CELINA - City council members at their regular meeting Monday gave first reading to an ordinance that would effectively prohibit medical and recreational marijuana-related facilities from operating in most of downtown Celina.
Councilors voted 4-to-1 to advance the ordinance to second reading. Councilman June Scott cast the lone "no" vote, citing the hypocrisy of discouraging marijuana-related facilities downtown but not bars. Councilmen Mark Fleck and Eric Clausen were absent. [More]
ST. MARYS - Even though St. Marys held the ball for most of the first half, the Roughriders were struggling to generate chances.
It wasn't until late in the first half that St. Marys broke through, and the one goal held up as the Roughriders played keep-away to close out a 1-0 victory over Kenton in a Western Buckeye League girls soccer match at Roughrider Field on Monday. [More]
CELINA - The defense team for a Marion, Indiana, woman charged in connection with the killing and dismemberment of 21-year-old Ryan Zimmerman must have qualified counsel by her next court appearance on Oct. 19.
ST. MARYS - The city plans to construct a new facility to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant with the help of an approximately $4.7 million, low-interest loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA).
CELINA - Work on the newest wetland and water treatment area has begun, and local and state officials gathered Monday to mingle with Langenkamp family members and hear about plans for the future 88.9-acre Burntwood-Langenkamp Wetland Conservation Area.
ST. HENRY - Village council members after a 20-minute executive session moved to convert the part-time utilities clerk and administrative assistant position to a full-time post during their brief Monday evening meeting.
St. Henry improved to 9-4 on the volleyball season after winning a four-set battle with Mercer County rival Celina on Saturday in a battle of state-ranked teams at Redskin Gymnasium. The loss is just the second of the season for the Bulldogs, who drop to 12-2.
ROSSBURG - Logan Seavey had a fast car and finished second in the United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget feature event. Seavey also had a fast car and finished second in the USAC National Sprint Car feature event.
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]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.