Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
By Jared Mauch
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce plans to sell beer Sept. 26 to raise funds during the second annual Grand Lake Marathon.
City council approved an emergency resolution charging the chamber $40 for a permit to sell beer in Memorial Park on that day. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Given the hard-fought effort the Celina girls soccer team put up against Findlay for 80 minutes, a win was the perfect way to end the night.
Holli Brackman's rebound goal with 14 seconds left in the match allowed Celina to come away with a 2-1 win over the Trojans in the season opener for both teams at the soccer stadium. [More]
Obituaries on August 25th, 2015
Odessa Cleo (Massie) Loughridge, age 92 of Celina passed away at 12:01 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 23, 2015 at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Irene I. Will, age 77, of St. Sebastian, died on Monday, August 24, 2015 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Marietta C. Holthaus age 96 of Ft. Loramie, Ohio passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at Upper Valley Medical center. [More]
Julia M. Feltz, 92, Cassella, died on Aug. 25, 2015, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Ben Homan age 19 of New Bremen, died in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 23, 2015. [More]
Diana Kay Springer, 64, of Mendon, Ohio, formerly of Rockford, Ohio, died at 11:50 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. [More]
Dustin Allen Rutter, 24, of Coldwater, OH, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in southern Mercer County. [More]
John Albert Rosengarten, age 64 of Rockford, Ohio passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Monday August 24, 2015 at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on August 25th, 2015
Subscriber stories on August 25th, 2015
ST. HENRY - Village council members Monday night learned a $1.1 million street project will become a reality.
Village administrator Ron Gelhaus tol
NEW BREMEN - Village council members are amending the terms of Community Reinvestment Area No. 1 to make it consistent with the recently approved CRA No. 2.
COLDWATER - Village council members on Monday night unanimously approved promoting Brian Bruggeman from operator to superintendent of the water plant.
Mercer County's jobless rate fell from 3.4 percent in June to 3.3 percent in July, according to data released today by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster and Gary R. Rasberry
The Fort Recovery and Minster boys, and the St. Henry boys and girls were all winners during Monday's MAC golf action at the Elks Golf Course, which highlighted a busy day on the links around the area.
Money to help pay for practices that curb Lake Erie algae
Local farmers can still apply for funds aimed at reducing nutrient runoff that contributes to algal blooms in the Western Lake Erie Basin even though deadlines to apply for two similar programs have passed.
A local agriculture official will leave Friday for a trade mission to Israel.
Chris Gibbs will be making the trip with 10 members of the Ohio House
CELINA - His first start resulted in a 300-yard passing game and a dramatic win.
Now a senior, Caleb Hoyng is hoping for similar fireworks and to help the Bulldogs land in the playoffs for the first time in 17 years.
COLDWATER - The title of starting quarterback for Coldwater High School has been a title that has been passed in a way not unlike regal succession, especially in the last 15 years.
FORT RECOVERY -In the fall of 2014, the Fort Recovery football team made history.
Now the returning players are ready to do it all over again.
MARIA STEIN - A star was born in the 2012 Division VI state championship game when then-freshman Hunter Wilker stepped in for two injured running backs and scored three touchdowns, including the game-clincher of Marion Local's 28-21 victory over Newark Catholic.
MINSTER - Josh Nixon sort of cringes and shakes his head with a sheepish grin when he reflects on his Minster varsity debut at quarterback against Fort Loramie in Week One of his sophomore season in 2013.
NEW BREMEN - Forget about the challenge. For Chris Schmidt, taking the controls of the beleaguered New Bremen football program is all about opportunity.
Before Parkway and New Bremen met last season, Cardinal coach Jason McGaharan called Panther quarterback Justin Barna one of the best athletes in the entire Midwest Athletic Conference.
ST. HENRY - Quarterback Mitch Stammen gets it done with his arm.
Tailback Jesse Niekamp gets it done with his legs.
The duo is expected to play a big role on a St. Henry team hoping to earn its first playoff berth since 2012.
ST. MARYS - An autumn Friday night in the middle of a freshly-cut football field beneath the glow of a thousand watts of lighting with a crisp breeze in the air is a setting that sends most folks, young and old, into a trance.
CELINA - While her squad went 10-14 last season, Celina volleyball coach Amy Sutter knows that the bulk of those wins came when it mattered most: in Western Buckeye League play.
COLDWATER - After a first-ever Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball title, a second straight regional runner-up finish and a school-record 25 wins, Coldwater will not be satisfied with the status quo this season.
FORT RECOVERY - Most MAC coaches agree, the league will have a lot of competitive teams capable of beating any opponent on any given night.
Fort Recovery might be one of them.
MARIA STEIN - A new coach with her own philosophy, Erica Fullenkamp plans on keeping alive the same old winning tradition at Marion Local.
With s
MINSTER - Last year's regular season for the Minster volleyball team wasn't much to write home about when they finished Midwest Athletic Conference play with a 3-6 conference record.
NEW BREMEN - With a wealth of returning talent, and some offensive firepower, New Bremen volleyball coach Theresa Jenkins is hoping her Cardinals can battle toward the top of the Midwest Athletic Conference standings this fall.
ROCKFORD - Parkway doesn't have a lot of experienced players.
That will change soon.
After losing six seniors to graduation, the Panthers have
ST. HENRY -The phrase "high expectations" is said by St. Henry volleyball coach Diana Kramer before every season.
What would make you think this y
ST. MARYS - As head coach Monica VanderHorst prepares for her third season in her second stint in charge of the St. Marys volleyball program this fall, the veteran coach should have plenty for which to be excited.