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Local men treasure ancestor's souvenirs
By Tom Stankard
CHICKASAW - Alfred Rentz had gown up on his family farm in Chickasaw never seeing the rest of the world - until he got the call to serve in the Army during World War I.
The 22-year-old was called to fight for his country on April 27, 1918, his grandson Nick Rentz said. Alfred Rentz was stationed in St. Eulalie, France, and was assigned to deliver large ammunition via truck as a member of the so-called B308 Ammunition Train, his son, Jim Rentz, added. [More]
Riethman's homers lift Cavaliers past Indians
By Colin Foster
ELIDA - After a close contest during the regular season, Coldwater and Fort Recovery were far apart in Round 2.
Mainly because Austin Riethman hit the baseball far.
Coldwater's senior catcher powered a pair three-run home runs in an 11-1 victory over Fort Recovery Thursday afternoon in the Division III district semifinal. His second came in the fifth and ended the game in run-rule fashion. [More]
Obituaries on May 24th, 2019
Richard R. "Dick" Rindler, age 75 of Celina, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at St. Rita's Hospital in Lima. [More]
Ardith A. Rohrer, age 78, of Union City, Ohio, died May 22, 2019 at Reid Health, Richmond, IN. [More]
David J. Smith, age 60, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 7:49 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at his residence. [More]
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Sheriff testifies in Rasawehr trial
Downtown apartment plan gains approval
County OKs purchase of voting machines
Coldwater to graduate 102
Minster ready to graduate 62
Howell, Alig qualify for state
Lutz continuing education at Ohio Dominican
Moon landing, Amphicar anniversaries marked
Pomona Strawberry Festival is sweet treat
Benefit tractor pull will return to Fort
Coldwater K of C Picnic adds Queen of Hearts drawing
Taste of the Town is always crowd pleaser
Burkettsville Picnic adds 'Paw Patrol' characters
Chickasaw Picnic adds Texas Hold 'em tournament
Plenty of good food at Holy Rosary festival
Fort jubilee kicks off with tasty event
Zuma Days will feature Cup-in-Hand Kickball
Eldora Speedway racing season ready to roll
New event to make splash at Rockford festival
Glass blowing new event at Country Fest
LIA Summer Kickoff has fun for everyone
Celina's Freedom Days always a blast
St. Henry picnic to feature live music
Plenty to taste at Celina block party event
IC festival same amount of fun in 2 days
Chatt Farmer's Picnic tradition continues
Swiss Days celebrates Berne's heritage
Grand Lake Marathon adds tasty touch
Lake Festival theme stresses local ties
Fort will roar during national tractor pull
New Bremen Fireman's Picnic a longtime tradition
Circus coming to Auglaize County Fair
Coldwater Picnic nears 60-year tradition
World's Longest Yard Sale lures shoppers
Mercer County Fair will be a ball
Summerfest to feature pageants, music and more
Coldwater tournament benefits MDA
Bremenfest organizers plan weekend of fun
National acts to perform at Waynestock
Durbin Bean Bake is a 121-year tradition
St. Joe Homecoming a community tradition
Heritage Day Festival marks 173 years of history
New Bremen Pumpkinfest full of food, fun
Oktoberfest celebrates German food, music
Celina concert series to offer variety of acts
Coldwater concert series enters second season
Fort concerts offer variety of acts
St. Henry series to feature McCartney Project, others
New Bremen series features music, food trucks
Johnny Cash tribute artist among performers in Minster
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Speakers, bands to participate
By Leslie Gartrell
Local communities will observe Memorial Day weekend. Events begin on Friday in Fort Recovery.

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Fort Recovery American Legion Post 345 and VFW Post 6515 members will conduct their Memorial Day service at 7 p.m. Friday. The service will start at the Wabash Bridge on North Wayne Street. After the ceremony, the veterans groups, Scouts, 4-H clubs, firefighters and anyone else wanting to march will then parade to Monument Park for the remainder of the program. [More]
'Cats tally 20 hits, 3 HRs to win regional opener
By Colin Foster
GREENVILLE - Minster started and ended with a bang in Wednesday's Division IV regional semifinal.
