By William Kincaid
CELINA - Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Wednesday marveled at the melding of education and workforce development at Tri Star, saying it is doing exactly what is needed to prepare students for careers after high school.
Husted visited the $25 million, 101,170-square-foot, two-story facility on State Route 703 to highlight the importance of career education. He addressed a gathering of students, teachers, administrators and business representatives. [More]
Knapke, Slusher, Winner win regional titles before rainout
By Tom Haines
TROY - The thunder started just after 7 p.m., but that still left Caden Slusher, Jack Knapke and Molly Winner enough time to win individual regional titles.
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Parkway's Slusher tied for first in the long jump, Marion Local's [More]
Obituaries on May 26th, 2022
Margo Ayers, age 68 of Columbus, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at her residence in Columbus. [More]
Verl W. Ballmer, 95, of Findlay, passed peacefully in his sleep at his home May 21, 2022. [More]
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COLDWATER - As illicit fentanyl, methamphetamine and synthetic opioids exacerbate the existing nationwide drug overdose epidemic, health care providers are turning to opioid stewardship programs to reduce deaths and improve patient care.
CELINA - Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted believes the massacre at a Texas elementary school that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers will spark discussion on protecting school students and staff.
$5,000 reward offered
CELINA - An April fire that killed two pets at a Willow Street home is being investigated as arson by the State Fire Marshal's Office, according to a state department of commerce official.
Division I Regional Track and Field
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina boys track and field had two athletes earn podium finishes, but were unable to qualify anyone to state after the first day of the Division I regional meet at the Cooper Tire Track and Field Complex in Findlay.
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Both St. Henry's Nolan Schmitz and Lima Central Catholic's Billy Bourk were both pitching as fast as they could to try and beat the rain.
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - A Mercer County jail sales tax renewal that was defeated by a scant number of votes is heading to a recount after completion of the official canvas of the May 3 primary election results.
Mercer County Board of Election members at Tuesday morning's special meeting certified the official results of the primary election, which showed the jail levy came up 25 votes short, according to director Kristi Rable. Results show 4,669 votes were cast against the levy and 4,644 in favor. [More]
Obituaries on May 25th, 2022
Traci J. Treon, 50, of Covington, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022, at Ohio's Hospice of Miami County Care Center. [More]
Susan Unrast of Willcox passed away at home on May 18, 2022, at the age of 82. [More]
Gary Lee Frilling, age 59, of Anna, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at his residence early Tuesday morning, May 24, 2022. [More]
Mary (Reier) Wenning, 95 of Coldwater, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family on May 24th, 2022. [More]
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ST. HENRY - The village has been awarded a $500,000 Ohio Public Works Commission grant and a $510,000 zero-interest loan for the Bernard housing subdivision reconstruction project, council members learned at their Monday night meeting.
COLDWATER - A Coldwater native, veteran educator and principal was selected as the district's new superintendent at a special board meeting Tuesday morning.
Mercer County's unemployment rate improved once again in April to 2.1%, down from March's rate of 2.7%.
The county also kept its status as second l
Emily Schwieterman signs with NAIA's Spring Arbor
CELINA - Emily Schwieterman thought that continuing her athletic career after high school wouldn't be in the cards.
Spring Arbor offered her the chance.
Alumni Notes
Into his second month of Class-A baseball, Seth Lonsway is starting to become known to hitters in the California League.
Still, the Celina High School grad and Ohio State standout is pitching well for the San Jose Giants this season.
By Leslie Gartrell
ST. MARYS - As time goes on, some things change while others stay the same. The same can be said for Ginny's Gingersnaps, a baton-twirling group celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Ginny Maurer, owner and director of Ginny's Gingersnaps, said she's seen thousands of girls come to learn the art of baton twirling over the past 50 years. [More]
Coldwater rallies for eighth-inning win in tourney tune-up
By Tom Haines
COLDWATER - After defensive gaffes put Coldwater in a 2-0 hole, the Cavaliers' bats came to life just in time.
Runs in the sixth and seventh innings forced extras before Braxton Howell came around to score in the eighth to give Coldwater a 3-2 win over Lincolnview in one last regular-season baseball game at Veterans Field on Monday. [More]
Obituaries on May 24th, 2022
Odyne Leona (Schulze) Barlage, age 89, of Sawmill Road in Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at her residence Sunday Evening, May 22, 2022. [More]
Regina M. Fischer age 86, of Ansonia passed away at 11:38 am Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Versailles Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. [More]
Richard (Rick) A. Pleiman, age 61 of Coldwater, died Sunday, May 22, 2022, surrounded by family at his home in Coldwater. [More]
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CELINA - A new shelter house/restroom facility will be built this summer in the Bryson Park District along Lake Shore Drive.
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ST. MARYS - City council members during Monday's regular council meeting saw 3-D renderings of the city's new municipal building slated to go out to bid in July.
NEW BREMEN - Village council members on Monday passed legislation that will pave the way for a new manufacturing operation in the Bunker Hill Industrial Park.
June 6 meeting set for residents on assessments
COLDWATER - Council members at Monday's meeting approved a resolution of necessity to make repairs to South Sixth Street.
Under suspension of the r
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Celina's Nevaeh Huser qualified for the Division II regional track and field meet as the boys and girls district pol
By Erin Gardner
Nikki Thobe, Coldwater, is a nurse at Mercer County Community Hospital and has felt firsthand the effects of the nationwide baby formula shortage.
She has four-month-old twins and pumps breast milk for them, rather than nursing the babies directly. [More]
Obituaries on May 23rd, 2022
Dennis Leon Laffin, age 77, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at his rural Rockford home. [More]
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Dellinger scatters two hits, drives in three runs in Coldwater win
COLDWATER - If there was ever a need for Reece Dellinger to show why he is a two-time Midwest Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Year, he provided a fine resume on Saturday.
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The Celina boys' track and field team finished sixth at the Division I district track and field meet that concluded Saturday at the Cooper Tires Track Complex at Findlay High School.
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