By Erin Gardner
COLDWATER - The Coldwater Cavalier Marching Band will dedicate Friday's half-time show to the late Jud Lehman.
Lehman, a teacher and drama director at Coldwater and longtime assistant with the marching band, died March 4 at 50.
"He was that safe [More]
Celina, Kenton play to a draw in WBL action
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Both Celina and Kenton had their chances, but nothing could get into the back of the net over the final 68 minutes of the game.
Early goals by both teams held up through the rest of the match as the Bulldogs and Wildcats settled for a 1-1 draw in Western Buckeye League boys soccer action on Tuesday at the soccer stadium. [More]
Obituaries on September 15th, 2021
Robert A. Kramer, age 68 of New Bremen, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 1:15 A.M. at the Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
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COLDWATER - A former middle school principal is helping lead a campaign in support of the Coldwater Exempted Village School's 2.5-mill permanent improvement levy on the November general election ballot.
Man crawled onto roof of second floor
CELINA - Celina firefighters on Tuesday rescued a man who crawled out a window onto the roof of a burning home converted into apartments, Celina Fire Chief Doug Wolters said.
Test positivity rate increases again
WAPAKONETA - Sixty-one new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Thursday, raising the county's cumulative case count to 4,062.
CELINA - Coming off its first loss of the year, it was the perfect time for the Celina volleyball team to show that it could grind out a win.
The B
Compiled By Tom Haines and Gary R. Rasberry
Parkway rallied from a fourth-set loss and survived a nail-biter fifth set in a 22-25, 25-10, 25-23, 22-25, 16-14 volleyball win at Wapakoneta on Tuesday.
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By Leslie Gartrell
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County board of health members during their Monday meeting remembered the life and service of board president Linda Kitzmiller, who died Sept. 1.
Kitzmiller, Minster, had served on the board of health for 30 years and had an extensive background in nursing and health care, bringing an unparalleled level of expertise and care to the position, board members said. [More]
Obituaries on September 14th, 2021
Debra J. "Deb" Claybaugh, age 59 of Celina, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at her residence in Celina. [More]
Nancy Lee McGovern, 78, of Sidney passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at 2:52 PM at Wilson Health. [More]
Roger A. 'Hub' Baumer, age 62, of Celina died Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Linda Catherine Baughman, age 78, of Celina, passed away March 28, 2020, at Celina Manor. [More]
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MARIA STEIN - Marion Local Superintendent Mike Pohlman updated school board members at their Monday night meeting on efforts to secure funding to help pay for the extension of water lines from the Marion Industrial Park to the school.
ST. HENRY - Village officials will seek a $500,000 Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) grant for an estimated $1.5 million infrastructure project involving the Bernard Addition.
NEW BREMEN -Village council members during Monday's meeting passed on third reading an ordinance to establish a special revenue fund for asset forfeiture.
New Bremen sweeps undefeated Lincolnview
NEW BREMEN - Coming into Monday night's match with New Bremen, the Lincolnview volleyball team had lost two sets in six matches. The Cardinals beat the Lancers in three straight sets.
ST. MARYS - Monday was set to be a challenge for the St. Marys girls soccer team as the Roughriders faced an undefeated and state-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf squad in a battle for a share of first place in the Western Buckeye League.
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Celina improved to 3-1 in Western Buckeye League girls soccer action with an 8-2 win over Kenton on Monday night in Hardin County.
By Erin Gardner
MINSTER - Oktoberfest celebrations around the world are synonymous with beer, so Minster Oktoberfest officials felt it was only natural to add a home beer brewing contest to the event Oct. 1-3.
"It's a local home brew competition. Anybody who brews beers themselves and wants to enter it in the competition, they can," said committee member Austin Tebbe. [More]
Obituaries on September 13th, 2021
David L. Lutz, 77, of Saint Marys, died 6:47 P.M. Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Saint Ritas Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Bert W. Bentley, age 78 of Celina, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Marjorie E. Comer, age 94, of Coldwater, died on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
James Beckett, 93, St. Marys, died Sept. 12, 2021, at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Lillian R. Perkins, age 97, of Coldwater, died on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
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DELPHOS - Most everything that could go wrong did for the Minster Wildcats in a 27-0 loss to the Delphos St. John's Blue Jays Saturday night. Three t
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Minster came up with one of its best performances of the volleyball season and handed Celina its first loss in a 25-21, 20-25, 25-19, 25-20 contest between the Grand Lake area teams on Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Gymnasium.
ROSSBURG - When Brandon Overton took the lead from Johnny Scott on lap 42 of Saturday night's 50th annual World 100, many in the overflow crowd estimated at more than 25,000 figured the race was all but over.
Not enough young lawyers to replace ones retiring
By William Kincaid
This is the second part of a series looking at the effects of the diminishing number of local attorneys.
CELINA - A generation of attorneys who for decades have handled a broad array of legal matters, including criminal defense, estate planning and litigation, have either left the practice or are nearing retirement. [More]
Bulldogs hold off Kenton in final seconds for first win
By Tom Haines
CELINA - With a seven-point lead and four minutes to play, Celina's Dalton Chilcoat made a fourth-and-1 stop at the Celina 10 that just about sealed the game. But Kenton had one last gasp.
The Wildcats forced a three-and-out and drove back down for a touchdown before the Bulldogs defensive line came through again, stuffing fullback Garrett Campbell on the two-point conversion with 1:11 left to give the Bulldogs their first win of the season in a 21-20 victory at Celina Stadium. [More]
Obituaries on September 11th, 2021
Rev. Dale R. Bissell, age 88 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, Septembe [More]
Herbert G. Hoying, 97 of Sidney passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 4:26 PM at Upper Valley Medical Center. [More]
Macy Lucille Timmerman, 28, Union City, died Sept. 9, 2021, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Dave E. Buirley, age 79, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday September 10, 2021 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Stephan D. Snyder, age 81, passed away at his rural Mendon home, on Friday morning, September 10, 2021, after a lengthy illness. [More]
Clarence W. Siefring age 93, of St. Henry passed away on Friday September 10, 2021, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
James N. Brining, Sr., age 78, of New Bremen died on Friday, September 10, 2021 at 7:15 AM, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family. [More]
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Test positivity rate at 18.13%, up from 11.62% a week ago
WAPAKONETA - Forty new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Tuesday, raising the county's cumulative case count to 4,062.
MENDON - A local church will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary today, commemorating 150 years of faith and fellowship.
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 8366 Shelley Road, will celebrate the special day with a free event from 1-4 p.m. today.
COLDWATER - Over the years, Coldwater's defense has taken the phrase "bend, but don't break" to heart.
Friday night, New Bremen was able to move th
ST. HENRY - Marion Local ground out a hard-fought 20-7 victory over Midwest Athletic Conference rival St. Henry on Friday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex to remain unbeaten.
ROSSBURG - Brandon Overton's dominance of Eldora Speedway continued on Friday night. After winning the 2021 World 100 on Thursday night, Overton pick
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Parkway trailed by 14 after seven minutes and by 35 at halftime on the way to a 49-14 Midwest Athletic Conference loss to Versailles at H.B. Hole Field on Friday night.
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