By William Kincaid
CELINA - City council members at their regular meeting Monday gave first reading to an ordinance that would effectively prohibit medical and recreational marijuana-related facilities from operating in most of downtown Celina.
Councilors voted 4-to-1 to advance the ordinance to second reading. Councilman June Scott cast the lone "no" vote, citing the hypocrisy of discouraging marijuana-related facilities downtown but not bars. Councilmen Mark Fleck and Eric Clausen were absent. [More]
St. Marys holds off Kenton to earn 1-0 win
By Tom Haines
ST. MARYS - Even though St. Marys held the ball for most of the first half, the Roughriders were struggling to generate chances.
It wasn't until late in the first half that St. Marys broke through, and the one goal held up as the Roughriders played keep-away to close out a 1-0 victory over Kenton in a Western Buckeye League girls soccer match at Roughrider Field on Monday. [More]
Obituaries on September 28th, 2021
Patricia Rossi, 90, of Sarasota, Florida, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2021. [More]
Marlin J. Schumm, 59, of Willshire, Ohio passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021, at his residence of natural causes. [More]
Matthew A. Schwarck, 30, of Saint Marys, died Thursday, September 23, 2021, at his residence. [More]
Lois Lorene Curth, 87, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away on September 26, 2021 in Findlay, OH. [More]
Druella "Dru" L. Sutter, age 85, of Celina passed away peacefully at her daught [More]
Joan K. Ahlers, 73, of New Bremen, died on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 12:44 A.M. at the Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
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CELINA - The defense team for a Marion, Indiana, woman charged in connection with the killing and dismemberment of 21-year-old Ryan Zimmerman must have qualified counsel by her next court appearance on Oct. 19.
More vendors, events added to Market this year
CELINA - The Celina Farmers' Market concluded its 15th season on Saturday, closing out another successful year of selling fresh, local foods and goods.
ST. MARYS - The city plans to construct a new facility to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant with the help of an approximately $4.7 million, low-interest loan from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA).
CELINA - Work on the newest wetland and water treatment area has begun, and local and state officials gathered Monday to mingle with Langenkamp family members and hear about plans for the future 88.9-acre Burntwood-Langenkamp Wetland Conservation Area.
ST. HENRY - Village council members after a 20-minute executive session moved to convert the part-time utilities clerk and administrative assistant position to a full-time post during their brief Monday evening meeting.
NEW BREMEN - Village council members during Monday's meeting passed an emergency ordinance to create an unpaid auxiliary police unit.
Chief of poli
MINSTER - In the first two sets of the night, Minster dominated against Arcanum.
But in the third set, the Wildcats let up on the accelerator a little, and it nearly came back to haunt them.
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Makenna Siefker's goal with 17 minutes remaining in the match lifted Ottawa-Glandorf to a 2-1 win ove
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Grand Lake Marathon is back after year off due to COVID-19
By Tom Haines
CELINA - In his first time at the Grand Lake Marathon, Dustin Sprague breezed past the course record.
Sprague, 46, of Dayton, came in at 2:32:26, more than 71/2 minutes ahead of the course record set in 2019 by Arlen Glick, 26, who finished in 2:40.41. [More]
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The Minster boys and Coldwater girls completed successful defenses of their respective Midwest Athletic Conference golf championships as both teams won their conference tournaments on Saturday.
Minster, which finis [More]
Obituaries on September 27th, 2021
Daniel John Lammers, age 70, born March 18, 1951, to Linus and Lois Lammers, died Saturday, September 25, 2021, in Greenville, Ohio, after a long illness. [More]
Georgia Lynne (Kuckuck) Shively, 88, of Delaware, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at home. [More]
Michael Lynch, St. Marys, died Sept. 25, 2021, at Joint Township District Memor [More]
Mary Lou M. Hoyng, age 94, of Coldwater, died Sunday, September 26, 2021 at the Mercer Health Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
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St. Henry improved to 9-4 on the volleyball season after winning a four-set battle with Mercer County rival Celina on Saturday in a battle of state-ranked teams at Redskin Gymnasium. The loss is just the second of the season for the Bulldogs, who drop to 12-2.
ROSSBURG - Logan Seavey had a fast car and finished second in the United States Auto Club (USAC) National Midget feature event. Seavey also had a fast car and finished second in the USAC National Sprint Car feature event.
Second woman is sentenced in murder case
By Sydney Albert
PORTLAND, Ind. - The second woman convicted for the murder of Shea Briar, a 31-year-old from Portland, Indiana, was sentenced to 55 years in prison Friday after tearfully apologizing to Briar's family.
