Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Leader served during 1880s
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - After more than a century, a former St. Marys mayor has finally received a headstone thanks to the efforts of Michael Jaros, a Memorial High School senior.
Jaros has been working to secure a headstone for former mayor Charles Francis B [More]
Division II State Swimming
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Assured of three appearances on the podium, Celina swimmers Keaton McMurray and Claire Gass along with teammates and swimmers from Fort Recovery looked to wrap up strong seasons in the Division II state swimming finals on Friday at Canton's C.T. Branin Natatorium. [More]
Flyers defeat Cavaliers to claim MAC title
By Dave Stilwell
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local rode a 17-3 third quarter to a 57-43 victory over Coldwater and an undisputed Midwest Athletic Conference Championship Friday night at the Hangar.
The Flyers ran the table in the MAC, finishing 9-0, and head into the postseason on a six-game winning streak and an 18-4 overall record. [More]
Obituaries on February 24th, 2018
Alvin Bellert, 83, departed this world on February 21.
Alvin is preceded in d [More]
Carl W. Broerman, age 77, of Fortman Road, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural [More]
Local pictures on February 24th, 2018
Subscriber and paid stories on February 24th, 2018
CELINA - A Celina High School student has been disciplined after texting an individual outside the school that an announced lockdown drill on Friday morning was an actual lockdown and a gun was present in the school.
Tuition aid planned
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners say they're onboard with plans to use leftover federal job-training funds to assist with adult tuition costs of a new robotics course and to offer certification for day care operators.
CELINA - In the wake of the Florida school shooting, local students and adults alike are taking their opinions to the street.
On March 24, those who want to change society will march for their lives across the world, including in Celina.
CELINA - A local ministry in the coming months will reintroduce a 180-year-old brick home to the community as a temporary shelter for families down on their luck from unexpected emergencies.
CELINA - Sometimes fate can be a cruel prankster.
A week after Celina rallied to beat Van Wert on a buzzer-beater, the Bulldogs got to experience the other side of the spectrum.
Division II Boys District Bowling
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry used a strong round of baker games to finish second at the Division II district boys bowling tournament on Friday at Rossford's Interstate Lanes, earning a trip to the state tournament next weekend.
ST. HENRY - The St. Henry seniors went out winners on their home court.
It took a big fourth quarter for that to happen.
St. Henry outscored New Bremen 21-11 down the stretch to seal a 51-39 victory on Senior Night and clinch a runner-up finish in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
MAC Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster
Parkway rallied back in the final period to force overtime against Minster, but the Wildcats won the extra session 11-5 to come away with a 69-63 victory on Friday in Rockford.
WBL Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Wapakoneta outscored St. Marys 35-22 in the second half to rally for a 52-46 win in the battle of the Auglaize County neighbors at Murotech Court in St. Marys.
Division I Boys Sectional Bowling
Celina captured the sectional championship at 20th Century Lanes in Lima to advance to next week's district in Port Clinton.  
The Bulldogs edged Sh
Marion Local alum Ryan Bruns was named Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year after averaging 24.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and racking up 65 blocks for the Ohio Northern University men's basketball team in his junior season.