Saturday, August 29th, 2020
Black Lives Matter
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Kelsey Swann sat at a bar with friends a week after the first Black Lives Matter demonstration was held in late May in Celina.
Swann, who is biracial, said the first protest was phenomenal and she felt a connection to her community that she hadn't quite felt before. She was beaming as she spoke of the love and positivity she felt from the day's event. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
NEW BREMEN - With each team having only a single scrimmage under its belts, play in the first game of the season was expected to be a little ragged.
But the New Bremen Cardinals were best able to overcome their early mistakes and went on to dominate the Minster Wildcats late for a 20-0 triumph. [More]
Obituaries on August 29th, 2020
Bo David Allen Garwood, received his angel wings shortly after entering this wo [More]
Dorothy R. Winkeljohn, formerly of Celina, Ohio, entered into God's eternal res [More]
Elise Marie Bernadette Tobe, 8-month-old daughter of Dustin and Alicia Tobe of Coldwater, joined the angels in heaven on August 27th, 2020 at 4:30 PM. [More]
Cletus J. Thieman, 88, Minster, died on Aug. 27, 2020, at Heritage Manor Nursin [More]
Local pictures on August 29th, 2020
Subscriber stories on August 29th, 2020
Starting a dialogue
Black Lives Matter
Quaker abolitionist August Wattles led 15 black families north from Cincinnati in 1835 after race riots erupted due to the passage of an 1807 law that required the registration of black people to discourage black settlement.
CELINA - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mercer County increased by 12 on Friday, raising the county's total to 783.
In Auglaize County, 10 new confirmed cases increased that county's total to 392.
Bulldogs rally to beat Redskins in opener
CELINA - If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
After having two apparent touchdowns called back on penalties in the third quarter, the Celina Bulldogs made sure they got it right when time was tight.
FORT RECOVERY - The Marion Local football team did "what Flyers do," in coach Tim Goodwin's words.
Fort Recovery did what it shouldn't do against good teams: turn the ball over.
COLDWATER - The Coldwater defense set the tone with a first-quarter safety and went on to shut out the visiting St. Henry Redskins 21-0 Friday night at Cavalier Stadium.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys took the lead for good midway through the third quarter to open the 2020 season with a 27-7 win over Bath on Friday at Bath Stadium.