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By Jeff Elking
NEW BREMEN - Summer vacation will be a week shorter for New Bremen students as they enter their break in May.
The schedule was altered in preparation for construction of the new elementary building set to open in the fall of 2020, superintendent Jason Schrader said. He presented the school calendar for 2019-2020, which set the first day of classes on Aug. 14 and the final day on May 11. [More]
By Tom Stankard
ROCKFORD - A fire engulfing an Amish home west of Rockford on Wednesday evening turned out to be a controlled burn.
Rockford firefighters responded to a call reporting the blaze at about 5:10 p.m. Fire chief Rob Belna said he believed the Amish homeowner wanted to do away with the house at 1759 Rockford West Road, "so he just set it on fire."
An Amish person at the scene said the house was more than 100 years old and was in bad shape on the inside. [More]
Obituaries on December 13th, 2018
Mary Jane Miars, 88, of Saint Marys, died 5:40 P.M. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Vancrest of Saint Marys Nursing Home. [More]
On Monday, December 10, 2018, Kenneth Ray Winthrop, of Manhattan Beach, Califor [More]
Martha Lou Kittle, 88, of Celina, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Celina Manor. [More]
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Pets have place on gift lists
St. Marys voters set to face levy renewal on ballot
Area man pleads guilty to drug, theft charges
'Skins, Cavs ready for MAC battle
Meyer has strong legacy at Coldwater
Celina's Aquino to play soccer for Oilers
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Mendon man not at home when blaze started
By Tom Stankard
MENDON - American Red Cross members are helping a Mendon resident after his mobile home was heavily damaged in a fire on Tuesday.
Owner Robert Huey arrived home at 306 N. Main St. to see his home ablaze, Mendon Fire Chief Darrell Etgen said. Huey reportedly called for help at 12:27 p.m. [More]
By Tom Stankard
NEW BREMEN - Local residents Shelly Busse and Michelle Clune have teamed up to offer a space for professionals to work differently and expand their businesses.
With more people not wanting leave the cubicle and go it alone, Clune and Busse said they opened Coalesce in downtown New Bremen to be a site that's more professional than working at a noisy coffee shop or at home. [More]
Obituaries on December 12th, 2018
Fr. Robert Conway, C.PP.S., 93, died on December 8, 2018, in the infirmary at S [More]
Jeffrey L. Porch, age 60, formerly of Celina, Ohio passed away November 22, 2018 at his home in Springfield, Missouri. [More]
Martha L. Kittle, 88, Celina, died on Dec. 11, 2018, at Celina Manor.
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Crown won't be cited by OSHA over worker's death
Parkway board moves to place levy on May ballot
Coldwater to add more courses
First official flu case is reported
Fort Recovery board reviews alternative pathways for students to earn diplomas
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Area residents had opposed proposal to revise regulations
By Tom Stankard
The Ohio Department of Agriculture's proposed rule changes for distressed watersheds were rejected by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review on Monday.
The proposed changes included lifting the ban on farmers' spreading manure on fields betwee [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Country superstars Montgomery Gentry with Eddie Montgomery and Phil Vassar will take over the grandstand on Aug. 9 to kick off the 2019 Mercer County Fair on a high note.
Fair organizers revealed the exciting country music double bill on Monday morning. [More]
Obituaries on December 11th, 2018
Leonard Joseph Hemmelgarn, 98, was born on October 16, 1920, in Burkettsville, [More]
Helen M. Klosterman age 102 of Montezuma passed away at 11:56 AM on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
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Foxhoven granted almost 18% raise
St. Henry schools to seek levy renewal
Coldwater '19 budget includes less spending
Marion Local district reduces long-term debt by $275,000
St. Henry councilors discuss park shelter house upgrades
Bremen council moves to vacate street to lessen traffic congestion
Cardinals extend winning streak to 4
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Since 1977, Jerry Deitsch has been the man behind the camera responsible for capturing indelible images of people and activities part of the annual Lake Festival.
He's also been the director of the Lake Festival Scholarship Pageant, treasurer, committee member and, perhaps most important of all, a friend to many. [More]
St. Henry wins close one over Shawnee
By Dave Stilwell
ST. HENRY - Despite some missed free throws and a handful of turnovers down the stretch, St. Henry found a way to hang on and win its home opener, 59-54, over the Shawnee Indians Saturday night.
The Redskins built what seemed to a comfortable second-half lead but then had to survive a frantic full-court press in the closing minutes. [More]
Obituaries on December 10th, 2018
Fr. Robert Conway C.PP.S. of Carthagena, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at St. Ch [More]
Helen Klosterman, age 102, of Montezuma, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Briarwoo [More]
Eulalia M. Klosterman, age 85, of Celina, died on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
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Street construction finally wrapping up
Conditions of three accident victims improve, official says
Titans defeat Indians
Panthers repeat at Lancer Invite
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