By Sydney Albert
CELINA - City officials are looking into whether restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries and abortion providers could be implemented in the future.
City council president Jason King at a Monday night committee meeting reported he has recei [More]
Fort Recovery edges Coldwater 6-5
By Gary R. Rasberry
FORT RECOVERY - Start strong, finish strong.
That's the way Fort Recovery scored its runs on Monday night.
The Indians plated three in the first and, after Coldwater tied the game through the next four innings, plated three more in the bottom of the sixth, and then held off a late Cavalier rally to pick up the 6-5 win in Fort Recovery in summer ACME baseball action. [More]
Obituaries on June 15th, 2021
Jane Frysinger, age 89 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday June 13, 2021 at the Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Ohio. [More]
Sherry A. Steger, age 72 of Greentown, IN, passed away on June 11, 2021 at 3:08 am in Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, Indiana. [More]
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Reimbursement for special needs down
ST. HENRY - State reimbursements for the costs of providing services to students with special needs have reduced drastically over the years and continues to decrease, said St. Henry Local Schools Treasurer Jennifer Bruns.
MARIA STEIN - Superintendent Mike Pohlman informed board members at Monday's meeting that construction of a classroom addition remains on schedule for November occupancy and construction of a new track is underway.
ROCKFORD - Parkway Local Schools will likely see a $1 million surplus in revenue in fiscal year 2021, but are projected to be in the red by 2024, according to the district treasurer's five-year financial forecast.
COLDWATER- Village council members on Monday learned street repairs are underway in Coldwater.
Village administrator/engineer Eric Thomas said vill
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen Village Council members will wait for more information before considering potential cost-of-living adjustments for village employees.
ST. MARYS - An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death of a one-year-old on Saturday.
St. Marys police and emergency medical ser
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Celina took an early lead and then put the game away in the sixth inning to improve to 4-2 on the ACME season with a 9-3 victory over Parkway at Montgomery Field on Monday night.
MARIA STEIN - From the first inning, St. Henry was in control.
The Redskins jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back on the way to a 10-2 win over Marion Local in an ACME baseball game at the Airport on Monday.
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By Sydney Albert
NEW KNOXVILLE - Crowds gathered at the Neil Armstrong Airport Saturday to celebrate the dedication of the new terminal building, closing the chapter of a $1.6 million project.
The 4,700-square-foot building has been long awaited, and supporters of the airport and curious families alike visited to explore the new structure and get a glimpse of the planes on display. [More]
By Mike Ernst
ROSSBURG - For the first time in four nights of racing at Eldora Speedway, Brandon Overton looked vulnerable on Saturday night.
The Evans, Georgia, native had already banked $147,000 by sweeping the first three nights of the Dirt Late Model Dream weekend and most of the estimated crowd of 20,000 figured when he took the lead on Saturday in the second 100-lap Dream from Darrell Lanigan on lap 53 he was on his way to the bank with another $126,000. [More]
Obituaries on June 14th, 2021
Marlene Hoelscher age 86 of Minster, died on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Heritage Healthcare in Minster. [More]
Robert "Zuma Bubba" A. Bye, 73, of Montezuma, OH died 7:14 a.m. Wednesday June 9, 2021 at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
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OHIO CITY - A Rockford man was severely injured in an ATV crash on Sunday afternoon in Van Wert County.
According to a news release from the Van We
CELINA - What looked to be a dominating win for Grand Lake turned into a battle in the later innings.
The Mariners saw a 10-4 lead turn into a 10-1
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Coldwater improved to 6-1 in summer ACME baseball action with a doubleheader sweep at Napoleon on Saturday.
The Ca
Toxin readings remain within safe levels
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Colorful clumps of algae that have appeared at several locations around Grand Lake have stoked fears of a repeat of 2010, when the same blue-green algae carpeted the lake in thick mats.
Lake goers and residents recently have noticed patch [More]
Obituaries on June 12th, 2021
Marcella B. 'Sally' Stahl, age 96, of St. Henry, died on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Gardens of St. Henry. [More]
Inge H. Vermeire, age 92, of St. Henry, died on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
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Use common sense, be prepared for water emergencies
CELINA - Local officials and lifelong boaters are urging for common sense when it comes to boating safety this summer, as area residents and travelers return to Grand Lake.
CELINA - Mercer County employers, like those in locales across the nation, are struggling to fill job openings, a situation that threatens to halt area economic growth unless the trend is reversed, officials say.
ROSSBURG - To say Brandon Overton is dominating the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora is a understatement.
One night after collecting $127,000 by win
Kaito Hara's single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Seth Schroeder to give Galion a come-from-behind 11-10 victory in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball action on Friday at Heise Park in Galion.
Experts: Demand in housing overtakes supply
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Anyone who's tried to buy a house or complete renovations lately has likely found their heads spinning, either due to a chaotic market or dizzying prices for supplies.
An imbalance in supply and demand, both in the housing and lumber industries, has played into the problems of the other, and industry experts are unsure when the situation might stabilize. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
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The Lima Junior Golf Association summer tour stopped at Celina Lynx Golf Club on Thursday for the Superior Credit Union Open, with a number of local golfers getting a chance to compete.
Fort Recovery's Jalyn Bruns came up with a strong day, winning the girls' 16-18 year old division with a round of 4-over 76 to edge Lima Central Catholic's Bridget Mulcahy by three strokes. [More]
Obituaries on June 11th, 2021
Gene E. East, 91, departed on June 1, 2021 at Kettering Network Hospital, Troy, Ohio. He had been a resident at Randall Residence since March 21, 2018. [More]
Natasha Renee Stephenson was born August 11th, 1988 in Lima, Ohio to Leslie Franks and Craig Stephenson. [More]
Kathryn A. Bergman, 93, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. [More]
Robert John Joseph Tangeman, age 79, of Celina, died on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the Joint Township Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
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CELINA - The nationwide trend of people turning private residences into short-term vacation rentals has hit Mercer County, prompting a backlash by some who claim the visitors are disturbing their peace by trespassing and causing excessive noise.
CELINA - The H2Ohio program will be back with more funding and additional counties eligible to participate if the 2022-2023 biennium budget passes as planned.
CHICKASAW - Village council members gave first reading to a pair of ordinances to establish water and sewer districts and approved the 2022 budget during their meeting Wednesday night.
CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials on Thursday reported nine new cases of COVID-19 since their last update on June 3, raising the county's cumulative case count to 4,125.
CELINA - In the top of the seventh, trailing by one, the Fort Recovery ACME team put a runner on second for just the second time. All the Indians needed to do to tie the game was get a hit.
COLDWATER - After suffering a rough pitching and hitting night, Coldwater looked to bounce back against St. Henry in an Mercer County ACME baseball contest.
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