Korean War vet Harting recalls family's military service
By William Kincaid
COLDWATER - Maurice Harting, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran, vividly recalls coming home in 1953 after serving his country for 16 months.
Nearing the country's western shoreline, Harting had better positioned himself on the troop ship to get an unobstructed view of the approaching iconic landmark. [More]
Obituaries on July 3rd, 2020
Carol J. Humbarger, age 80, of Celina, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Roland E. "Toots" Zwiebel, 96, of Wapakoneta, OH, passed away at 8:05 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at The Gardens at Wapakoneta. [More]
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Auglaize woman dies from the virus
Public tours conservation improvements at golf course
Trial set for murder suspect
Area man among 2 arrested for possession of meth
Raiders defeat Skins
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By Sydney Albert
MINSTER - Being positive isn't always easy, but it can have its rewards as three teenagers recently learned.
The year 2020 has been very different from what many people had expected or hoped for, and everyone's life has been affected in different ways. For recent graduates, the COVID-19 pandemic meant the loss of face-to-face interaction with peers and mentors in the last days of school and missing out on milestones such as prom and traditional graduation ceremonies. [More]
NJCAA honors Siefring
By Colin Foster
ST. HENRY - Allison Siefring was a key part of Edison State Community College's all-time best season.
The St. Henry graduate is now an NJCAA Women's College Basketball All-Star.
Last week, the news broke that Siefring was one of 50 student-athletes selected to the team. The list is comprised of 33 Division I, 12 Division II and five Division III athletes across 42 various NJCAA institutions who are entering their sophomore years. Siefring was the lone Ohio player on the team. [More]
Obituaries on July 2nd, 2020
Gerald A. Hoyng, age 88 of Celina passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at the Mercer County Community Hospital. [More]
Andrew H. Schlarman age 83, of Maria Stein passed away at 5:13 PM on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
Alyssa Harner, 21, St. Marys Township, died on June 30, 2020, at her residence. [More]
Terrence Lee Timmerman, age 68, of Oviedo, FL and formerly of Fort Recovery, OH passed away on June 8, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by family. [More]
Bernice Gwendolyn "Gwen" Uncapher, age 92, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, [More]
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Four new local cases reported
Indiana man charged in three area break-ins
Deputies seek help finding truck
Cavs outhit Bulldogs
Parkway downs Versailles 8-3
Family's pet perishes
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A major structure fire on Echo Street destroyed one home and caused moderate and minor damage to two others early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters were called to 812 Echo St. at about 2:42 a.m. after homeowner Melissa Browder became aware of smoke in the house. [More]
By Colin Foster
FORT RECOVERY - He ditched the catching gear and pitched a complete game.
Isaac Ontrop went the distance on only 82 pitches, striking out five, walking two and allowing just three hits in leading St. Henry's summer team to a 4-0 win on Tuesday at Fort Recovery. [More]
Obituaries on July 1st, 2020
Shirley Kuhn Cooperrider passed away Wednesday, June 17, in Fairfax, California [More]
Terrence Lee Timmerman, age 68, of Oviedo, FL and formerly of Fort Recovery, OH passed away on June 8, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by family. [More]
Gerald A. Hoyng, 88, Celina, died on June 29, 2020, at Mercer County Community [More]
Andrew Schlarman, 83, Maria Stein, died on June 30, 2020, at Mercer County Comm [More]
Joanne (Kinkley) Hammond, age 89 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 12:35 pm in Otterbein of St. Marys. [More]
Gwen Uncapher, 92, died on June 30, 2020, at her home near Mendon.
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Missing New Bremen logo is recovered
Lake Campus to reopen this fall
One new virus case reported in Mercer County
St. Marys Public Library reopens
Fort Recovery museum reopens
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'Skins Naumann victorious at Hidden Creek
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Mercer County on Monday, raising the county's total to 267.
No new cases were reported in Auglaize County.
The two newest cases involve a man from the age of 80-90 who is hospitalized and a woman from the age of 70-80 who is self-isolating at home, according to a Mercer County Health District news release. [More]
Celina offering 2 July meets
By Colin Foster
CELINA - Many people missed track and field season this spring.
Perhaps none more so than Celina running coach Dan Otten.
"It was the first time in 44 years that I haven't had a (track) season to coach," Otten said. "For me, it was like finding out what retirement was like. [More]
Obituaries on June 30th, 2020
Edward Deitsch, age 75, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Dale M. Granger, 92, Rockford, died on June 28, 2020, at his residence.
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Lynn V. Hirschfeld, 75, Sun City Center, Florida, and formerly of the New Bremen area, died on June 8, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Peggy M. Monnin, age 69 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Dennis Eugene Tripplet, 69, died at 4:05 a.m. June 25, 2020, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
James Wessel, 89, of St. Marys, OH died at 9:50 p.m. on Friday June 26, 2020 at Elmcroft of Lima, OH. [More]
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Fort grant writer hired
Stahl hired as new Fort Recovery High School principal
Celina police arrest 7 in 'traffic blitz'
Power outage reported
Schmidt 'on fire' for Minster
Cardinals roll past Flyers
Eldora postpones Kings Royal
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