Heat Advisory issued July 21 at 10:36AM EDT until July 21 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...Around 100 degrees due to temperatures in the lower 90s and dewpoints in the low to mid 70s. * TIMING...through early this evening. * IMPACTS...Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity. The cumulative impacts of heat on the human body can be significant when consecutive days of excessive heat occur.
Today 91° Today 91° likely 68° 68° likely Tomorrow 75° Tomorrow 75° chance 57° 57° slight chance
By Leslie Gartrell
COLDWATER - Jackie Knapke was 14 when her parents moved from Piqua and bought Neil Armstrong's childhood home in Wapakoneta.
Armstrong's family roots were in Wapakoneta, although the family moved several times throughout the years due to his father Stephen Armstrong's job as an auditor for the state. Eventually the family settled back in Wapakoneta in 1944, when the future astronaut was 13, at 601 West Benton St., now an Ohio historical marker. [More]
By Colin Foster
CELINA - Local breweries provided the beer on Friday night at Montgomery Field.
And local players - New Bremen's Luke Vonderhaar and Versailles' Noah Richard - provided a spark for the Grand Lake Mariners.
Vonderhaar went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, Richard pitched three scoreless innings in relief and Grand Lake defeated league-leading Lima 7-1 in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball action. [More]
Obituaries on July 20th, 2019
Leroy Permann, 89, of Rockford, Ohio died at 1:36 PM on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
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Lake Campus hires Krane as interim dean
Fort school staff hired
2 injured in ATV crash
Tri Star teachers approved
Lake fest parade route changes
Schatz wins 'Knight Before' race
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By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A Mercer County woman who was injured after having been struck by an all-terrain vehicle has died.
A Miami Valley Hospital representative said on Thursday that Mary J. Stachler, 73, was no longer listed as a patient, and Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey confirmed she had passed away. [More]
Apex Boxing ready to bring 'Hometown Showdown' to Celina after rough bout with Mother Nature
By Colin Foster
CELINA - The "Hometown Showdown - A Night of Professional Boxing" was postponed after flooding damaged the original venue.
But the show will go on.
The six-match boxing event -Celina's first documented boxing match since 1912 and fourth in the [More]
Obituaries on July 19th, 2019
Danny L. Huey, 72, of Mendon, OH died 12:09 p.m. Wednesday July 17, 2019 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, OH. [More]
Mary Jane Stachler, age 73, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 11:00 pm July 17, 2019, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. [More]
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Couple face 62 charges
Hundreds attend Rural-Urban Mass
Keep your cool when it gets HOT
Learning center opens
Officials accept new election equipment
Sweet holds off Schatz to capture Joker's Wild
Coldwater Black claims title
Division-leading Locos defeat Mariners
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A woman remained in critical condition on Wednesday after a Tuesday accident in which a child who'd been riding on an all-terrain vehicle attempted to get off and instead hit the accelerator, according to a Mercer County Sheriff's Office news release. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Kailee Ross is back home in Celina after spending a year teaching in Greece but will soon set off for another adventure - furthering her education in Scotland.
Ross, the daughter of Jim and Teri Ross, snagged a prestigious Rotary Internat [More]
Obituaries on July 18th, 2019
Michael M. Engle, 75, of Wapakoneta passed away at 10:03 a.m. Tuesday July 16, 2019 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima following a brief illness. [More]
Pastor Donald W. Erskine, 71, of Saint Marys, died 12:25 A.M. Sunday, July 13, 2019, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. [More]
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Montezuma council moves to seek levy
Rockford couple gets prison time for fraud
New Bremen school schedule threatened
FEMA deadline nears for storm-unemployment filing
FEMA opens program to Mercer, other areas
Levy issues set to appear on Auglaize Nov. ballot
The Bulldogs howl
Title Chase
Schatz, Courtney get wins
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - The Mercer County Health District on Tuesday reported two confirmed cases of pertussis.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis.
The ages of the two reported victims are 8 years and 11 months. The cases have no known link and those affected live in different areas of Mercer County. [More]
Fire damaged Montezuma mobile home
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A Germantown man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to an amended charge of attempted aggravated arson in connection to a fire he set in March that damaged his and his wife's Montezuma mobile home.
Ricky L. Miller, 60, agreed to plead guilty to th [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Van Wert scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull away and defeat St. Marys 9-3 in the completion of the ACME baseball District 5 championship game on Tuesday at Shawnee High School.
Van Wert (12-2-3) travels to the state tournament in Coldwater starting Saturday. The Cougars face District 4 champion Minster at 2:30 p.m. in a quarterfinal game. [More]
Obituaries on July 17th, 2019
Orval A. "Bud" Hengstler, Jr., 89, of Wapakoneta, passed away the morning of July 8, 2019 at Otterbein Cridersville. [More]
Treva Schmitmeyer age 89 of Minster passed away at 10 PM on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Otterbein St. Marys. [More]
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Parkway contract calls for 1% raise
Repaving projects to begin next month
Woman hit by ATV, on critical list
Residents considering lawsuit against Minster
Local rape trial postponed over attorney's health
Rockford anti-soliciting ordinance advances
Lake festival queen candidates introduced
Bruns joining ex-Dayton Flyers in TBT Tourney
'Savory, Tasty' BBQ
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