Former GOP head considers challenge
By William Kincaid
The former head of the Mercer County Farm Service Agency may challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, for the U.S. 4th Congressional House seat as an independent.
Chris Gibbs of Maplewood on Tuesday announced that he's leaving the Republican Party after supporting it his entire life and launching an exploratory commitee to consider a run against Jordan, who has held the seat since 2007. [More]
Two injured in crash at state routes 118, 707
By Tom Stankard
DUBLIN TOWNSHIP - Two people were injured on Wednesday morning in the second injury accident at the intersection of states routes 118 and 707 in about 24 hours.
Rockford Fire Chief Rob Belna said at least one of the injured, whose names were not released by press time, was transported to Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater at about 10 a.m. [More]
Obituaries on November 21st, 2019
Betty J. Flohre, 82, Celina, died on Nov. 19, 2019, at her residence.
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Sally L. Harruff, 86, Wapakoneta, died at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 18, 2019, at her residence. [More]
Michael Holdren, 71, St. Marys, died on Nov. 20, 2019, at his daughter's reside [More]
Michael E. Pearson age 66, of Versailles passed away at 5:07 AM on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Pastor John Mark Rutledge, 78, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away at 11:58 p.m., Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. [More]
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DUBLIN TWP. - Two people were seriously injured in a collision between a sport utility vehicle and a commercial semitrailer at the intersection of state routes 118 and 707 on Tuesday.
Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Wapakoneta Post were dispatched to the accident at about 9:14 a.m., with units from the Mercer County Sheriff's Office, Rockford Fire Department, Mendon-Union Fire Department and Mercer County Emergency Medical Services also responding, according to a news release. [More]
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Mercer County's unemployment rate dropped for the second straight month, and the county has maintained the state's lowest unemployment rate since May 2016.
The rate dropped from 2.8% in September to 2.6% in October, according to the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. [More]
Obituaries on November 20th, 2019
Mona Wilhelmina Weinman Thompson, age 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nove [More]
Raymond "Ray" W. Barber, 76, Glynwood, OH died 4:30 a.m. Sunday, November 17th , 2019 at home. [More]
James Eugene Dill, age 83 of Anna, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at 4:37 PM at Hospice of Miami County In-Patient Unit. [More]
Linda L. Martin, 72, of St. Marys, OH died 7:07 a.m. Saturday November 16, 2019 at Otterbein-St. Marys. [More]
Martin J. Wilker, age 93 of Montezuma, died on Monday, November 18, 2019 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Andrew David Weikel, 47, passed away on November 15th, 2019 in his Honolulu home. [More]
Sally (Copsey) Harruff, 86, Wapakoneta, died on Nov. 18, 2019, at her residence [More]
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Fair gains noted
Minster council eyes $328,00 in extra street work
Temple chosen as new Rockford village administrator
Group to oversee county's 2020 census
Hoying has 2 INTs in Eagles' win
Mikesell scores 16 in Flyers' victory
Bulldog bowlers sweep Panthers
Area auto-parts store sold
Majo sentenced for aggravated murder of Sandra Renner
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A Coldwater man was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole and an additional 22 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to the aggravated murder of his neighbor and two other felony charges.
Francy Majo, 21, was convicted on an unclassified felony charge of aggravated murder with a felony murder specification and first-degree felonies of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary on Monday during his final pretrial hearing. [More]
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Mona Wilhelmina Thompson, 87, Rockford, died recently.
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$69M bond issue on ballot
Engineer plans roadwork
Cooper work nearly ready to be bid
St. Marys councilors review 2020 preliminary budget
Fort school board reviews district's five-year forecast
By Dave Stilwell
PIQUA - The rotating Midwest Athletic Conference scheduling bye kept New Bremen and Marion Local apart during the regular season.
But thanks to an impressive 42-14 victory over Perry Saturday at Piqua, the Cardinals earned a crack at the Flyers next Saturday in the Division VII, Region 28 finals at Harmon Field in Wapakoneta. [More]
Obituaries on November 18th, 2019
Mark A. Vorhees, 68, Celina, died at 6 a.m. Nov. 9, 2019 at his residence.
Private family services will be held. [More]
Donald Ray Triplett, 64, St. Marys, died Nov. 9, 2019, at his residence.
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Linda Martin, 72, St. Marys, died November 16, 2019 at Otterbein St. Marys.
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Raymond Barber, 76, Wapakoneta, died Nov. 17, 2019 at his residence.
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Philip D. Boyer, 64, Coldwater, died Saturday Nov. 16, 2019 at Joint Township D [More]
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