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By William Kincaid
CELINA - A new visitation center will offer a more inviting environment for parents and children to bond during court-mandated visitations, Mercer County Job and Family Services officials say.
County commissioners last year approved director Angela Nickell's request to convert part of a basement storage room in the Mercer County Central Services Building. The space will host visits between parents and children who are under foster care. [More]
Brown hurls another complete game for Minster
By Colin Foster
MARIA STEIN - Minster coach Mike Wiss has been looking for a clear-cut ace on his pitching staff to emerge ever since the graduation of Aaron Ernst last year.
Sophomore left-hander Austin Brown is making his case.
Coming off a no-hitter against Versailles last week, Brown encored with a complete-game, three-hit effort in a 7-1 victory over Marion Local on Tuesday at the Airport in Maria Stein. [More]
Obituaries on April 25th, 2018
Heaven Leigh Bolinger, 18, St. Marys, died on April 23, 2018, from injuries suf [More]
Martha K. (Martin) Kuether, age 67, Yorkshire, passed away of natural causes Monday afternoon, April 23, 2018, at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio. [More]
Lois Napier, 67, St. Marys, died on April 23, 2018, at her residence.
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Joanne E. "Jo" Vondenhuevel age 83 of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 5:05 A.M. at Elmwood of New Bremen. [More]
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Council seeks more alcohol permit info
Coldwater man's rape trial begins
Ruler Foods to reopen
Need for St. Marys levy cited at forum
Leaders gather to discuss economic development
Boil advisory affects part of Coldwater
Mendon council learns village will likely receive $500K grant
Rockford levy renewal won't be on ballot
Cavaliers shut out Cardinals
Bulldogs sweep in track
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By Tom Stankard
WAPAKONETA - The second St. Marys teen in a week has died from injuries suffered in and automobile accident on U.S. 33 in western Auglaize County.
Heaven L. Bolinger, 18, was traveling southbound on Kettlersville Road in a 1998 Oldsmobile four-door at about 3 p.m. Monday, when she reportedly failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with U.S. 33, according to a news release from the Wapakoneta Ohio State Highway Patrol Post. [More]
Couple opening microbrewery in New Bremen
By Jeff Elking
NEW BREMEN - Village council members on Monday approved final reading of an ordinance establishing an eight-year, 45-percent tax abatement for the New Bremen Brewing Co.
Business owners James and Diane Gilberg plan to open a microbrewery on the west edge of the village in the Bunker Hill Industrial Park, directly east of the Fastenal building and fronting State Route 274. The planned building would be 3,600 square feet with seating for up to 85 people. [More]
Bulldogs defeat state-ranked St. Henry 8-3
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - After having endured a rough weekend of baseball and facing a tough week ahead, Celina needed something to spark the team as it faced state-ranked St. Henry on a rainy Monday afternoon.
Nash Weimert did his part with a 109-pitch effort and the Bulldogs took advantage of St. Henry's early struggles finding the plate in posting an 8-3 win at Montgomery Field. [More]
Obituaries on April 24th, 2018
Robert H. Schroer, age 73, of Grayslake, IL passed away, unexpectedly, in his sleep April 2, 2018. [More]
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Delinquent court debt nears $325K
Shooting victim dies, case now homicide
St. Marys council acts to speed project
Minster board OKs bid for work
Campaign volunteer pleads not guilty to assaulting candidate
St. Henry council may increase its share of intersection project
County DD board members discuss requirements for annual in-service
County joblessness rate drops
MPS Feed LLC plans feed mill
Riethman's big day propels Cavs to win over Bulldogs
Wildcats fall to Starfires
By Sydney Albert
MARIA STEIN - More than 1,000 people are expected to descend on Marion Township Park on Sunday to participate in The Grey 5k Run/Walk to benefit local teacher and coach Dan Thobe.
Thobe, a Maria Stein native, has been diagnosed with a grade 3 inoperable brain tumor, family friend and 5K organizer Kim Habodasz said. Due to the nature of the tumor, it can't be removed without possibly changing Thobe as a person, but the family is looking into alternative forms of treatment. [More]
Obituaries on April 23rd, 2018
Marjorie L. Brodbeck, 75, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away early Saturday mornin [More]
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Walking on the wild side
Indians earn split with Bearcats
Pardo among winners at Eldora lid-lifter
By Ed Gebert
MINSTER - Fifteen Minster Rocket Club members have earned a trip to compete in a national championship.
This is the first time three Minster teams have qualified for the Team America Rocketry Challenge, according to team mentor/adviser Ted Oldiges. The club began in 2009 and has qualified at least one team in each of the past seven years for the fly-off. [More]
Obituaries on April 21st, 2018
Madonna Hall, age 88, a longtime resident of Celina passed away peacefully on J [More]
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Local native called 'True American Hero'
Local impact of WSU woes uncertain
Piper solid in 2-0 loss to Titans
Wildcats run-rule Riders
Celina routs O-G in softball
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