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By Sydney Albert
COLDWATER - Mercer County Community Hospital administrators are working to improve how they communicate and work with the local Marshallese population.
CEO Lisa Klenke said during her report to the board of governors that several months ago, physi [More]
Ceremonies honor fallen heroes
From staff reports
Local communities plan to observe Memorial Day weekend. Events begin on Friday in Fort Recovery.

Memorial Day observances in Celina will be held on Monday with services at 11 a.m. at Lakeshore Park's memorial site.
Mercer County Veterans Service officer Tom Risch will welcome the crowd and provide commentary. Amy Vasquez will sing the national anthem. The Rev. Ty Watson of Celina First Church of God will give an invocation and benediction. [More]
Local pictures on May 24th, 2018
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Damaged lights replaced at local ball park
Man pleads guilty to charge stemming from exposure
New Bremen to honor 61 grads on Sunday
Minster to bestow 62 diplomas at graduation
Celina man arraigned on gun charge
Teen pleads no contest to charge
Judge rejects request for bond reduction
A Perfect Circle of hard rock
Panthers walk the walk
Friendly foes
Ross sets school record
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Feds to check county's voting system for online weaknesses
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections members on Tuesday morning moved to accept federal services to further safeguard the local voting systems.
The decision to accept U.S. Department of Homeland Security services was made in part at the recommendation of Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, board chairman Phil Long noted at the board's regular meeting. Also, other county officials gave their OK to proceed with the analysis, director Laura Bruns said. [More]
Obituaries on May 23rd, 2018
Jacob T. Craft, 25, of Saint Marys, died suddenly on May 21, 2018, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. [More]
Gary J. Seitz, 54, of Springfield passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 20, 2018 in his home. [More]
Virginia A. "Ginny" Zahn, age 77, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, died at her home.
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Local pictures on May 23rd, 2018
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Celina firefighters training with new life-saving strut device
Celina to graduate 164 seniors on Friday
Memorial High School graduation set Sunday
Ciao Bella opens store in Celina
Rockford native starts fitness center in village
Minster, Loramie meet at regional
Coldwater ready for Chargers
Cavs top Raiders in tourney tune-up
By Ed Gebert
MINSTER - With athletic success comes greater financial cost, school board members learned on Monday.
Athletic director Josh Clune informed members that funds in the self-supporting athletic program are very low. The department's major revenue source is ticket sales. However, the cost to support teams as they continue into postseason tournaments and playoffs is weighing heavily on the budget. [More]
By Tom Stankard
ST. HENRY - Council members are counting down the days until the village's new pool opens to the public.
An open house is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Friday. Village administrator Ron Gelhaus said construction should be complete in time for a ribbon cutting and second open house on Monday, with the ceremony set to begin at 11 a.m. at 211 Parkview Drive. [More]
Obituaries on May 22nd, 2018
Jeanette D. Buns, age 78, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on May 19, 2018 after a two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. [More]
Patricia Jean Hays, 67, of Lady Lake, Florida, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 of natural causes. [More]
Duane A. Smoyer, loving son, husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend of Bow [More]
Shirley Knight Gunyou passed away May 18, 2018 in Minnetonka, MN, just shy of h [More]
Local pictures on May 22nd, 2018
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Speakers urge area students to realize impact of choices
Celina schools face shortfall, cuts urged
Cheryl Ann officials consider levy renewal
Former Auglaize deputy serving 10 days in jail
Fort council seeks levy renewal
Celina man picked up in Texas for parole violation
No changes after Auglaize elections board OKs results
Mercer County joblessness still lowest in state and falls lower
St. Marys finance committee approves requests for appropriations
Mele taking flight at Capital
Panthers ready to go
Minster gives up nine runs in top of seventh, score seven in bottom of seventh to win
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - "At the conclusion of the game, a couple kids grabbed me and asked 'What the hell just happened?' " Minster coach Mike Wiss said after the conclusion of Saturday's Division IV baseball district final against Crestview.
The kids weren't the only ones at Coldwater's Veterans Field with that question. [More]
Obituaries on May 21st, 2018
Katherine R. Barlow, age 78, formerly of Clayton, died on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at St. Leonard Retirement Community in Centerville. [More]
Lee D. Clausing, 81, of St. Marys, OH died 1:25 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by loved ones. [More]
Frederick C. "Chuck" Loyer, II, 84, Saint Marys, Ohio, died 4:27 A.M. Friday, May 18, 2018, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus. [More]
Local pictures on May 21st, 2018
Subscriber only stories on May 21st, 2018
Boy Scouts no longer just for boys
Young local video game enthusiast creates his own gaming system
Green means go
Area athletes advance to regional track meet
Frilling shines in Cavaliers' win over Indians
Redskins sweep honors
Heuerman picks up first win at Eldora
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