By Gary R. Rasberry
New Bremen volleyball coach Diana Kramer was named a National Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Thursday. Kramer shared the award with Suzanne Marble of La Conner High School in Washington, who guided her team to a fourth straight state championship and seventh overall this past season. [More]
By Tom Haines
FORT RECOVERY - Parkway's defense carried it through an ice-cold start, and the Panthers' offense came to life in the second half for a 49-24 victory over Fort Recovery in a Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball game at Fort Site Fieldhouse on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on December 9th, 2022
Eugene F. "Gene" Steiner, age 93, of Celina, a former Rockford resident, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022, at The Gardens at Celina. [More]
Mary Lou Clay, age 95, of Mendon, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2022, at Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing at Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Jane Boltz, 89, of Coldwater, died 10:28 P.M. Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
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CELINA - Crystal Mann breathed a sigh of relief when police officers burst into the drug house she was occupying on New Year's Eve 2018.
Just a fe
CELINA - Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District board of supervisors on Thursday heard SWCD officials plan to offer a paid internship at the office this summer.
Flyers stifle Wildcats to earn key MAC victory
MARIA STEIN - Defense was at the top of the menu Thursday night at the Hangar, and Marion Local went back for seconds.
The Flyers pressured and harassed Minster for 32 minutes, and held the Wildcats to just seven field goals in a 40-26 Midwest Athletic Conference victory.
CELINA - Cold shooting and turnovers do not make for a good night on the basketball court.
Celina shot under 20% from the floor and committed 14 t
Compiled By Tom Haines and Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater's Riley Rismiller scored her 1,000th point on Thursday as the Cavaliers defeated St. Henry 49-36 in a Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball matchup at the Palace.
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By Leslie Gartrell
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP - When the remains of 13-year-old Mary Arabelle Secaur were discovered in a thicket north of Tama Road on June 24, 1872, it sent shockwaves through the community.
Secaur had been missing since she was last seen walking home from church on June 23, 1872. By the time a search party found her the next day, her body had been partially consumed by free-roaming hogs, her jaw missing and her skull fractured. [More]
Obituaries on December 8th, 2022
Lois J. Heyne, age 95 of Minster, Ohio, died at 3:45 PM on December 6, 2022 at Vancrest Nursing Home St. Marys, Ohio. [More]
Urban Andrew Gehret, age 88, of Versailles, passed away peacefully of natural c [More]
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Many modern holidays have touch of Old World charm
MARIA STEIN - 'Tis the season for holiday traditions, many of which originated in 19th-century Germany.
German traditions, including St. Nicholas
CELINA - Fair officials have upped the ante by booking rising country pop star Russell Dickerson for the 2023 Mercer County Fair.
Dickerson, who in
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Board of Elections held an audit of the November elections Thursday. All 1,393 ballots were counted, thus matching the scanned result for Wapak 1B and St. Marys West precincts.
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Our country's media situation is in sorry shape. To me, Gannett Co., Inc. epitomizes that decline.
Frank Gannett started his chain in 1923. He ruled the company until 1957, and subsequently was succeeded as president by Paul Miller and, in 1973, Al Neuharth.
Alumni Notes
With Miami University's women's basketball team on the upswing on a two-game winning streak, Ivy Wolf has been surging.
The Minster grad has avoided a sophomore slump thus far and is currently on a three-game streak of scoring 20-plus points.
Three Celina football players earned postseason honors as the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association released its All-Ohio teams for Divisions II and III.
Drones are now essential tools in crime investigation
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CELINA - Law enforcement today makes use of technology that gives officers more high-tech weapons to fight crime and to serve the public.
Case in point, Mercer County Sheriff's Office boasts two drones on hand to navigate the electronic frontier. [More]
Coldwater opens wrestling season with big victory
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Opening night for the Coldwater wrestling team went well.
