Thursday, July 15th, 2021
By William Kincaid
CELINA - An EF2 tornado that touched down near Fort Recovery on June 18 inflicted structural damage but was not as strong as two other tornados that tore through Mercer County in recent years.
"It's becoming an every-two-year-thing - '17, '19, '2 [More]
Boasting area ties, Ernst having great season for Mariners
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - In the short time Marcus Ernst has been playing for the Grand Lake Mariners, he has made himself at home at Montgomery Field.
Considering he is playing close to his family's hometown, it's not surprising.
Ernst, who finished his junior season for Ohio State this past spring, has family from the Grand Lake area, especially Minster, where his dad was a standout for the Wildcats. [More]
Obituaries on July 15th, 2021
Annabelle A. Wenning, age 93, of New Bremen, Ohio, died at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesda [More]
Kevin L. Hemmerich, age 52 of St. Henry, died Monday, July 12, 2021, at the hom [More]
James F. "Jim" Heyne, age 67, of Coldwater, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Rosemary Lu "Rosie" Hagar, 84, Celina, died March 25, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on July 15th, 2021
Subscriber stories on July 15th, 2021
CELINA - A local family must replace its septic system by Sept. 12 following a two-year-long disagreement with county health department officials during which the family denied a discharge was coming from their septic system.
CELINA - Like numerous health officials across the globe, those at the Mercer County Health District felt overwhelmed and struggled to maintain a healthy work-life balance during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report presented at Wednesday's board of health meeting.
ST. MARYS - This coming school year, parents, students and staff may choose whether or not to wear masks or other protective facial coverings at school based on a resolution passed unanimously by school board members Wednesday.
CELINA - Eight contestants will compete for scholarships in the 2021 Miss Lake Festival Pageant on July 18 at the Celina Amphitheater.
Caitlin Cram
NEW KNOXVILLE - A 2.5-mill, five-year levy that generates funds for the village's fire and emergency medical services will be up for renewal at the Aug. 3 special election.
ROSSBURG - Carson Macedo blasted from sixth starting position to the lead on the opening lap and never looked back in capturing Wednesday night's Joker's Wild feature event that kicked off Kings Royal weekend at Eldora Speedway.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Cale Wenning struck out nine batters over five innings and Coldwater Orange scored five times in the second en route to winning the MAC Pony League Tournament championship with a 10-3 victory over Coldwater Gray on Wednesday night at Memorial Park in Coldwater.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Landon Smiddy allowed just one Grand Lake hit and Sandusky scored seven runs in the bottom of the first en route to an 11-0 run-rule victory in seven innings on Wednesday night at Sports Force Parks in Sandusky.