Heat Advisory issued July 09 at 3:32PM EDT until July 09 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Heat index values up to 100 expected. * WHERE...Portions of East Central and Southeast Indiana, Northeast and Northern Kentucky and Central, South Central, Southwest and West Central Ohio. * WHEN...From noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
Today 93° Today 93° chance 73° 73° chance Tomorrow 89° Tomorrow 89° likely 70° 70° likely
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - The men involved in Monday's fatal watercraft accident on Grand Lake have been identified.
The watercraft's operator who died after the accident near Coldwater Creek has been identified as Trevor Mobley, 26, Coldwater. The passenger, who survived the incident with minor injuries, was Corey Kuether, 29, Montezuma. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
ST. HENRY - Township trustees and village officials from southern Mercer County met Wednesday evening to discuss creating a new Emergency Medical Services district.
The EMS squads in the area are volunteer units operating under the Mercer County EMS operation. [More]
Mikesell sinks game-ending hoop for Red Scare in TBT
By Colin Foster
It had been a long time since Ryan Mikesell had played in a 5-on-5 game.
In his return to the court on Wednesday, the St. Henry graduate made a game-winner.
Mikesell scored 14 points and hit four 3-pointers - the last of which helped the Red Scare close out the Elam Ending and game with a 77-68 victory over Big X in The Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena. [More]
Obituaries on July 9th, 2020
Darrel "Jerry" G. Bigelow, age 81, of Celina, Ohio, passed away in the Celina Manor on July 7, 2020 at 9:26 pm. [More]
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held this Saturday, July 11, 2020, [More]
Clara Rosemary "Rosie" Fleck, 93, Celina, died on July 8, 2020, at Lima Memoria [More]
Carla "Peggy" Smith, 100, St. Marys, died on July 8, 2020, at Otterbein Senior [More]
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5 new cases; Mercer count near 300
Fish are dying in Grand Lake
St. Marys schools to open in late August
Montezuma approves preliminary budget
Rockford seeking councilor
Auglaize board buys security gear
NASCAR cancels 2020 race at Eldora
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By William Kincaid
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Mercer County officials on Tuesday authorized the transfer of two lots in the Franklin Industrial Park located next to Lakefield Airport near the U.S. 127 and State Route 219 intersection.
Voting members of the Mercer County Community Improvement Corp. unanimously approved resolutions authorizing secretary and county commissioner Jerry Laffin to sign off on documents to convey lots No. 3 and 5 in the county-owned industrial lot from the county's control to the CIC's. [More]
Obituaries on July 8th, 2020
Bruce E. Hays, age 71, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on July 7, 2020 at 5:58 am at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford with his family by his side. [More]
Trevor S. Mobley, age 26, of Coldwater, died Monday, July 6, 2020, at Grand Lake St. Marys, Celina. [More]
Kenneth Allen Kettlewell, age 72, of Coldwater passed away at his residence on Sunday, July 5, 2020. [More]
Marilyn A. Fellers, age 82, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on July 6, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
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Virus cases near 390
Yogurt maker vows to stop odor
Indians roll past Redskins
Officials: Operate watercraft safely
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A deadly personal watercraft crash early Monday on Grand Lake is being investigated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
A incident involving a personal watercraft was reported at 12:40 a.m., according to an ODNR news release.
Montezuma Fire Chief Lee Braun said his rescuers were called to the rock pier near Coldwater Creek after two kayakers heard someone calling for help. [More]
Panthers score nine in seventh to beat Cavs
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Down five runs going into its final at-bat, Parkway was looking to get some spark.
The Panthers got their spark, fueled with some gasoline.
Parkway scored nine runs in the top of the seventh to take a 10-6 lead on Coldwater, and then held off the Cavaliers' rally in the bottom of the inning for a 10-8 summer baseball win at Veterans Field. [More]
Obituaries on July 7th, 2020
Kerry Lee Mitchell, age 64, passed away surrounded by family and fireworks on July 4th, 2020. [More]
Wilfred "Willie" Schulze, age 83, of Piqua, OH passed away at 1:15 AM on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Ohio's Hospice of Miami County, Inpatient Unit. [More]
Clifton Stuart "Stu" Christman, affectionately known as "G" to so many, 79, pas [More]
Greg Dues, age 53, of New Bremen, died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic. [More]
David Wayne Gilbert Sr., 61, New Weston, died on July 5, 2020, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. [More]
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Officials report 9 new area coronavirus cases
Village to get $500K grant for street work
Group to give masks to teachers
Redskins beat Celina to snap skid
OHSAA parts ways with Snodgrass
By William Kincaid
Local school district superintendents and health officials will convene this week to address Gov. Mike DeWine's directives about reopening schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that shows no signs of slowing down nationally.
Most teachers [More]
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Marion Local graduate Luke Knapke's team, Mid-American Unity,  became the third team removed from The Basketball Tournament after a positive test for COVID-19. 
The news came on July 2, two days before the team was set [More]
Obituaries on July 6th, 2020
Lawrence "Larry" V. Behr, age 77, of Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at his residence Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2020. [More]
Albert L. Coffey, 78, of Saint Marys, Ohio, and formerly of Stearns, Kentucky, died 12:10 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Wayne Robert Craig, age 67, of Celina passed away at his residence in Bass Landing on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. [More]
James G. Schmackers, age 79, of Philothea, died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Melvin Lewis Crouch, age 87, of Celina Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2 [More]
Jean (McEldowney) Eastridge, 76, of Coldwater, Ohio, formerly of New Weston, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Alyssa L. Harner, 21, of St. Marys Twp., OH died Tuesday June 30, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Kenneth A. (Kenny) Kremer, age 85 of Maria Stein passed away of natural causes on July 4, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
C. Stuart Christman, 79, formerly of St. Marys, died July 1, 2020, in St. Peter [More]
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County reports 5 new cases
LIA cancels events
Sheriff reopens jail lobby
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