Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
Blast could be seen, felt for several miles
By Sydney Albert
CHICKASAW - A woman died Sunday night after an explosion destroyed her home and rocked the surrounding area north of Chickasaw.
Rosella McClurg was declared missing for hours Sunday after her home at 3741 County Road 716A was leveled by a blast. T [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City officials plan to sell through sealed bid the former Illusions Nite Club, of which the city took possession this year after a drawn-out court case.
Councilors at Monday night's regular meeting gave first reading to an ordinance authorizing the sale of the property located at 222 S. Main St. via sealed bids at some point in the future. [More]
St. Henry's Naumann lone Redskin, MAC golfer going to state
By Gary R. Rasberry
It was expected that Ellen Naumann would be in Columbus this weekend.
For the fourth straight season, the St. Henry senior will spend Friday and Saturday on the Gray Course at The Ohio State University competing in the Division II girls state golf tournament. [More]
Obituaries on October 13th, 2020
Billy Ballou Jr., age 63, Sidney, passed away of natural causes Sunday morning, [More]
Don E. Ross, age 90, of Celina, passed away at the Celina Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, October 11, 2020. [More]
Kenneth Ivan Whetstone, 85, of Celina, OH passed into the loving arms of his Savior surrounded by his family on October 10, 2020. [More]
Mary Jane Fair 86 of Findlay formerly of Celina, Ohio passed onto glory on Monday October 12, 2020 at Bridge Hospice Center, Findlay. [More]
Peggy Street, 69, Kettlersville, died on Oct. 10, 2020, at her residence.
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Rosella P. McClurg, age 72, of Celina died at her home on Sunday, October 11, 2020. [More]
Local pictures on October 13th, 2020
Subscriber stories on October 13th, 2020
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local school officials on Monday approved proceeding with plans to add four new classrooms to the elementary school.
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Installation is required by summer
ST. HENRY - Village council members on Monday approved a resolution requiring property owners who do not have sidewalks to install them by summer.
CELINA - Six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mercer County on Monday raised the county's total to 1,220.
The Auglaize County Health Department did not release any new information by press time.
ST. MARYS - Council members on Monday approved a temporary liquor permit for St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer organizers for the virtual Jean Sheaks Memorial 5K Run and Fun Walk planned for Saturday.
NEW BREMEN - Village Administrator Chris Dicke announced on Monday evening that she plans to retire from her position in December.
Dicke was hired to the position on May 31, 2016, after previously spending 25 years working for the Ohio Department of Transportation in a variety of positions.
ST. HENRY - Uncertainty over state funding, stagnant tax revenue and increasing expenditures resulted in a conservative five-year financial forecast for the school district.
COLDWATER - Village council members on Monday passed under suspension of rules an emergency ordinance amending this year's budget.
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Parkway dispatched Ottoville 25-7, 25-10, 25-6 Monday night, cruising to a home sweep in volleyball action from Panther Gymnasium.
While it could be several years before fully autonomous vehicles travel the highways and byways of west-central Ohio, a good deal of the technology needed by those vehicles already can be found in cars, trucks and SUVs.