Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
By Claire Giesige
CELINA - An emotional custody battle over a local 21-month-old child has gone to the Ohio Supreme Court.
The case involves local residents and certified foster family Brian and Kelly Anderson. The child involved was placed with the Andersons 13 days after birth as a foster child, Brian Anderson said. He explained they were initially told to expect a short-term placement, but after a placement with a relative did not materialize, the child remained in their care. [More]
Seven-run sixth puts New Bremen into district title game
By Colin Foster
WAPAKONETA - The game was within reach for the Minster softball team after an offensive explosion in the top of the sixth inning.
New Bremen quickly put the game out of the reach when they stepped to the plate in the bottom of the frame.
After Minster had scored three times to pull within a run, New Bremen countered with seven runs in the bottom half en route to an 11-3 victory in the Division IV district semifinal on Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School. [More]
Obituaries on May 18th, 2016
Stephen L. Booher, age 63, of Celina, Ohio passed away at home on Monday May 16, 2016. [More]
Christine H. McDonald (Ley, Bender), age 94 of Celina and formerly of Versailles, Ohio passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her children on May 16, 2016. [More]
Bill Salter, 96, a longtime resident of Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Commun [More]
Joan C. Overman age 85, of Maria Stein, Ohio died at 1:00 AM on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Celina Manor. [More]
Daniel L. Schlarman, 39, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died May 17, 2016 at his residence. [More]
Harriet Evelyn "Evie" Chiles, 87, St. Marys, OH died 12:35 p.m. Thursday May 12, 2016 at her residence. [More]
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EDITOR'S NOTE: In recognition of Emergency Medical Services Week, the newspaper is publishing a multipart series on local EMS providers over the next few days.
ROCKFORD - Plans for a proposed subdivision have been put on hold due to news of a turkey barn being planned in the area.
Village administrator Jef
MINSTER - The village soon will own some Shelby County land that may be used in a future land swap.
Village council members on Tuesday approved und
CELINA - A new operations and maintenance plan for septic systems in the county was approved on Tuesday by the Mercer County-Celina City Health Department.
ROCKFORD - Three people will be inducted into the Parkway Academic Alumni Hall of Fame today.
Those being honored are Karen Bollenbacher Casey, James Ripley and Dr. Herbert A. Schumm. They will be admitted during the Parkway High School senior awards program at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
ST. MARYS - The recently created computer technician position for the school district may be filled soon.
St. Marys City Schools Technology Commit
ST. MARYS - British author Paul Darlington jokingly said while he speaks a "foreign language," his Manchester, England, hometown and Auglaize County have many similarities - such as canals, for starters.
After having spent over 15 years on the west coast, Bob Moosbrugger is coming home, not only to Northwest Ohio but also to Bowling Green State University.