Celina native, retired OB-GYN, now having fun
By Leslie Gartrell
LAKE PLACID, Fla. - As a successful obstetrics and gynecology practitioner in Newark, Celina native Dr. Nick Reed delivered more than 12,000 babies during his 44-year career.
Now 84 and retired, "Doc" Reed said he's always had a sense of humor and has long believed laughter is the best medicine. [More]
By Daily Standard Staff
St. Marys senior Karsyn McGlothen and Wapakoneta junior Allie Wilson were named the Western Buckeye League co-Softball Players of the Year by the league coaches as the WBL released its softball and baseball honors on Monday.
McGlothen, who set the [More]
Obituaries on May 17th, 2022
Gretchen Bollenbacher, 82, of Delaware, Ohio passed away at 6:18 pm on May 03, 2022 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware. [More]
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CELINA - A mediator will be brought in to help jumpstart contract negotiations between administrators and teachers at Celina City Schools, superintendent Ken Schmiesing said after Monday's regular school board meeting.
FORT RECOVERY -The village may receive more grant funding than anticipated in connection with a multi-use trail project, village councilors learned at Monday night's regular meeting.
CARTHAGENA - Two people suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle chain-reaction accident reported at 3:26 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Carthagena Road and U.S. 127, according to Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy Kirsten Nixon.
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery school board members during their Monday meeting awarded a $55,299 contract to Regal Plumbing and Heating Co., Sidney, to install a new chiller for the district.
Walks, baserunning errors hand Bulldogs win over Indians
FORT RECOVERY - Celina hitters were never really comfortable swinging the bat on Monday. In the end, they barely needed to.
Two Fort Recovery pitch
ST. HENRY - Brandon Keller looked at the University of Findlay for its education.
Then his throwing prowess gave him an added benefit.
The St. Henry senior will attend the NCAA Division II school and continue his career in track and field as a thrower.
Twenty six members of the New Bremen FFA Chapter attended the recent State FFA Convention at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, according to a news re
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Area boy's book highlights limb loss, differences
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 17-year-old Celina High School junior is hoping to inspire kids of all abilities and teach them tolerance through a children's book he illustrated and authored himself.
"Danny and Kevin Conquer Camping" by Kale Sudhoff was released on April 30 to mark Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
All spring, the University of Findlay women's golf team had been dominating.
When the team had to battle to reach the championship round of the NCAA Division II National Tournament, the Oilers came through when the time was right.
Findlay kno [More]
Obituaries on May 16th, 2022
Lee G. Olding, age 89, of Celina passed away at 6:52 pm on Saturday, May 14, 20 [More]
William "Bill" Charles Gingrich, 86, was received into the arms of his Savior, [More]
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Wendel outduels McGlothen at Strikeout for Cancer Softball Classic
COLDWATER - The Strikeout for Cancer Softball Classic certainly lived up to its billing as two of the top strikeout artists in the area engaged in a duel in the sun at Lady Cav Diamond on Saturday.
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Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys' Joey Vanderhorst finished as the runner-up in the singles bracket at the Division II boys tennis sectional tournament completed Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio's Racer Courts.
Flyers boys win first title in 27 years, Minster girls repeat
By Tom Haines
MINSTER - The Marion Local boys track and field team came into Day 2 of the Midwest Athletic Conference championships with a 24 1/2-point lead, but coach Kyle Grabowski didn't consider it safe.
Minster made a run in the track finals, whittling the lead down to 11 1/2 points, but the Flyers held on for their first MAC boys title since 1995, while the host Wildcats took the girls title over Coldwater and Versailles at Memorial Field on Friday. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
ST. MARYS - For the second time this season the Celina softball team was unable to solve St. Marys pitcher Karsyn McGlothen.
Back in early April, McGlothen hurled a four-hit, 11-strikeout, 7-0 shutout against the Bulldogs in the regular season.
Friday evening in the Division II sectional final at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys, McGlothen allowed just three hits and struck out 10 as the Roughriders advanced with a 2-0 victory over Celina. [More]
Obituaries on May 14th, 2022
Laurie Eichenauer Hendricks, age 46, of Celina, passed away on Thursday, May 12 [More]
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COLDWATER - Two Coldwater men were arrested Friday morning on fifth-degree felony drug possession charges.
Zachary Frazier, 31, and Alan Bricher, 29, were taken into custody without incident, according to a news release from Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey.
CINCINNATI - A reinvigorated Tears for Fears will kick off an American/UK tour Friday evening at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center where the iconic group plans to test the waters with offerings from "The Tipping Point," its first all-new-original recording in 18 years.
Western Buckeye League Track and Field Championships
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
It came down to the final event to decide the Western Buckeye League girls track and field championship on Friday.
All Celina needed to do to repeat as champs and pick up a 29th title was score one point in the 4x400-meter relay.
COLDWATER - Sometimes, it doesn't have to be pretty, but a win is a win.
Coldwater got two first-inning runs and another in the fourth, which was
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Keegan Bruggeman pitched a complete-game five hitter as Coldwater clinched an outright Midwest Athletic Conference baseball title with a 4-2 win over Delphos St. John's on Friday at Veterans Field in Coldwater.
Businesses took a hit from COVID
By Leslie Gartrell
ST. MARYS - Tourism is on the rebound in Mercer and Auglaize counties, according to area tourism officials.
During Thursday's annual Greater Grand Lake Region Visitors Center's annual awards reception, executive director Donna Grube gave a repo [More]
Indians advance as Flyers haunted by blunders late
By Tom Haines
FORT RECOVERY - After pulling off one narrow escape after another, Ashlyn Bohman and Marion Local finally ran out of luck.
Fort Recovery scratched across a run in the sixth inning to tie the game, and after Bohman stranded runners on second and third in the seventh and eighth, two errors gave the Indians the winning run in a 2-1, nine-inning home victory in the Division IV softball sectional final on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on May 13th, 2022
Laurie Eichenauer Hendricks, 47, Celina, died May 12, 2022, at her residence. [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday moved to place on the Nov. 8 general election ballot a six-year operating renewal levy for the Mercer County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
CELINA - Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors at their meeting Thursday hired district education technician Ariel Hein as the new district administrator/education technician.
CHICKASAW - Residents will see higher sewer and water bills this summer after councilors approved rate increases to offset increased operating costs.
Hog manure enters creek
CELINA - Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors at their Thursday meeting reviewed a valid manure pollution complaint in the St. Marys River watershed.
MINSTER - After struggling with producing consistent offense the past several games, Minster woke up the bats at the perfect time.
The Wildcats pul
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Compiled By Tom Haines and Gary R. Rasberry
Crestview tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but New Bremen responded with two runs in the top of the seventh for a 4-2 road win in the Division IV softball sectional final on Thursday in Convoy.
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