Winter Weather Advisory issued April 20 at 3:26PM EDT until April 21 at 7:00AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. * WHERE...Mercer, Auglaize and Hardin Counties. * WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to 7 AM EDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Rain will transition to snow this evening. Snow may be heavy at times and lead to reduced visibility. The greatest accumulations will be on grassy or elevated surfaces. Snow will end before daybreak.
Freeze Warning issued April 20 at 3:26PM EDT until April 21 at 10:00AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 10 AM EDT WEDNESDAY... ...FREEZE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... * WHAT...For the Freeze Warning, sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected. For the Freeze Watch, sub-freezing temperatures as low as 29 possible. * WHERE...Portions of East Central and Southeast Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Central, Southwest and West Central Ohio. * WHEN...For the Freeze Warning, from 3 AM to 10 AM EDT Wednesday. For the Freeze Watch, from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning. * IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Today 45° Today 45° chance 30° 30° Tomorrow 41° Tomorrow 41° chance 27° 27° slight chance
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - Downtown St. Marys could have a designated outdoor refreshment area in time for Memorial Day weekend if city council members take emergency action.
Representatives of the St. Marys Area Resource Team, a coalition of local businesses, and St. Marys Chamber of Commerce came before the city's streets and sidewalks committee on Monday to discuss creating the area to spur interest in the downtown. [More]
New Bremen wins defensive battle over St. Marys
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - For five innings, New Bremen and St. Marys engaged in a good old-fashioned pitchers' duel.
In the sixth, the Cardinals struck first and then limited the Roughriders' counter over the final two innings to pick up a 3-1 softball victory in an Auglaize County showdown at K.C. Geiger Park. [More]
Obituaries on April 20th, 2021
Roland "Rolly" Hausfeld age 84 of Minster, Ohio died Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Versailles Health Care Center. [More]
M. Helen Schwieterman, 85, of Delphos, passed away Saturday April 17, 2021, at 11:09 a.m., at Sarah Jane Living Center surrounded by her loving family. [More]
Deborah Diantha Ehler (nee Allmandinger), 67, of Greenhills, OH passed away on Saturday, April 17th. [More]
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MINSTER - School board members on Monday continued to deliberate but made no decision on whether they would seek to replace or renew a permanent improvement levy set to expire soon.
CELINA - State Rep. Susan Manchester, R-Waynesfield, while recognizing the school district for a state award at Monday night's board meeting, also applauded school officials for having in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members on Monday night discussed a $53,112 overlay project on Butler and Boundary streets slated for this spring or summer.
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery Elementary School will likely receive grant funding for community engagement and literacy within the school.
School officials did not yet have a funding amount.
Mercer County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Celina sex offender Tuesday morning on Main Street in Celina, according to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Grey.
CELINA - After the Celina baseball team scored four unanswered to cut the deficit to two, Coldwater was just focused on stringing together enough outs to secure the win.
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and Gary R. Rasberry
Celina earned its first tennis match victory of the season in shutting out Piqua 5-0 on Monday at the Booster Club Tennis Complex at the high school.
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A new program targets Marshallese students
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A new mentorship program based out of Celina High School aims to create positive experiences and build confidence in Marshallese students by matching them with adult members of the local Marshallese community.
Recently at the Nite Owl Studio in downtown Celina, members of the Marshallese Mentorship Program gathered to make clay pots under the direction of Braelen Bader, an English language tutor at Celina High School and owner of the studio. [More]
Obituaries on April 19th, 2021
Norman Joseph Schlecty, 87 of Yorkshire, Ohio, passed away on Friday April 16, [More]
Charles "Chuck" J. Overman, 64, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away peacefully [More]
Victor R. Eyink, age 75 of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away peacefully surrounded b [More]
M. Helen Schwieterman, 85, of Delphos, passed away Saturday April 17, 2021, at [More]
Mary Ann (Knapke) Klosterman, age 96, of Montezuma died Friday, April 16, 2021 [More]
Winona Marie Brown, 90, of New Knoxville, died at 4:30 P.M. Saturday, April 10, [More]
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Minster boys capture home meet; West Liberty-Salem edge Minster girls
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Minster played host to teams from Ohio and Indiana at the annual Minster Memorial track and field invitational on Saturday at Memorial Field.
Prom and graduation back with modifications
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School districts in Mercer and Auglaize counties have made plans for prom and graduation with some modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most districts are utilizing social distancing and limited capacity to comply with state guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health. [More]
Obituaries on April 17th, 2021
Ruth A. Dailey of Greenville, Ohio, aged 78 years old, passed away on April 5, 2021 after a lengthy illness. [More]
Cletus Robert Dirksen, 82 of New Weston, Ohio, passed away on Friday April 16, 2021 at 3:19 AM at Versailles Rehab and Healthcare. [More]
Alta Mae McDonald, age 91 of Piqua, passed away at 4:35 PM on Monday, April 12, 2021 at Piqua Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Pamela Christine Osburn, age 50, of Celina, and former resident of Dayton, pass [More]
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The night before the anniversary of the Virginia Tech mass shooting in 2007, the latest in a recent string of mass shootings unfolded at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, and old arguments about gun laws and workplace violence have reignited.
CELINA -Wellman Brothers Inc. of Coldwater ran into some additional issues while bringing up to code a historical building in downtown Celina, resulting in a $77,442 change order.
CELINA - From the first pitch, it was clear that the Celina softball team was ready to attack at the plate.
Senior Sydney Lehman launched a double
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Karsyn McGlothen pitched her second no-hitter in a row as the St. Marys pitcher struck out nine in leading St. Marys past Ottawa-Glandorf 12-1 in five innings on Friday in Western Buckeye League softball action in Putnam County.
Gov. DeWine urges state to vaccinate
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Cases of COVID-19 are increasing locally and statewide as health officials urge the public to increase safety measures to protect themselves and others.
Mercer County Health District officials on Thursday reported nine new cases since Tuesday, raising the county's number of cumulative cases to 3,985. Also on Thursday, Auglaize County Health Department officials reported eight new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday, raising that county's number of cumulative cases to 3,520. [More]
Late run lifts Minster past Parkway
By Dave Stilwell
MINSTER - With things looking bleak, Minster softball coach Robb Hemmelgarn was looking for a defining moment. And with one swing of the bat, Alexis Bishop delivered.
Bishop slugged a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth that helped Minster rally from a 7-2 deficit and post an 8-7 victory over Parkway Thursday at Four Seasons Park. [More]
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CHICKASAW - Village council members at their Wednesday night meeting discussed a proposed $2.1 million infrastructure project involving street and water line improvements on the north side of town.
CELINA - A county agency wants to boost wages to stay competitive and retain staff.
Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Chairwoman Theresa Howick, meeting with county commissioners on Thursday, requested a 5% increase in the agency's salary budget.
CELINA - A Celina man will be sentenced May 11 for felony charges including escape and failure to appear as required by a recognizance bond.
ROCKFORD - The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent suicide of a Fort Wayne, Indiana, man found dead in his vehicle on Sell Road.
Mercer County farmers are reminded to avoid planting in road rights-of-way, according to a news release from Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart.
Anything that obstructs motorists' vision can be hazardous.
ST. HENRY - The Coldwater baseball team couldn't get runners home in the early innings, but once the Cavaliers got going, there was no stopping them.
COLDWATER - Coldwater softball coach Kyle Ahrens chuckled when asked if the game could have been more interesting.
The Cavaliers gave up two runs
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Alayna Ross scattered six hits and struck out 12 Celina batters as New Bremen improved to 6-7 with an 11-3 win in non-conference softball action on Thursday in New Bremen.
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