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...WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 11 AM EST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 15 below zero. * WHERE...Portions of East Central Indiana and Central and West Central Ohio. * WHEN...From 1 AM to 11 AM EST Wednesday. * IMPACTS...The cold wind chills could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
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Group to sponsor fundraising event
By Leslie Gartrell
ST. MARYS - The non-profit Anything is Pawsable group will host a red-carpet worthy fundraising gala at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Romer's Catering, Celina.
The non-profit program trains dogs, starting as puppies, to be assistance dogs. The dogs are then donated to recipients in surrounding communities, free of charge. [More]
Obituaries on January 24th, 2022
Jennifer K. Clint, age 55, of New Bremen, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 1:07 A.M. at the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. [More]
Dale LeRoy Brock Sr., 94, Celina, died Jan. 22, 2022, at his home.
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William E. "Bill" Tostrick age 82 of New Bremen, died on Saturday, January 22, [More]
Ann Marie (Delzeith) Geise, age 88, of Fort Loramie, passed away of natural cau [More]
Anthony "Larry" Heinl age 80 of Minster, Ohio died at 12:58 PM on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
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CELINA - A Celina woman was arrested after striking a pedestrian early Sunday morning, according to a Celina Police Department news release.
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Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Auglaize-Mercer Family Y hosted a mini-meet set up featuring Celina, St. Marys, St. Henry, Fort Loramie, Ansonia Arcanum and Benjamin Logan.
MINSTER - The first 10 1/2 minutes of Saturday's Tri-Village-Minster girls basketball game were a struggle for the Wildcats.
Minster went cold while the state-ranked Patriots got on a roll with 3-pointers en route to a 52-31 victory at Wildcat Gymnasium.
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Wally Wagner prepares to retire
By William Kincaid
MINSTER - Succeeding Wally Wagner as owner of the iconic Wagner's IGA is like trying to fill Woody Haye's shoes, said Leo Braido, who has acquired all three grocery stores in Minster, New Bremen and Fort Loramie.
But, as a grocer with almost four decades in the industry, Braido said he's up for the challenge. [More]
By Tom Haines
FORT RECOVERY - St. Henry's deep shooting never got going, and Fort Recovery made the Redskins pay for every miss.
The Indians seized control with a 10-0 run to end the first half and never let up on the way to a 50-37 Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball win at Fort Site Fieldhouse on Friday. [More]
Obituaries on January 22nd, 2022
Guy Whitehead, 91, formerly of St. Marys, OH died 12:15 a.m. Friday December 31, 2021 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, OH. [More]
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130-year-old cactus still going strong, thanks to Coldwater man
COLDWATER - Jack Knapschaefer said the secret to having a plant live more than 100 years is to not baby it.
"Let the plant take care of itself. I
Chip spreader, truck for engineer's office
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners this week signed off on a nearly $400,000 purchase of a chip spreader and cab-and-chassis truck for the county engineer's office.
Cold shooting hampers Celina in loss to Bath
CELINA - Adam Johns couldn't fault the effort of his Celina defense on Friday.
But the offensive took form to the cold weather outside.
The Bull
MINSTER - Marion Local turned up the defensive heat in the third quarter, limiting Minster to just two field goals and creating enough padding to hang on down the stretch for a 53-45 win Friday night at the Wildcat Gymnasium.
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The St. Marys boys basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a decisive win over the defending Western Buckeye League champions, routing Shawnee 57-24 at Lappin Gymnasium in Shawnee Township on Friday night.
Buzzard sentenced for murder of Columbus man
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A Marion, Indiana, woman on Thursday afternoon was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 30 years on one count of aggravated murder, an unclassified felony.
Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffery Ingraham handed down the sentence to Sarah Buzzard, 30, that had been negotiated in a plea agreement that spared her the death penalty for killing Ryan Zimmerman, 21, of Columbus. Buzzard had pled guilty on Dec. 23. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - It was a perfect Senior Night for the Celina wrestling team.
