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By William Kincaid
COLUMBUS - Ohio's top law enforcer this week said the federal government should reclassify marijuana to allow for more thorough research before state officials consider full legalization.
Four statewide leaders, all of them Republicans in their first terms, were asked this week at an Associated Press forum if they believe marijuana should be fully legalized. Only medical marijuana is permitted by state law. [More]
By Colin Foster
CANTON - A group of Celina girls made program history at the Division II State Swimming Championships on Friday in Canton.
Friday began with the 200-yard medley relay team of Kenzie Conn, Claire Gass, Emma Guggenbiller and Kennedy Newell finishin [More]
Obituaries on February 23rd, 2019
Mary Ann Post, age 76, of Portland, Indiana, passed away on February 21, 2019 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Dorotha Neher Brandon Williams, 97, North Manchester passed away February 21, 2019 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. [More]
Gary Scott Kantner, 51, Wapakoneta, died on Feb. 21, 2019, at St. Rita's Medica [More]
Patricia C. Meyer, 76, Celina, died on Feb. 20, 2019, at Mercer County Communit [More]
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Voting holiday draws skeptical responses
Celina man sentenced for manslaughter
Outright champs
'Cats top Panthers
Bulldogs fall to Indians
Roughriders headed to state tournament
Prenger named Division IV Player of the Year
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart said Mike DeWine is the first Ohio governor in some time to address the issue of inadequate infrastructure funding instead of kicking the can down the road as had previous administrations.
DeWine's administration on Thursday recommended increasing the state gas tax by 18 cents to 46 cents per gallon beginning July 1 and annually adjusting that tax for inflation to provide sufficient funding to maintain roads and bridges. [More]
Muhlenkamp brothers both reach 100 wins
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Brothers Logan and Luke Muhlenkamp are naturally sparring partners on the practice mats for the Celina wrestling team.
Logan Muhlenkamp, a senior who wrestles primarily at 170 pounds, and Luke Muhlenkamp, a junior who works at 182, pair off during drills in practice, pushing each other to become better. [More]
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Officials want trees removed near airport
Local speaker says solar tech use will grow
Celina-Mercer chamber presents awards
Eleven residents interested in fair board posts
County plans to inspect and work on ditches
Celina girls 200 medley relay team advances to finals
'Riders, Cavs, Redskins all qualify for state tourney
By Jeff Elking
NEW BREMEN - School board members on Wednesday learned the district has received an anonymous $500,000 donation.
Treasurer Jill Ahlers said the funds have been earmarked for use in the new building project. The pre-K-8
building is expected to be ready for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year. [More]
Cavs' Osterfeld 20th; Cards' Niekamp 18th
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
After having been knocked out in the preliminaries last season, Celina's Holden Cubberley worked his way to a spot on the podium on Wednesday at the Division II State Diving Championships in Canton.
Cubberley finished eighth after maintaining between seventh and ninth-place throughout the 11 dives of competition. [More]
Obituaries on February 21st, 2019
Anthony "Tony" W. Grunden, age 61, of New Bremen, passed away on Tuesday February 19, 2019 at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Janet Spencer, 80, of Saint Marys, died 3:25 A.M. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement. [More]
Ronald L. Weis, age 69, of St. Marys, Ohio and formerly of Celina, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima. [More]
Jesse G. Rodriguez, 72, of New Bremen, died suddenly at 1:10 A.M. on Monday, February 18, 2019, at his winter residence in St. Petersburg, Florida. [More]
Thelma M. (Watercutter) Meyer, age 89, formerly of Fort Loramie, passed away of [More]
Gregory A. Garman, 68, passed away on February 18, 2019.
He was born in Celina, Ohio on August 9, 1950 to John and Dorotha Garman. [More]
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Faber says he backs president
Career Pathways program cooperative effort
Hartings newest member of Montezuma council
Mayor gives update on projects
Celina knocks out Defiance
Rangers, Flyers roll in tourney openers
Luebke inks with Siena Heights
Event to showcase area talent
By William Kincaid
COLUMBUS - Gov. Mike DeWine said he will recommend a gas tax hike on Thursday to the General Assembly to help cover the cost of roadway work.
DeWine at an Associated Press forum on Tuesday indicated a gas tax rate increase is the only viable way to address a recently discovered roadwork funding structural deficit. He did not say by how much he proposes to increase the gas tax rate, which is now 28 cents per gallon. [More]
By Colin Foster
COLDWATER - Waynesfield-Goshen defeated Parkway 53-31 on Dec. 18.
The Tigers had to work a lot harder for a win against the Panthers in the Division IV sectional opener on Tuesday.
Parkway jumped out to an 11-0 lead, but Kayla Wicker scored 30 points as Waynesfield-Goshen fought back and put away the game late for a 48-37 victory at the Palace. [More]
Obituaries on February 20th, 2019
James "Jim" Bell, 61, of Celina, died 7:19 A.M. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Michael (Mike) T. Grillot, 64, Brock, OH, died February 18, 2019 at the Hospice Care Center. [More]
Richard Leo "Rick" Livingston recently of Middletown, PA, died peacefully at home Friday, February 8th 2019. [More]
Thelma M. Meyer, 89, St. Marys, died on Feb. 18, 2019, at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys. [More]
Janet Spencer, 80, St. Marys, died at 3:25 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2019, at Otterbein [More]
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Officials OK bid for water line project
Frank tapped as new deputy elections head
Minster council delays awarding street work contracts
School board considers makeup days
Weather delays Rockford plant construction
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Minster's Ivy Wolf earns top honors
Minnie helps Eagles pull off upset of Rockets
Former Breakaway to reopen as restaurant, banquet room
Nidec Minster acquires German manufacturer
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