By Sandy Rose Schwieterman
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Fair manager Ed Doenges said the 170th celebration of the event offered a lot more entertainment this year.
It may have looked like attendance was down a little this year, Doenges said, but he attributed the appearance of thinner crowds to the fact that the fair was spread out over a larger area. [More]
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CELINA - ODNR dredge coordinator Tom Grabow told LIA members at their Saturday morning meeting at the Celina Moose lodge there will be a significant slowdown of Grand Lake dredging in 2022.
Piqua drivers sweep features at Eldora's Family Fun Night
ROSSBURG - Family Fireworks Night always draws a big crowd of area race to Eldora Speedway, and Saturday night was no different.
When the dust settled it was the fans making the trip from Piqua who cheered the loudest.
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - Community leaders aim to create a $12 million indoor event center and arena on the west end of the Mercer County Fairground that they say would attract big events to the area and boost the local economy.
A group of stakeholders and business leaders behind the proposal seek to bring their ambitious vision to life in cooperation with the county fair board. They will roll out a fundraising campaign at the 170th Mercer County Fair beginning Friday. [More]
Obituaries on August 6th, 2022
Joan May Greber, age 88, of Celina, passed away at 11:32 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Kimberley L. (Eversman) Johnston-Young, 55, of Celina, OH died 5:07 p.m. Wednes [More]
Sheila Lynn Miller, 58, Botkins, died Aug. 3, 2022, at her home.
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James J. Bornhorst, 88, Fort Loramie, died Aug. 5, 2022, at his residence.
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The showbiz veteran has one of the more popular kiddie attractions at the Auglaize County Fair. Daily Standard staff writer Leslie Gartrell caught up with the puppet for this exclusive interview.
127 Yard Sale
CELINA - It's the time of year when those who love mining the bargain bins in search of gold get to let their hair down and go hog wild.
The annual 127 Yard Sale returned this week for its 35th year. It runs through Sunday.
CELINA - Megan Shelley, 35, Celina, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on Friday in Mercer County Common Pleas Court in connection with the 2020 methamphetamine overdose death of a Celina woman.
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Coldwater takes second at Celina boys golf Invitational
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Lynx Golf Course in Celina hosted the annual Celina Invitational boys golf tournament on Friday, with the Midwest Athletic Conference claiming the team trophies.
Latest wetland project has public unveiling
By Sandy Rose Schwieterman
Roughly 25 people, including representatives of county environmental offices and members of the Langenkamp family, attended the public opening of the Burntwood-Langenkamp Wetland Conservation project on Thursday.
The 90-acre project is located on Coldwater Creek Road between Younger and Green roads. [More]
The Coldwater Squires make the gooey mix for their waffles, a festival delicacy
By Erin Gardner
COLDWATER - There's no better respite from walking around an area festival than biting into a fresh, crispy waffle dusted with powdered sugar.
Just ask Scott Gels, Coldwater Squires chief counselor.
The Coldwater Squires make the festival food favorite for the Coldwater K of C Picnic and the Coldwater Community Picnic every year. [More]
Obituaries on August 5th, 2022
Sandra Sue Sadler, 65, of Wapakoneta, OH died 1:20 a.m. Thursday August 4, 2022 at her residence. [More]
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MARIA STEIN - The race for Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District District board supervisor is officially on.
Voting began Tuesday during the annual Mercer SWCD meeting on Tuesday at Moeller Brew Barn.
WAPAKONETA - The Auglaize County Fair saluted the area's men and women who served their country with Veterans Day on Thursday.
In addition to gaining admittance to the fair free of charge, veterans were treated to a program honoring their commitment in the armed forces and a free meal.
Auglaize County contestants dazzle with delicious stuff
By Leslie Gartrell
WAPAKONETA - Participants in this year's baking contest at the Auglaize County Fair had to go big or go Homer and submit their best Greek dish and/or Greek sweet for judging.
Contestants on Wednesday evening gathered in the fruit hall at the fairgrounds for the judging, as well as to sample each other's entries. [More]
Obituaries on August 4th, 2022
Joy N. Kraner, 80, of Rockford passed away on August 02, 2022 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. [More]
Ruth A. (Kemper) Ziegenbusch, age 79, of Montezuma, passed away on Tuesday August 2, 2022 at Otterbein Senior Living Center, St. Marys. [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County aviation aficionados are growing concerned with the condition of Lakefield Airport located at 6177 State Route 219, Celina.
Airport facilities have increasingly deteriorated over the past few years according to Celina business owner and airport tenant Steve Klosterman.
Ahead of the start of the new school year, Ohioans can save money on clothes and school supplies during the sales tax holiday beginning Friday.
CELINA- Every Ohioan knows scorching temperatures and high humidity combine to form what feels like a hellscape.
The area on Wednesday was under a heat advisory with heat indices forecast to range between 100 and 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service of Wilmington.
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