Beavercreek man, 79, was reported missing Monday
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 79-year-old endangered Beavercreek man remained missing on Tuesday night as temperatures dropped below 20 degrees.
Robert Hageman, who has dementia, was initially reported missing at 8:08 p.m. Monday to the Beavercreek Police Department, according to Mercer County Sheriff's Office Capt. Megan Baker. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - After months of second guessing, Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday finally pulled the trigger on a nearly $3 million agriculture center.
They also moved to foot the entire bill with American Rescue Plan Act funds.
Commissioners unanimously voted to award Westerheide Construction of Sidney a $2.9 million contract. They did not have a timeline but said under favorable conditions the center could be completed by the the end of the year. [More]
St. Henry comes back to defeat St. Marys
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. HENRY - Trailing St. Marys 28-20 with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter, St. Henry looked to battle back, something that at times the Redskins have struggled with this season.
The Redskins began to claw back in the fourth quarter, getting the lead for good with 2:06 remaining in regulation and then holding on for a 44-42 win over the Roughriders on Tuesday night at Redskin Gymnasium. [More]
Obituaries on February 1st, 2023
Robert "Bob" L. Stachler, 84, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima. [More]
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Area woman charged with entering Capitol during Jan. 6 attack
TOLEDO - A Celina woman charged with participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey.
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Auditor Janet Schuler was given a $50 fine after she pleaded guilty to a minor misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in a plea agreement in Auglaize County Municipal Court on Tuesday.
MENDON - Barb Hamilton at Tuesday night's village council meeting announced she's stepping down as head of the Mendon Festival Of Trees and Christmas Walk.
NEW BREMEN (AP) - In a former hotel here in rural, western Ohio is a museum offering more than two centuries of bicycle history, from early high-wheelers to candy-hued 1960s Sting Rays.
COLDWATER - After overcoming a slow start, Coldwater couldn't finish off Shawnee in regulation, but overtime was all Cavaliers.
Coldwater allowed just one point in the extra period in a 54-44 girls basketball win at the Palace on Tuesday.
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The Celina girls basketball team faded in the second half on the way to a 56-27 loss to Crestview in Convoy on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs got buckets from five different players in the second quarter to stay even by halftime, but scored just seven points the rest of the way.
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart is gearing up for a big year of road and bridge projects to be paid in part with millions of dollars in state and federal funds his office secured.
"It's our biggest budgeted year that I've ever seen here and I'm sure probably ever because we're up around $20 million and I've never seen it to that level for just our budget," Wiechart said. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP - A Rockford man involved in a two-vehicle crash on Frahm Pike and State Route 118 on Jan. 16 has died.
Joseph Steiner, 31, died on Jan. 25 after spending 10 days in an intensive care unit, according to his obituary.
Joseph Bec [More]
Obituaries on January 31st, 2023
Cindy M. Brown, age 66 of Minster, Ohio, died at 5:23 PM on Sunday, January 28, 2023 at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Walter C. Bollenbacher, 76, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on January 28, 2023 at his home in Celina. [More]
Joseph Daniel Steiner, 31, of Rockford, OH, passed away on January 25, 2023 from a motor vehicle accident after spending 10 days in the ICU. [More]
Joseph P. Luthman "Joe," 68, of Custar, Ohio passed away on January 26, 2023. [More]
Edith M. Klingler, 80, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Vancrest in St. Marys surrounded by her loving family. [More]
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ST. MARYS - City council members may ease parking restrictions in the central business district following public comments made at recent council meetings.
WAPAKONETA - Republican Joe Kuhn of Minster on Saturday was recommended to fill a seat on the Auglaize County Board of Elections.
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CELINA - After pinfalls and voids took up the majority of Monday's Western Buckeye League wrestling match between Celina and Ottawa-Glandorf, the varsity contest ended with a great battle.
ROCKFORD - Parkway led wire to wire, but Van Wert never let the Panthers get comfortable.
The Cougars capitalized on some untimely turnovers to cut
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Marion Local pulled away in the second quarter and never looked back, improving to 14-3 on the season with a 53-39 win over Anna in boys basketball on Monday night in Anna's Hangar.
By Tom Haines
PORTLAND, Ind. - For the second straight year, Versailles swept the MAC/Cav Invite swim meet and can lay claim to being the best team in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
The Tigers won four of the six relays and garnered four individual wins on the way to a 55 1/2-point win over the Fort Recovery girls and a 68-point win over the New Bremen boys at the Jay County High School Natatorium on Saturday. The boys team has now won the team trophy for the last seven years. [More]
Obituaries on January 30th, 2023
Nancy Scott, 97, of Wapakoneta, died 9:30 p.m., Fri. Jan. 27, 2023, at Cridersville Health Care. [More]
Ezra L. Fisher, age 71 of Minster, Ohio, died at 12:57 PM on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Robert Forsthoefel, age 78, of Coldwater, died Friday, January 27, 2023 at Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Rosemary A. Munto, 89, formerly of Dayton, and a resident of Otterbein St. Mary [More]
Shirley Ann Beighley, 74, Huber Heights, died Jan. 24, 2023.
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Couple seek to defend themselves
CELINA - A Celina couple arrested for allegedly participating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will have separate pre-trial hearings to decide if they can defend themselves in court.
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Austin Parks broke a 58-year boys basketball school record for St. Marys in the Roughriders' 92-64 win over Sidney on Saturday at Grand Lake Health System Court.
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - One of the rarest and most famous U.S. gold coins ever made was once in the hands of two Celina businessmen.
John Sacher, a Celina attorney and coin expert, during the Western Ohio Civil War Roundtable on Thursday spoke about the $10 million 1870-S $3 gold coin, the coin's connection to Celina Coin Co. and its temporary owners Ted and Carl Brandts. [More]
By Tom Haines
MARIA STEIN - In Ross Thobe's 20th year as Marion Local mascot Freddy Flyer, members of the community wanted to honor him.
Athletic director Dan Koenig said that he was approached over the summer about holding a ceremony for Thobe. An anonymous donor volunteered to make a Freddy the Flyer plaque, MVP Sports & More in Chickasaw offered to make T-shirts, and they called Nick Thobe, Ross' father, to get the go-ahead. [More]
Obituaries on January 28th, 2023
Michael "Mike" J. Doersam, 69 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Ohio. [More]
Vernon A. Silver, Jr., 82, of St. Marys, OH died Thursday January 26, 2023 at his residence. [More]
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At the same time St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan announced he does not intend to seek reelection on Friday, two candidates for Celina City Council announced their plans to run.
NEW BREMEN - The Auglaize County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently welcomed three new board members who were appointed to new four-year terms.
Redskins pull away from Indians to snap four-game skid
ST. HENRY - St. Henry's Devin Delzeith closed out the first quarter by making a half-court bank shot.
The Redskins eventually closed out Fort Recovery with strong defense and timely shot making.
CELINA - The shooting of Ottawa-Glandorf and Celina were on completely different sides of the spectrum on Friday night.
The Titans shot 67% from t
MARIA STEIN - Energized by the pre-game ceremony for longtime mascot Ross Thobe, Marion Local shot well out of the gate and got some well-timed plays for a big conference win.
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Versailles jumped out to an early lead and held off Coldwater down the stretch to hand the Cavaliers their first Midwest Athletic Conference loss of the season with a 55-41 decision on Friday at the Palace.
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