St. Marys hangs on to defeat Marion Local
By Tom Haines
ST. MARYS - With the margin never stretching past six points, St. Marys' lead wasn't safe until the buzzer sounded.
Kendall Dieringer's five-point run late in the fourth made the difference, and Stella Huelsman's tying shot at the buzzer was tipped and fell short as the Roughriders pulled out a 50-47 win over Marion Local in girls basketball action at Grand Lake Health System Court on Tuesday. [More]
Obituaries on January 19th, 2022
Deborah Bruns, age 65, of Celina, died Friday, December 31, 2021 at IU Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. [More]
Hilda C. Homan, age 87, of St. Henry, died on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
John A. Kaiser, 89, North Star, died at his home on Jan. 18, 2022.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star. [More]
Jean F. Fortkamp, 86, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Rose M. Mackey, 95, of Evansville, formerly of Celina, Ohio, passed away January 17, 2022, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital. [More]
Madonna Mary (Seger) Poeppelman, age 69, of Yorkshire, passed away of natural causes Monday, January 17, 2022, at the Wayne Healthcare ER in Greenville, Ohio. [More]
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WAPAKONETA - A celebrated storyteller, author and teaching artist drew connections between quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. and the folklore tales she was raised with.
Part of work pared down due to cost
CELINA - County commissioners last week approved the final piece of the Fort Recovery-Minster Road and Rolfes Road tile project after commissioners initially rejected part of it last fall after landowners complained it cost too much.
High number due to ODA lag in reporting
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Health Department officials on Tuesday reported 330 new cases of COVID-19 since their last report on Thursday, raising the county's cumulative number of cases to 6,534 since the pandemic began.
ROCKFORD - Village councilors discussed creating an ordinance or amending an existing one to prohibit the parking of vehicles in private yards and on sidewalks.
COLDWATER - The Palace in Coldwater hosted wrestling on Tuesday night as the Cavaliers hosted county rival Parkway, Ada and Allen East for a Super-Tri.
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Tyler Koenig hit a 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to give Spencerville the lead and the Bearcats held on at the line for a 53-51 win over St. Henry in a boys basketball game at Redskin Gymnasium on Tuesday.
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Counties to discuss how to spend drug settlement millions
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer and Auglaize counties are part of a nine-county cluster that will have a say in how millions of dollars from opioid lawsuit settlements will be spent within the region.
Region 15, as it's known, also will appoint a member and recom [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
"How do you take 47 years of your life, who you are and what you become, and put that into three minutes?"
For Jessie Magoto, that is something she will try to do when the longtime Minster girls cross country and track and field coach will be inducted into the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OAT&CCC) Hall of Fame on Jan. 28 at the Hilton at Easton in Columbus. [More]
Obituaries on January 18th, 2022
Donald P. Ahrens, age 60, of Celina (formerly of Coldwater), died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
William "Bill" Edward Paulus, age 73, of Russia, passed away of natural causes [More]
Etta Lou Crow, age 86, of Celina, Ohio passed away at the Miller House in Celina on January 12, 2022 after a lengthy illness. [More]
Ronald J. Schmiesing age 69 of Minster, Ohio died on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
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Trial date expected in early May, June
MINSTER - Councilors at a special meeting Monday received an update on a lawsuit stemming from the ongoing solar field contract dispute.
Alabama energy company Enpower Solar is suing the village for $10.5 million in damages.
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members on Monday approved after third reading an ordinance amending the village zoning code. The legislation is retroactive to Jan. 1.
New Bremen catcher Vince Hulse signed a letter of intent with Bluffton University, committing to the Beavers to start his college baseball career.
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Coldwater traveled to Beaver-Vu Lanes in Beavercreek for the annual Baker Bash Bowling Tournament, which features an all-baker game format.
The University of Michigan formally introduced St. Marys graduate Mike Elston as the new defensive line coach on Monday.
Elston, who played on the
By Gary R. Rasberry
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St. Marys ran the table in winning the 20th annual Bob Sielski Memorial Wrestling Duals Tournament at the Palace at Coldwater High School on Saturday.
The Roughriders went 5-0 in the dual format tournament. Brookville was second, only losing to St. Marys in the final round with Liberty Center placing third at 3-2. The host Cavaliers were fourth at 2-3 followed by Indian Lake (2-3), Columbus Grove (2-3), Maderia (2-3) and Dayton Christian (0-5). [More]
Obituaries on January 17th, 2022
Donald P. Ahrens, age 60, of Celina (formerly of Coldwater), died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
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Limit your pets' exposure to cold
After a winter storm warning for much of the state went into effect this weekend, officials said now is a good time to prepare for winter weather.
Action prompted by recent legislation
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City council members plan to retool their procedural rules following public confusion that arose a few months back when a piece of controversial legislation advanced to subsequent readings without an affirmative vote.
Councilors in late October voted 4-2 against passing on to second reading legislation that would have declared Celina a sanctuary city for the unborn and effectively outlawed abortion in the city. [More]
Marion Local outlasts Fort Recovery
By Gary R. Rasberry
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local boys basketball coach Kurt Goettemoeller had the perfect word to describe the Flyers' game against Fort Recovery on Friday night.
"It was a slugfest of a game, and I knew it was going to be," said Goettemoeller after his [More]
Obituaries on January 15th, 2022
Jodia Kay Long, 60, of St. Marys, OH died 9:12 a.m. Sunday January 9, 2022 at Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles, OH. [More]
Joe Steven Martin, 74, of Celina, OH died Thursday January 13, 2022 at his residence. [More]
H. June Bertke age 86 of Maria Stein, Ohio died at 8:48 AM on Friday, January 14, 2022 at The Gardens of St. Henry, Ohio. [More]
William (Bill) H. Coble, age 70, of Liberty Township, OH passed away Jan. 11, 2022. [More]
Alice L. Haynes, 91, Van Wert, died at 4:15 a.m. Jan. 14, 2022, at Vancrest-St. Marys. [More]
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Owner Shyla Houser serves up classic homemade comfort food
MENDON - Shyla's Cozy Diner, 124 N. Main St., Mendon, opens today from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. serving up owner Shyla Houser's take on homemade comfort food classics in an old-fashioned diner atmosphere.
CELINA - Two people were arrested on drug trafficking charges on Friday, according to a news release from Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey.
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CELINA - Mercer County Health District Board of Health members hired two new employees during their first meeting of the year Wednesday.
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NEW BREMEN - To the aggressor goes the spoils.
New Bremen came out firing to open the second half and quickly took command of what had been a competitive game.
ST. HENRY - After two quarters, St. Henry looked like it was on its way to an upset win over unbeaten Versailles. After three, the Redskins were staring at a double-digit deficit.
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After going into the fourth tied at 33, the Celina boys basketball team got points from all five starters down the stretch for a 44-41 Western Buckeye League win at Elida on Friday.
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