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Friday, January 27th, 2023
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Keagan Carder, now 9, ran a lemonade stand last summer not to earn money for a bicycle or the latest video game but to make sure a few underprivileged kids got a Christmas.
The little boy with a heart of gold was recognized for his efforts at this week's regular city council meeting. Mayor Jeff Hazel presented the Outstanding Citizen Award to Carder, who got all spiffed up for the occasion with a bow tie. [More]
Obituaries on January 27th, 2023
Cathy M. Chaney, 72, of St. Marys, died 8:06 A.M. Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Dorothy Ellen Davis, age 95, of Celina, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on January 27th, 2023
Subscriber stories on January 27th, 2023
ST. MARYS - What was once seen as an unprofessional and taboo practice has become a normalized form of self-expression.
Just ask Sean Luedeke, own
WAPAKONETA - The Piehl Arena expansion project is well underway at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds as construction crews work in a now-enclosed space.
Also, Auglaize County commissioners will soon seek bids for a new event plaza at the fairgrounds estimated at $400,000.
Marion Local beats Parkway for sole MAC lead
ROCKFORD - After it seemed like the moment was too big in the opening frame, the Parkway girls basketball team came back with an answer to every Marion Local run.
ST. MARYS - The start was exactly what St. Marys wanted Thursday night.
The final outcome was not.
After building a 9-0 lead on the back of a trio of Reese Rable 3-pointers, St. Marys went cold and Kenton crept back in the game and took a 44-42 Western Buckeye League victory on Senior Night.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry jumped out to a 16-8 lead and never looked back, picking up its 11th win of the season in beating Fort Recovery 43-27 in Thursday night Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball action at Fort Site Fieldhouse.
Unique bar cuisine and atmosphere
CHATTANOOGA - In the middle of Chattanooga sits Chatt Bar, a beloved watering hole and restaurant that locals swear by.
The wood paneling, wafting aroma of comfort food, friendly staff and beer memorabilia have a way of inviting patrons in.
Insures people and property
CELINA - Edgar Jacob Brookhart looked around the country in the early 20th century and knew that automobiles were the wave of the future - and would need insurance like other properties.
Stores fill cultural niche in area
Specialty grocery stores have been welcomed in Mercer County, and their owners say they fill a cultural niche that brings customers from all backgrounds to their stores.
New Bremen natives played in the pros
NEW BREMEN - Along State Route 66, a maroon sign honors two New Bremen native professional baseball pitchers.
Jay McCollum, an aide for a New Breme
Area has many nature spaces
In an age when the average American spends over 90% of their time indoors and more than seven hours a day staring at a screen, spending time in the great outdoors can help people feel healthy and a strong sense of well being.