By Leslie Gartrell
WAPAKONETA - Former New Knoxville basketball coach Cole Fischbach was sentenced to more than five months in jail with work release after he was found guilty on two charges related to sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old student.
Fischbach, 27, was sentenced by Auglaize County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple to 180 days in the Auglaize County Correctional Center for each first-degree misdemeanor charge of disseminating material harmful to juveniles. [More]
Obituaries on June 28th, 2022
Sharon R. Hilleary, 77, of Urbana, Ohio passed away, Thursday, June 23, 2022 in Miami Valley Hospital. [More]
Kenneth J. Ernst, 68, Fort Loramie, died June 26, 2022, at his residence.
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ST. MARYS - City council members swore in new councilman Erik Mauter during their brief Monday evening meeting.
Mauter was appointed by the St. Mar
CELINA - Some city officials were thanked for supporting the Small Town Pride (STP) event held on Saturday while a councilman was called out for a comment he purportedly made on social media about one of the activities.
NEW BREMEN - Village council members on Monday heard first reading of legislation to purchase a Caterpillar wheel loader for $127,500.
The purchase includes a trade in for the village's John Deere backhoe loader.
Mercer ACME sectional winners' bracket starts tonight
COLDWATER - Celina and St. Henry won their opening games in the ACME baseball Mercer County sectional tournament at Veterans Field on Monday, moving into the winners' bracket of the double-elimination tournament.
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Grand Lake was swept by Cincinnati in a Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League doubleheader on Monday afternoon at Hayden Field at Xavier University.
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Officials preach common sense and life jackets
By Erin Gardner
CELINA- Area officials hope for a safe summer in and on the water.
Life jackets save lives
The most important safety measure one can practice while on the water is to wear a life jacket, said Don Siler of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Watercraft. [More]
Obituaries on June 27th, 2022
Jon H. Woehrmyer, age 74, of Minster, Ohio, passed away June 25th, at Vancrest [More]
James B. "Jim" Smith, 80, of Spencerville, passed away peacefully at 11:55 PM T [More]
Jerry L. Winget, of Celina, passed away at the age of 64 on June 24, 2022 at the Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys at 8:50 pm. [More]
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ROSSBURG - Dylan Westbrook dominated the NRA Sprint Invader portion of the Sure Shot Summer Showdown at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night and in doing so became the first Canadian to win a winged sprint car race at the legendary half-mile.
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New Bremen rallied from an early two-run deficit to win its ACME baseball sectional opener at Anna on Sunday, taking the lead in the fourth inning and adding four runs in the final three innings for an 8-3 victory.
Many area leaders cheer historic ruling
From staff reports
CELINA - Area officials and residents reacted Friday to the Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, with some rejoicing in a moment they've long awaited and others lamenting what they believe is a major setback for women's rights. [More]
Obituaries on June 25th, 2022
Georgiana E. Schroer, 71, of Saint Marys, died 11:00 P.M. Thursday, June 22, 2022, at her residence. [More]
Thurman Whitted Jr. "JR" 67, of Rockford, OH, passed away on Wednesday, June 22 [More]
James B. "Jim" Smith, 80, Spencerville, died at 11:55 p.m. June 23, 2022, at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center. [More]
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State and national elected officials representing the area largely welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision Friday allowing states to ban abortion.
CELINA- A 34-year-old Celina man was indicted by a grand jury on a slew of charges in connection with the overdose death of a Celina woman, according to a Celina Police Department news release.
New public park courts are nearly finished
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A recently completed full-length basketball court is seeing heavy action and the long awaited pickleball courts are slated to open to the public next week.
The new amenities are part of a concerted push by city officials to enhance Celina's parks and offer addition recreational opportunities to the community. [More]
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CELINA - School board members voted 3 to 1 to hire an intervention specialist and early childhood educaton teacher at a special meeting on Thursday morning.
MARIA STEIN - School board members met in special session Thursday afternoon to close out the books on fiscal year 2022 and approve temporary appropriations for fiscal year 2023.
Redskins tighten up defense to beat Roughriders
ST. MARYS - In a meeting of two teams struggling in the field, St. Henry committed one error and St. Marys committed six, and the score reflected it.
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Minster's Louis Magoto held off a pair of Delphos St. John's golfers to win the boys' 16-18 division at the Fuerst/Welch Open at Hickory Sticks in Van Wert as part of the Lima Junior Golf Association's summer tour.
Wedding planning is undergoing changes as couples increasingly modernize antiquated traditions.
Just ask Anne Puthoff, a partner at Emmy's Bridal in Minster.
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