Details are sketchy on Homeland Security raid
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security alongside other law enforcement agencies conducted an operation in Behm's Landing on the south side of Grand Lake on Tuesday morning, according to multiple sources.
Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey on Tuesday afternoon said his office assisted Homeland Security earlier in the day. He declined to offer any specific details about the investigation. [More]
Celina wins five-set marathon over Coldwater
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - The fans that packed into the Celina Intermediate School gymnasium on Tuesday for the Coldwater-Celina volleyball match were not short-changed when it came to action, though the fans, coaches and players of Coldwater left unhappy.
The Ca [More]
Obituaries on September 28th, 2022
Mary Jane Steinke, 87, of Botkins, died Sunday evening, Sept. 25, 2022, in Miami County. [More]
Judith A. Grieshop age 69 of Osgood, Ohio, at 4:40 PM on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
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CELINA - A 40-year-old Celina man was arrested Tuesday on multiple sex offense charges involving victims under the age of 13.
Shane B. Chilcoat was apprehended on 19 counts by Celina police officers at 812 Pro Drive, according to a news release from the Celina Police Department.
ST. HENRY - Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 127 and State Route 119 on Tuesday evening.
Chickasaw Fire Chief Mark Seitz said the department received a call reporting a two-vehicle accident at 5:27 p.m. Tuesday.
ST. HENRY - Village council members at their regular meeting this week heard first reading of an ordinance to grant a 10-year, 100% tax abatement to Cooper Farms.
MINSTER - Minster Oktoberfest will have a new beer garden and more music this year as officials change up the event's offerings.
"We are very landlocked in our festival. We don't have a lot of room to try new things because of where our festival is," festival co-president Sue Brandewie said.
CELINA - Another step forward in wetland remediation and improved Grand Lake water quality began Tuesday after Kahlig Dozing and Excavating Services, Fort Recovery, was awarded a contract for the second phase of the Mercer Wildlife Area wetland project.
ST. MARYS - An early miscue and struggles in the final third proved too much to overcome for St. Marys on Tuesday.
Kenton got on the board less tha
Division II Girls Golf Sectional
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Midwest Athletic Conference showed its dominance as Moose Landing in Ottawa played host to the Division II girls golf sectional tournament on Tuesday.
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The Marion Local volleyball team won its sixth straight match with a 25-13, 25-22, 25-15 sweep of St. Marys at the Hangar on Tuesday.
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By Leslie Gartrell
ST. MARYS - City council members during their regular Monday meeting heard first reading of an ordinance to purchase the former Ohio Army National Guard Armory building.
City Public Service and Safety director Greg Foxhoven said the National Guard left the armory in 2020 and relocated to Lima. The building has since sat empty. [More]
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CELINA - City officials, eyeing a slew of infrastructure projects next year, will seek multiple quotes in the coming weeks to lock in contract prices amid rising inflationary pressure.
CELINA - A retired Celina police officer faces no jail time after pleading guilty to using a law enforcement database to identify a person he believed was a friend of his wife.
NEW BREMEN - Village council members on Monday discussed preventive measures to keep geese out of the wastewater treatment plant.
"I am going to h
Celina can't match aggressiveness of WBL-leading O-G
CELINA - Celina took the fight to Ottawa-Glandorf for the first two minutes of the match, but from there on out, it was the Titans bringing the pressure.
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Parkway bounced back from Thursday's loss to Coldwater with a 25-12, 25-14, 25-14 win over Lima Central Catholic on Monday night at Herr Gymnasium in Lima.
Coldwater girls win third straight conference title; St. John's wins boys title
By Gary R. Rasberry
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Saturday brought together a winner-take-all scenario for both the boys and girls golf championships at the Midwest Athletic Conference tournaments.
In the girls' division, Coldwater, Minster and Versailles entered the day having shared the regular season title with matching 7-1 records. On the boys' side, Minster, Coldwater and Delphos St. John's all finished 8-1 in league matches. [More]
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Wilma D. Everman, age 90, of Maria Stein, Ohio, died Sunday September 25, 2022 at Bridge Hospice, Findlay Care Center. [More]
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It was great running weather for 152 finishers
CELINA - Hiroki Tokunaga of Fort Wayne won the 2022 Grand Lake half-marathon on Saturday, crossing the finish line in 1:22:09.6.
Hiroki, 26, beat Lima's Phillip Kallenberg by a full minute, coming in nearly 10 minutes ahead of his personal best set a year ago.
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They are paranoid. They think people are talking behind their backs.
What is no joke is that schools lack bus drivers.
ROSSBURG - Tyler Courtney continued his mastery of Eldora Speedway, while Chris Windom and Logan Seavey made it back-to-back Four Crown Nationals win
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry snapped Celina's six-match winning streak as the Redskins won a hard-fought 26-24, 25-21, 28-26 volleyball contest on Saturday at the Intermediate School.
By William Kincaid
CELINA - It's still a ways off, but state and local officials are already planning for a total solar eclipse that will occur on the afternoon of April 8, 2024, affording several Ohio counties great economic and educational opportunities.
For those areas lucky enough to fall in prime viewing area, the potential financial windfall of the total solar eclipse could come with logistical challenges, according to the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. [More]
By Bruce Monnin
MINSTER - In a game where both St. Henry and the Minster Wildcats had trouble finding a rhythm early, it was the Wildcats that seized momentum late in the second quarter and continued on for a 31-12 victory. Eighteen accepted penalties for 162 yards slowed both offenses, as well as timely defensive plays. [More]
Obituaries on September 24th, 2022
Trey Iaen Scouten, 18, passed away unexpectedly on September 20, 2022.
He was [More]
Julia A. Scott, of Montezuma, died Sept 15, 2022 at her home.
She was born September 15 1956, in Celina, to the late George & Barbara (Floyd) Scott. [More]
Lisa J. Antol, age 63, of Coldwater, Ohio passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:23 am at Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Ohio. [More]
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CELINA - Today's half-marathon and 5K has a behind-the-scenes individual who rarely gets praise when his delivery of an essential service goes exactly as planned.
Winkler Road at the U.S. 33 intersection is now closed while under reconstruction, according to Mercer County engineer Jim Wiechart. The road will co
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America celebrated Banned Books Week this week. The freedom to read is a privilege indeed.
The American Library Association coined a slogan: "Books
Celina posts first shutout in eight years in beating Bath
CELINA - It took a while for Celina's offense to get going, but the defense played a stellar contest.
The Bulldogs took advantage of three Bath turnovers and scored 22 points in the second half to post a 29-0 shutout over the winless Wildcats in Western Buckeye League play at Celina Stadium.
VERSAILLES - Facing a fellow defending state champion, Marion Local looked vulnerable in the first half. In the second, it was back to looking like a juggernaut.
ROSSBURG - A couple of Californians graced Eldora's victory lane on Friday night as the speedway kicked off the Four Crown weekend.
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COLDWATER - The Coldwater football team is still unbeaten on Homecoming Weekend.
Sounds about right.
The second-ranked team in Division V outgained Parkway 468-121 en route to a 49-0 win, improving to 6-0 and 4-0 in Midwest Athletic Conference play.
NEW BREMEN - No one could blame Hunter Schaefer if he needed a breather at halftime.
Not only had the New Bremen senior rushed for 172 yards and scored four touchdowns, but he also attempted five PAT kicks and kicked off six times.
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St. Marys recorded nearly 400 yards of total offense as the Roughriders bounced back from last week's rough loss to Van Wert with a 41-14 win over Shawnee on Friday night in Shawnee Township.
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