Flood Advisory issued August 14 at 8:33PM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Northern Logan County in west central Ohio... East central Auglaize County in west central Ohio... Southern Hardin County in west central Ohio... * Until 1100 PM EDT. * At 831 PM EDT, radar indicated thunderstorms with heavy rain, with a radar estimate of 1.5 to 2 inches in the past hour. Additional rainfall of 1 to 1.5 inches will result in minor flooding. * Minor flooding of low-lying and poorly drained streets, highways and underpasses will occur. In addition, farmland near creeks, streams and drainage ditches will experience minor flooding. Some locations that will experience minor flooding include... Bellefontaine, Kenton, Russells Point, Lakeview, Belle Center, Chippewa Park, Northwood, Roundhead, Mount Victory, Rushsylvania, Huntsville, Ridgeway, Silver Creek, Jumbo, Mcmorran, Mentzer, New Hampshire, Bloom Center, Big Springs and State Route 195 at State Route 235.
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - Jakob Poor was undergoing basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina when his Celina High School classmates received their diplomas at the graduation ceremony that had been delayed until late June due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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By Sydney Albert
RECOVERY TOWNSHIP - A Coldwater man died in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Wabash and Siegrist-Jutte roads on Thursday afternoon.
A neighbor reportedly heard the crash and called first responders at about 4:16 p.m., according to a Mercer County Sheriff's news release. [More]
Obituaries on August 14th, 2020
Katherine "Tottie" Brunswick age 79 of St. Henry died on Thursday, August 13th, at 4 am at Heritage Manor in Minster. [More]
Paul Swartz, 61, Celina, died Aug. 11, 2020, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Kenneth D. Mueller, 60, St. Marys, formerly of New Bremen, died at his residenc [More]
John Kable, 62, St. Marys, died Aug. 12, 2020, at The Ohio State University Hos [More]
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By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - The Mercer County Health District clarified its COVID-19 enforcement guidelines on Wednesday as the county continues to see more cases.
Cases in the county topped 650 after 23 new cases were reported, according to a health district news release. [More]
Celina-St. Marys set for Oct. 2
By Gary R. Rasberry
  The Western Buckeye League released its modified football schedules for the 2020 season Wednesday.
The schedule, pending approval from the state, kicks off Aug. 28 with the final regular-season games set for Oct. 2. The playoffs - which will include all teams able to play or willing to enter the playoffs - starting on Oct. 9. [More]
Obituaries on August 13th, 2020
Isabel W. Moomaw, age 97 of Coldwater, died Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Daniel R. Webb, age 76, of Mendon, Ohio, passed away at 1:53 pm on August 10, 2020 at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
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Students sign up for online learning
Commissioners OK $50K loan for coffee shop
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Riders capture Auglaize crown
District to enact safety protocols, hold staff training
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The start of the school year has been pushed back a week to give principals, teachers and staff extra time to enact safety protocols and train to limit the spread of COVID-19 and assign students to classrooms.
Celina City Schools Board of [More]
4,700-square-foot facility nearing completion
By Sydney Albert
NEW KNOXVILLE - Auglaize Airport Authority members toured the long-awaited new terminal at Neil Armstrong Airport on Tuesday evening as work on the building nears completion.
The 4,700-square-foot building is part of a $1.6 million project at the county-owned airport. Furnishings have already arrived, and airport manager Ted Bergstrom noted in a report to airport authority members that construction was on track to be completed later this month. [More]
Obituaries on August 12th, 2020
LaRue H. Dicke age 95 formerly of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 [More]
Rikki K. Bornhorst, 71, of Piqua passed away at 3:42 a.m. Tuesday August 11, 2020 at the Hospice Unit of Upper Valley Medical Center. [More]
Daniel R. Webb, age 76, of Mendon, Ohio, passed away at 1:53 pm on August 10, 2020 at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
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8 local COVID cases reported
Celina officials brace for drop in funds
Many Auglaize cases traced to family 'spread'
Parkway plans for new year
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Free admission an added feature to summer fair
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Fair officials went into high gear to come up with an entertaining and satisfying fair schedule after a last-minute curveball from the state forced them to ax big-name concerts and traditional fair staples. [More]
Teams to play six conference games; No championship awarded this season
By Gary R. Rasberry
  Last Friday, statewide football coaches and conferences heard about a proposed change to the 2020 schedule involving trimming the regular season down to six games with all teams eligible for the playoffs.
On Monday, the Midwest Athletic Conference athletic directors came up with a schedule should the state give the green light for games this fall. [More]
Obituaries on August 11th, 2020
Craig Lamb, 61, of rural St. Marys, OH died 8:37 p.m. Saturday August 8, 2020 at his residence. [More]
Mary Pohlman Luthman, 64, Sidney, died on Aug. 10, 2020 at her residence.
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Linda Joyce (Siegel) Pleiman, age 72, Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away peacefull [More]
James J. Riethman age 58, of Rockford, Ohio, died at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Rockford, Ohio. [More]
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20 new virus cases, 6th death Auglaize
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St. Henry school board approves in-person school start
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