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By Ed Gebert
CELINA - An Indiana man who had pleaded guilty to charges stemming from 21 thefts and break-ins in Mercer County was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison.
Jason D. Amspaugh, 32, Union City, must serve the prison time after completing a 30-month sentence handed down last month in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on two counts of felony theft. He still faces charges in Darke, Miami and Shelby counties and in Randolph County, Indiana. [More]
Briscoe holds off teammate to win Trucks race
By Mike Ernst
ROSSBURG - A month ago Chase Briscoe did not even think he would get the chance to race in the 2018 Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway.
Briscoe, who now competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, found a ride and drove his Ford to a classic, fender-rubbing victory over his ThorSports Racing teammate Grant Enfinger, edging Enfinger at the line by a scant .038 seconds. [More]
Obituaries on July 19th, 2018
Betty Ann Huelsman age 79, of Minster passed away at 6:00 AM on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at her home. [More]
Susan Jean (Sue) Skinner, age 58, formerly of Celina, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at her residence in Galloway, Ohio on Friday, July 13, 2018. [More]
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System OK'd to aid disabled voters
Paper mill to bring 300 jobs to region
Resident pitches booster plan
Man sentenced for pointing gun at person
Celina woman who skipped court pleads guilty to charges
Montezuma councilor to file charges over eyesore property
Part of Staeger set to close temporarily
Hopefuls compete to be Miss Lake Festival
Cavs back at state after 2-year absence
Coldwater Gray rolls past Marion Gold for title
Tabfest returns to Mendon Speedway
The Chuck Taylors ready to rock Celina
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Chickasaw Creek treatment train is planned on 40 acres
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement to accept a $550,000 state grant on behalf of the Lake Facilities Authority to help purchase 40 acres of land to build a fourth treatment train in the Grand Lake watershed.
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By Colin Foster
Compiled by Colin Foster
Ohio State's Seth Lonsway won for the first time with the Champion City Kings on Monday night.
And he did it in style.
The left-handed pitcher from Celina held Chillicothe hitless over six innings while racking up nine strikeouts and four walks in a 10-0 victory. Jonathan Jahn, Lonsway's teammate at Ohio State, threw the final three innings and completed the combined no-hitter. It was just the second no-no in the Prospect League this summer. [More]
Obituaries on July 18th, 2018
Annabelle Baer, 88, of rural Spencerville, passed away peacefully at 2:45 PM Mo [More]
August R. Gaier Jr., age 77, Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at his residence Sunday, July 15, 2018. [More]
Jean Keller, age 67, of Sidney passed away at 12:22 AM on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Elmwood Assisted Living Center, New Bremen, surrounded by her family. [More]
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$1M loan OK'd for sewer plan
Portion of Shelby County added to Minster EMS levy
Polling location might move to K of C hall
Fort board OKs contract for principal
Elimination of several traffic lights set to begin
Early-summer rains prevents spraying
Trucks get ready for dirt racing
Title game matchup set
Therapeutic massage business opens
Manpower honors local firm
New facility eyed
By Sydney Albert
MARIA STEIN - Voters in the Marion Local School District will decide the fate of the proposed new school facility in November when they vote on an 8.5-mill bond issue set to collect $16 million over about 25 years.
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Cavs beat Redskins in Game 7 of summer series to earn state berth
By Colin Foster
COLDWATER - A trip to the state ACME tournament came down to a decisive Game 7 between Coldwater and St. Henry.
The final game wasn't as nail-biting as the previous six.
The Cavaliers scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 10-1 victory in Monday's nightcap after the Redskins had held on for a 5-3 win in the District 4 title opener to force a winner-move-on game. [More]
Obituaries on July 17th, 2018
Duane T. Hartwig, 84, of New Bremen, died at 9:54 A.M. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys, Ohio. [More]
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Board briefed on Bible study proposal
St. Marys committee considers options to clean up properties
Minster board acts to put levy on Nov. 6 ballot
St. Henry schools' cafeteria, workbook fees to stay same
New part-time patrolman on the beat in Fort Recovery
Minster woman hurt in crash
Summer Moon Festival set in Wapakoneta
2018 Kings Royal
By Mike Ernst
ROSSBURG - A year ago, Donny Schatz became the first driver to ever win the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in back-to-back years. Saturday night, the nine-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion made it three-in-a-row by holding off a charging Brad Sweet in the closing laps to capture the $50,000 top prize. [More]
Obituaries on July 16th, 2018
Leonard J. Bruns, age 80, of Maria Stein, passed away on July 14, 2018 at his home. [More]
Labonna (Bonnie) Lynne Sunday, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at home on Thursday, July 12th, 2018. [More]
Robert J. Hein, age 72, of Coldwater, died Friday, July 13, 2018 at his home. [More]
Floyd E. Heiby, age 90, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at The Gardens at Celina. [More]
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People safe after boat tips on Grand Lake
Congregants repairing local church
An all-Mercer County ACME final
Seahawks win dive title
Mariners swept by Locos
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