Celina 4-H camp part of book on WWII history
By William Kincaid
CELINA - In the summer of 1944, 294 German prisoners of war, most of them teenagers, were sent to the 4-H camp at Harbor Point in Celina, offering the area a much-needed workforce when many able-bodied local men were serving their country in World War II. [More]
Obituaries on May 23rd, 2020
Calob M. Wenning, age 21 of Coldwater passed away at 7:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. [More]
Shelby Jacobs, 16, St. Marys, died at 11:41 a.m. May 22, 2020, at Miami Valley [More]
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Dozen more virus cases
Honoring the fallen this Memorial Day
St. Henry top grads named
'Did it all'
Amazing Atheletes of New Bremen
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Celina boy reportedly was target shooting inside garage
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 15-year-old boy was temporarily taken into custody on Thursday after reportedly shooting 100 rounds from a semi-automatic rifle inside a garage.
The Celina Police Department received a non-emergency call around 4:30 p.m. from a homeowner on Summit Street who reported finding several holes believed to be bullet holes in the home. [More]
By Colin Foster
Playing baseball for Bowling Green State University was a dream turned reality for a handful of local players.
Last week's news was a nightmare for them.
On May 15, the university announced that it would be cutting its baseball program effective immediately. The program was scrapped as part of BG's effort to shave $2 million off the department of athletics budget after the coronavirus pandemic. The university said cutting baseball would save $500,000 annually. [More]
Obituaries on May 22nd, 2020
Eva M. Weitzel, age 87, of Fort Recovery, passed away on May 20, 2020 at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Rita A. Elking, 97, of New Bremen died on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 4:00 PM at the Heritage Center in Minster where she had resided for the last 9 years. [More]
John D. Templeton Jr., age 71 of Celina passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Norma Jean Mumaw age 92, of Versailles passed away peacefully at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday May 17, 2020, at The Gardens of St. Henry Nursing Home, St. Henry, Ohio. [More]
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10 new Mercer County virus cases
Celina district deficit spending less than estimated
Area tourism hit all-time high in 2019
St. Marys pool will not open
Bulldog grads are crisis-tested
Glass, Metzcar rack up top honors
Athletes run for their lives
Celina High School Class Of 2020
'You made us all so proud'
'Hard work, responsibility, leadership'
'Balance school, sports, work'
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'I couldn't be more proud'
FR Valedictorian, salutatorian and class
Fort Recovery class of 2020
Indian track stars mature in 2020
Rising to extraordinary challenges
Valedictorian Kemper's speech
Salutatorian Heckman gives graduation speech
Minster class sets an example
Top grads named
Minster class of 2020
School year 'transformational'
2 valedictorians, 1 salutatorian
New Bremen class of 2020
Speeches by top duo thank many
Unusual ending but still lots of good memories
Parkway class of 2020 'tough'
Class president muses on what could have been
White, Rutledge co-valedictorians
Parkway High class of 2020
Principal: 'Proudest moment for me'
Class president says shock of last few months 'difficult'
Class color, flower
St. Henry shut out by virus pandemic
Ready for the real world
St. Marys Memorial class Of 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Officials on Wednesday said the fight against COVID-19 isn't over as a third person has died in Mercer County, and five new cases raise the county's total to 160.
One new case of COVID-19 was announced in Auglaize County.
A 56-year-old St. Henry woman is the third Mercer County resident to die from COVID-19, county health district administrator Jason Menchhofer said. He believed the woman died on Monday. [More]
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The Ohio high school football playoffs will expand starting in 2021.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association has voted to increase the number of teams that qualify in each region from eight to 12. Per the press release sent Wednesday afternoon, the vote was unanimous. In the current format, the top four seeds in each region host the first week of the playoffs with all remaining playoff games played at neutral sites. [More]
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The Grand Lake Mariners will not have a season.
Late Tuesday evening, the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League announced that it was canceling its season amid ongoing coronavirus concerns.
"We are truly disappoi [More]
Obituaries on May 21st, 2020
Steven A. Kaiser, age 72, of Fort Recovery, passed away on May 20, 2020 at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. [More]
Marjorie M. (Fields-Horner) Schultz, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 11:29 AM on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at her residence. [More]
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Boardwalk slowly takes shape
Gibbs fails to qualify for ballot
St. Marys board approves 5-year financial plan
New Bremen school construction on track
Sex offender arrested for breaking registry rules
Montezuma seeks grant to fix flooding
'The best'
Luebke honored by WHAC
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A hospitalized boy 10 years old or younger represents one of 14 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday, raising Mercer County's total to 156.
In Auglaize County, one new confirmed case has raised the number of that county's confirmed and probable cases to 57. [More]
Novolex normally makes customized plastic packaging
By William Kincaid
COLDWATER - A Coldwater manufacturer of customized packaging will soon crank out 2 million isolation gowns a month for health care providers, assisted-living centers and other businesses in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Coldwater is home to one of Novolex's nine North American facilities that are mass-producing personal protective equipment being shipped across the nation, said Galen Killam, a senior technology and product manager. [More]
Obituaries on May 20th, 2020
Joseph Richard Rohrbach, 92 of Spencerville died at 11:45 am Saturday, May 16th, 2020 at his home. [More]
Sister Verlina (M. Benet) Mescher, C.PP.S., 85, died peacefully on May 17 at Hospice of Dayton. [More]
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Crown layoffs ongoing
Teen critically injured in crash
Minster wants fun - but safe - summer
Rockford to clarify building language
Bridge to be replaced
'Pushed himself'
Bulldogs were eager to defend WBL title
Amazing Athletes of Minster
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