Severe Weather Statement issued April 01 at 1:14AM EDT until April 01 at 2:00AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SHELBY...NORTHEASTERN DARKE... AUGLAIZE...EASTERN MERCER AND NORTHERN MIAMI COUNTIES WILL EXPIRE AT 115 AM EDT... The storms which prompted the warning have moved out of the area. Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 500 AM EDT for west central Ohio. Please report previous wind damage or hail to the National Weather Service by going to our website at and submitting your report via social media. Remember, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning still remains in effect.
Tornado Watch issued March 31 at 11:05PM EDT until April 01 at 5:00AM EDT by NWS Storm Prediction Center (details ...)
Wind Advisory issued March 31 at 3:11PM EDT until April 01 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM EDT SATURDAY... * WHAT...West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected. * WHERE...Portions of East Central and Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Central, South Central, Southwest and West Central Ohio. * WHEN...From 8 AM to 6 PM EDT Saturday. * IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued April 01 at 1:06AM EDT until April 01 at 1:45AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Eastern Shelby County in west central Ohio... Champaign County in west central Ohio... Logan County in west central Ohio... Northeastern Auglaize County in west central Ohio... Hardin County in west central Ohio... North central Madison County in central Ohio... Union County in central Ohio... Northeastern Miami County in west central Ohio... * Until 145 AM EDT. * At 105 AM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Pandora to near Pleasant Hill, moving east at 75 mph. HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and penny size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. * Locations impacted include... Marysville, Bellefontaine, Urbana, Kenton, Ada, Richwood, St. Paris, West Liberty, Mechanicsburg, North Lewisburg, Jackson Center, Forest, Russells Point, De Graff, Lakeview, Dunkirk, Alger, Waynesfield, Belle Center and West Mansfield. THUNDERSTORM DAMAGE THREAT...CONSIDERABLE HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX HAIL SIZE...0.75 IN WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX WIND GUST...70 MPH
Today 58° Today 58° 49° 49° chance Tomorrow 51° Tomorrow 51° chance 28° 28° slight chance
Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Unique Eastern artwork coming to spiritual center
By Shelley Grieshop
MARIA STEIN - A partnership between the local spiritual center and the University of Dayton is bringing historical art to the Grand Lake area.
Twenty-five pieces of religious art known as sacred icons will be on display at the center in Maria Stein for three weeks beginning Sunday. This is the first time the Maria Stein facility/retreat house has joined forces with the Catholic-based university, which has approximately 50 such icons in its collection. [More]
Three area schools in engineering-based learning curriculum
By Shelley Grieshop
ST. HENRY - One of St. Henry school district's most notable programs is in jeopardy without the promise of future funding.
The school - along with Fort Recovery and New Bremen schools - has successfully participated in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program since receiving initial grant funding in 2008. However, as state funds continue to dry up, Superintendent Rod Moorman has become increasingly worried. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
MARIA STEIN - Mark Delaney is a veteran of basketball coaching despite being a young man at the age of 28.
Delaney, who has served as an assistant on the collegiate level as well as at the high school level, got the chance to meet his team for the first time since being named the new Marion Local boys basketball coach last week. [More]
Obituaries on May 18th, 2010
Martha S. Adams, 64, Celina, died at 12:25 p.m. May 15, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Paul Andrew Wilcox, 28, Coldwater, died at 5:47 a.m. May 16, 2010, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Charles Leo Farber, 69, Celina, died at 2:50 a.m. May 12, 2010, at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Carolyn Felver, 70, Rockford, died May 15, 2010.
Services are pending at Cisc [More]
Lowa E. "Blondie" Sawmiller, 91, Spencerville, died at 12:30 a.m. May 17, 2010, at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home in Spencerville. [More]
Lois Jean Baker, 56, Coldwater, died at 12:47 p.m. May 16, 2010, at her home. [More]
Local pictures on May 18th, 2010
Subscriber stories on May 18th, 2010
CELINA - City council needs to approve borrowing $1.35 million to pay for the city's portion of the Main Street reconstruction project, members learned during a special meeting Monday night.
Issue fails to make it on meeting agenda
CELINA - An ordinance to abolish two city positions never made it on the city council agenda Monday night as three council members voted against adding it.
MINSTER - A student and a retiring teacher spoke out Monday night against the school board's decision to cut the family and consumer science program in half next school year as way to cut costs.
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Election Board of Directors acted on provisional ballots, including some from voters who received them after refusing to sign the party-switch challenge form at the May 4 primary election.
Celina City Schools
CELINA - Board of education members on Monday night unanimously approved a $36,530 contract with Resource One for a new security camera system at the middle school.
MARIA STEIN - Eighty-three seniors will receive diplomas during commencement exercises at 1 p.m. Sunday at Marion Local High School.
Finishing at the top of their class are valedictorian Megan Schaefer with a 4.012 Grade Point Average (GPA) and salutatorian Katrina Brand with a 3.998 GPA.
Minster Local Schools
MINSTER - With a growing number of students registering for Spanish class, school officials plan to add a new, online class in the fall in addition to traditional classes.
Two area men remain in critical condition today at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following traffic accidents that occurred Thursday and Sunday on rural Mercer County roadways.
When it comes time for schools to hold college signing days for athletics, the usual suspects have been for football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, track and cross country.