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Motorcycle Fatality
A Bradford man was arrested Sunday after his reported involvement in a three-vehicle accident that resulted in the death of a Coldwater woman.
Teddy Hale, 28, was being held Monday in Mercer County jail with a $500,000 bond under charges of driving under suspension with further charges expected, according to a Celina Police Department news release.
Hale was arrested after a three-vehicle accident in which Yvonne Noel, 62, Coldwater was reportedly thrown from her motorcycle. Noel was later pronounced dead.
More information will be in Tuesday's Daily Standard.
Coldwater girls win first MAC title; Minster captures boys title
By Gary R. Rasberry
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An undefeated league season was not enough for the Coldwater girls golf team.
The Cavaliers tamed the Stillwater Valley golf course to win Saturday's Midwest Athletic Conference tournament and capture the school's first conference title in the sport. [More]
Obituaries on September 28th, 2020
Maxine Mary (Braun) Baumer, age 92, formerly of St. Rt. 48, Houston, passed awa [More]
Ronald C. Anders, D.V.M., 65, Coldwater, Ohio, died September 23 at Kobacker Ho [More]
Barbara Vogel, 85, of St. Marys, died 3:10 pm Saturday, September 26, 2020, at St Ritas Medical Center. [More]
Pamela Lawson, 64, of Celina, OH died Thursday September 24, 2020 at her reside [More]
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ST. MARYS - Family, fun and honoring those who've served are the foundation of a St. Marys couple's new business.
Andy and Terri Liming have grown
CELINA - Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 reported over the weekend brought Mercer County's total number of cases to 1,054.
The Auglaize County Health Department did not report any new information by press time.
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Celina captured the second doubles championship as the Western Buckeye League girls tennis tournament concluded on Saturday at the Schwinnen Courts at Elida High School.
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Tractors assemble for Tim Dirksen's funeral procession
By Leslie Gartrell
MARIA STEIN - Members of the farming community honored the life of one of their own on Friday morning by lining State Route 119 with tractors and farming equipment.
More than 150 tractors lined the road for the funeral procession of local farmer Tim Dirksen, 39. Dirksen died on Sept. 21 after a farm accident at his home in Maria Stein. [More]
Bulldogs hang on to beat Wildcats
By Colin Foster
CELINA - Celina quarterback Cooper Jones wowed his coach with a highlight-reel, 41-yard touchdown Friday night.
"That was one of the most amazing runs I've ever seen a high school kid make," coach Brennen Bader said.
Bader was amazed by Celina's collective effort, too. [More]
Obituaries on September 26th, 2020
Funeral Mass for Renee C. Rodgers Karczewski, 46, Lawton, Oklahoma, will be at [More]
James K. McGuire 82, of Winter Haven, Florida passed away September 20, 2020. [More]
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CELINA - City councilors will be asked to beef up Celina's zoning code after city planning commissioners this week had no choice but to approve a digital billboard request because it did not violate the minimal provisions on the books.
WAPAKONETA - A man between the ages of 80 and 100 is the 10th person to die from COVID-19 in Auglaize County, according to a county health department news release.
MINSTER - In a game where neither offense showed a consistent ability to finish drives, the Marion Local Flyers made fewer mistakes and converted when necessary to earn a 28-0 win over the Minster Wildcats.
ST. HENRY - St. Henry totaled 374 yards rushing in its first four games this season. The Redskins nearly matched that in Game 5, grinding out a 29-0 victory over Parkway on Friday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.
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Versailles scored 21 straight points in the third quarter to pull away for the 49-28 victory over Fort Recovery in Midwest Athletic Conference play at Hole Field in Versailles.
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Celina finished second at the Western Buckeye League girls golf tournament at Wapakoneta Country Club on Friday.
Grey says vehicles will help keep staff safe from virus
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners agreed to spend more than $160,000 in federal COVID-19 funds on four new cruisers and GPS/routers, which sheriff Jeff Grey said will help safeguard his deputies against coronavirus exposure.
Commissioners on Thursday morning signed off on Grey's request for two COVID-19 related purchases - four new police SUVs totaling $126,020 and 29 GPS/routers for law enforcement vehicles totaling $35,626.50. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
NEW BREMEN - Despite falling behind in all three sets, New Bremen found a way to rally and sweep Parkway 25-22, 25-17, 26-24 Thursday at The Nest.
Parkway's Kelsey Nichols served up the game's first six points as the Panthers jumped out to a 10-1 lead. The Cardinals chipped away, and eventually took their first lead of the set, 22-21, on an ace by Elli Roetgerman. [More]
Obituaries on September 25th, 2020
Gene Olan Koch, 86, of New Castle, Indiana, formerly of Rockford, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at Glenn Oaks in New Castle, Indiana. [More]
Rev. Deacon Omer Henry Bertke, age 91, of Maria Stein, died Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Briarwood Village. [More]
Mark Dues, 84, of Saint Marys, died 10:02 P.M. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Dale A. Junod, age 66, of Wapakoneta, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County officials have hashed out an agreement to allocate two ambulances, radios, equipment and $85,000 to a newly proposed emergency
CELINA - A Celina company will raze a home and perform site work at a property owned by the Mercer County government, carrying out one of the final steps of a federal flood-mitigation program.
CELINA - A Celina woman is the most recent person to die from COVID-19 in Mercer County, bringing the county's confirmed number of deaths to 17, according to a county health district news release on Thursday.
CELINA - The For King and Country concert scheduled for Saturday at the Mercer County Fairgrounds has been postponed until October.
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O-G gives Bulldogs first WBL loss
CELINA - Ottawa-Glandorf is ranked No. 1 in Division III, and the Titans are still the No. 1 team in the Western Buckeye League volleyball standings after Thursday night.
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Shawnee finished fourth at the Western Buckeye League boys golf tournament on Thursday, which was good enough to edge Elida for the overall league title after competing at Memorial Park Golf Course in Kenton.
By Leslie Gartrell
Health officials are urging people to get the flu shot this fall and winter as flu viruses and COVID-19 may both spread at the same time.
People have many reasons to get a flu vaccine this year, Mercer County Health District Administrator Jason Menchhofer said on Wednesday. [More]
Obituaries on September 24th, 2020
Dale A. Junod, 66, Wapakoneta, died on Sept. 23, 2020, at St. Rita's Medical Ce [More]
Barbara M. "Barb" Muhlenkamp, age 73, of Portland, Indiana, died September 22, 2020 at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. [More]
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CELINA - Trying to salvage a large number of court documents damaged during recent heavy rains, Mercer County officials have turned to DFD Document Restoration Services of Michigan.
COLDWATER - Medical professionals have seen a drastic reduction in the number of patients at the COVID-19 testing facility in northern Celina.
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Auglaize County health officials reported the ninth death from COVID-19.
The death involved a woman between the ages of 80 and 100, according to a county health department news release.
Prosecutor Fox reviewing case
CELINA - Charges are being considered after a collision between a motorcycle and truck left a Coldwater man seriously injured on Sunday.
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  As if the entire 2020 football regular season hasn't been a tuneup for the postseason, Week 5 is getting down to business time for teams in the tournament.
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  Last Thursday was the deadline for schools to declare whether they will participate in the OHSAA football playoffs. Over 50 schools across the state
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Last Season: Bryan Falk caught two touchdown passes from Jacob Niemeyer, including the insurance score early in the fourth quarter, as the Wildcats held on to beat the Flyers 27-26 in Maria Stein.
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