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By Tom Stankard
FORT RECOVERY - Residents gathered under sunny skies Sunday afternoon to get their first look at the Cooper Brothers Community Pavilion.
"We were envious of other communities that had a facility like this," mayor Dave Kaup told the more than 50 people at the dedication. "What we've done here is raise the bar to a new level."
Former mayor Roger Broerman said he saw the need for the pavilion in Community Park and had discussed the project for many years. [More]
Obituaries on June 24th, 2019
Donald "Herbie" L. Heidt, of rural St. Marys Twp., OH died 9:00 p.m. Saturday June 22, 2019 at his residence. [More]
Clara E. Schroeder, 100, of Leipsic died 11:05 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 2019 at The Meadows of Kalida. [More]
Mary Aileen Kochert, age 87, of Gautier, MS., and formerly of Celina, Ohio, pas [More]
Ernest "Ernie" Reuben Sutter, age 77, of Little Elm, Texas, passed away on April 24, 2019. [More]
Wilfred C. Prenger, 87, of Sidney (formerly of Minster and Avon Park, Florida) [More]
Nancy L. Broering, age 75 of St. Henry, died on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio. [More]
Evelyn Teague, 84, of St.Marys, OH died 4:42 p.m. Monday June 3, 2019 at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
David E. Donnerberg, 84, of Celina, OH died 9:20 a.m. Wednesday June 19, 2019 in Celina, OH. [More]
Annabelle Houser, age 73 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
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By Tom Stankard
CELINA - Rainfall levels not seen in decades have accumulated in Celina over the past two months, local weatherman Dennis Howick said.
Celina residents in May endured rain accumulating to 7.28 inches, well above the 2.5-inch average, he said. Heav [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
  CELINA - Mercer County Health District Director of Nursing and Communicable Disease Coordinator Julia Shaffer is spreading the word about immunization rates in Mercer County as the national measles outbreak continues to spread.
Measles is a highl [More]
By Colin Foster
CELINA - The beer was flowing Friday night at Montgomery Field.
As for the Grand Lake Mariners, they sipped on sweet victory and also tasted bitter defeat.
Tristan Haught threw a complete-game gem as Grand Lake opened Friday's doubleheader with a 1-0, seven-inning victory over the Licking County Settlers. In the late game, Licking County scored three runs in the fifth while three different pitchers continuously worked out of jams in a 3-1 win. [More]
Obituaries on June 22nd, 2019
Shirley Ann Huffman, age 82, of Celina, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Otterbein retirement living center in St. Marys. [More]
John Paul "Casey" Slonkosky, 63, Minster, passed into eternity on June 21, 2019 at his home in Minster, Ohio. [More]
Ivan L. Miller, age 98 of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 12:17 am June 21, 2019 at the Miller Place in Celina. [More]
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State seeks targeted aid
Author writes of love for his hometown
FEMA to visit twister victims
Pitchers' duel
Thwaits solid in two starts
Uhlenhake perfect against Celina
Area is hit by flooding
By Tom Stankard
Torrential rain poured onto Mercer and Auglaize counties causing widespread flooding Wednesday evening into Thursday.
Many property owners are coping once again with flooded fields, yards and basements not long after heavy rain fell on May 17.
Homes and fields in the Grand Lake Watershed in southern Mercer County were hit hardest with 5 inches of rain in some areas, Mercer County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Robbins said. [More]
Obituaries on June 21st, 2019
Caleb H. Kunkle, age 20, of Portland, Indiana, passed away on June 19, 2019 at his residence. [More]
David Donnerberg, 84, Celina, died on June 19, 2019, in Celina.
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Country Fest plans change
Company offers quiet space to think, work
Lawyers to help tornado victims
Former Ohio State stars visit New Bremen
By Sydney Albert
MINSTER - A group of residents asked village council members at Wednesday's meeting to place a 0.25% earned-income tax levy on the November ballot to build a $5.25 million community center.
The proposed 45,000-square-foot facility would be constru [More]
By Colin Foster
Justin Fleagle is one of the best young swimmers in the nation.
Take notice, Buckeye Nation. Fleagle will soon be coming to a pool near you.
The 17-year-old from St. Marys recently gave his commitment to the Ohio State swimming program. His career prep career has included two individual national titles as a member of the Auglaize-Mercer Family YMCA Waves and a state relay championship with Celina High School. Now, Fleagle is ready to see what he can do in Columbus. [More]
Obituaries on June 20th, 2019
Fr. John Kalicky, C.PP.S., 84, died at 4 p.m. on June 18, 2019, at St. Charles Center, Carthagena, Ohio. He had been in failing health. [More]
Caleb H. Kunkle, 20, Portland, Indiana, died on June 19, 2019, at his home.
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Richard Edwin "Rick" Sutter age 65 of Maria Stein died at 1:43 AM June 18, 2019 in his home surrounded by the people he knew and loved. [More]
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Health board gives tornado aid
Industrial park zoning request gets a boost
Hospital head warns of single-payer system
New Bremen work stalled by rain
Montezuma OKs window, door bid
Township Line Road to close
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Roth wins Zuma 5K
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