State auditor tells officals to ask now or pay up later
By William Kincaid
ST. MARYS - Ohio Auditor Keith Faber, a Republican from Celina, this week urged local government officials who have questions about allowable uses of federal COVID-19 relief dollars to consult with his office before spending the money.
He also blasted the massive release of money through President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan Act, saying local governments are hard-pressed to come up with ways to spend the money that meet federal guidelines. [More]
Flyers beat Cavs on last-second field goal
By Tom Haines
MARIA STEIN - After both defenses stepped up in the second half, Coldwater and Marion Local were both vying to get the ball last.
The Flyers got the ball with 2:18 remaining and drove 62 yards down the field to set up senior Kevin Partington for a 26-yard field goal, and Partington knocked it through as time expired to give Marion a 24-21 Midwest Athletic Conference win over the Cavaliers at Booster Stadium on Friday. [More]
Obituaries on October 16th, 2021
Jerry S. Braun, age 77, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 1:10 am on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Vancrest Senior Living Center in St. Marys. [More]
Pamela Helmlinger, 67, of Saint Marys, died 7:40 P.M. Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Lima Memorial Hospital from COVID 19. [More]
Brian Paul Whetstone, age 38 of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. [More]
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Ashley Lefeld and Lynn Huwer ran the event virtually in 2020
A year after Coldwater residents Ashley Lefeld and Lynn Huwer ran the Boston Marathon in Coldwater, they got a chance to compete on the actual course on Monday.
NEW BREMEN - Four candidates are vying for three open seats on the New Bremen Local Schools Board of Education. They are incumbents Michelle Bambauer, Shelly Busse and Suzanne Wells and newcomer Kurt Rammel.
ST. HENRY - The locomotive that is the Versailles Tigers was running on all cylinders against St. Henry on Friday night.
Jack Osborne had two touch
ROCKFORD - Taking advantage of good field position early, New Bremen jumped out to a 41-6 halftime lead and rolled to a 51-19 victory over Parkway Friday night at Panther Stadium.
State Golf Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery senior Jalyn Bruns is in the top 10 on the leaderboard after the first day of the Division II state girls golf tournament being held at The Ohio State University's Gray Course.
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Compiled By Tom Haines and Bruce Monnin
Fort Recovery fell to Delphos St. John's on a failed two-point conversion on the Indians' possession of overtime, taking a 27-26 defeat in a Midwest Athletic Conference football game at Barrenbrugge Athletic Park on Friday.
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State may copy CrossFit program
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Juvenile Court's fitness-based Expanding Horizons program, a collaboration with CrossFit Crave of Celina, may be replicated across the state to combat youth violence and delinquency.
Matt and Jen Shindeldecker, owners of Cr [More]
By Tom Haines
CELINA - St. Marys broke through 10 minutes into the match, and that proved to be enough.
Celina's offense came up empty and the Roughriders tacked on two more goals in the final 15 minutes for a 3-0 Western Buckeye League win in a boys soccer match on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on October 15th, 2021
Earl Smith, age 85, of Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes early Wednesday morning, October 13, 2021, at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio. [More]
Jane Parker Lynch, 70, longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away on Mond [More]
Judy A. Hole, age 70 of Celina, passed away on October 13, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Akron General in Akron, Ohio. [More]
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Seeks to withdraw previous guilty plea
CELINA - A man sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the 2011 deaths of Robert and Colleen Grube of Fort Recovery has moved to withdraw his guilty plea after seven years behind bars.
High response to free rapid test kits
WAPAKONETA - In Auglaize County, another person has died of COVID-19 and 35 new cases of the virus have been reported during the past two days, according to a news release from the Auglaize County Health Department.
ST. MARYS - Before the annual Walk with Nature Fall Festival commences Sunday, a special ceremony will be held at the Memorial Park gazebo commemorating the city's new designation as a Buckeye Trail Town.
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery voters will decide whether two village tax levies will be renewed at the ballot box Nov. 2.
The first is a 2.3-mill g
CHICKASAW - After receiving confirmation that the final piece of funding had been approved, council members are moving ahead with plans for a $2.1 million infrastructure project in the village.
CELINA - Staff at the Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District will have to re-evaluate and redesign half of a three-part agricultural tile replacement project estimated at $950,000 after county commissioners denied approving the largest portion of the project.
New Bremen completes unbeaten MAC, regular season
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen has won four Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball championships in the program history going into Thursday night's conference finale.
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Coldwater's Annelise Harlamert set a school record for assists as the Cavaliers volleyball team swept Delphos St. John's 25-12, 25-13, 25-5 at the Palace Thursday night.
