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]
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Damaged lights replaced at local ball park
Man pleads guilty to charge stemming from exposure
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]
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]
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]
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]