Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mayor Jeff Hazel vowed to facilitate meetings between the owner of the former Breakaway RecPlex site and state officials to discuss ways to mitigate flooding allegedly caused by the spillway and Beaver Creek.
James Chilimigras of Mississippi came to city council's regular meeting on Monday night seeking help to deal with the conditions he believes are responsible for the flooding. [More]
Van Wert, St. Henry show support for Niekamp
By Colin Foster
ST. HENRY - Nate Niekamp stepped up to deliver a pitch Monday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.
The right-handed sophomore from St. Henry had already received heavy run support.
On Monday, St. Henry hosted Van Wert in "DomiNATE" night - a game played in support of Niekamp, a St. Henry student who has been in an ongoing battle with a rare type of cancer known as sarcoma since March 2018. [More]
Obituaries on May 21st, 2019
Steven "Peach" Dietrich passed away May 13, 2019, in Cape Coral Fl. He was 62 years old. [More]
Bill L. Hey 89, of Willshire, Ohio, was received into the loving arms of his Savior at 4:05 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur. [More]
William L. McDonald, 87, Celina, passed away at 4:35 a.m. May 19, 2019, at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Richard M. "Zeke" "007" Zirkle, 72, of Celina and formerly of Venedocia, passed [More]
Local pictures on May 21st, 2019
Subscriber stories on May 21st, 2019
5-year district forecast predicts deficit spending
CELINA - Concerned parents at Monday's school board meeting spoke out against a book being read in a high school class that includes material they question.
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members on Monday learned the village had received $750,000 in Ohio Public Works Commission funding for the Broadway Street reconstruction project.
Teacher Austin Kaylor tapped for job
MINSTER - School board members approved hiring a current high school teacher as the new junior/senior high school principal.
Austin Kaylor, a Minst
ST. HENRY - Two of the area's best teams met Monday at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.
The start couldn't have gone much worse for St. Henry.
Walks, errors and a lack of timely hitting throughout doomed the Redskins (No. 7 in Division IV) in an 8-5 loss to Van Wert (No. 8 in Division II).
FORT RECOVERY - Holly Stein Gann has returned home to Fort Recovery.
And Jim Melton will be making Fort Recovery home away from home.
Stein Gann and Melton have been hired to lead the Fort Recovery girls and boys basketball programs into the future.
Division IV Regional Softball Preview
After defeating the New Bremen Cardinals in Wapakoneta last Thursday to reach the regionals for the first time in four years, Minster will have to take on another set of Cardinals on its mission to reach the state final four.
All-WBL Baseball
Elida relief pitcher/shortstop Noah Adcock was named the 2019 Western Buckeye League Baseball Player of the Year by the league coaches as the All-League honors were released on Monday.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
New Bremen scored two runs in each of the first two innings and added insurance runs late to beat Fort Recovery 7-3 in a non-conference baseball tune-up game for the two tournament-bound teams.