By William Kincaid
CELINA - A Mercer County jail sales tax renewal that was defeated by a scant number of votes is heading to a recount after completion of the official canvas of the May 3 primary election results.
Mercer County Board of Election members at Tuesday morning's special meeting certified the official results of the primary election, which showed the jail levy came up 25 votes short, according to director Kristi Rable. Results show 4,669 votes were cast against the levy and 4,644 in favor. [More]
Obituaries on May 25th, 2022
Traci J. Treon, 50, of Covington, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022, at Ohio's Hospice of Miami County Care Center. [More]
Susan Unrast of Willcox passed away at home on May 18, 2022, at the age of 82. [More]
Gary Lee Frilling, age 59, of Anna, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at his residence early Tuesday morning, May 24, 2022. [More]
Mary (Reier) Wenning, 95 of Coldwater, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her family on May 24th, 2022. [More]
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ST. HENRY - The village has been awarded a $500,000 Ohio Public Works Commission grant and a $510,000 zero-interest loan for the Bernard housing subdivision reconstruction project, council members learned at their Monday night meeting.
COLDWATER - A Coldwater native, veteran educator and principal was selected as the district's new superintendent at a special board meeting Tuesday morning.
Mercer County's unemployment rate improved once again in April to 2.1%, down from March's rate of 2.7%.
The county also kept its status as second l
Emily Schwieterman signs with NAIA's Spring Arbor
CELINA - Emily Schwieterman thought that continuing her athletic career after high school wouldn't be in the cards.
Spring Arbor offered her the chance.
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Into his second month of Class-A baseball, Seth Lonsway is starting to become known to hitters in the California League.
Still, the Celina High School grad and Ohio State standout is pitching well for the San Jose Giants this season.
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By Leslie Gartrell
ST. MARYS - As time goes on, some things change while others stay the same. The same can be said for Ginny's Gingersnaps, a baton-twirling group celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Ginny Maurer, owner and director of Ginny's Gingersnaps, said she's seen thousands of girls come to learn the art of baton twirling over the past 50 years. [More]
Coldwater rallies for eighth-inning win in tourney tune-up
By Tom Haines
COLDWATER - After defensive gaffes put Coldwater in a 2-0 hole, the Cavaliers' bats came to life just in time.
Runs in the sixth and seventh innings forced extras before Braxton Howell came around to score in the eighth to give Coldwater a 3-2 win over Lincolnview in one last regular-season baseball game at Veterans Field on Monday. [More]
Obituaries on May 24th, 2022
Odyne Leona (Schulze) Barlage, age 89, of Sawmill Road in Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at her residence Sunday Evening, May 22, 2022. [More]
Regina M. Fischer age 86, of Ansonia passed away at 11:38 am Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Versailles Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. [More]
Richard (Rick) A. Pleiman, age 61 of Coldwater, died Sunday, May 22, 2022, surrounded by family at his home in Coldwater. [More]
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CELINA - A new shelter house/restroom facility will be built this summer in the Bryson Park District along Lake Shore Drive.
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ST. MARYS - City council members during Monday's regular council meeting saw 3-D renderings of the city's new municipal building slated to go out to bid in July.
NEW BREMEN - Village council members on Monday passed legislation that will pave the way for a new manufacturing operation in the Bunker Hill Industrial Park.
June 6 meeting set for residents on assessments
COLDWATER - Council members at Monday's meeting approved a resolution of necessity to make repairs to South Sixth Street.
Under suspension of the r
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Celina's Nevaeh Huser qualified for the Division II regional track and field meet as the boys and girls district pol
By Erin Gardner
Nikki Thobe, Coldwater, is a nurse at Mercer County Community Hospital and has felt firsthand the effects of the nationwide baby formula shortage.
She has four-month-old twins and pumps breast milk for them, rather than nursing the babies directly. [More]
Obituaries on May 23rd, 2022
Dennis Leon Laffin, age 77, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at his rural Rockford home. [More]
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Dellinger scatters two hits, drives in three runs in Coldwater win
COLDWATER - If there was ever a need for Reece Dellinger to show why he is a two-time Midwest Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Year, he provided a fine resume on Saturday.
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The Celina boys' track and field team finished sixth at the Division I district track and field meet that concluded Saturday at the Cooper Tires Track Complex at Findlay High School.
By Leslie Gartrell
MINSTER - A school district administrator on Thursday night said the district's new random drug testing policy was spurred by a "surprising" amount of students who have talked about drug related activity over the past few years.
Roughly 100 school district residents attended an informational and sometimes turbulent meeting with superintendent Brenda Boeke, high school principal Austin Kaylor and Kyle Prueter, owner of Great Lakes Biomedical, which will conduct the testing. [More]
Indians' comeback is for naught as Lancers score six in seventh
By Tom Haines
WAPAKONETA - After clawing back from a 4-2 deficit, Fort Recovery ran out of steam in the seventh inning.
Starting pitcher Jackie Homan returned to the circle in the top of the seventh and got shelled for six runs as Lincolnview buried the Indians 10-5 in the Division IV district final at Wapakoneta on Friday. [More]
Obituaries on May 21st, 2022
Clayton Cooper Davis, 86, of Lima, OH died 3:26 p.m. Friday May 6, 2022 at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
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CELINA - Scott Voisin of Celina has carved out a writing career detailing the work of character actors, those people who pop up frequently in movies and TV shows but whose names may escape the minds of moviegoers.
MONTEZUMA - Councilors during their meeting earlier this week learned the drainage project aimed at alleviating flooding in the village is complete.
CELINA - With graduation taking place later Friday evening, Celina senior Quinn Andrew pitched like he only had five minutes to get to the ceremony.
Andrew pitched a two-hit shutout as the Bulldogs won a Division II sectional baseball title with a 7-0 win over Lexington at Montgomery Field.
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Braden Goulet held St. Marys to one hit and three walks as Wapakoneta scored runs in the third and sixth to defeat the Roughriders 2-0 in the Division II sectional baseball final at Wapakoneta on Friday night.
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The Celina girls track and field team got payback after losing in the final race to Ottawa-Glandorf at last week's Western Buckeye League meet by winning the Division II district meet that concluded Friday at Brown Stadium in Defiance.
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