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By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Board of elections members chose a new deputy director on Tuesday, replacing longtime director/deputy director Laura Bruns, who left in May.
Kristi Timmerman of Fort Recovery will take up the mantle starting July 12, earning a salary of $41,500. Director Deb Sneddon said Timmerman had been chosen from about 30 applicants. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A Celina man on Tuesday afternoon was found guilty of trafficking methamphetamine near a school or juveniles.
Jason E. Niemeyer, 39, was charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking of drugs, specifically methamphetamine, near a school or near juveniles. A Mercer County Common Pleas Court jury found him guilty on both charges after deliberating about two hours and 15 minutes. Niemeyer faces a possible prison sentence ranging from one to five years and fines of up to $10,000. [More]
Ketner's single helps Minster sneak past St. Marys
By Colin Foster
MINSTER - Adam Ketner hit a walk-off RBI single in the eighth inning to give Minster a 11-10 victory over St. Marys in a battle of ACME unbeatens Tuesday at Hanover Street Park.
The Wildcats (4-0) led 6-0 after one inning and 9-2 through five. Bu [More]
Obituaries on June 26th, 2019
Ronald L. Fennig, age 72, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, June 10, 2019 after a brief illness. [More]
Vicki Dawson, 63, formerly of Olathe, KS died 7:45 a.m. Saturday June 22, 2019 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, OH. [More]
Douglas E. Miller, Sr., 59, of Mendon, OH died unexpectedly 8:30 p.m. Sunday June 23, 2019 at his residence. [More]
Deborah K. (Kuhn) Rutschilling was born June 28, 1955 in Celina, to George M. & Gladys M. (Harner) Kuhn. [More]
Donald A. Stahl, 84, Celina, died on June 18, 2019, at The Gardens at Celina. [More]
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Renewal sought for county home levy
LFA board OKs work at beach
Board renews field lease
Area jobless rate stays low
Driggs steps down as Celina softball coach
Mariners fall to Jazz
New Mexican restaurant opens
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Sales to be permitted at parks
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Event organizers now have a clear pathway to get permission to sell alcohol on city property.
City council members on Monday passed after third reading an ordinance allowing the mayor to act on the city's behalf to allow third parties to sell alcohol and have it consumed on city property. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - After being run-ruled while being short-handed the first time they played Fort Recovery, Celina was bound and determined to avenge that loss when the teams met on Monday in ACME action at Montgomery Field.
Celina had a 6-4 lead going to the sixth, but Fort Recovery tied the game in the sixth and then plated two runs in the top of the ninth to take an 8-6 win to sweep the season series with the ACME postseason getting underway next weekend. [More]
Obituaries on June 25th, 2019
Louis F. Walterbusch, age 95 of Coldwater, died Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Celina Manor. [More]
Douglas Miller, 59, Mendon, died on June 23, 2019, at his residence
Arrangeme [More]
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St. Marys zoning request draws fire
St. Henry council eyes tax hike
Informant testifies in meth trial
Health center survives flood, will return to normal hours
City to spray for mosquitoes
Meeting looks at Lake Erie Basin conservation
Cavs take two from Flyers
Wildcats, Redskins get wins
Facility can host up to 114
By Tom Stankard
FORT RECOVERY - Residents gathered under sunny skies Sunday afternoon to get their first look at the Cooper Brothers Community Pavilion.
"We were envious of other communities that had a facility like this," mayor Dave Kaup told the more than 50 people at the dedication. "What we've done here is raise the bar to a new level."
Former mayor Roger Broerman said he saw the need for the pavilion in Community Park and had discussed the project for many years. [More]
Obituaries on June 24th, 2019
Donald "Herbie" L. Heidt, of rural St. Marys Twp., OH died 9:00 p.m. Saturday June 22, 2019 at his residence. [More]
Clara E. Schroeder, 100, of Leipsic died 11:05 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 at The Meadows of Kalida. [More]
Mary Aileen Kochert, age 87, of Gautier, MS., and formerly of Celina, Ohio, pas [More]
Ernest "Ernie" Reuben Sutter, age 77, of Little Elm, Texas, passed away on April 24, 2019. [More]
Wilfred C. Prenger, 87, of Sidney (formerly of Minster and Avon Park, Florida) [More]
Nancy L. Broering, age 75 of St. Henry, died on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio. [More]
Evelyn Teague, 84, of St.Marys, OH died 4:42 p.m. Monday June 3, 2019 at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
David E. Donnerberg, 84, of Celina, OH died 9:20 a.m. Wednesday June 19, 2019 in Celina, OH. [More]
Annabelle Houser, age 73 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
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Group formed to help area LGBTQ teens
Bryan shares chapters of life
Swimmers complete at pentathlon
Mariners split weekend series
Roth wins 2nd 5K challenge title
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - Rainfall levels not seen in decades have accumulated in Celina over the past two months, local weatherman Dennis Howick said.
Celina residents in May endured rain accumulating to 7.28 inches, well above the 2.5-inch average, he said. Heav [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
  CELINA - Mercer County Health District Director of Nursing and Communicable Disease Coordinator Julia Shaffer is spreading the word about immunization rates in Mercer County as the national measles outbreak continues to spread.
Measles is a highl [More]
By Colin Foster
CELINA - The beer was flowing Friday night at Montgomery Field.
As for the Grand Lake Mariners, they sipped on sweet victory and also tasted bitter defeat.
Tristan Haught threw a complete-game gem as Grand Lake opened Friday's doubleheader with a 1-0, seven-inning victory over the Licking County Settlers. In the late game, Licking County scored three runs in the fifth while three different pitchers continuously worked out of jams in a 3-1 win. [More]
Obituaries on June 22nd, 2019
Shirley Ann Huffman, age 82, of Celina, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Otterbein retirement living center in St. Marys. [More]
John Paul "Casey" Slonkosky, 63, Minster, passed into eternity on June 21, 2019 at his home in Minster, Ohio. [More]
Ivan L. Miller, age 98 of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 12:17 am June 21, 2019 at the Miller Place in Celina. [More]
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State seeks targeted aid
Author writes of love for his hometown
FEMA to visit twister victims
Pitchers' duel
Thwaits solid in two starts
Uhlenhake perfect against Celina
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