Area boy's book highlights limb loss, differences
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 17-year-old Celina High School junior is hoping to inspire kids of all abilities and teach them tolerance through a children's book he illustrated and authored himself.
"Danny and Kevin Conquer Camping" by Kale Sudhoff was released on April 30 to mark Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
All spring, the University of Findlay women's golf team had been dominating.
When the team had to battle to reach the championship round of the NCAA Division II National Tournament, the Oilers came through when the time was right.
Findlay kno [More]
Obituaries on May 16th, 2022
Lee G. Olding, age 89, of Celina passed away at 6:52 pm on Saturday, May 14, 20 [More]
William "Bill" Charles Gingrich, 86, was received into the arms of his Savior, [More]
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Wendel outduels McGlothen at Strikeout for Cancer Softball Classic
COLDWATER - The Strikeout for Cancer Softball Classic certainly lived up to its billing as two of the top strikeout artists in the area engaged in a duel in the sun at Lady Cav Diamond on Saturday.
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St. Marys' Joey Vanderhorst finished as the runner-up in the singles bracket at the Division II boys tennis sectional tournament completed Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio's Racer Courts.
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Flyers boys win first title in 27 years, Minster girls repeat
By Tom Haines
MINSTER - The Marion Local boys track and field team came into Day 2 of the Midwest Athletic Conference championships with a 24 1/2-point lead, but coach Kyle Grabowski didn't consider it safe.
Minster made a run in the track finals, whittling the lead down to 11 1/2 points, but the Flyers held on for their first MAC boys title since 1995, while the host Wildcats took the girls title over Coldwater and Versailles at Memorial Field on Friday. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
ST. MARYS - For the second time this season the Celina softball team was unable to solve St. Marys pitcher Karsyn McGlothen.
Back in early April, McGlothen hurled a four-hit, 11-strikeout, 7-0 shutout against the Bulldogs in the regular season.
Friday evening in the Division II sectional final at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys, McGlothen allowed just three hits and struck out 10 as the Roughriders advanced with a 2-0 victory over Celina. [More]
Obituaries on May 14th, 2022
Laurie Eichenauer Hendricks, age 46, of Celina, passed away on Thursday, May 12 [More]
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COLDWATER - Two Coldwater men were arrested Friday morning on fifth-degree felony drug possession charges.
Zachary Frazier, 31, and Alan Bricher, 29, were taken into custody without incident, according to a news release from Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey.
CINCINNATI - A reinvigorated Tears for Fears will kick off an American/UK tour Friday evening at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center where the iconic group plans to test the waters with offerings from "The Tipping Point," its first all-new-original recording in 18 years.
Western Buckeye League Track and Field Championships
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
It came down to the final event to decide the Western Buckeye League girls track and field championship on Friday.
All Celina needed to do to repeat as champs and pick up a 29th title was score one point in the 4x400-meter relay.
COLDWATER - Sometimes, it doesn't have to be pretty, but a win is a win.
Coldwater got two first-inning runs and another in the fourth, which was
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Keegan Bruggeman pitched a complete-game five hitter as Coldwater clinched an outright Midwest Athletic Conference baseball title with a 4-2 win over Delphos St. John's on Friday at Veterans Field in Coldwater.
Businesses took a hit from COVID
By Leslie Gartrell
ST. MARYS - Tourism is on the rebound in Mercer and Auglaize counties, according to area tourism officials.
During Thursday's annual Greater Grand Lake Region Visitors Center's annual awards reception, executive director Donna Grube gave a repo [More]
Indians advance as Flyers haunted by blunders late
By Tom Haines
FORT RECOVERY - After pulling off one narrow escape after another, Ashlyn Bohman and Marion Local finally ran out of luck.
Fort Recovery scratched across a run in the sixth inning to tie the game, and after Bohman stranded runners on second and third in the seventh and eighth, two errors gave the Indians the winning run in a 2-1, nine-inning home victory in the Division IV softball sectional final on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on May 13th, 2022
Laurie Eichenauer Hendricks, 47, Celina, died May 12, 2022, at her residence. [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday moved to place on the Nov. 8 general election ballot a six-year operating renewal levy for the Mercer County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
CELINA - Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors at their meeting Thursday hired district education technician Ariel Hein as the new district administrator/education technician.
CHICKASAW - Residents will see higher sewer and water bills this summer after councilors approved rate increases to offset increased operating costs.
Hog manure enters creek
CELINA - Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors at their Thursday meeting reviewed a valid manure pollution complaint in the St. Marys River watershed.
MINSTER - After struggling with producing consistent offense the past several games, Minster woke up the bats at the perfect time.
The Wildcats pul
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Crestview tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but New Bremen responded with two runs in the top of the seventh for a 4-2 road win in the Division IV softball sectional final on Thursday in Convoy.
Celina native and wildlife investigator is first Ohioan to receive award
By William Kincaid
COLUMBUS - Kandy Klosterman, a Celina native and veteran wildlife investigator, blazed yet another trail on Wednesday by becoming the first Ohioan to receive the prestigious 2022 Guy Bradley Award.
Klosterman, the state's first female wildlife investigator who has worked numerous high-profile cases, picked up the award at the Ohio Wildlife Diversity Conference at the Ohio State University's Ohio Union in Columbus. [More]
St. Marys gets two victories on first day of league meet
By Daily Standard Staff
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry and Tom Haines
The competition on the first day of the 2022 Western Buckeye League Track and Field Meet was as hot as the weather on Wednesday afternoon at Van Wert High School.
Complete results from the finals of three boys field events, two girls field events and the boys and girls' 4x800-meter relays were not available at the conclusion of the first day, with the results not being posted until this morning. [More]
Obituaries on May 12th, 2022
Jerome "Jerry" H. Schwieterman, 83, of Portland, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at his home. [More]
Mary Beth Lawson, 77, of St. Marys, OH died Monday May 9, 2022 at her residence [More]
Lillian N. Hellwarth, age 51, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Lima Memorial Heath System in Lima, Ohio. [More]
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Official says bite off one piece at a time
A woman stands in the middle of her kitchen looking at all the work she needs to do. She has to clean the counter, sweep, organize the fridge and mop the floor. She's overwhelmed and doesn't know where to start.
CELINA - Mercer County Health District staff and board of health officials during their meeting Wednesday made plans to run the recently defeated tax levy at the Nov. 3 general election.
CELINA - City officials plan to apply for a grant to help pay for the replacement of lead service lines from meter pits into customer buildings.
ROCKFORD - School board members during their Wednesday meeting wished eighth grader Natalie Moeller well as she prepares to travel to Washington, D.C., for the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
CELINA - Defiance wasted no time demonstrating why it's atop the Western Buckeye League.
Celina's Brady Steinbrunner was hit hard in the first inning and Defiance starter Bradyn Shaw allowed just two hits as Celina took an 8-1 WBL loss in a baseball game at Montgomery Field on Wednesday.
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Nolan Schmitz scattered two hits and struck out 10 Delphos St. John's batters as St. Henry knocked the Blue Jays out of a share of first place in the Midwest Athletic Conference with an 8-1 win in Wednesday baseball action at Stadium Park in Delphos.
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