Winter Weather Advisory issued January 17 at 8:48AM EST until January 18 at 8:00AM EST by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 8 AM EST SATURDAY... * WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. * WHERE...Portions of Central and West Central Ohio. * WHEN...From 8 PM this evening to 8 AM EST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Precipitation will start as snow, then change to a wintry mix of sleet, snow, and freezing rain after midnight, eventually becoming all rain by early Saturday morning.
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Indiana man shot, killed over weekend
By Leslie Gartrell
PORTLAND, IND. - Fort Recovery High School head softball coach Esther Stephen and assistant softball coach Shelby Hiestand admitted to conspiring to murder a Portland, Indiana, man, according to a probable cause affidavit from the Jay County Clerk of Courts. [More]
For retired teacher, obstacle course is great fun, tradition
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Those who were lucky enough to have had physical education teacher Deb Smith Squire from 1983-2007 at Coldwater Elementary School very likely recall the magic of her annual Christmas obstacle course that melded the holiday spirt with exercise. [More]
Obituaries on January 16th, 2020
Mabel M. Blosser, 87, of Celina, OH died Tuesday January 14, 2020 at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Charles W. Coil, 56, St. Marys, died on Jan. 14, 2020, at Joint Township Distri [More]
Alfred T. Hart, age 91, of Carthagena, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Frederick D. Zeik, 88, of Rockford passed away at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. [More]
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Woman sentenced to 6 years in prison
New Bremen Elementary receives award
Garman continues tradition
Marquee matchup
Pair of Cavs ink with ONU
Fort Hall to honor two
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By Leslie Gartrell
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery High School softball head coach Esther Stephen and Assistant Coach Shelby Hiestand were arrested recently by Jay County Sheriff's Office personnel in Indiana.
Sheriff's officials would not release any additional information by press time but said more details would be made available today. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
MARIA STEIN - School board members accepted a $47,000 donation from the Marion Local parent-teacher organization on Monday evening to help build a new elementary school playground.
Elementary school principal Nick Wilker said the PTO had been saving for a few years to fund the donation. [More]
By Colin Foster
ST. HENRY - On Jan. 4, St. Henry girls basketball coaches Kyle and Bill Menchhofer took a detour to Red Lobster in Piqua on their way to scout Franklin Monroe.
A win over the Jets tasted a little better than that meal.
"Even though it was a free meal, a win's always better than a free meal. I don't care how expensive it was," said Kyle, St. Henry's head coach. [More]
Obituaries on January 15th, 2020
Edward Mueller, Grifton, North Carolina, died on Jan. 11, 2020.
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Phyllis "Jeannine" Schwarck, 84, of Findlay, OH passed away peacefully Saturday [More]
Debra Lynn Peterson, age 65, of Celina, a former Mendon resident, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Celina Manor. [More]
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Wastewater plant to get $1.3M overhaul
Ready to grow
Teen returned to area to face rape charge
Speaker to students: Don't 'build up wall'
Donations pour in to district
County bridges inspected
Invoice is headache for board of health
'Rough' going
Celina bowlers sweep Bath
Kraig Noble saluted for 40 years service
By Tom Millhouse
ST. MARYS - An additional $1 million grant has been secured to help cover the cost of the proposed pedestrian bridge across U.S. 33 to the middle/high school campus, city council members learned on Monday.
In a short but busy meeting, councilors also bid adieu to outgoing law director Kraig Noble, who wrapped up 40 years of service to the city, and approved this year's budget with appropriations totaling just over $52.28 million. [More]
Organizers to end celebration known for fireworks
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Organizers agreed to end the patriotic-themed Freedom Days celebration, a three-day festival that had been held annually since 2004 in conjunction with the Fourth of July holiday at Celina's Lakeshore Park.
Representatives from the organizing clubs - Celina's American Legion, Eagles, Moose and VFW - gathered last month and decided to discontinue the event due to rising expenses, diminished donations and declining interest, festival chairman Bob Howell told the newspaper. [More]
Obituaries on January 14th, 2020
Hazen Davis, age 84, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Gardens of Celina with his family by his side. [More]
Thomas H. Hevlin, 93, of Saint Marys, and a resident of The Laurels at Shane Hill, Rockford, died 6:30 A.M. Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the Laurels. [More]
Will Dean Holland, 61, of Saint Marys, and formerly of Decatur, Alabama, died 4:42 A.M. Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima, Ohio. [More]
John F. Kennedy, 56, of Saint Marys, died 6:30 A.M. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at his residence, following a long illness. [More]
David Alan Pease 50, formerly of Coldwater, Ohio died at 5:03 a.m. December 19, 2019 at Port Saint Lucie Hospital, Port Saint Lucie, Fl. [More]
Jeannine Schwarck, formerly of Montezuma, died on Jan. 11, 2020, at her residen [More]
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City to proceed with Market Street reconstruction
Celina dean appointed interim assistant principal
10 indicted on drug charges
Lomakin appointed to New Bremen council
St. Henry council talks tax abatement
Energy audit: Minster district could save more than $26,000
Outgoing Coldwater mayor Joe Knapschaefer offers his thanks
Flyers fall for 1st time
Frilling gets honor from UAA
Several factors behind shortage
By Tom Stankard
Several local health care providers have reported difficulty in recruiting nurse aides amid a surging economy.
"In two years, I've had more openings than I've ever had in any facility," Celina Manor Administrator Peggy Stewart said.   
Stewart and Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys, Executive Director Melissa Smalley said earlier this week the low unemployment rate in Mercer and Auglaize counties has made finding employees hard. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
CELINA - Coldwater survived eight 3-point baskets and 30 points from Celina's Ethan Wilson, and escaped the Fieldhouse with a 61-53 victory over the Bulldogs Saturday night.
Wilson was 8-for-9 behind the arc in an unlikely performance for someone who had struggled with the outside shot early in the season. [More]
Obituaries on January 13th, 2020
Leona A. Tuente age 101 formerly of Osgood, Ohio passed away at 1:40 PM on Saturday January 11, 2020 at Elmwood of New Bremen. [More]
Dortha Berdine (Hays) Baer, age 96 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Larry L. Fair, age 72, of Piqua, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home. [More]
John Frederick Adkins, age 64 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at his residence in Celina. [More]
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Area artists capture Grand Lake
Roughriders run past Panthers
Cardinal girls win Jay County meet
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