Memoir one of many items slated for sale in Fort Recovery
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - It may not be one-of-a-kind, but a first edition of Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi," believed to be one of only 1,500 copies printed, definitely falls under the category of unique.
The illustrated book, published in 1883 by James R. Osgood and Company of Boston, is up for grabs at the One-of-a-Kind Auction set for 5 p.m. Sunday at Fort Recovery Elementary/Middle School, 865 Sharpsburg Road. [More]
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - A high school diploma was posthumously awarded during Wednesday's St. Marys school board meeting to St. Marys native Nick D. Doseck, a decorated World War II veteran, who left the school at age 16.
Doseck, who born Feb. 18, 1923, was raised by German immigrant parents and spoke fluent German until he learned to speak English in school. He left school to work on his family farm, and in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, according to information provided by the school. [More]
Obituaries on October 14th, 2021
Geneva "Judy" Hoelscher, 78, of rural New Knoxville, OH died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday October 10, 2021 at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, OH. [More]
Ned A. Podoll, age 64, of St. Marys Ohio, passed away into His eternal care on October 12, 2021. [More]
Earl Smith, 85, Fort Loramie, died Oct. 13, 2021, at Premier Health Hospital, T [More]
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CELINA - Hand Up Village has come a long way in six years, yet organizers say demand for temporary shelter is as strong as ever.
Volunteers over th
HOPEWELL - Three candidates are vying for two Hopewell Township trustee seats in the Nov. 2 general election.
They include incumbents Steve Heckler and Keith Canary and newcomer Nicolas Grier.
CELINA - Eleven people from Mercer county with COVID-19 are hospitalized and four of them are on ventilators, according to a Wednesday news release from the Mercer County Health District.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office will host a countywide food drive 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, which is World Food Day, an annual, global event started in 1981 to end hunger.
Coldwater girls golf team earns first appearance at state tournament
Before this season, Coldwater's history at the girls golf tournament was on an individual basis.
The program will make history on Friday as the Cavaliers compete in the Division II state tournament on the Gray Course at The Ohio State University.
For the fourth straight year and the second under coach Jeremy Magoto, the Minster boys golf team is heading to the state tournament.
Gone is Josep
Jalyn Bruns has ticked off most of the boxes on a successful golf career: MAC Golfer of the Year, district qualifier as an individual and as a team. But before this season, that gold ring - a trip to state - was just out of reach.
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The Celina doubles team of Whitney Jones and Kaylyn Saunders lost the opening match of the Division I district girls tennis tournament on Wednesday at Port Clinton, ending their season.
All season, Coldwater and Marion Local have had an eye on Friday's matchup with a Midwest Athletic Conference title on the line. But after an upset loss to St. Henry two weeks ago, the Cavaliers need the win more.
There are only two weeks remaining in the high school football regular season. That means it is time to start projecting where local teams will end u
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Last Season: Cooper Jones' one-yard touchdown run with 42 seconds remaining in the game lifted the Bulldogs past the Redskins 14-10 at Celina Stadium in the season opener.
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11 carries for 110 yards and four touchdowns in the Cavaliers' 4
By Erin Gardner
CELINA - Vicki Topp, a therapist at Topp Counseling LLC, wants people to ask questions and educate themselves in suicide prevention strategies.
"I always say err on the side of caution. But again, suicide is one of those things that's kind of hard [More]
Celina beats St. Marys for outright WBL title
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - After Celina took the first two sets, St. Marys denied the Bulldogs a sweep with a win in the third set.
That just seemed to make the Bulldogs a bit angry.
Celina rolled in the fourth set for a 25-13, 25-15, 17-25, 25-11 victory in the Western Buckeye League season finale. [More]
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Parkway teachers pack school board meeting
ROCKFORD - More than 30 teachers and community members packed the Parkway Local Schools board of education meeting on Monday night, according to district officials.
MENDON - Mendon residents will decide if a current expense tax levy will be renewed at the general election on Nov. 2.
The 2.6-mill, five-year levy
Fort Recovery residents will vote on a liquor issue that would allow Casey's General Store, 208 E. Butler St., Fort Recovery, to sell wine and mixed
WAPAKONETA - Eighty-nine new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Thursday, according to an Auglaize County Health Department news release on Tuesday.
COLDWATER - The first of two public meetiings regarding a Coldwater Exempted Village Schools' proposed 2.5-mill continuing permanent improvement levy will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the auditeria.
NEW BREMEN - New Knoxville battled to the end, but in a battle of Midwest Athletic Conference heavyweights, a sluggish first set proved too much to overcome.
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Kendall Dieringer had two goals and Aerial Fast added another as St. Marys won its girls soccer Grand Lake rivalry match against Celina 3-1 on Tuesday night at Roughrider Field in St. Marys.
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