Second woman is sentenced in murder case
By Sydney Albert
PORTLAND, Ind. - The second woman convicted for the murder of Shea Briar, a 31-year-old from Portland, Indiana, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Friday after tearfully apologizing to Briar's family.
Shelby Hiestand of Portland, Indiana, is a fo [More]
By Bruce Monnin
MINSTER - Parkway used an explosive offense and a stingy first-half defense to grab a 27-0 halftime lead en route to its first win of the season with a 53-29 victory over Minster on Friday at Memorial Field.
It's the first win for Parkway over Minster since 2009. [More]
Obituaries on September 25th, 2021
Loree A. Nedderman, age 100, New Bremen, died peacefully on Thursday, September [More]
Kenneth L. Snell, age 80 of Celina, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Mercer County community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Carl August Sutter, age 82 of Celina, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at his residence in Celina, with his family at his bedside. [More]
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Census shows population increases 4.2%
CELINA - Mercer County saw its population jump 4.2% over the last decade, significantly higher than adjacent counties and the state as a whole, according to the results of the 2020 U.S. Census.
CELINA - Ralik Ratak Alele, an Asian-Pacific food and clothing store has opened its doors in Celina.
Located at 218 W. Fayette St., suite A, the shop opened on Sept. 11.
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer, 71, is stepping down as sheriff after 47 years working for the sheriff's office, citing personal and professional reasons, some of which he felt did not allow him to do the job he was elected to do.
MERCER COUNTY - The following construction projects are anticipated to affect state highways in Mercer County next week:
• State Route 117 will b
Redskins pull away from Indians in second half
ST. HENRY- The Fort Recovery-St. Henry matchup was set up to be a battle of running backs.
In the end, it was too much St. Henry all the way around
VERSAILLES - Every time New Bremen seized the momentum on Friday, Versailles' rushers ground the game to a halt.
The Tigers chewed up over six minu
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Ian Armentrout rushed for 165 yards and a touchdown and passed for another to lift Bath to a 35-13 victory over Celina in Western Buckeye League football action at Bath Stadium on Friday. The Bulldogs drop to 1-5 and 1-4 in league play.
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St. Marys secured a share of the Western Buckeye League boys golf championship after winning the league tournament held Friday at Pike Run in Ottawa. It's the first league title for the Roughriders since 2018 and third overall.
ROSSBURG - Logan Schuchart and Tyler Courtney have become two of the best at Eldora Speedway. Friday night the two were back on the famed Eldora victory stage after wins on the opening night of the Four Crown Nationals.
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - The top hazards threatening the stability of Mercer County are tornados/windstorms, followed by floods, winter storms, utility system outages and severe thunderstorms, an initial survey completed by community stakeholders shows.
Consultant Resource Solutions Associates of Norwalk is helping county officials complete a five-year update of the county's mitigation plan, as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [More]
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St. Marys led two sets to one before Shawnee rallied to send the Roughriders to a 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 17-25, 12-15 loss in a Western Buckeye League volleyball match in Shawnee.
Halle Huston led St. Marys with 22 kills while Addie Lauth added five blocks and three aces. Lily Rammel finished with 46 assists and a pair of aces. [More]
Obituaries on September 24th, 2021
Leon G. Homan, 91, of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away peacefully during the early hours of Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Roland "Rolly" C. Bernhold age 87 of Minster, Ohio died peacefully at 6:46 AM o [More]
Bradrick "Brad" A. Weyandt, age 49 of Mendon, Ohio, passed away on September 16, 2021 at his residence. [More]
Jerry Kent Hiatt, age 90, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, after a two year struggle to conquer congestive heart failure. [More]
Jerome A. "Jerry" Moeder, age 88 of Englewood, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. [More]
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Bartlett: County Democrat of the year
CELINA - Democrats will need to unite as a party under a shared love of democracy in order to win in 2022 and 2024 and improve Ohio for the next generation, state and local Democrats said during the Mercer County Democrats Unity Dinner Thursday night.
WAPAKONETA - Twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Tuesday, raising the county's cumulative case count to 4,265.
COLDWATER - Partydreams Mercer Co. will hold an open house 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at its showroom at 114 N. First St., Coldwater.
Owner Stephanie Stahl describes the business as a wedding and event decor rental company.
