Saturday, December 5th, 2020
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Downtown Celina was lively on Friday night during the annual Midnight Gladness event, with shoppers coming out to support their local businesses and knock out some holiday shopping.
Many owners were keeping busy as customers walked up and down Main Street and the surrounding blocks taking advantage of sales and enjoying unique events at different stores. [More]
Cardinals rally to beat Bulldogs in opener
By Tom Haines
NEW BREMEN - After trailing Celina the entire first half, New Bremen came out in the third quarter ready to flip the script.
It took just 25 seconds before Reece Busse hit a 3-pointer to give the Cardinals their first lead of the night, and New Bremen never trailed the rest of the way en route to a 38-27 win at the Nest on Friday night. [More]
Obituaries on December 5th, 2020
Mark Alan Carr, 67, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, after a brief battle with an aggressive form of colon cancer. [More]
Virgil J. Krieg, age 89, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, died peacefully December 4, 2020 at his residence. [More]
Michael "Mike" D. Richards, age 55, of St. Marys, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Jeffery J. Schwieterman, age 64, of St. Rose died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. [More]
Ralph H. Sturwold age 91 of Fort Loramie died at 1:05 AM on December 3, 2020 at OSU Wexner Center, Columbus. [More]
Local pictures on December 5th, 2020
Subscriber stories on December 5th, 2020
CELINA - Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday announced details for the state's first phase of vaccine distribution that is expected to begin about Dec. 15, according to a news release.
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey is requesting a modest increase in some office accounts in 2021. He also plans to purchase two cruisers and continue to boost employee pay.
County engineer offers tips to motorists
Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart reminds motorists to drive safely this winter near snowplow crews and provided some guidelines.
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Area Roundup
Compiled by Tom Haines
Fort Recovery rode a big second quarter to a 65-45 win at Monroe Central on Friday night in Parker City, Indiana.
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MINSTER - With 29 points and 16 rebounds, Justin Nixon powered the Minster Wildcats to a 51-39 victory over Versailles Friday night in the Midwest Athletic Conference opener at the Minster Middle School Gymnasium.
ST. HENRY - Jadin Davis came up clutch again for St. Marys to send the game into overtime - and almost equaled the feat in overtime.
But it was Bennett Gels who had the final word for St. Henry.