 19th, 2015
CELINA - Alicia Bruce describes the Mercer County Drug Court Program as a transitional course of action for people long struggling with substance abuse.
When he's not angling for lost dogs, Auglaize County Dog Warden Russ Bailey is on the water, setting his lure for crappie.
The 52-year-old St. Marys resident has taken his love of fishing from a favorite pastime to 11 national tournaments and his own TV series and DVDs.
CELINA - When a big defensive play was needed, the Celina defense stepped up time after time on Friday night.
The Bulldogs pressured Ottawa-Glando
ST. HENRY - Coldwater's Jack Hemmelgarn overshot Aaron Harlamert on what was sure to be a 79-yard touchdown on the opening play of Friday night's game with St. Henry.
NEW BREMEN - Capitalizing on some big plays, the Versailles Tigers took control of the game early and never looked back in posting a 45-6 victory over New Bremen at Cardinal Stadium Friday.
MAC Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery held off a determined Delphos St. John's squad for a 26-20 win at Stadium Park to start the season 4-0 for the first time in program history.
Western Buckeye League Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Kenton Wildcats led 17-0 midway through the second quarter, but St. Marys outscored them 42-6 down the stretch and the Roughriders improved to 4-0 with a 42-23 win at Robinson Field in Kenton.