Auglaize County grand champion sells for $225,000
By William Kincaid
COLUMBUS - An Auglaize County teen and her steer named Cruiser shattered a record at the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction on Sunday afternoon at the WCOL Celeste Center.
Ryleigh Egbert's Grand Champion Market Beef went for $225,000, smashing the previous record of $140,000 set in 2011. In fact, the whopping sale amount for Cruiser represents the highest bid on any animal ever since the Sale of Champions began in 1968, according to the Ohio State Fair. [More]
Minster, Coldwater hosting pro bowling action this week
By Gary R. Rasberry
Football season is close to getting underway, but for this week, bowling rules in the Grand Lake area as Minster and Coldwater host events for the Professional Bowlers Association.
Minster gets the first shot at action on the lanes with the PBA Central Region Kremer Roofing Classic that begins today and wraps up Thursday at Community Lanes. [More]
Obituaries on August 9th, 2022
Michael L. Baucher, age 68, of Celina, passed away on August 8, 2022 at his residence in rural Celina. [More]
Linda Gale Morris, 66, of Wapakoneta, OH died 1:52 p.m. Friday August 5, 2022 at Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, OH. [More]
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CELINA - A new $2 million electric distribution facility will be financed through a low interest loan program.
City council members at Monday night
ST. MARYS - City council members during their regular Monday meeting approved an ordinance to borrow $12 million for the new city municipal building.
The ordinance was approved after three readings and a public hearing held shortly before the regular meeting.
AUGLAIZE COUNTY - A 31-year-old man was killed Saturday after being thrown from a motorcycle on State Route 385, east of New Hampshire.
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NEW BREMEN - Village council members on Monday heard first reading of a resolution authorizing an application to Ohio Public Works Commission for funds to reconstruct Plum and Park streets and Eastmoor Drive.
MARIA STEIN -- Gaining community input on a possible building project and addressing staffing issues as district enrollment continues to grow are among the goals for the upcoming school year outlined by Superintendent Mike Pohlman at Monday night's Marion Local school board meeting.
ST. HENRY - A group of about 10 community members attended Monday's board of education meeting to discuss installing cameras at the St. Henry Community Center.
COLDWATER- Village council members at Monday's regular meeting gave second reading of an ordinance to crack down on people putting non-licensed items on public right-of-ways.
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The Celina girls golf team opened its season with a strong showing at the Lincolnview Invitational at Willow Bend Country Club in Van Wert.
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By Sandy Rose Schwieterman
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Fair manager Ed Doenges said the 170th celebration of the event offered a lot more entertainment this year.
It may have looked like attendance was down a little this year, Doenges said, but he attributed the appearance of thinner crowds to the fact that the fair was spread out over a larger area. [More]
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CELINA - ODNR dredge coordinator Tom Grabow told LIA members at their Saturday morning meeting at the Celina Moose lodge there will be a significant slowdown of Grand Lake dredging in 2022.
Piqua drivers sweep features at Eldora's Family Fun Night
ROSSBURG - Family Fireworks Night always draws a big crowd of area race to Eldora Speedway, and Saturday night was no different.
When the dust settled it was the fans making the trip from Piqua who cheered the loudest.
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Community leaders aim to create a $12 million indoor event center and arena on the west end of the Mercer County Fairground that they say would attract big events to the area and boost the local economy.
A group of stakeholders and business leaders behind the proposal seek to bring their ambitious vision to life in cooperation with the county fair board. They will roll out a fundraising campaign at the 170th Mercer County Fair beginning Friday. [More]
Obituaries on August 6th, 2022
Joan May Greber, age 88, of Celina, passed away at 11:32 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Kimberley L. (Eversman) Johnston-Young, 55, of Celina, OH died 5:07 p.m. Wednes [More]
Sheila Lynn Miller, 58, Botkins, died Aug. 3, 2022, at her home.
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James J. Bornhorst, 88, Fort Loramie, died Aug. 5, 2022, at his residence.
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The showbiz veteran has one of the more popular kiddie attractions at the Auglaize County Fair. Daily Standard staff writer Leslie Gartrell caught up with the puppet for this exclusive interview.
127 Yard Sale
CELINA - It's the time of year when those who love mining the bargain bins in search of gold get to let their hair down and go hog wild.
The annual 127 Yard Sale returned this week for its 35th year. It runs through Sunday.
CELINA - Megan Shelley, 35, Celina, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Friday in Mercer County Common Pleas Court in connection with the 2020 methamphetamine overdose death of a Celina woman.
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Coldwater takes second at Celina boys golf Invitational
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The Lynx Golf Course in Celina hosted the annual Celina Invitational boys golf tournament on Friday, with the Midwest Athletic Conference claiming the team trophies.
Latest wetland project has public unveiling
By Sandy Rose Schwieterman
Roughly 25 people, including representatives of county environmental offices and members of the Langenkamp family, attended the public opening of the Burntwood-Langenkamp Wetland Conservation project on Thursday.
The 90-acre project is located on Coldwater Creek Road between Younger and Green roads. [More]
The Coldwater Squires make the gooey mix for their waffles, a festival delicacy
By Erin Gardner
COLDWATER - There's no better respite from walking around an area festival than biting into a fresh, crispy waffle dusted with powdered sugar.
Just ask Scott Gels, Coldwater Squires chief counselor.
The Coldwater Squires make the festival food favorite for the Coldwater K of C Picnic and the Coldwater Community Picnic every year. [More]
Obituaries on August 5th, 2022
Sandra Sue Sadler, 65, of Wapakoneta, OH died 1:20 a.m. Thursday August 4, 2022 at her residence. [More]
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MARIA STEIN - The race for Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District District board supervisor is officially on.
Voting began Tuesday during the annual Mercer SWCD meeting on Tuesday at Moeller Brew Barn.
WAPAKONETA - The Auglaize County Fair saluted the area's men and women who served their country with Veterans Day on Thursday.
In addition to gaining admittance to the fair free of charge, veterans were treated to a program honoring their commitment in the armed forces and a free meal.
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