Special Weather Statement issued July 08 at 4:51AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...HEAT INDEX 95 TO 100 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON... The combination of temperatures in the low to mid 90s and high relative humidity values will result in heat indices in the 95-100 degree range this afternoon. Continued hot and humid conditions are expected through the rest of the week as well. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and take frequent breaks if engaging in outdoor activities.
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Officials: Operate watercraft safely
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A deadly personal watercraft crash early Monday on Grand Lake is being investigated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
A incident involving a personal watercraft was reported at 12:40 a.m., according to an ODNR news release.
Montezuma Fire Chief Lee Braun said his rescuers were called to the rock pier near Coldwater Creek after two kayakers heard someone calling for help. [More]
Panthers score nine in seventh to beat Cavs
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Down five runs going into its final at-bat, Parkway was looking to get some spark.
The Panthers got their spark, fueled with some gasoline.
Parkway scored nine runs in the top of the seventh to take a 10-6 lead on Coldwater, and then held off the Cavaliers' rally in the bottom of the inning for a 10-8 summer baseball win at Veterans Field. [More]
Obituaries on July 7th, 2020
Kerry Lee Mitchell, age 64, passed away surrounded by family and fireworks on July 4th, 2020. [More]
Wilfred "Willie" Schulze, age 83, of Piqua, OH passed away at 1:15 AM on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Ohio's Hospice of Miami County, Inpatient Unit. [More]
Clifton Stuart "Stu" Christman, affectionately known as "G" to so many, 79, pas [More]
Greg Dues, age 53, of New Bremen, died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic. [More]
David Wayne Gilbert Sr., 61, New Weston, died on July 5, 2020, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. [More]
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Officials report 9 new area coronavirus cases
Village to get $500K grant for street work
Group to give masks to teachers
Redskins beat Celina to snap skid
OHSAA parts ways with Snodgrass
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By William Kincaid
Local school district superintendents and health officials will convene this week to address Gov. Mike DeWine's directives about reopening schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that shows no signs of slowing down nationally.
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Marion Local graduate Luke Knapke's team, Mid-American Unity,  became the third team removed from The Basketball Tournament after a positive test for COVID-19. 
The news came on July 2, two days before the team was set [More]
Obituaries on July 6th, 2020
Lawrence "Larry" V. Behr, age 77, of Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at his residence Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2020. [More]
Albert L. Coffey, 78, of Saint Marys, Ohio, and formerly of Stearns, Kentucky, died 12:10 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Wayne Robert Craig, age 67, of Celina passed away at his residence in Bass Landing on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. [More]
James G. Schmackers, age 79, of Philothea, died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Melvin Lewis Crouch, age 87, of Celina Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2 [More]
Jean (McEldowney) Eastridge, 76, of Coldwater, Ohio, formerly of New Weston, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Alyssa L. Harner, 21, of St. Marys Twp., OH died Tuesday June 30, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Kenneth A. (Kenny) Kremer, age 85 of Maria Stein passed away of natural causes on July 4, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
C. Stuart Christman, 79, formerly of St. Marys, died July 1, 2020, in St. Peter [More]
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County reports 5 new cases
LIA cancels events
Sheriff reopens jail lobby
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Korean War vet Harting recalls family's military service
By William Kincaid
COLDWATER - Maurice Harting, a 90-year-old Korean War veteran, vividly recalls coming home in 1953 after serving his country for 16 months.
Nearing the country's western shoreline, Harting had better positioned himself on the troop ship to get an unobstructed view of the approaching iconic landmark. [More]
Obituaries on July 3rd, 2020
Carol J. Humbarger, age 80, of Celina, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Roland E. "Toots" Zwiebel, 96, of Wapakoneta, OH, passed away at 8:05 a.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at The Gardens at Wapakoneta. [More]
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Auglaize woman dies from the virus
Public tours conservation improvements at golf course
Trial set for murder suspect
Area man among 2 arrested for possession of meth
Raiders defeat Skins
By Sydney Albert
MINSTER - Being positive isn't always easy, but it can have its rewards as three teenagers recently learned.
The year 2020 has been very different from what many people had expected or hoped for, and everyone's life has been affected in different ways. For recent graduates, the COVID-19 pandemic meant the loss of face-to-face interaction with peers and mentors in the last days of school and missing out on milestones such as prom and traditional graduation ceremonies. [More]
NJCAA honors Siefring
By Colin Foster
ST. HENRY - Allison Siefring was a key part of Edison State Community College's all-time best season.
The St. Henry graduate is now an NJCAA Women's College Basketball All-Star.
Last week, the news broke that Siefring was one of 50 student-athletes selected to the team. The list is comprised of 33 Division I, 12 Division II and five Division III athletes across 42 various NJCAA institutions who are entering their sophomore years. Siefring was the lone Ohio player on the team. [More]
Obituaries on July 2nd, 2020
Gerald A. Hoyng, age 88 of Celina passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020, at the Mercer County Community Hospital. [More]
Andrew H. Schlarman age 83, of Maria Stein passed away at 5:13 PM on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
Alyssa Harner, 21, St. Marys Township, died on June 30, 2020, at her residence. [More]
Terrence Lee Timmerman, age 68, of Oviedo, FL and formerly of Fort Recovery, OH passed away on June 8, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by family. [More]
Bernice Gwendolyn "Gwen" Uncapher, age 92, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, [More]
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Four new local cases reported
Indiana man charged in three area break-ins
Deputies seek help finding truck
Cavs outhit Bulldogs
Parkway downs Versailles 8-3
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