Program could help owners fix Celina landmark
By William Kincaid
CELINA- A Mercer County agency is targeting a new state grant program to help some property owners get their downtown Celina building up to code.
County community development director Jared Ebbing said he is writing a grant application for $250,00 [More]
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - The two Republican candidates running for Auglaize County commissioner discussed county and national issues at a Wednesday forum hosted by the St. Marys Rotary Club.
Dave Bambauer and Steve Henderson are vying for the seat being vacated by Don Regula, who is retiring. With no Democratic candidates running in the primary, whoever wins the March 17 primary election will likely become the next commissioner. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
For Holden Cubberley, it was a big jump up on the podium.
For Vivian Niekamp, it was bouncing back from a tough finish a year ago.
And for Kameron MacLean and Xander Spees, it was a solid debut.
Celina junior Cubberley improved on his eighth-place finish at the Division II boys state diving championship a season ago by placing third in a competitive field at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton on Wednesday. [More]
Obituaries on February 20th, 2020
Patricia "Pat" Bruggeman, 81, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. [More]
Bonnie Jean Leistner, of Celina, passed away at Swiss Village in Berne, IN on February 19, 2020, at the age of 87. [More]
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Work continues on new terminal
St. Marys school board approves projects
Early voting kicks off
Zuma council pursues funds to ease flooding
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Rangers, Cardinals roll in tourney play
Flyers cruise to victory
Bulldogs fall to Wildcats
Wolf named MAC's top player
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Initiatives aim to lessen Lake Erie algal blooms
By Leslie Gartrell
COLDWATER - The H2Ohio program was rolled out to a packed room of Mercer County farmers on Tuesday evening as representatives from the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Agriculture Conservation Initiative presented information and answered questions at the American Legion hall. [More]
By Colin Foster
MIDDLE POINT - Coldwater girls basketball coach Keenan Leichty received a round of hugs and congrats from Cavalier faithful outside the locker room Tuesday night.
He was waiting to celebrate with his daughter.
Kate Leichty scored eight of her 16 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead scoop shot with 2.2 seconds which lifted the Cavaliers over Patrick Henry for a 47-46 victory in the Division III sectional opener at Lincolnview High School. [More]
Obituaries on February 19th, 2020
Phyllis Ann Kelly, age 85 of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Virginia Anna Brown, age 76 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020, at St. Rita's Medical Center, in Lima. [More]
Mary Jo Braun, age 60, of Coldwater, died Monday, February 17, 2020 at IU University Hospital in Indianapolis. [More]
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Elections board hiring motion is shot down
Officials sign off on tile project
Council to consider park improvements
Newspaper honored for outstanding journalism
Canton crew
Hot shooting lifts Panthers to win
Redskins defeat Commodores
Flyers defeat Redskins
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The race for a Mercer County commission seat beginning Jan. 2, 2021, finds incumbent Jerry Laffin of Coldwater facing off against challenger Andy Schwieterman of Celina for the Republican nomination.
The winner advances to the Nov. 3 general election to take on Democratic candidate Don Holtvoigt of Celina, who is running unopposed. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Commissioner Rick P. Muhlenkamp of Celina is being challenged by county soil and water conservation Board Vice Chairwoman Theresa A. Howick of Celina for the commissioner seat beginning Jan. 3, 2021.
The winner advances to the Nov. 3 general election. No Democrats filed to run in the primary. [More]
Obituaries on February 18th, 2020
Newman Bryant Clapp III, age 88 of Celina, Ohio passed away February 17, 2020 at 1:20 am. [More]
Richard E. "Dick" Collins, age 61, of Coldwater, died February 16, 2020 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. [More]
Patricia R. "Pat" Stammen, age 66, of Fort Recovery, died February 17, 2020, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Robert Schmehl, 79, St. Marys, died Feb. 16, 2020, at his residence.
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Bernard "Bud" Lehman, 90, of Saint Marys, died 1:03 A.M. Monday, February 17, 2020, his 90th birthday, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Diana Kay (Ashman) Martin, 69, passed away on Sunday, February 16 at Vancrest after a brief illness brought on by complications from Multiple Sclerosis. [More]
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Voters may see renewal levy issue
Board supports revising voucher program
Chance to make a splash
Celina bowlers wrap up regular season victorious
Seniors: Stay active as you age
Contestants flock to Brew Nation's 'Love is in the Hair' contest
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Things got a little hairy when facial hair aficionados from across the nation took over Brew Nation on Saturday night.
The Mercer County Facial Hair Club hosted their second "Love is in the Hair" facial hair competition at the brewery. Contestants served up looks ranging from burly beards and magnificent mustaches to fake follicles made out of ribbons, moss and paper. [More]
St. Marys edges Celina for first league championship in 43 years
By Gary R. Rasberry
BATH TOWNSHIP - The scenario was simple: win the Western Buckeye League wrestling tournament, capture the league title.
St. Marys and Celina were determined to claim the crown, and it came down to the wire on Saturday.
The Roughriders put seven wrestlers in championship matches and won four titles en route to holding off Celina 151-145 1/2 to win the tournament and capturing the program's first outright league title. It is also the first title for St. Marys since 1977 at Bath High School. [More]
Obituaries on February 17th, 2020
Paul "P.D." Zink, 69, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 3:35 P.M. Friday, February 14, 2020. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends. [More]
Diana Martin, 68, of St. Marys, Ohio died Sunday February 16, 2020 at Vancrest. [More]
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Cav girls win bowling sectional
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