The Cavaliers won six of the seven contested matches - three via pinfall - in picking up a 61-18 victory over Benjamin Logan in a showcase event at the Palace that also featured the junior high wrestling team and the youth wrestling program. [More]
Obituaries on December 7th, 2022
Wilma Tester, 99, of Wapakoneta, died 8:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Debora K. Ranly, age 62 of Sidney, Ohio, died on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at her home in Sidney. [More]
Mindy E. Heitkamp, age 45, of Union, was welcomed in the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Hospice of Dayton, following an extended illness. [More]
James Eugene Hines, age 86, formerly of Elida, and native of Celina, passed away Friday, December 2, 2022, at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen. [More]
Betty Kay (Krieg) Muhlenkamp, 67, of Bryant, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, in Adams County, Indiana. [More]
Melinda Sue Matsuda, 39, St. Anthony, died Nov. 30, 2022.
A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 9, 2022, at Fort Recovery Church of the Nazarene. [More]
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WAPAKONETA - Nine residential and commercial properties in Auglaize County will be demolished to pave the way for new economic development.
The Aug
CELINA - Bids for the Mercer County Agriculture Center are in, but county commissioners may hold off on pulling the trigger on a now $3.5 million project until the start of the new year, commissioner Jerry Laffin said Tuesday.
ROCKFORD - Village councilors at Tuesday's regular meeting learned two of three owners of condemned residential properties have not responded to the village's violation letters.
MINSTER - A proposed amendment to add cats to the village's animal nuisance ordinance was met with some pushback at Tuesday night's council meeting.
CELINA - Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart on Tuesday reminded residents living on county and township roads not to leave snow plowed from private driveways on roadways.
ST. HENRY - An early run of steals helped propel St. Henry to an 11-0 lead, and it only grew stronger from there.
The Redskins forced 25 turnovers and shot just under 50% from the field for a 62-34 win over Arcanum in a girls basketball game at Redskin Gymnasium Tuesday night.
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Camdyn Paul hit two free throws with 1.7 seconds left to give Botkins a 43-41 win over Coldwater in girls basketball on Tuesday in Botkins.
St. Marys and Coldwater were well-represented as the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association released its All-Ohio selections for Divisions IV and V.
By Bob Tomaszewski
AUGLAIZE COUNTY- The intersection of I-75 and U.S. Route 33 is slated to undergo a major reconstruction after the county received a $4.7 million Ohio Department of Transportation Highway Safety Improvement Program grant to implement safety improvements. [More]
Obituaries on December 6th, 2022
Rose Marie Livingston age 89 of Marseilles, Illinois and formerly of Ohio, died November 28, 2022 at Aperion Care of Marseilles. [More]
Ralph Edward Luth, 98, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 8:50 am on Monday, December 5, 2022 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Wahneta M. Minch, age 82, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2022 at Divine Nursing and Rehab at Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
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TOLEDO - Kurt Doll, 45, Wapakoneta, pled guilty in Ohio Northern District Court to one count of receiving and distributing child pornography during a plea change hearing on Monday. No negotiated agreement occurred.
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members passed three ordinances onto third reading during their Monday evening meeting.
The first and second ordinances are to adopt increasing rates and fees for the water and wastewater systems. A third wage ordinance also was passed to third reading.
SALEM TOWNSHIP - The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting in Salem Township.
Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 12:48 a.m. Sunday in Salem Township in northwest Auglaize County, according to a news release.
West Bank Stories
Last Friday was a signature day for my wife Gosia. She appeared at a U.S. naturalization office to get her fingerprints taken. This is the last procedure before she takes the citizenship test to become a U.S. citizen.
New Bremen outscores Lincolnview 17-2 in final quarter for win
NEW BREMEN - After a sluggish third quarter in which it trailed 32-31, New Bremen caught fire in the fourth quarter.
Marina Nelson sparked a 17-0 run that allowed the Cardinals to improve to 3-0 with a 48-35 win over Lincolnview in Monday night girls basketball action at the Nest.
Division VI state champion Marion Local was well-represented on the postseason honors list as the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association released its Divisions VI and VII all-Ohio teams on Monday.
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Parkway senior Allison Hughes broke the career rebounding record Monday night as the Panthers pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 53-46 win in a girls basketball game at Mississinawa Valley.
Ohio's gun season for white-tailed deer ended Dec. 4 and reopens Dec. 17 and 18. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Wildlife annou
2022 Division VI State Football Champions
Congratulations to the Marion Local Flyers the 2022 Division VI State Football Champions.

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2022 Division VII State Football Champions
Congratulations New Bremen Cardinals the 2022 Division VII State Football Champions.

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