Taylor Homan hit a first-inning home run, Jenna Poeppelman and Kaitlyn Wolf later connected on back-to-back Jacks in the seventh and top-ranked Minster swung its way to a 15-6 victory over Felicity-Franklin at Greenville's Stebbins Field. [More]
Obituaries on May 23rd, 2019
David B. Jarrells, 66, of Saint Marys, died suddenly on Monday, May 20, 2019, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. [More]
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Defense wants prosecutor disqualified
Celina may revive sidewalk program
Graduation slated for Sunday in St. Marys
Hospital official announces her retirement
Auglaize board OKs absentee ballots
Several athletes punch state tickets on Day 1
Cardinals, Wildcats move on
Rasawehr faces 26 charges
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - The trial of a former Mercer County man who faces 26 misdemeanor charges claiming he had hindered law enforcement efforts and harassed family members began Tuesday in Celina Municipal Court.
Jeffrey Rasawehr, 54, faces 13 second-degree misdemeanor charges of obstructing official business and five charges of menacing by stalking and eight charges of telecommunications harassment, first-degree misdemeanors. [More]
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - School officials on Tuesday selected a construction plan to pursue after residents attending the meeting had voted on their favorite.
Fanning Howey architects initially drafted nine building plans based on the answers from 1,400 survey respondents. Officials then narrowed the nine down to two and presented them to residents at an April meeting. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Ohio State redshirt freshman Seth Lonsway has collected an number of top honors this week as the Buckeyes begin play today in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament in Omaha, Nebraska.
The Celina graduate was named to both the Big Ten's All-Freshman Team and the third team of the All-Big Ten Baseball team on Tuesday. [More]
Obituaries on May 22nd, 2019
Don E. Cook, of Upper Arlington, Ohio passed away May 18, 2019.
He was born Sept. 7, 1930 in Rockford, OH to Grant and Lena Flo Snyder Cook. [More]
Alberta J. (Schmitmeyer) Pohl, age 79 of West Chester, died Sunday, May 19, 2019. [More]
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Council moves toward alcohol policy
Minster residents air flooding complaints
County jobless rate dips to 1.9%
Search for coordinator continues
Rockford council hires general labor employee
Chase closing St. Marys location
Visit impresses Huston
Menchhofer ready to coach Redskins
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mayor Jeff Hazel vowed to facilitate meetings between the owner of the former Breakaway RecPlex site and state officials to discuss ways to mitigate flooding allegedly caused by the spillway and Beaver Creek.
James Chilimigras of Mississippi came to city council's regular meeting on Monday night seeking help to deal with the conditions he believes are responsible for the flooding. [More]
Van Wert, St. Henry show support for Niekamp
By Colin Foster
ST. HENRY - Nate Niekamp stepped up to deliver a pitch Monday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.
The right-handed sophomore from St. Henry had already received heavy run support.
On Monday, St. Henry hosted Van Wert in "DomiNATE" night - a game played in support of Niekamp, a St. Henry student who has been in an ongoing battle with a rare type of cancer known as sarcoma since March 2018. [More]
Obituaries on May 21st, 2019
Steven "Peach" Dietrich passed away May 13, 2019, in Cape Coral Fl. He was 62 years old. [More]
Bill L. Hey 89, of Willshire, Ohio, was received into the loving arms of his Savior at 4:05 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur. [More]
William L. McDonald, 87, Celina, passed away at 4:35 a.m. May 19, 2019, at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Richard M. "Zeke" "007" Zirkle, 72, of Celina and formerly of Venedocia, passed [More]
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Celina parents object to book
Fort Recovery receives $750K for street redo
Minster board OKs hiring new principal
Van Wert beats St. Henry
Fort hires new hoops coaches
Wildcats ready for Cardinals
Elida's Adock earns top player
Cardinals knock off Tribe in tournament tune-up game
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