By Georgia Rindler
COLDWATER- About 25 residents attended a zoning meeting prior to Monday night's Coldwater council meeting to voice concerns over a requested zoning change that would allow building apartments in the East Pointe subdivision.
Village council members at their regular council meeting gave first reading of an ordinance to re-zone several lots in the subdivision. [More]
By Tom Haines
ST. MARYS - Before it sent a single batter to the plate, St. Marys was staring up at a 5-0 deficit.
That didn't faze the Roughriders.
Pitcher Andrew Ibrahim bore down and didn't give up another hit before giving way to Dylan Trogdlon in the fourth, and the two of them kept St. Henry from pulling away as the Roughriders came back to earn a 13-6 win in a battle of area baseball teams at K.C. Geiger Park on Monday. [More]
Obituaries on April 13th, 2021
Max Leroy Dull, 94, of Willshire died at 3:08 p.m., Saturday at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert. [More]
Donald Niemeyer, 95, of New Knoxville, Ohio, died 4:05 A.M. Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Shane Hill Nursing Home, Rockford, Ohio. [More]
Dereck A. Gray, age 50, of Celina, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021. [More]
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CELINA - Celina residents and business owners may see their electric rates decrease by June 1.
City councilors at Monday night's utility committee meeting discussed lowering the rates with representatives from Findlay-based energy consultant Sawvel and Associates Inc.
ST. MARYS - The city has amended its 2021 street program after contractors expressed concerns over part of a sanitary sewer project included in the program.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local Schools board members on Monday night awarded a $217,979 contract to Vasco Sports Contractors of Massillon to resurface the high school track.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local Schools board members handled a number of personnel matters at Monday night's meeting, including accepting three retirement resignations.
NEW BREMEN - The village's $70,500 grant application for an estimated $105,200 swimming pool repair project was rejected, village council members learned at their meeting on Monday.
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Fort Recovery scored four times in the top of the seventh inning to rally and defeat St. Marys 9-8 in area softball action on Monday at K.C. Geiger Park.
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By Tom Haines
Entering her first mixed martial arts fight in over two years, Celina's Diamond Long was ready to go from the moment she and Sarah Cook touched gloves.
"What I mainly remember is, she was staring me down a lot," Long said. "She was tense, and I was just in the moment."
Two minutes and 26 seconds later, Long had Cook in a chokehold and Cook tapped out, giving Long a win Saturday in Premier MMA Championship 16 at the Hits Entertainment Complex in Covington, Kentucky. [More]
Obituaries on April 12th, 2021
Daniel L. Briner, age 83 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at his residence in Celina. [More]
Robert Dale Lewis went home to Jesus on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at age 89.
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Winona Brown, 90, formerly of New Knoxville, died at 4:30 p.m. April 10, 2021, [More]
Douglas Scott Kruger, age 67 of Celina and formerly of Middlefield, Ohio passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021. [More]
Willard O. "Bill" Rankin, age 96, formerly of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Springfield, Ohio. [More]
Linda S. Baumer age 69 of Minster, Ohio died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at her home. [More]
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Therapy dog back to work after year off due to COVID
ST. MARYS - Julie Metz and her therapy dog Natalie have returned to the halls of St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima after a year away due to COVID-19 restrictions.
CELINA - Grand Lake has lost several fish species that were once historically documented, but biology professor and research coordinator Stephen Jacquemin of Wright State University-Lake Campus said some species could possibly be restored.
Vote '21
Voters in Gibson, Granville, Marion and Recovery townships and the villages of Burkettsville, Chickasaw, Fort Recovery and St. Henry will vote on a new tax levy for the Southern Mercer County Joint Ambulance District at the May 4 special election.
ST. HENRY - Through three innings, the St. Henry baseball team was locked in a pitchers' duel. After the top of the fourth, the Redskins were looking up at a 6-0 deficit and wondering what happened.
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Celina snapped back from Friday's loss to Van Wert with a sweep of New Haven (Indiana) at Montgomery Field on Saturday to move its record above .500 at 5-4.
Celina take team titles at own Relays
By Tom Haines
CELINA - The Celina track team earned a sweep of the team titles at their own Celina Relays meet on Friday night at the Varsity Track in Celina.
The Bulldog boys beat out runner-up Coldwater by 45 points and the Celina girls edged the Cavaliers 99-96. [More]
Obituaries on April 10th, 2021
Olen E. Bollenbacher, 85, of Decatur and formerly of Geneva, IN and Celina, OH [More]
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Spring: A time of renewal but misery for some
CELINA - Many look forward to spring when temperatures warm, their yards turn green again and flowers and trees bloom.
But people with seasonal allergies may find this season of rebirth and renewal downright miserable.
CELINA - School officials are taking another crack at getting a building project issue approved at the May 4 special election.
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CELINA - The Ohio Department of Agriculture will allocate $120,000 during the next two fiscal years to fund two nutrient management technicians, Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board members learned at their Friday meeting.
CELINA - The hope for another comeback win for Celina fell short on Friday at Montgomery Field.
The Bulldogs managed to get a run back from a 2-0 deficit against Van Wert, but the Cougars hung on for the 2-1 victory in Western Buckeye League baseball action.
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Defiance plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeated St. Marys 6-2 in Western Buckeye League baseball action on Friday in Defiance.
By William Kincaid
WASHINGTON D.C. - A trio of lawmakers, including U.S. Rep Warren Davidson, R-Troy, is leading the charge to clear a nationwide records request backlog preventing some veterans from obtaining essential services.
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By Tom Haines
NEW BREMEN - After the Minster baseball team took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, New Bremen's pitchers bore down.
Seniors Mitchell Hays and Ben Blickle combined to hold Minster to three hits and the Cardinals got enough offense on the way to a 4-1 Midwest Athletic Conference win on a windy Thursday in New Bremen. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
After some struggles early in the season, Seth Lonsway finally broke through in a major way.
The Ohio State redshirt junior and Celina graduate pitched a gem on Saturday in a 6-0 win over Indiana at Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus.
Lonsway needed [More]
Obituaries on April 9th, 2021
Thomas L. Wendeln age 59 of Minster, Ohio died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his home. [More]
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CELINA - Although the Mercer County Health District will no longer hold first-dose drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics, officials plan to hold smaller clinics at the health district office in Celina based on demand.
CELINA - Local veterans officials say a nationwide records request backlog at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, has disrupted veterans services to varying degrees.
Vote '21
ST. MARYS - City residents will decide at the May 4 special election whether to make a 10-year, 0.5% income tax levy first passed in 1985 a permanent measure.
ROCKFORD - Parkway school district residents will be asked to renew a 5-year, 8.97-mill operating levy when they vote in the May 4 special election.
The levy was first passed May 4, 1993, and has been renewed six time during the years since, according to district treasurer Debbie Pierce.
ST. MARYS - County and St. Marys city officials resumed talks Thursday on the possible sale of the Auglaize County Recycling Facility property from the city to the county.
MARIA STEIN - Carlee Rethman did a bit of everything for St. Henry on Thursday.
The Redskin sophomore pitched a three-hit shutout and added two tr
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Gabe Link held St. Henry to two hits and Marion Local took advantage of three St. Henry errors to defeat the Redskins 5-1 in the Midwest Athletic Conference baseball opener at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.
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