Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
The American Legion returns to Mendon after nearly a century
By Leslie Gartrell
MENDON - The American Legion is being revived in Mendon as a new charter opens 94 years after its first charter closed its doors and 100 years after the formation of the organization itself.
In 1993, Realtor Jim Shaffer found the original charter application and member list of the village's American Legion from 1919 in a building his father and grandfather owned. [More]
Local go-kart circuit includes fun and fundraising
By Colin Foster
ST. HENRY- Mike Osterholt developed a love for racing when he was growing up.
"When they first put the Daytona 500 on TV, I watched. That was probably 50 years ago," recalled Osterholt, who went on to race go-karts for nearly a quarter-century.
Currently, the St. Henry resident and a group of fellow race enthusiasts have been spreading their love of racing. [More]
Obituaries on August 22nd, 2019
James H. Boeckman, 72, of Dayton, OH formerly of Minster, died at 2:20 AM on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Walnut Creek Nursing Home, Kettering. [More]
Brad Lee Scheer, 68, St. Marys, died at 4:26 p.m. Aug. 16, 2019, at Heritage Center nursing home, Minster. [More]
Local pictures on August 22nd, 2019
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NEW BREMEN - The extremely wet weather this spring has pushed board members to approve spending up to $56,000 in overtime pay to speed up the new school project schedule.
CELINA - The 2019 Mercer County Fair was deemed a wild success that will likely go down as a record-shattering year.
Fair manager Cara Muhlenkamp a
MONTEZUMA - An explosion and resulting garage fire left two men with moderate to severe burns on Wednesday evening.
Montezuma, Coldwater and Celina first responders answered a call around 6:30 p.m. of a possible fire and smoke coming from a detached garage at 72 S. Canal St.
Mullins accused of intimidating witness, faces other charges
CELINA - A Celina man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a third-degree felony charge of intimidation of a witness or victim, a fourth-degree felony charge of menacing by stalking and two fourth-degree misdemeanor charges of menacing in relation to a January incident.
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners this week opted not to increase dog license and kennel fees for 2020.
County officials annually review the funds available in the account for expenses and decide if an increase is warranted.
CELINA - A Celina man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a fourth-degree felony charge of trespassing in a habitation, a first-degree misdemeanor charge of aggravated trespass, a third-degree misdemeanor charge of sexual imposition and a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge of public indecency.
MONTEZUMA - Village officials plan to take legal action against the driver who reportedly struck the Wyatt Street bridge's guardrail last year.
RECOVERY TOWNSHIP - Construction work began Wednesday on a 1-mile section of Wabash Road northeast of Fort Recovery, according to Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The St. Henry boys golf team picked up a tri-match victory on Wednesday afternoon at Delphos Country Club.
The Redskins finished with a round of 184 with Fort Jennings shooting 217 and Crestview carding a 229.