Shelby Hiestand of Portland, Indiana, is a fo [More]
By Bruce Monnin
MINSTER - Parkway used an explosive offense and a stingy first-half defense to grab a 27-0 halftime lead en route to its first win of the season with a 53-29 victory over Minster on Friday at Memorial Field.
It's the first win for Parkway over Minster since 2009. [More]
Obituaries on September 25th, 2021
Loree A. Nedderman, age 100, New Bremen, died peacefully on Thursday, September [More]
Kenneth L. Snell, age 80 of Celina, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Mercer County community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Carl August Sutter, age 82 of Celina, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at his residence in Celina, with his family at his bedside. [More]
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Census shows population increases 4.2%
CELINA - Mercer County saw its population jump 4.2% over the last decade, significantly higher than adjacent counties and the state as a whole, according to the results of the 2020 U.S. Census.
CELINA - Ralik Ratak Alele, an Asian-Pacific food and clothing store has opened its doors in Celina.
Located at 218 W. Fayette St., suite A, the shop opened on Sept. 11.
Darke County Sheriff Toby L. Spencer, 71, is stepping down as sheriff after 47 years working for the sheriff's office, citing personal and professional reasons, some of which he felt did not allow him to do the job he was elected to do.
MERCER COUNTY - The following construction projects are anticipated to affect state highways in Mercer County next week:
• State Route 117 will b
Redskins pull away from Indians in second half
ST. HENRY- The Fort Recovery-St. Henry matchup was set up to be a battle of running backs.
In the end, it was too much St. Henry all the way around
VERSAILLES - Every time New Bremen seized the momentum on Friday, Versailles' rushers ground the game to a halt.
The Tigers chewed up over six minu
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Ian Armentrout rushed for 165 yards and a touchdown and passed for another to lift Bath to a 35-13 victory over Celina in Western Buckeye League football action at Bath Stadium on Friday. The Bulldogs drop to 1-5 and 1-4 in league play.
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St. Marys secured a share of the Western Buckeye League boys golf championship after winning the league tournament held Friday at Pike Run in Ottawa. It's the first league title for the Roughriders since 2018 and third overall.
ROSSBURG - Logan Schuchart and Tyler Courtney have become two of the best at Eldora Speedway. Friday night the two were back on the famed Eldora victory stage after wins on the opening night of the Four Crown Nationals.
Report details steps county can take
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The top hazards threatening the stability of Mercer County are tornados/windstorms, followed by floods, winter storms, utility system outages and severe thunderstorms, an initial survey completed by community stakeholders shows.
Consultant Resource Solutions Associates of Norwalk is helping county officials complete a five-year update of the county's mitigation plan, as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. [More]
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St. Marys led two sets to one before Shawnee rallied to send the Roughriders to a 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 17-25, 12-15 loss in a Western Buckeye League volleyball match in Shawnee.
Halle Huston led St. Marys with 22 kills while Addie Lauth added five blocks and three aces. Lily Rammel finished with 46 assists and a pair of aces. [More]
Obituaries on September 24th, 2021
Leon G. Homan, 91, of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away peacefully during the early hours of Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Roland "Rolly" C. Bernhold age 87 of Minster, Ohio died peacefully at 6:46 AM o [More]
Bradrick "Brad" A. Weyandt, age 49 of Mendon, Ohio, passed away on September 16, 2021 at his residence. [More]
Jerry Kent Hiatt, age 90, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, after a two year struggle to conquer congestive heart failure. [More]
Jerome A. "Jerry" Moeder, age 88 of Englewood, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. [More]
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Bartlett: County Democrat of the year
CELINA - Democrats will need to unite as a party under a shared love of democracy in order to win in 2022 and 2024 and improve Ohio for the next generation, state and local Democrats said during the Mercer County Democrats Unity Dinner Thursday night.
WAPAKONETA - Twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Tuesday, raising the county's cumulative case count to 4,265.
COLDWATER - Partydreams Mercer Co. will hold an open house 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at its showroom at 114 N. First St., Coldwater.
Owner Stephanie Stahl describes the business as a wedding and event decor rental company.
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said he's proud of his corrections staff after a state inspection found the county jail fully compliant with Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction standards.
New Bremen holds on in fourth set to beat Parkway
ROCKFORD - Facing match point three times, Parkway battled back twice.
Division IV top-ranked New Bremen stayed steady after the Panthers scored fi
CELINA - Once Celina got rolling, the points rolled in.
The Bulldogs improved to 12-1 on the season and 5-0 in the Western Buckeye League with a 25-18, 25-14, 25-18 win over Bath in Thursday night volleyball action at the intermediate school gymnasium.
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