Flash Flood Warning issued June 19 at 6:56PM EDT until June 19 at 8:30PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR NORTHERN SHELBY...AUGLAIZE AND MERCER COUNTIES REMAINS IN EFFECT Until 830 PM EDT.... At 653 PM EDT, radar indicated that two to four inches of rain have fallen in the warning area. Local emergency management is reporting that several roads have closed due to high water. Additional thunderstorms will produce heavy rainfall this evening, leading to continued flash flooding. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Botkins, Jackson Center, Kettlersville, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Bulkhead, Wabash, Montezuma, Chickasaw, Maria Stein, Minster, McCartyville, Tama, Chattanooga, Coldwater, St. Henry, St. Marys, Moulton, Fryburg, Anna and Lake Loramie State Park.
Flash Flood Watch issued June 19 at 4:46PM EDT until June 20 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including the following areas, in Indiana, Dearborn, Fayette IN, Franklin IN, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union IN, and Wayne. In Kentucky, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Lewis, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson. In Ohio, Adams, Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette OH, Franklin OH, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Highland, Hocking, Licking, Logan, Madison, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, Union OH, and Warren. * Through Thursday evening * Scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon will become more numerous this evening and tonight. With the ground already saturated and rivers and streams running high, the potential for flash flooding will be high. Thunderstorms could produce rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. * Additional showers and thunderstorms are expected on Thursday, and the risk for flash flooding will continue through Thursday evening.
Today 79° Today 79° likely 65° 65° Tomorrow 72° Tomorrow 72° 59° 59° chance
By Tom Stankard
COLUMBUS - Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced Ohio will receive federal assistance for individuals and businesses in Mercer, Auglaize and eight other counties impacted by the 21 tornadoes that swept through western Ohio last month.
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By Colin Foster
Willis "Bud" Preston is spending his golden years chasing gold medals.
Recently, the 1946 graduate of Celina High School won the 90s Singles Division of the National Senior Games in Albuquerque - adding to a gold collection that already includes a boatload of tennis trophies and an Oscar (not a real one), which Preston was given for his pristine portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in a Minster Crescent Players production. [More]
Obituaries on June 19th, 2019
Earnest Roy Baucom, 80, passed away on Sunday, June 16th at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Karen Boice, 75, of Saint Marys, a faithful servant of Christ, entered His eter [More]
Donald A. Stahl, age 84, of Celina, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
James C. Gross, age 65 of St. Henry, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at The James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. [More]
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By Jeff Elking
NEW BREMEN - Village council members on Monday approved a location for a new electrical substation after hearing residents' concerns during five previous public meetings.
Members voted 5-1 to construct the substation west of the initial site, which had been deemed the best location by consultant GPD Group. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
COLUMBUS - Ohio's governor is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare Ohio a disaster area due to the heavy rainfall that has prevented farmers from planting their crops.
Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday sent a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting a disaster designation for Ohio amid this year's heavy rainfall. [More]
Obituaries on June 18th, 2019
Boyd Lee Granger, age 91 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Miller Place in Celina. [More]
Richard E. Haines, Jr., 87, of St. Marys, OH passed away at 9:03 p.m. Thursday June 13, 2019 at Otterbein-St.Marys. [More]
Surrounded by family, Ed Oberlander, 66, died on June 15 at his home near New Knoxville, following a 10-month battle with cancer. [More]
Mary Jo (Frilling) Schmiesing died at her home at Carthagena, Ohio on Sunday, June 16, 2019 surrounded by her family. [More]
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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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