Friday, January 17th, 2020
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - Two local friends have come together to help wildlife injured by wildfires ravaging Australia.
Celina Tent employee Sabriam Loll and her friend and former co-worker, Brittany Snyder, saw images of injured kangaroos and koalas on the internet and felt compelled to put their sewing skills to good use in the wake of the historic and deadly wildfires. [More]
Flyers snap 9-game skid vs. Cats
By Colin Foster
MARIA STEIN - Ivy Wolf had a big night for Minster.
Her performance, however, didn't stop Marion Local from getting its biggest win of the season.
With seven seconds remaining, Brooke Homan snatched a deflected pass 8-feet away from the hoop and swished it home to lift Marion to a 33-32 victory at the Hangar and spoil a 26-point effort by Wolf. [More]
Obituaries on January 17th, 2020
Kathryn Mae Yaney, age 93, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Cridersville Healthcare Center. [More]
Rev. John Michael Fleming 69, of Lafayette, IN went to be with his Heavenly Father Friday morning January 10, 2020. [More]
Joann Mary Jackson, age 68, of Cedar Hill, TN passed away, Sunday, January 12, 2020 at NorthCrest Medical Center. [More]
Charles William Coil, 56, St. Marys, died at 11:51 p.m. Jan. 14, 2020, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Norma M. Keller, age 83 of New Bremen, died unexpectedly after a brief illness [More]
Christina Sue Risner, 70, of Piqua passed away at 8:53 am Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Koester Pavilion. [More]
Robert A. Stelzer, age 85, of Coldwater, Ohio, died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in Lima. [More]
Pam "Beanie" Tangeman, age 60, of Celina, died on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her home. [More]
Local pictures on January 17th, 2020
Subscriber and paid stories on January 17th, 2020
Pair charged with murder; face up to 65 years in prison
PORTLAND, IND. - Fort Recovery High School's head and assistant softball coaches each pleaded not guilty to an unclassified felony charge of murder on Thursday in Jay County Circuit Court.
LIMA - Several regional school district superintendents voiced concerns on Tuesday about the Ohio Department of Education EdChoice voucher program.
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday awarded a nearly $120,000 contract to a Milford vendor to repair the courthouse roof.
CELINA - Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors reviewed allegations of improper manure application in the St. Marys River Watershed at their Thursday morning meeting.
CELINA - All of Mercer County will be under Miami County's jurisdiction for commercial building inspections after recent action by Chickasaw village council members and county commissioners.
FORT RECOVERY - For the first quarter and a half, Fort Recovery and New Knoxville went toe-to-toe, trading the lead five times alone in the second quarter.
NEW BREMEN - A slow start doomed the Parkway Panthers in a 45-28 Midwest Athletic Conference loss to New Bremen Thursday night at the Cardinal Gymnasium.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster and Gary R. Rasberry
Addy Vaughn scored 16 points, including the game-winning basket in the final seconds that gave the St. Henry girls basketball team a 57-56 victory over Versailles in Midwest Athletic Conference action on Thursday at Tiger Gymnasium.