Officials preach common sense and life jackets
By Erin Gardner
CELINA- Area officials hope for a safe summer in and on the water.
Life jackets save lives
The most important safety measure one can practice while on the water is to wear a life jacket, said Don Siler of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Watercraft. [More]
Obituaries on June 27th, 2022
Jon H. Woehrmyer, age 74, of Minster, Ohio, passed away June 25th, at Vancrest [More]
James B. "Jim" Smith, 80, of Spencerville, passed away peacefully at 11:55 PM T [More]
Jerry L. Winget, of Celina, passed away at the age of 64 on June 24, 2022 at the Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys at 8:50 pm. [More]
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ROSSBURG - Dylan Westbrook dominated the NRA Sprint Invader portion of the Sure Shot Summer Showdown at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night and in doing so became the first Canadian to win a winged sprint car race at the legendary half-mile.
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New Bremen rallied from an early two-run deficit to win its ACME baseball sectional opener at Anna on Sunday, taking the lead in the fourth inning and adding four runs in the final three innings for an 8-3 victory.
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CELINA - Area officials and residents reacted Friday to the Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, with some rejoicing in a moment they've long awaited and others lamenting what they believe is a major setback for women's rights. [More]
Obituaries on June 25th, 2022
Georgiana E. Schroer, 71, of Saint Marys, died 11:00 P.M. Thursday, June 22, 2022, at her residence. [More]
Thurman Whitted Jr. "JR" 67, of Rockford, OH, passed away on Wednesday, June 22 [More]
James B. "Jim" Smith, 80, Spencerville, died at 11:55 p.m. June 23, 2022, at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center. [More]
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State and national elected officials representing the area largely welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision Friday allowing states to ban abortion.
CELINA- A 34-year-old Celina man was indicted by a grand jury on a slew of charges in connection with the overdose death of a Celina woman, according to a Celina Police Department news release.
New public park courts are nearly finished
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A recently completed full-length basketball court is seeing heavy action and the long awaited pickleball courts are slated to open to the public next week.
The new amenities are part of a concerted push by city officials to enhance Celina's parks and offer addition recreational opportunities to the community. [More]
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CELINA - School board members voted 3 to 1 to hire an intervention specialist and early childhood educaton teacher at a special meeting on Thursday morning.
MARIA STEIN - School board members met in special session Thursday afternoon to close out the books on fiscal year 2022 and approve temporary appropriations for fiscal year 2023.
Redskins tighten up defense to beat Roughriders
ST. MARYS - In a meeting of two teams struggling in the field, St. Henry committed one error and St. Marys committed six, and the score reflected it.
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Minster's Louis Magoto held off a pair of Delphos St. John's golfers to win the boys' 16-18 division at the Fuerst/Welch Open at Hickory Sticks in Van Wert as part of the Lima Junior Golf Association's summer tour.
Wedding planning is undergoing changes as couples increasingly modernize antiquated traditions.
Just ask Anne Puthoff, a partner at Emmy's Bridal in Minster.
Store was damaged in train-truck wreck
By Leslie Gartrell
COLDWATER - The Mr. Shoppe at 204 W. Main St. is slated to partially re-open today, a week after a semitrailer crashed into the building after colliding with a train.  
Although the front of the store is closed, owner Gary Bruns said the west side is open for clients. The Mr. Shoppe continues to serve existing wedding clients only. [More]
Coldwater scores early and often in win over Marion
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Justin Kaup got through the top of first inning quickly, and his Coldwater teammates provided the quick runs in the bottom of the inning.
The Cavaliers scored three in the bottom of the first against Marion Local and Kaup needed just under 50 pitches to complete a 12-0 five-inning win over the Flyers in Mercer County ACME baseball action on Wednesday at Veterans Field. [More]
Obituaries on June 23rd, 2022
Daniel L. Fisher, 69, of St. Marys, OH died 5:30 a.m. Monday June 20, 2022 at his residence, with his loving family at his side. [More]
Theodore "Ted" Crusie, 86, of St. Marys, OH died at 4:01 p.m. Tuesday June 21, 2022 at Otterbein - St. Marys. [More]
Marie Snider age 93, of Cridersville passed away 10:12 a.m., Monday, June 20, 2022 at Otterbein-Cridersville. [More]
Cora F. "Corky" Slife, 94, of Wapakoneta, died 5:05 p.m., Tues. June 21, 2022, at her home with her family at her side. [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County commissioners this month rejected four requests for a share of the county government's $7.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Official: Cyber threats on the rise
COLDWATER - With cybersecurity threats on the rise, a Mercer Health official said keeping the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data is crucial.
CELINA - A city-owned pond that has attracted throngs of swimmers amid a crushing heatwave was temporarily closed on Wednesday afternoon due to high E. coli bacteria levels.
ROCKFORD - Parkway Local Schools board members learned the district is in good financial standing, according to the district treasurer's five-year fiscal forecast presented this week.
Mercer County is tied for No. 1 in the state for lowest joblessness among Ohio's 88 counties, returning to the coveted spot after a more than two year absence.
CELINA - Wednesday night started out poorly for the Grand Lake Mariners, and then it got worse.
Richmond took a 6-0 lead in the first inning, and a
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St. Henry scored five runs in the fifth inning for a 7-4 ACME baseball win over Celina at the Wally Post Athletic Complex on Wednesday.
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