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Father died and son was injured in 2018 attack
By Sydney Albert
WAPAKONETA - Three people from the Columbus area have been arrested in connection with a 2018 shooting in St. Marys that resulted in the death of one person and the hospitalization of another.
Syniqua M. Bell, 31, was arrested Aug. 22; Jacar A. Bitting, 27, was arrested Sept. 9; and Keith T. Waddell, 31, was arrested Sept. 12, all in connection to the April 2018 shooting that took place at a condominium at 10988 State Route 364, according to an Auglaize County Sheriff's Office news release. [More]
Schmitmeyer tallies 261 yards rushing as Minster downs Fort Recovery
By Gary R. Rasberry
FORT RECOVERY - The weather didn't change Minster's offensive plans on Friday night.
Fort Recovery saw heaping doses of Alex Schmitmeyer and couldn't stop him.
The Minster senior doubled his season rushing output with 261 yards on 33 carries and four touchdowns as the Wildcats pulled away for a 41-20 win over the Indians at Barrenbrugge Park in the Midwest Athletic Conference lidlifter. [More]
Obituaries on September 14th, 2019
Patrick E. Dugan, age 60, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away on September 11, 2019 [More]
Allen R. Frazee, age 94, passed away at St. Rita's Medical Center on Thursday, September 12, 2019. [More]
Alice Penn, 76, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away September 6, 2019, at Dublin Met [More]
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Bicyclist collides with dump truck
Manure pollution incident investigated
Rain goes away, 'Cats pull away
Flyers rout Panthers in MAC opener
Thwaits starts in Game 5 of title series
Cavaliers roll past Tigers
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All area school districts earned passing grades of a C or higher on their 2019 state district report cards issued by the Ohio Department of Education, with both Minster and Marion Local leading the pack with overall scores of A.
Celina and St. Marys schools received a C grade overall, while Coldwater, Fort Recovery, New Bremen, Parkway and St. Henry schools received Bs. [More]
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A Botkins man was killed and two others suffered non-life threatening injuries on Wednesday following a traffic crash at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Clover Four Road.
Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Wapakoneta Post resp [More]
Top-ranked Redskins outlast No. 2 Cardinals
By Colin Foster
NEW BREMEN - The St. Henry Redskins were given the No. 1 Division IV ranking in the first Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association state poll this week.
And they wanted to prove voters right.
On Thursday, top-ranked St. Henry visited No [More]
Obituaries on September 13th, 2019
Harold Mitchell "Mitch" McGee, 50, of Celina, passed away at 10:41 p.m., September 10, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
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Manure pollution probed
Learn how mountain men lived
Chickasaw water plant running well
Celina-Bath game gets suspended
'Riders beat 'Dogs
By Sydney Albert
ST MARYS - St. Marys ranked 27th in a list of the 50 best cities in which to live in the U.S. recently published by USA Today, due to the city's low cost of living and safe conditions.
The list was compiled from data gathered by 24/7 Wall Street, a partner of USA Today. The rankings depended on several weighted factors that measured the affordability, economy, quality of life and community of individual cities. [More]
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Coldwater graduate and Eastern Michigan defensive back Brody Hoying was named Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Kentucky last week.
Hoying finished with nine tackles and a half sack in a 38-17 loss at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. On the season, Hoying has 13 tackles (2 1/2 for loss) and one interception for the Eagles, who are 1-1. [More]
Obituaries on September 12th, 2019
Judy L. Billerman, age 77, of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away on September 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm in Grandview Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. [More]
Thomas J. Blaser - age 64, of New Bremen, formerly of Findlay, Ohio, died on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 2:22 PM at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. [More]
Traci J. Strete Guernsey, 53, New Haven, Indiana, and formerly of Rockford, died on Sept. 10, 2019, at her residence. [More]
Leonard Luttmer, age 96 of Yorkshire, Ohio passed away at Briarwood Village, Coldwater on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. [More]
Dorothy Sterrett, 86, formerly of Van Wert, OH died 9:56 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2019 at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys, OH. [More]
Joseph G. Buening, age 58, of Coldwater, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at OSU Hospital in Columbus. [More]
Harold Mitchell "Mitch" McGee, 50, Celina, died on Sept. 10, 2019, at Lima Memo [More]
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Schools project subject of talks
City seeks funds for street work
'There's Miss Carolyn!'
St. Marys district receives $187,511
Mercer health board learns of 2 new hires
Auglaize elections board approves ballot, rovers
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Goal Line
By Tom Stankard
MONTEZUMA - Area residents are mourning the loss of Montezuma Mayor Randy Garman, who died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon at the age of 62.
Many considered him a good friend, co-worker, council member and mayor who had a go-getting attitude and infectious sense of humor. [More]
By Colin Foster
St. Marys - The future of St. Marys boys soccer was recognized Tuesday as "Youth Night" was held when the Blue and Gold met Van Wert at Roughrider Field.
And the high school players showed the youngsters what Roughrider soccer is all about.
St. Marys scored early and often, improving to 2-1-3 overall and 2-0-1 in league play with a 5-0 victory over Van Wert in WBL action. [More]
Celina rallies - and rallies again - to edge Elida
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - There were two sets of stubborn Bulldogs at the soccer stadium on Tuesday night.
After trailing 2-0 early, Celina roared back to take a 3-2 lead, only for Elida to tie seconds later.
Following that, Celina scored again, only for Elida to rally and level the match. [More]
Obituaries on September 11th, 2019
Faye Jenkins, 89, of Saint Marys, died 10:40 A.M. Monday, September 9, 2019, at Vancrest of Saint Marys. [More]
Deborah L. Ebright Ross, 59, died on Sept. 7, 2019, at her residence.
A celebration of life will be from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Bryant Gym, Bryant, Indiana. [More]
Dorothy Sterrett, 86, formerly of Van Wert, died on Sept. 8, 2019, at Joint Tow [More]
Wanda Trempert, 86, St. Marys, died on Sept. 7, 2019, at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
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Board gets vaping update
Seed rep: Farmers challenged
Department heads want $500K for radios
Parkway students refreshed, vaccinated
What is the right amount for kids?
Minster spikers defeat St. Marys
A young man opens a new business
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