ROCKFORD - Earlier this month, a fire reduced two historic buildings to ash on North Main Street in Rockford.
Dozens of firefighters from 12 departments in two counties on March 1 battled the blaze for 10 hours and at one point exhausted the town's water supply and had to draw water from the St. Marys River and a nearby creek. [More]
CELINA - A 26-year-old Mendon woman has been indicted on aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana for her role in a fatal accident in Center Township in late December.
TOLEDO - A $15 million federal lawsuit filed against Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey by a Celina woman charged with participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has been dismissed.
CELINA - Mercer County government agencies were scheduled to take part in a statewide tornado drill at 9:50 a.m. today as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, according to a Mercer County Sheriff's Office news release.
MINSTER - Sixth graders Vivian Marchal and Amelia Bergman were recognized as essay award winners as part of a contest held by the Auglaize County Board of Developmental Disabilities during Monday's Minster board of education meeting.
COLDWATER - Friday's practice looked like any baseball practice when it's too cold and windy to go outside. Coldwater players were getting warmed up as Cory Klenke got ready to hit grounders on the floor of the Palace.
It's work that Klenke has done often in his years as a coach in the program of his alma mater. [More]
CELINA - Mercer County's government has been awarded a $500,000 grant to reconstruct Meyer Road off West Market Street where buses will travel to the new Celina Elementary School on the west side of town.
Parkway's Gabrielle Stober was named to the All-Ohio first team in Division III as the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced its Divisions III and IV All-Ohio honors in girls basketball on Monday.
NEW BREMEN - Whether it's egg production, hogs or turkeys, Cooper Farms is a major force in the United States. And the family owned and operated food and farm company, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, continues to expand.
Marion Local's Buschur looking to make another run to state
By Tom Haines
Two local track athletes competed in the New Balance indoor national championships in Boston on March 11, and Maria Stein's Nate Buschur came home an All-American.
Buschur placed sixth in the country in indoor pole vault to earn New Balance All-American honors, clearing 15 feet, nine inches on his first attempt for a personal record before falling short of 16 feet. [More]
It was all smiles at the St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Henry
ST. HENRY - There were no pots o' gold or blarney stones anywhere. Nary a shillelagh could be found. But for the Irish - and the folks who wished they were - Sunday's St. Patrick's Day parade in St. Henry was more than a touch of the Emerald Isle in the county of Mercer, land of Ohio.
CHICKASAW - Matt Schulze of Maria Stein doesn't get his hair cut often but when he does it's nearly all the way down to his scalp in support of St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest charity funder of childhood cancer research grants.