Flash Flood Watch issued June 18 at 3:58AM EDT until June 18 at 2:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of East Central Indiana and Ohio, including the following areas, in East Central Indiana, Fayette IN, Union IN, and Wayne. In Ohio, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Delaware, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Preble, Shelby, and Union OH. * Until 2 PM EDT this afternoon * With the ground already saturated, additional scattered showers and thunderstorms today could result in new instances of flash flooding. Localized rainfall of 1 to 2 inches will be possible in the heaviest and most persistent storm activity. This may result in flash flooding with lighter rainfall amounts than would otherwise be expected.
Flood Warning issued June 18 at 8:57AM EDT by NWS Wilmington
The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a * Flood Warning for... Shelby County in west central Ohio... Logan County in west central Ohio... Central Auglaize County in west central Ohio... Hardin County in west central Ohio... Northern Union County in central Ohio... * Until 500 PM EDT Tuesday. * At 852 AM EDT, local law enforcement reported flooding is occurring in Hardin, Shelby, Logan, and Union Counties. Several roads are closed or have high water. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. Radar indicated that additional very slow moving moderate to at times heavy rainfall will move across the area this morning. An additional inch to upwards of two inches will be possible this morning. Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flooding to continue to occur. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Sidney, Bellefontaine, Kenton, New Bremen, Minster, Richwood, Newport, Anna, Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, Russells Point, De Graff, Botkins, Lakeview, New Knoxville, Waynesfield, Belle Center, West Mansfield, Chippewa Park and Hardin.
Today 78° Today 78° chance 64° 64° slight chance Tomorrow 80° Tomorrow 80° likely 65° 65°
Husband, wife found clinging to air mattress
By William Kincaid
ST. MARYS - Two people were rescued from the St. Marys River early Sunday morning after flood waters had swept away the tent in which they were sleeping, authorities reported.
The pair was lucky to have been found by responders who carried out a search and rescue mission under difficult circumstances, Auglaize County Emergency Management Agency Director Troy Anderson told the newspaper. Approximately 30 emergency responders from multiple agencies arrived to assist, he said. [More]
Obituaries on June 17th, 2019
Robert Norbert (Bob) Bertke, born in Maria Stein, OH, passed away in Austin, TX, on June 4, 2019. [More]
W. Wayne Gamble, 84, of Van Wert, met his Lord and Savior at 10:14 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Van Wert Health. [More]
Richard E. Haines, Jr., 87, of St. Marys, OH, died at 9:03 p.m. Thursday June 13, 2019 at Otterbein-St.Marys. [More]
Herbert Lee Zacharias, age 88 of Botkins, Ohio passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Vancrest Health Care Center, in St. Marys. [More]
Ed Oberlander, 66, of New Knoxville, died at 7:45 P.M. Saturday, June 15, 2019, [More]
Edward C. Peterson, 62, of Willshire, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at his residence. [More]
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By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Clarence Niblick has a lot to look back on and celebrate as he prepares to turn 100 today.
The Celina native, now living in Florida, is a 1937 graduate of Immaculate Conception School, a World War II Marine Corps veteran, a devout Catholic and an incredibly grateful man. [More]
Obituaries on June 15th, 2019
Robert Norbert (Bob) Bertke, born in Maria Stein, OH, passed away in Austin, TX, on June 4, 2019. [More]
Richard Haines, 87, St. Marys, died on June 13, 2019, at Otterbein Senior Lifes [More]
Linda Sampson, 80, St. Marys, died at 6:10 a.m. June 13, 2019, at the Gardens at Celina. [More]
Jessica M. (Dailey) Stienecker, age 34, of St. Henry passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family. [More]
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Judge issues five years community control sanctions
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A former Mercer County man has been sentenced to five years of community control sanctions after he was found guilty of telecommunications harassment and menacing by stalking in May.
As part of the sanctions, Jeffery Rasawehr, 54, of Birm [More]
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - School board members approved the plan for the proposed Celina City Schools' building project at Thursday's special meeting.
It next will be sent to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission for final approval.
A committee of area residents and district staff members reviewed nine plans drafted by Fanning Howey architects and chose the one they deemed best. [More]
Obituaries on June 14th, 2019
Johnnie Lore, age 71, of Rossburg, passed away of natural causes early Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019, at the Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio. [More]
Justine E. Wilker, age 99, formerly of Montezuma, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
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Erie watershed farmers may be paid to use less phosphorus
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Minster man pleads guilty to kidnapping, other charges
Council moves to put levy on ballot
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Hitting the Lynx
By Colin Foster
Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman stood at the plate for an exhibition at-bat.
San Diego Padres draftee Nick Thwaits was on the mound.
"That was probably my coolest experience so far," said Thwaits, a 2018 Fort Recovery graduate. "I got to face my first big league hitter."
Now that he's graduated from high school, Thwaits hopes to get a passing grade in his first minor league assignment with the Padres. [More]
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - A Celina teenager hopes a talent agency contract can help launch her acting and music career.
Scenebot Stage officials recently chose Lauren Schroeder, 16, to fly out to Los Angeles to perform for talent scouts, managers and casting directors. [More]
Obituaries on June 13th, 2019
Patricia A. Dorsten-Dickey, age 87, of Mendon, died on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Mary Jo Enneking, age 78, of Sidney, passed away at her home on June 10, 2019 following an extended illness. [More]
Doris J. Freeman, age 85, of Antwerp, a former resident of Celina, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019, at Hickory Creek Healthcare in Hicksville. [More]
Joanne Katterheinrich, 90, of New Knoxville, died 9:32 A.M. Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community. [More]
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