All five seniors recorded victories and the Bulldogs recorded pinfalls or technical falls in all their wins, picking up a 64-18 victory over Bath in Western Buckeye League dual match action at Celina High School on Thursday. The win moves Celina to 5-1 in league dual matches. [More]
Obituaries on January 21st, 2022
Ruby M. Greiwe, age 93, of New Bremen, died suddenly from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Wednesday afternoon, January 19, 2022. [More]
Charles "Chuck" Hein, 68, of Fort Recovery, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Mercer Health in Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Paul E. Gates, age 82, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at his home near Rockford. [More]
Gerald (Jerry) Ruchty of Coldwater, Ohio died peacefully at his home on January 20, 2022 at the age of 89. [More]
Margaret H. (Peg) Houseworth, age 97, of Celina Ohio, passed away peacefully on January 19 2022 in Naples, Florida. [More]
Louise Ann "Lou Ann" Knoth, 88, Coldwater, died Jan. 20, 2022, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Daniel J. "Peppy" Steinbrunner, age 67, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on January 19, 2022 at 4:35 pm at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
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A 93-year-old New Bremen woman was killed in a single-car accident reported 1:32 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Amsterdam and Tri-Township roads in Auglaize County.
Woman discusses difficult pregnancy
CELINA - Lynn Rinderle, St. Henry, asked the crowd gathered at Alethia Christian Church on Thursday night if they believed God has a sense of humor.
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County continues to see some of the highest reported number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began nearly two years ago.
Shawnee takes control to beat St. Marys
ST. MARYS - If you stepped out of the gym for a minute in the third quarter of Thursday's Shawnee-St. Marys girls basketball game to grab a bag of popcorn, you might have thought you walked back into a different game.
NEW BREMEN - Coming out of the half, New Bremen was firing on all cylinders. Parkway was decidedly not.
The Cardinals scored the first 11 points in
The Celina Athletic Hall of Fame will induct three new members between the boys' basketball JV and varsity games with Crestview on Saturday night.
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Marion Local jumped out to an early lead and held off Minster down the stretch to move to 12-4 on the season in a 53
Wedding experts are advising couples who are getting married in 2022 and 2023 to plan ahead and be flexible.
With numerous wedding celebrations res
By Erin Gardner
CELINA - Dropping temperatures and a frozen Grand Lake may have people thinking about ice fishing and other winter activities.
But they should have a solid safety plan first, a state park official said.
Brian Miller, southwest district manager for Ohio State Parks and Watercraft, said there is no such thing as 100% safe ice. [More]
Obituaries on January 20th, 2022
John A. Kaiser, age 89, of North Star, Ohio, died on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at his home. [More]
Dorothy (Esmonde) Thomas-Brill, 70, formerly of St. Marys, OH died unexpectedly [More]
Gary W. Hole, age 74, of Celina, passed away on January 18, 2022 at 11:09 pm at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta, Ohio. [More]
Zachary D. Hemmelgarn, age 32, of Powell, and formerly of New Bremen, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at his residence. [More]
Cora Diane Williams, age 55 of Celina, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the Wayne Hospital in Greenville. [More]
Frances E. Brackman (Koesters), age 88 of Englewood, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022. [More]
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The Plaza Shopping Center sold for $1.4M
CELINA - The Plaza Shopping Center on North Main Street and adjacent properties have been sold for $1.45 million to a New York real estate investor.
A local group has formed a new Political Action Committee to promote equity, access and diversity in Mercer County.
Mercer County LEAD, which stand
CELINA - One person has died and 284 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Mercer County county during the past week, according to a county health district news release.
MONTEZUMA - Mayor Steve Fortman advised councilors during Wednesday's meeting that excavation is expected to start this week on a drainage improvement project designed to alleviate recurring flooding in the village.
CELINA - Two people were arrested Tuesday during a Heroin Interdiction Team detail, according to a news release from Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey.
The Hoops
The St. Marys girls basketball team has started out strong this season, opening up 11-3 with a 4-1 record in the Western Buckeye League.
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