Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
Guilty of 4 counts of sexual battery
By Sydney Albert
VAN WERT - A former Parkway teacher was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for four counts of sexual battery involving a former student.
Kevin A. Browning, 44, was sentenced to a total of 72 months in prison by Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Judge Martin Burchfield.     Browning had pleaded guilty to four third-degree felony counts of sexual battery in May. [More]
Coldwater turns up offense in wins over Celina, St. Henry
By Tom Haines
ST. HENRY - Every time Coldwater was poised for a run-rule win, Celina staved it off.
The Cavaliers ripped off nine runs in the top of the first, only to see the Bulldogs cut it to 9-8. The next Coldwater surge held, but after falling behind by 10 in the fifth and the sixth, Celina plated a run to extend the game. [More]
Obituaries on July 7th, 2021
Jon Matthew Coombs, age 32 of Celina, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021 at his residence in Celina. [More]
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Officials: Heat, relaxed pandemic rules draw crowds
Mercer and Auglaize county residents are flocking to local pools, splash pads and aquatic centers in higher numbers this year as temperatures rise and COVID-19 restrictions remain relaxed.
May have been left in hot car for hours
ST. MARYS - An incident involving a child who died after possibly being left in a hot car for hours remains under investigation, Auglaize County Prosecutor Ed Pierce said Tuesday.
MINSTER - Councilors appointed Craig Sherman to serve out the unexpired term of Paul Enneking who left the position after 12 years of service because he has moved out of town.
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members at their Tuesday meeting agreed to proceed with placing two renewal levies on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.
ROCKFORD - Village council discussed the proposed budget for next year, which includes roughly $1.5 million in appropriations.
A total of $563,033
ST. MARYS - The Grand Lake St. Marys State Park campground beach has been placed under a contamination advisory due to high E. coli bacteria levels, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
NEW BREMEN - In an evening of good pitching performances, Russia was just a step better than Minster.
Brayden Monnin scored on an errant pickoff throw with two out in the bottom of the fifth to give Russia a 2-1 victory in the Auglaize-Shelby ACME tournament final on Tuesday at New Bremen.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Grand Lake scored five times in the top of the fifth to take the lead and never looked back in defeating the Michigan Monarchs 9-4 in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball action on Tuesday at Siena Heights University.