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said he's proud of his corrections staff after a state inspection found the county jail fully compliant with Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction standards.
New Bremen holds on in fourth set to beat Parkway
ROCKFORD - Facing match point three times, Parkway battled back twice.
Division IV top-ranked New Bremen stayed steady after the Panthers scored fi
CELINA - Once Celina got rolling, the points rolled in.
The Bulldogs improved to 12-1 on the season and 5-0 in the Western Buckeye League with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-18 win over Bath in Thursday night volleyball action at the intermediate school gymnasium.
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 49-year-old unvaccinated man is among three new deaths and 98 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mercer County during the past week, according to a Wednesday news release from the Mercer County Health District.
Health district administrator Jason Menchhofer on Wednesday night said the newest deaths also include an 84-year-old man and an 80-year-old man. Both were fully vaccinated, marking the third and fourth fully vaccinated individuals to die from the virus. [More]
By William Kincaid
This is the third and final part of a series looking at the effects of the diminishing number of local attorneys.
CELINA - Mercer County Juvenile Court is seeking volunteers to represent the best interests of children are involved in court proceedings because they have been abused or neglected. [More]
Obituaries on September 23rd, 2021
Wilma F. Pfeffenberger, age 90, a long-time resident of Celina, passed away pea [More]
Wilma J. Albers, age 86, of Celina, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, September 22, 2021, at Celina Manor. [More]
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CELINA - The Mercer County Board of Elections office in the courthouse reopened on Wednesday after closing for a day due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19, according to a board news release.
CELINA - A Celina man was arrested Tuesday evening after a search of his vehicle reportedly revealed suspected drugs and meth pipes, according to a Mercer County Sheriff's Office news release.
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Periennal NAIA football power University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne opened its season with a 45-34 win over Judson University in Illinois last Saturday, with junior running back and Fort Recovery graduate Will Homan leading the charge for USF.
Fort Recovery-St. Henry matchup features area's top running backs
The backyard rivalry between St. Henry and Fort Recovery has been historically one dominated by St. Henry, which holds a 21-5 margin since the teams first played in 1995 when Fort Recovery began playing Midwest Athletic Conference football.
It seems that every year we note in this article that the WBL tends to cannibalize itself as a league. That is to say, instead of there being a few t
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19 carries for 185 yards and five touchdowns and 142 passing yards and two touchdowns in the Cardinals' 48-13 win over Anna.
Zoning commission votes to table issue
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A debate on whether to ban the practice of turning private residences into short-term vacation rentals in East Jefferson Township was tabled on Tuesday night, with officials moving to hold another hearing in a few weeks.
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New Bremen outduels Coldwater in four sets
By Tom Haines
NEW BREMEN - Coming into Tuesday's match, Coldwater and New Bremen were a combined 23-1 and had only lost five sets apiece.
Something had to give.
In the first set, it was the Division IV top-ranked Cardinals on their heels, but then the script flipped and New Bremen closed out two tight wins to finish off a 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-23 victory in a Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball match at the Nest. [More]
Obituaries on September 22nd, 2021
Eugene Alfred Rethman, age 88, formerly of Fort Loramie, passed away of natural [More]
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CELINA - With assistance from a county revolving loan and other sources, two men aim to purchase a now rehabbed historical building in Celina and launch a mixed-use commercial enterprise, with food service.
WAPAKONETA - Eighty-three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Thursday, raising the county's cumulative case count to 4,233.
ST. MARYS - The newest park in St. Marys may be small, but its dedication Tuesday drew a big crowd, pulling in current and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agents from as far away as Cleveland and Cincinnati to honor one of their own.
FORT RECOVERY - School staff and board of education members celebrated high school junior Sophia Pearson for her organization and implementation of veteran banners across town.
Mercer County's unemployment rate for August was 3.4%, a small improvement from July's rate of 3.8%.
The county maintained its status as second lowest for joblessness among Ohio's 88 counties, according to an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services news release.
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Parkway picked up its fifth straight victory in volleyball in sweeping Delphos St. John's 25-16, 25-13, 25-14 in Tuesday night Midwest Athletic Conference acton at Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium in Delphos.
CELINA - After giving up three goals in a short span in Saturday's loss to Greenon, Celina looked to bounce back Tuesday in a Western Buckeye League girls soccer contest with Bath.
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