Saturday, October 29th, 2022
A daughter visits her birth mother overseas
By Hank Nuwer
CELINA - A little over a year ago, Sue Markins' phone rang. The caller said she was calling on behalf of her birth family in Japan. Markins, a Walmart pharmacy technician, was flummoxed by the call from an overseas stranger.
"I hung right up," she recalls. "In fact I hung up twice and then called my husband to tell him what happened."
Her husband was aghast and urged her to answer the call and ask for more information. She did. [More]
Minster opens postseason with win over Fort Recovery
By Bruce Monnin
MINSTER - Minster used a dominant first-half performance to grab an early 36-8 lead on Fort Recovery, then matched the Indians in the second half to secure a 50-22 victory in the opening round of the Division VII football playoffs on Friday night at Memorial Field in Minster. [More]
Obituaries on October 29th, 2022
William R. Grunden, 79, of St. Marys, died 11:58 P.M. Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Lois E. Germann-Krick age 92 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022 at the Miller Place in Celina. [More]
Bernice C. Frey, 79, Fort Loramie, died Oct. 28, 2022, at her home.
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Local pictures on October 29th, 2022
Subscriber stories on October 29th, 2022
CELINA - Five more abandoned doodles were picked up near the intersection of Tama and Wabash Roads on Friday afternoon after 15 doodles were abandoned earlier this week.
MERCER COUNTY - Nine residential and commercial properties in Mercer County will be demolished in order to clear the way for new economic development, according to a news release from Gov. Mike DeWine's office.
WAPAKONETA - Suspended Wapakoneta mayor Tom Stinebaugh disputed allegations of public corruption during the fifth day of a nearly weeklong trial.
Stinebaugh faces five counts of unlawful interest in a public contract, five counts of conflict of interest and one count of theft in office.
The following trick-or-treat and Halloween events will be held throughout the local area.
Oct. 29: Trick-or-treat, 4-6 p.m.; chili supper, 4-7 p.m. at the firehouse with costume judging to follow.
West Bank Stories
As temperatures climbed to mid-summer warmth the third week of October, bicycle traffic thickened along the lake on West Bank Road where I live. Out of curiosity, I decided to find out when the first bicycle was invented.
BELLBROOK - A pair of special teams plays and a long drive after halftime kept Celina close into the fourth quarter, but its defense couldn't stop Bellbrook and an ill-timed turnover buried the Bulldogs.
FORT LORAMIE - St. Henry brought the fight Friday night.
However, self-inflicted wounds and Fort Loramie's offensive weaponry made it a one-sided battle.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Marion Local continued its dominance this season by posting its eighth shutout of the season in defeating Anna 45-0 in the opening round of the Division VI football tournament on Friday night at Booster Stadium in Maria Stein.
NEW BREMEN - After a loss to end the regular season, New Bremen opened the postseason in style a 49-7 victory over the Cedarville Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.