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By Sydney Albert
COLDWATER - A local teenager who knows what it means to fight for her health hopes to spread holiday cheer to other children fighting battles of their own.
Alexandria Koch, 16, founded a small nonprofit organization, AlexsAngelBlankets, through which she customizes blankets and creates care packages for hospitalized children. The charity was launched not long after Koch herself was hospitalized last summer due to anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that nearly took her life. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
ROCKFORD - Fort Recovery held off a frenzied Parkway comeback Friday night and escaped the Panther Gymnasium with a 61-58 Midwest Athletic Conference victory.
Trailing be as many as 17 points in the first half, Parkway got hot from behind the 3-point line and rallied for a fourth quarter lead before running out of gas. [More]
Obituaries on December 15th, 2018
Clara Mary Brandewie, age 94 of Osgood, Ohio passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Craig Michael Hertenstein of Noble Township, St Marys, Ohio, age 69, passed awa [More]
Norbert R. Kramer, age 93 formerly of Chickasaw, died Thursday, December 13, 2018 at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Mary Ellen Welling, age 89, of Bryant, IN, died on December 14, 2018, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
James H. Rempe, 81, of Saint Marys, passed away from this life Thursday December 13, 2018, at 7:41 p.m. with his family by his side, at Vancrest of Saint Marys. [More]
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State opens different ways to earn diploma
County OKs contract for sewer system
More arrests made in local drug bust
'Skins' streak still intact
Bulldogs roll past Wildcats
Cardinals cruise to win over Rangers
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - Ohio Department of Agriculture officials are developing a plan to allow livestock producers to apply manure over the winter since the weather in recent months has been especially wet, according to a local ag official.
The annual manure application ban in the distressed 58,000-acre Grand Lake Watershed takes effect Saturday and runs through March 1. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - The Celina wrestling team opened its home schedule with a 60-21 win over Kenton in a Western Buckeye League dual match at the high school gymnasium.
The Bulldogs (2-0) took advantage of the Wildcats having to void out in seven weight classes, giving Celina 42 points before the first bout began. [More]
Obituaries on December 14th, 2018
Surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren, Aleene Chloe (Parker) C [More]
Carol J. Gaston, age 69 of Celina, Ohio died following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at her home on Grand Lake. [More]
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Residents will have to install water meters
Three face drug charges after bust
Statewide outbreak of hepatitis A declared
Cavaliers rally to defeat Redskins
Cardinals hold off Rangers
Bulldogs win first game
By Jeff Elking
NEW BREMEN - Summer vacation will be a week shorter for New Bremen students as they enter their break in May.
The schedule was altered in preparation for construction of the new elementary building set to open in the fall of 2020, superintendent Jason Schrader said. He presented the school calendar for 2019-2020, which set the first day of classes on Aug. 14 and the final day on May 11. [More]
By Tom Stankard
ROCKFORD - A fire engulfing an Amish home west of Rockford on Wednesday evening turned out to be a controlled burn.
Rockford firefighters responded to a call reporting the blaze at about 5:10 p.m. Fire chief Rob Belna said he believed the Amish homeowner wanted to do away with the house at 1759 Rockford West Road, "so he just set it on fire."
An Amish person at the scene said the house was more than 100 years old and was in bad shape on the inside. [More]
Obituaries on December 13th, 2018
Mary Jane Miars, 88, of Saint Marys, died 5:40 P.M. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Vancrest of Saint Marys Nursing Home. [More]
On Monday, December 10, 2018, Kenneth Ray Winthrop, of Manhattan Beach, Califor [More]
Martha Lou Kittle, 88, of Celina, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Celina Manor. [More]
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Pets have place on gift lists
St. Marys voters set to face levy renewal on ballot
Area man pleads guilty to drug, theft charges
'Skins, Cavs ready for MAC battle
Meyer has strong legacy at Coldwater
Celina's Aquino to play soccer for Oilers
Mendon man not at home when blaze started
By Tom Stankard
MENDON - American Red Cross members are helping a Mendon resident after his mobile home was heavily damaged in a fire on Tuesday.
Owner Robert Huey arrived home at 306 N. Main St. to see his home ablaze, Mendon Fire Chief Darrell Etgen said. Huey reportedly called for help at 12:27 p.m. [More]
By Tom Stankard
NEW BREMEN - Local residents Shelly Busse and Michelle Clune have teamed up to offer a space for professionals to work differently and expand their businesses.
With more people not wanting leave the cubicle and go it alone, Clune and Busse said they opened Coalesce in downtown New Bremen to be a site that's more professional than working at a noisy coffee shop or at home. [More]
Obituaries on December 12th, 2018
Fr. Robert Conway, C.PP.S., 93, died on December 8, 2018, in the infirmary at S [More]
Jeffrey L. Porch, age 60, formerly of Celina, Ohio passed away November 22, 2018 at his home in Springfield, Missouri. [More]
Martha L. Kittle, 88, Celina, died on Dec. 11, 2018, at Celina Manor.
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Crown won't be cited by OSHA over worker's death
Parkway board moves to place levy on May ballot
Coldwater to add more courses
First official flu case is reported
Fort Recovery board reviews alternative pathways for students to earn diplomas
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Bulldogs sweep Kenton in bowling
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