Special Weather Statement issued February 08 at 6:33AM EST by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...PATCHY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING... Patchy dense fog is occurring this morning, reducing visibility to less than one quarter mile at times. This is expected to continue until around 9 AM. Temperatures are below freezing, resulting in the potential for freezing fog. Slick conditions are possible on elevated surfaces so motorists should be cautious when using bridges and overpasses.
High Wind Watch issued February 08 at 3:12AM EST until February 09 at 7:00PM EST by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph possible. * WHERE...Portions of East Central Indiana and Central and West Central Ohio. * WHEN...From Thursday morning through Thursday evening. * IMPACTS...Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
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Montgomery Field renovation project slated to get underway
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Plans for the renovation of Eastview Park's Montgomery Field will get underway soon, with the hope that the moves will help build the baseball programs for Celina High School, Wright State University-Lake Campus, Celina ACME and Grand Lake Mariners that share the facility in the spring and summer. [More]
Obituaries on February 7th, 2023
Leroy Alden Peters passed away on Feb 4, 2023 at the age of 90.
He was born o [More]
Mike Hull, 83, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on February 5, 2023 at Celina Manor [More]
Glen Albert Wurster widowed husband and beloved father and grandfather died Monday January 30, 2023 in Bonita Springs, FL at the age of 96. [More]
Jaclyn A. Monahan, 82, Wapakoneta, died at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 5, 2023, at Odem at A [More]
George Weiss, Jr., 95, New Bremen, died at 10:13 p.m. Feb. 4, 2023, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Earl H. Heyne Sr., age 81, of St. Sebastian,died on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at Divine Nursing and Rehab at Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Celina man who along with his wife was charged with participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has followed the same course as his wife and now seeks legal representation.
FORT RECOVERY - After returning a $1.026 million state grant for the proposed Butler Street reconstruction project, village officials have applied for another grant for a pared-down version of the project.
COLDWATER - Laudick's Jewelry will be closing its Coldwater location on Feb. 18.
After 25 years of business, the jewelry store is closing due to staffing shortages, according to a Facebook post.
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By Leslie Gartrell
COLDWATER - A group of retired nurses have created a closet for patients in need at Mercer County Community Hospital.
Barb's Closet, named in honor of the late Barb Huelsman, was created by Betty Nietfeld, Ethel Kaiser, Jane Kleinhenz, Anita Hemmelgarn and Ann Beyke, all of St. Henry. [More]
Obituaries on February 6th, 2023
Rev. John E. Dodds, 87, of St. Marys, OH, died 6:06 a.m., Fri. Feb. 3, 2023, at [More]
Mary F. Brown age 95, of Minster, died on Friday, February 3, 2023, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
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Stephen Jacquemin, a professor of environmental sciences at Wright State Lake campus, said Grand Lake is on the right path after reviewing 2022 data at Saturday's Lake Improvement Association meeting.
A lack of land to relocate dredge material from Grand Lake could hamper efforts to remove sediment from the lake and improve lake health, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resource officials.
ST. MARYS - Evan Angstmann came out on fire for St. Marys on Saturday evening.
His teammates soon caught heat, too.
The Roughriders shot a sizzli
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina's attempt to come back from a sluggish start fell short as the Bulldogs suffered their fifth straight setback in a 43-37 loss to Bryan on Hall of Fame Saturday at the Fieldhouse. The win snapped the Golden Bears' nine-game losing streak.
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ST. MARYS - A folk art painting depicting a wagon accident in the early days of St. Marys is getting an upgrade.
The Auglaize County Historical Society is conserving the painting that was made some time after the Civil War.
The historical society during the pandemic arranged for a conservation expert to review its collection of artifacts and buildings. The expert also issued recommendations for best practices. [More]
Marion clinches share of MAC crown with big win over Coldwater
By Tom Haines
COLDWATER - What looked to be a clash of two of the best teams in the Midwest Athletic Conference turned into a Marion Local coronation.
The Flyers jumped out to a 14-point lead and never let up in a 56-44 boys basketball victory over Coldwater at the Palace on Friday, and with Delphos St. John's loss to St. Henry, Marion clinched at least a share of the MAC title for the second straight year. [More]
Obituaries on February 4th, 2023
Kenneth E. Slorp, 87, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on February 1, 2023 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
Albert Leo Kramer, age 85, of Grandview Heights, died on Saturday January 14, 2023. [More]
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WASHINGTON- A Celina woman who along with her husband was charged with participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has changed course and now seeks legal representation.
