Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Two candidates seeking the 84th District Ohio House of Representatives seat spoke at the Celina Eagles Lodge on Tuesday morning, giving local business leaders a better idea of their visions for the area and Ohio.
Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce members were invited to attend a Meet the Candidates session with Susan Manchester, R-Waynesfield, and Joseph Monbeck, D-Celina. Candidates began the session by introducing themselves before answering questions from the audience. [More]
By Ed Gebert
MINSTER - Councilors on Tuesday gave first reading of an ordinance to establish a policy for small cell technology in village rights-of-way.
Cellular phone service using 5G technology has been approved for providers with few regulations on the pl [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
MINSTER - It took a few kick starts to get things going last night, but once the Minster Wildcats finally started rolling, they were untouchable as they defeated the Delphos St. John's Blue Jays in the opening round of the Division IV tournament in Minster. [More]
Obituaries on October 17th, 2018
Helen C. Hoying, age 68, of Union City, died Tuesday October 16, 2018 at Union Crystal Manor, Union City, Ohio. [More]
James Welker, 68, Celina, died on Oct. 15, 2018, at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Med [More]
Local pictures on October 17th, 2018
Subscriber stories on October 17th, 2018
Manure-spreading proposal opposed
CELINA - Lake Improvement Association officials plan to send a delegation to testify against proposed changes to the state's distressed-watershed rules when they're reviewed by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review in Columbus.
CINCINNATI - The latest appeal filed by Nicholas Schwieterman to reverse his conviction on four counts of involuntary manslaughter from a 2008 crash has been denied by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
ROCKFORD - Village employees will receive 3-percent raises next year.
Council members during Tuesday's meeting approved the raises for eight full-time hourly and salaried employees.
Early voting gets underway
CELINA - Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election got underway Oct. 10 and the Mercer County Board of Elections has been swamped with applications for absentee ballots.
MINSTER - School board members on Monday set administrative salaries that first were approved in July.
Administrators received 3-percent raises for
The drain valve used to lower the lake at the dam near Eldora Speedway on the Wabash River is broken and cannot be fixed until the water level drops.
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery Local Schools officials expect to end the next five years with a cash surplus, but the carryover amounts will decrease from year to year, according to the district's five-year financial forecast.
Bulldogs sweep Wildcats
CELINA - Kenton made Celina work to win the first two sets on Tuesday.  
Then the Bulldogs made short work of the Wildcats in set three.
It took just 1 hour and 10 minutes for Celina to sweep Kenton - 25-18, 25-18, 25-8 - to open Division II sectional play at the Celina Intermediate School.
VAN WERT - In their first meeting of the volleyball season, Van Wert defeated St. Marys in four sets.
Tuesday night in the Division II tournament o
All-MAC Volleyball
Coldwater junior Lauren Gilliland was named the Midwest Athletic Conference's Volleyball Player of the Year by a vote of conference coaches released Tuesday.