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Area woman fondly recalls her famous friend
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Long before country and pop legend Glen Campbell sang about the "Wichita Lineman" and the "Rhinestone Cowboy," he and his family lived a life of poverty based in Delight, Arkansas.
Yet massive success and fame didn't uproot the kind-hearted and down-to-earth ways of Campbell, who as a 9-year-old boy with a guitar strapped around his neck sang "Roly Poly" while ambling through the dusty tomato fields three miles south of Willshire, Carolyn Baker said. [More]
Obituaries on August 21st, 2017
Doris Alma Eichler, age 92, of Celina Ohio passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Friday August 18, 2017 at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Omer R. Klosterman, age 95, of Montezuma, died on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Otterbein, St. Marys. [More]
Raymond J. Swartout III, 70 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away on Thursday August 17, 2017 at 5:59 AM. [More]
Richard J. Thiel, age 81, of Troy, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at The Ohio State University Wexler Hospital. [More]
Pastor M. Jeannie McLaughlin, 73, of St Marys, OH died Sunday August 20, 2017 a [More]
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Waynestock concert draws estimated crowd of 6,000
Cavaliers open season with title
Marion Local outlasts Celina in marathon match
'Riders second, Bulldogs fourth at Schroeder invite
Bulldogs look for some depth in 2017
Cavaliers return plenty of experience
Indians look to continue building
Flyers try to climb in MAC standings
Wildcats have plenty of veteran runners
Depth will help New Bremen runners
Panthers hope to continue ascension
Wendel inherits experienced squad
Cisco excited about upcoming season
Daniels looks for future development
New coaches have veteran golfers
Cavaliers aim to improve on links
Familiar faces return for Indians
Flyers bring experience back to links
Minster hopes to keep making noise
Cardinal golfers have solid background
Panthers expect to elevate golf game
St. Henry golf teams out to great start
St. Marys wants to continue success
Bulldogs look to make another run
Freeman dealing with youth, inexperience
Brackman inherits talented bunch
Prospects high for Ring's Roughriders
'Riders hope for fewer injuries in '17
Celina has seniors, but little experience
Krugh returns to coach Roughriders
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections members this week approved the petitions of numerous candidates and issues for the November general election ballot.
A few of the township trustee races will be contested. However, no names will appear on [More]
Obituaries on August 19th, 2017
Eudora Pearl Putman, age 90, of Fairborn, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek. [More]
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Anticipation building for solar eclipse
Taking the punch out of cyberbullying
Preschool kids meet man with bionic arm
Nice way to start
Flyers edge Bulldogs 229-231 at the Lynx
By Ed Gebert
ST. MARYS - Police Chief Mark Ernst recently announced he will retire as of Sunday after 27 years with the St. Marys Police Department, serving the last 3 1/2 years as chief.
"It was really difficult," he told the newspaper about his decision. "I' [More]
By Tom Stankard
ROCKFORD - Members of Shanes Masonic Lodge invite area residents to join them in celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary on Saturday.
In Senior Warden Norman Fleming's history of the foundation, he wrote that a disposition was granted to a group to meet and form a Masonic Lodge in Shanes Crossing (now Rockford) in 1866. [More]
Obituaries on August 18th, 2017
Norma Bergman, age 91 of Botkins, Ohio died at 4:55 AM on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Center. [More]
Rhonda S. Moeller, 68, formerly of Celina, Ohio was called home by her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, OH. [More]
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Receipts from fair increase
Contract awarded for turn lanes
ContiTech, union ratify new contract
Commissioners OK $177,389 ditch contract
Ladies hit the Lynx
By Ed Gebert
CELINA - Monica Welde has pets just like many other people do, but instead of dogs or cats, she has bears.
Welde, with help from her 27-year-old son, Johnny Welde, owns and operates The Bears of Bearadise Ranch of Florida, and she's brought her oversized furry friends to the Mercer County Fair. The bears have been performing twice each day and three times on weekends. The Weldes use the show to give people a closer look at the animals they love. [More]
Obituaries on August 17th, 2017
Ann E. (Koenig) Baker, 76, of Minster, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 9:36 AM at the State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville. [More]
Ferdinand "Donald" Franck died on August 15, 2017.
Loving husband of Brenda F [More]
Wayne Fullenkamp, 73, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died August 16, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH. [More]
John H. Grieshop, 77, of St. Johns, OH, died 11:00 p.m., Tues. Aug. 15, 2017, at his residence. [More]
Terry N. Morgan, 78, of rural Wapakoneta, went home to be with his Lord in the [More]
James "Jim" Bernard Rohler, a man of service and smiles, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017. He was 69 years of age. [More]
Henry H. Lageman, 91, formerly of New Knoxville, died 3:46 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
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Montezuma adds four sidewalks to project
'Skins win tri-match
A slammin' night at the fair
Concert to showcase Christian rock
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