CELINA - A 27-year-old woman charged with multiple counts of theft from an elderly person and other crimes made her initial appearance in Celina Municipal Court on Friday.
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners this week signed off on several expense requests from the sheriff's office, including one for a $110,634 software package to extract data from electronic devices.
CELINA - One issue has been a constant this season for the Celina boys basketball team: cold spells.
Friday night against state-ranked Defiance, t
ROCKFORD - The game was tight after one half.
Then New Bremen tightened up its defense against Parkway.
The Cardinals captured their seventh straight victory via a 50-38 result Friday night, using a 27-17 run to take control from a two-point halftime advantage.
MINSTER - Fort Recovery took control of the game in the second quarter and never gave it up on its way to a 58-47 Midwest Athletic Conference victory at Minster Friday night.
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The St. Henry boys basketball team outdueled Delphos St. John's in the fourth quarter to pull off a 53-51 upset win of its Midwest Athletic Conference rival at Redskin Gymnasium on Friday.
By Leslie Gartrell
School districts in Mercer and Auglaize counties are set to receive a combined $1.56 million in funding through Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's K-12 School Safety Grant Program.
Six school districts in Mercer County will receive a total of $875,000 in funding, while three school districts and the educational service center in Auglaize County will receive a total of $694,200. [More]
Marion suffers first MAC loss in OT
By Tom Haines
MARIA STEIN - After locking up at least a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title last week, Marion Local just needed to beat Coldwater Thursday for an outright championship.
The Cavaliers had other ideas.
Coldwater beat Marion at its own game, outlasting the Flyers 32-26 in a physical, defensive contest and winning in overtime for the second time this week. [More]
Obituaries on February 3rd, 2023
Frederick J. (Fred) Dorsten, Jr. (79) of Columbus, Ohio passed away on January 11, 2023 at the James Cancer Hospital. [More]
Kevin "Hog" Paul Brunswick, age 61, formerly of Coldwater, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. [More]
Wayne A. Hemmelgarn, age 54, of Carthagena, died peacefully surrounded by family, on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at his home. [More]
Beverly Ann Westerfield, 70 of Celina, Ohio passed away at home on Monday, January 30th at home surrounded by her husband and children. [More]
June E. Thurston, 80, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on February 1, 2023 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
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CELINA - Celina City Council is poised for a shakeup as veteran Democrat member June Scott is not seeking another term in office and Republican Mike Sovinski contemplates a run as an independent in the November general election.
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County commissioners will disburse $1.05 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to cities and villages.
Commissioners this
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners this week agreed to release over $600,0000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to the village of Fort Recovery and Mercer County Emergency Medical Services.
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff's Office staff met with the family of 79-year-old Robert Hageman Thursday morning as their search for the missing Beavercreek man continued into its third day.
NEW BREMEN - The loud cheers emanating from the locker room had little to do with Parkway surviving with a tough win at New Bremen on Thursday night.
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Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys wrapped up at least a share of the Western Buckeye League regular season wrestling title after defeating Elida 60-16 on Thursday night at Grand Lake Health System Court.
Colorful murals depict area's rich history
Communities in Mercer and Auglaize counties are home to many hidden gems, including not only boutiques, restaurants and entertainment, but also outdoor murals.
Tourism activity in Mercer and Auglaize counties continues tostrengthen after the pandemic put a damper on travel and recreation.
Last year was an excellent year for tourism, according to Donna Grube, director of the Greater Grand Lake Visitors Center.
Nitro Roofing & Construction doing 'dynamite' business
NEW KNOXVILLE - A roofing company launched by a New Bremen man more than 15 years ago continues to grow under the direction of his wife and three sons.
Cargill expands
SIDNEY - The Sidney Cargill plant will soon have the largest soybean extractor in North America as part of a more than $225 million expansion.
Unique parks are perks
Across Mercer and Auglaize counties, residents and visitors alike can find numerous unique parks and playgrounds offering fun and educational activities.
Libraries offer classes
Libraries are no longer for just checking out books, area professionals agree.
A mainstay in many communities now act as an activity center offering craft projects, professional development seminars and family programs.
Now senior living
CARTHAGENA - On a cold, grey winter morning at St. Charles, warmth, laughter and goodwill radiates within the dinning room.
Lay residents, priests
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