Friday, June 17th, 2016
By Claire Giesige
Mercer County Head Start officials are seeking a grant to fund increased instructional time required under future standards.
Program officials nationwide are awaiting new standards, Mercer County Head Start Director Amy Esser said Thursday during [More]
Senior righty hurls complete-game in 8-4 victory over Celina
By Colin Foster
ROCKFORD - Ford Motor Company's slogan is "Built Ford tough."
That could be the new slogan of Parkway's Carson Ford after Thursday's pitching effort against Celina.
The senior right-hander threw a complete-game in just 92 pitches to lead the Panthers to an 8-4 victory over the Bulldogs in Mercer County ACME baseball action at Don Black Field. [More]
Obituaries on June 17th, 2016
Mary Catherine Brunswick, age 95, of Minster, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:02 am at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles. [More]
Robert "Bob" Anthony Doll, 69, lost his battle after a courageous fight with Alzheimer's on Wednesday June 15, 2016. [More]
Gary L. Poppe, 67, Saint Marys, Ohio, died 11:26 A.M. Thursday, June 16, 2016, at St Ritas Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Joyce Arlene Smelser, 86, Celina, died on June 16, 2016, at Parkview North Hosp [More]
Doris May Craw, age 80, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 10:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at her residence. [More]
Phyllis M. McDonald, 90, Lima, died at 8:12 a.m. June 14, 2016, at her residence. [More]
Local pictures on June 17th, 2016
Subscriber stories on June 17th, 2016
Levy on Aug. 2 ballot to help finance facility near Lake Campus
As voting draws near for the Tri Star 2.0 levy, plans for a proposed new $25 million building are taking shape.
A 0.95-mill bond levy will be on th
CELINA - The Mercer County Board of Developmental Disabilities is looking to renew a levy in November that is set to expire at the end of 2017.
WAPAKONETA - The Minster man involved in a four-hour standoff with law enforcement officials in early May would face more than $11,000 in restitution costs and possible jail time under a plea agreement with the county prosecutor's office.
Celina Recycling, Pax Machine both adding buildings, jobs
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday approved tax abatements for two expanding local businesses.
Commissioners Rick Muhlenkamp, Greg Ho
Residents benefiting from work to start paying off project cost
CELINA - The Idlewild water line has been installed and those benefiting will begin paying off the project's cost in July.
The water line was extended to the area of Idlewild, north of Grand Lake in East Jefferson Township.
Thursday's Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Grand Lake struggled early in allowing Irish Hills six runs over the first two innings and the Mariners suffered their second loss of the season 11-4 on Thursday night at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Mich.