Special Weather Statement issued July 07 at 5:01AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...HEAT INDEX 95 TO 100 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON... The combination of temperatures in the low to mid 90s and high relative humidity values will result in heat indices in the 95-100 degree range this afternoon. Continued hot and humid conditions are expected through the rest of the week as well. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and take frequent breaks if engaging in outdoor activities.
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By William Kincaid
Local school district superintendents and health officials will convene this week to address Gov. Mike DeWine's directives about reopening schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that shows no signs of slowing down nationally.
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Marion Local graduate Luke Knapke's team, Mid-American Unity,  became the third team removed from The Basketball Tournament after a positive test for COVID-19. 
The news came on July 2, two days before the team was set [More]
Obituaries on July 6th, 2020
Lawrence "Larry" V. Behr, age 77, of Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at his residence Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2020. [More]
Albert L. Coffey, 78, of Saint Marys, Ohio, and formerly of Stearns, Kentucky, died 12:10 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Wayne Robert Craig, age 67, of Celina passed away at his residence in Bass Landing on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. [More]
James G. Schmackers, age 79, of Philothea, died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Melvin Lewis Crouch, age 87, of Celina Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2 [More]
Jean (McEldowney) Eastridge, 76, of Coldwater, Ohio, formerly of New Weston, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Alyssa L. Harner, 21, of St. Marys Twp., OH died Tuesday June 30, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Kenneth A. (Kenny) Kremer, age 85 of Maria Stein passed away of natural causes on July 4, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
C. Stuart Christman, 79, formerly of St. Marys, died July 1, 2020, in St. Peter [More]
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County reports 5 new cases
LIA cancels events
Sheriff reopens jail lobby
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Korean War vet Harting recalls family's military service
By William Kincaid
COLDWATER - Maurice Harting, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran, vividly recalls coming home in 1953 after serving his country for 16 months.
Nearing the country's western shoreline, Harting had better positioned himself on the troop ship to get an unobstructed view of the approaching iconic landmark. [More]
Obituaries on July 3rd, 2020
Carol J. Humbarger, age 80, of Celina, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Roland E. "Toots" Zwiebel, 96, of Wapakoneta, OH, passed away at 8:05 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at The Gardens at Wapakoneta. [More]
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Auglaize woman dies from the virus
Public tours conservation improvements at golf course
Trial set for murder suspect
Area man among 2 arrested for possession of meth
Raiders defeat Skins
By Sydney Albert
MINSTER - Being positive isn't always easy, but it can have its rewards as three teenagers recently learned.
The year 2020 has been very different from what many people had expected or hoped for, and everyone's life has been affected in different ways. For recent graduates, the COVID-19 pandemic meant the loss of face-to-face interaction with peers and mentors in the last days of school and missing out on milestones such as prom and traditional graduation ceremonies. [More]
NJCAA honors Siefring
By Colin Foster
ST. HENRY - Allison Siefring was a key part of Edison State Community College's all-time best season.
The St. Henry graduate is now an NJCAA Women's College Basketball All-Star.
Last week, the news broke that Siefring was one of 50 student-athletes selected to the team. The list is comprised of 33 Division I, 12 Division II and five Division III athletes across 42 various NJCAA institutions who are entering their sophomore years. Siefring was the lone Ohio player on the team. [More]
Obituaries on July 2nd, 2020
Gerald A. Hoyng, age 88 of Celina passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at the Mercer County Community Hospital. [More]
Andrew H. Schlarman age 83, of Maria Stein passed away at 5:13 PM on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
Alyssa Harner, 21, St. Marys Township, died on June 30, 2020, at her residence. [More]
Terrence Lee Timmerman, age 68, of Oviedo, FL and formerly of Fort Recovery, OH passed away on June 8, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by family. [More]
Bernice Gwendolyn "Gwen" Uncapher, age 92, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, [More]
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Four new local cases reported
Indiana man charged in three area break-ins
Deputies seek help finding truck
Cavs outhit Bulldogs
Parkway downs Versailles 8-3
Family's pet perishes
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A major structure fire on Echo Street destroyed one home and caused moderate and minor damage to two others early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters were called to 812 Echo St. at about 2:42 a.m. after homeowner Melissa Browder became aware of smoke in the house. [More]
By Colin Foster
FORT RECOVERY - He ditched the catching gear and pitched a complete game.
Isaac Ontrop went the distance on only 82 pitches, striking out five, walking two and allowing just three hits in leading St. Henry's summer team to a 4-0 win on Tuesday at Fort Recovery. [More]
Obituaries on July 1st, 2020
Shirley Kuhn Cooperrider passed away Wednesday, June 17, in Fairfax, California [More]
Terrence Lee Timmerman, age 68, of Oviedo, FL and formerly of Fort Recovery, OH passed away on June 8, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by family. [More]
Gerald A. Hoyng, 88, Celina, died on June 29, 2020, at Mercer County Community [More]
Andrew Schlarman, 83, Maria Stein, died on June 30, 2020, at Mercer County Comm [More]
Joanne (Kinkley) Hammond, age 89 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 12:35 pm in Otterbein of St. Marys. [More]
Gwen Uncapher, 92, died on June 30, 2020, at her home near Mendon.
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Missing New Bremen logo is recovered
Lake Campus to reopen this fall
One new virus case reported in Mercer County
St. Marys Public Library reopens
Fort Recovery museum reopens
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'Skins Naumann victorious at Hidden Creek
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