Flash Flood Watch issued June 19 at 10:43AM 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 will become more numerous this afternoon and especially into the evening and overnight. Given extremely saturated soils and rivers and streams already running high, the potential for flash flooding is particularly high. Any storm could bring rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour, and rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are possible over the next couple of days.
Today 79° Today 79° likely 65° 65° Tomorrow 72° Tomorrow 72° 59° 59° chance
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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Husband, wife found clinging to air mattress
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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Beach aeration expected online in July
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Judge issues five years community control sanctions
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A former Mercer County man has been sentenced to five years of community control sanctions after he was found guilty of telecommunications harassment and menacing by stalking in May.
As part of the sanctions, Jeffery Rasawehr, 54, of Birm [More]
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - School board members approved the plan for the proposed Celina City Schools' building project at Thursday's special meeting.
It next will be sent to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission for final approval.
A committee of area residents and district staff members reviewed nine plans drafted by Fanning Howey architects and chose the one they deemed best. [More]
Obituaries on June 14th, 2019
Johnnie Lore, age 71, of Rossburg, passed away of natural causes early Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019, at the Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio. [More]
Justine E. Wilker, age 99, formerly of Montezuma, died on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
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