Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
St. Sebastian family travels to Philadelphia to witness history
By Shelley Grieshop
CARTHAGENA - Amid a roaring crowd and deafening cheers, Becky Kunkler felt the peace surrounding Pope Francis as he passed her on a street in Philadelphia last week.
On two occasions she and her family were just a few feet away as the Popemobile drove by during their weeklong visit, she said. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - After losing the first set to Celina 25-21, Coldwater woke up.
The Cavaliers won the next two sets 25-11 and 25-8 and then rallied from down 13-8 to win the fourth set 25-19 to take the non-conference match against their Mercer County neighbor on Tuesday night at the Palace. [More]
Obituaries on September 30th, 2015
Judith Kay Hone, age 75, a resident of Salamonia, Indiana, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Persimmon Ridge in Portland, Indiana. [More]
Merlin Reese James, age 84, of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Cincinnati and Coldw [More]
Delbert K. Smith, 81, of Inverness, FL passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, FL. [More]
Dennis L. Spitler, age 66, of St. Marys, died Monday, September 28, 2015 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. [More]
Local pictures on September 30th, 2015
Subscriber stories on September 30th, 2015
CELINA - Community members had a chance to get to know five of the six people running for the Celina City Schools Board of Education at Tuesday's "Meet the Candidates Night," sponsored by the Celina Education Association.
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioners on Tuesday set a public hearing for December to solicit input on a controversial petition to annex 12 properties into the village of Fort Recovery.
CELINA - Though most city council members agree the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones should be regulated to protect the public, they remain divided over the extent of such restrictions.
CELINA - City council is in the process of updating its investment policy and contracting with an investment firm that mayor Jeff Hazel said could boost the city's annual investment returns by tens of thousands of dollars.
Village to celebrate its German heritage during 41st festival
MINSTER - A new polka band this weekend joins the music roster at the 41st annual Minster Oktoberfest.
The Chardon Polka Band will perform from 1-6 p.m. Saturday and 3:30-8 p.m. Sunday at the Centennial Park gazebo, festival secretary Gary Oldiges said.
New Minster eatery offers something for all dog-lovers' tastes
MINSTER - For those who prefer hamburgers to hot dogs, Terry Orick of Duke's Gourmet Dogs and Subs has 110 reasons to switch.
"I've been wanting t
CELINA - The St. Marys boys soccer team came to Celina's soccer stadium Tuesday night seeking revenge for what had happened in last year's tournament.
The Roughriders will have to wait a little longer for that.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Minster and St. Henry will represent the MAC at next week's Division II girls golf sectional after finishing 1-2 at the sectional tournament at The Fox's Den in Celina on Tuesday.