Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 21 at 2:47PM EDT until May 21 at 7:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 254 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES IN EAST CENTRAL INDIANA FAYETTE IN UNION IN WAYNE IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA DEARBORN FRANKLIN IN OHIO RIPLEY SWITZERLAND IN KENTUCKY THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY BOONE BRACKEN CAMPBELL CARROLL GALLATIN GRANT KENTON OWEN PENDLETON IN OHIO THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST OHIO BUTLER CLERMONT HAMILTON WARREN IN WEST CENTRAL OHIO AUGLAIZE DARKE MERCER MIAMI MONTGOMERY PREBLE SHELBY THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALEXANDRIA, AUGUSTA, AURORA, BATESVILLE, BRIGHT, BROOKSVILLE, BROOKVILLE, BURLINGTON, BUTLER, CAMDEN, CARROLLTON, CELINA, CINCINNATI, COLDWATER, CONNERSVILLE, COVINGTON, CRITTENDEN, DAYTON, DILLSBORO, DRY RIDGE, EATON, ERLANGER, FAIRFIELD, FALMOUTH, FLORENCE, GREENDALE, GREENVILLE, HAMILTON, HIDDEN VALLEY, INDEPENDENCE, KETTERING, LAWRENCEBURG, LEBANON, LIBERTY, MASON, MIDDLETOWN, MILAN, MILFORD, NEWPORT, OAKBROOK, OWENTON, OXFORD, PIQUA, RICHMOND, RISING SUN, SIDNEY, SPRINGBORO, ST. MARYS, TIPP CITY, TROY, VERSAILLES, VEVAY, WAPAKONETA, WARSAW, WEST COLLEGE CORNER, AND WILLIAMSTOWN.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued May 21 at 5:21PM EDT until May 21 at 5:30PM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 530 PM EDT FOR CHAMPAIGN...LOGAN...EAST CENTRAL AUGLAIZE AND SOUTHWESTERN HARDIN COUNTIES... At 521 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles north of West Mansfield, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Minor hail damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind damage to trees and power lines. Locations impacted include... Bellefontaine, Urbana, Kenton, St. Paris, West Liberty, Mechanicsburg, North Lewisburg, Russells Point, De Graff, Lakeview, Belle Center, West Mansfield, Chippewa Park, Northwood, Roundhead, Quincy, Mount Victory, Christiansburg, Rushsylvania and Huntsville. HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX HAIL SIZE...1.00 IN WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX WIND GUST...60 MPH
Today 85° Today 85° likely 55° 55° Tomorrow 66° Tomorrow 66° chance 46° 46°
Monday, January 7th, 2013
Laws vary on where vehicles may glide across snow
By Eric Adams
For the first time in about two years, snowmobiles have been seen zipping around the area after nearly seven inches of snow blanketed the area in early January.
There isn't a blanket set of rules on where riders may cruise, however.
Brian Miller, interim director for Grand Lake St. Marys State Park, said snowmobiles are not allowed anywhere on park premises, except for the frozen surface of Grand Lake. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
MINSTER - Solid defense provided Celina's girls basketball team a fast start and the Bulldogs picked up their ninth win of the season with a 50-38 triumph on Saturday over Minster at Wildcat Gymnasium.
Pressure defense by Celina (9-2) from the opening tip kept Minster (7-5) scoreless for the first 4:13 of the game and the Bulldogs jumped in front 7-0 after buckets from Emily Bihn, Katie Stahl and Hillary Heiby. [More]
Obituaries on January 7th, 2013
Robert M. Leisure, 80, Celina, died Dec. 22, 2012, at his home.
He was born April 29, 1932, in Elwood, Ind., to the late John and Beulah Leisure. [More]
Rita J. Evers, 88, Tipp City, died Jan. 4, 2013, at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. [More]
Donald B. Elston, 80, Celina, died Jan. 4, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
No services are planned. [More]
Natalia "Dee Dee" Barnhart Osterholt, 90, formerly of Philothea and most recently of Coldwater, Mich., passed away peacefully on Jan. 5, 2013. [More]
Clarence B. Tuente, 84, Maria Stein, died Jan. 4, 2013, at his home.
He was b [More]
Master Sgt. Luke L. Heitkamp, USAF, 66, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Jan. 2, 2013, at Bay Medical Center following a brief illness. [More]
Nancy J. Niemeyer, 76, New Knoxville, died at 10:35 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Janice E. Schroer, 74, New Bremen, died at 2:55 p.m. Jan. 6, 2013, at Elmwood of New Bremen. [More]
Alfrieda F. Mescher, 89, Minster, died at 8:05 a.m. Jan. 6, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center. [More]
LeRoy J. Piekenbrock, 75, Maria Stein, died at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 5, 2013, at his home. [More]
Local pictures on January 7th, 2013
Subscriber stories on January 7th, 2013
Auglaize County
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County employees may see pay increases this year as county commissioners increased department budgets by 2 percent.
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CELINA - A pair of struggling boys' basketball teams faced off on Saturday night at the Fieldhouse as Celina, loser's of seven in a row, hosted winless Linden-McKinley.
ANNA - A dominant second quarter on both ends of the floor helped the Anna Rockets roll to a 62-46 win over the Marion Local Flyers in girls' basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
Local Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
New Bremen's boys basketball team overcame a sluggish start and took control in the second half to pick up their fourth straight win with a 50-40 decision over Auglaize County rival St. Marys in a rescheduled game on Saturday night at Murotech Court.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater and St. Henry maintained their hold on the top spot in boys' action of the West Ohio High School Bowling Conference with two wins apiece on Saturday at Woodcrest Lanes in Union City.