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By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Beth Gehret, her daughter Josie and a group of Josie's friends sat in Brew Nation on Saturday morning, chatting happily as each painted her own ceramic bowl.
Josie and her friends enjoy craft projects, and as part of her 14th birthday celebration, they, along with 126 others who registered, decided to take part in Our Home Family Resource Center's "Create A Bowl" event. [More]
Obituaries on January 22nd, 2018
Ronald A. Green, age 70, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on January 19, 2018, at 7:15 am, in Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Erma J. Langenkamp, 85, St. Marys, died at 1:51 a.m. Jan. 19, 2018, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Steven E. Rohrbach, 66, Saint Marys, died 6:50 P.M. Friday, January 19, 2018, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in Saint Marys. [More]
Denise M. Tuttle, 54, Saint Marys, died Friday, January 19, 2018, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. [More]
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Survey: Teen alcohol use up in the county
Ohio reps', senators' opinions on shutdown split down party lines
Mercer County offices affected differently during shutdown
Coldwater teen driver injured in 2-vehicle crash
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Minster falls in overtime to top-ranked Loramie
Riders, Cavs maintain lead
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Students learn about roles in courtroom
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - The courtroom became silent as Lilo Pelekai's older sister, Nani, took the stand on Friday afternoon at Immaculate Conception School.
Accused of endangering Lilo, Nina, played by Brooke Faber, argued her innocence during the nearly hourlong mock trial with more than 30 attendees. [More]
Wildcats hold off Cardinals for 48-43 win
By Gary R. Rasberry
NEW BREMEN - Both Minster coach Mike McClurg and New Bremen coach Adam Dougherty were proud of their teams' effort on Friday night in the Battle of Route 66.
It's a shame someone had to go home with a mark on the wrong side of the ledger.
Jarod Schulze's layup with 1:58 remaining in regulation gave Minster the lead and then Mike Ketner hit six free throws over the final 1:09 to seal the Wildcats' 48-43 win in MAC play at Cardinal Gymnasium. [More]
Obituaries on January 20th, 2018
Ronald C. Freeland, age 79, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on January 18, 2018, at 1:30 am, in CHP Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert, Ohio. [More]
Douglas A. Bruns, 67, of St. Marys, Ohio died 4:45 P.M. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the St. Marys Living Center from cancer. [More]
Ronald A. Green, 70, Celina, died at 7:15 a.m. Jan. 19, 2018, at Otterbein Seni [More]
Frederick Louis Kugel, age 77 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Erma Langenkamp, 85, of St. Marys, died Jan. 19, 2018, at Joint Township Distri [More]
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Area engineers back boost for bridge repairs
Werling's philanthropy earns hall nod
Mercer Health further limits young visitors
Ahrens sets record in Tigers' win
Bulldogs routed by Titans
Prenger, defense lead Flyers past Panthers
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Francy Majo, 19, Coldwater, has been indicted by a grand jury on an unclassified charge of murder in connection to the death of Sandra Renner, 47, in her Coldwater apartment.
A grand jury returned the indictment on Thursday, and the newspaper was shown the indictment to be served to Majo this morning. An indictment is a formal charge and does not indicate guilt or innocence. Majo is tentatively scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 26. [More]
Obituaries on January 19th, 2018
Marcia D. Apple, 73, Saint Marys, Ohio, died 12:20 P.M. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Saint Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Rosa R. Briones, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Heritage Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. [More]
William E. Hurless Sr., 89, a Rockford native, died on Dec. 13, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. [More]
H. Timothy Haller, 75, of Grove City, died with his family by his side at 7:15 [More]
Mary Ann (Byers) Hoying age 83, of Minster, Ohio passed away at 12:30 AM on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Lane Park Sidney. [More]
Dr. Ronald Willett, 84, New Bremen, died on Jan. 15, 2018, at OSU Medical Cente [More]
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Abortion foes ready for D.C. march
Area church group to build homes for needy families
Basketball battle
Tigers hand Indians second loss of season
Flyers pull away to beat Rangers
Bulldogs fall to Titans
ODNR awards almost $20K
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The U.S. Freshwater Boaters Alliance has hooked a nearly $20,000 Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant that will help the nonprofit organization in its quest to promote safe boating practices.
"The first thing I would say is that we're very pleased that we're getting this grant," USFBA Chief Information Officer Jeff Marcum told the newspaper on Wednesday afternoon, pointing out the grant is offered only once every three years. [More]
Obituaries on January 18th, 2018
Marcia D. Apple, 73, Saint Marys, Ohio, died 12:20 P.M. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Saint Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Werner Lee Heckman, age 69, of Maria Stein, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his home. [More]
Julie M. Dearth, age 59, of Celina, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at her home. [More]
Myra M. Dysert, age 83, of Coldwater, died on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Ronald Freeland, 79, Celina, died at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 18, 2018, at CHP Inpatient [More]
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Local man accused of supplying drugs in death pleads no contest
Coldwater schools look for upswing in revenue
Two appear in local court on drug charges
Montezuma budget reflects cost increase for operations
Local native on the road again with rock band
Wildcats, Cardinals renew rivalry
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