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By Jeff Elking
NEW BREMEN - School board members on Wednesday approved spending up to $100,901 on a new cooling system for the high school building.
The building's current air conditioner needed to be replaced after having been struck by lightning on July 22, district officials said. Board members approved waiving competitive bidding and passed emergency legislation to purchase the system from Slagle Mechanical of Sidney, which also will install the new 120-ton Trane unit. [More]
Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
Nearly three decades have passed since Gina Farley last hustled up and down the basketball floor for the Minster Wildcats, but the memories of playing on head coach Nann Stechschulte's squad still linger fresh. When Farley, formally Gina Huelsman, played her final game in February 1991, she graduated as the all-time leading rebounder in Wildcat history and was tied for the top spot on the program all-time scoring list as well. [More]
Obituaries on December 14th, 2017
Everet F. Topp age 89 entered into his rest with the Lord on December 12, 2017 at the Elmwood Assisted Living in New Bremen, after a period of declining health. [More]
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Mayor seeks state funds to clean up canal
Agency to increase loan for Chickasaw projects state to boost loan
Board looks toward stadium fundraising
Sentencing delayed for bad check writer
Remove vehicles from roadways for snow plows
Rockford meeting reset
Celina's Wenning shines for Colorado
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Downed tree now shines as centerpiece at Otterbein
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices soon will have its own lighthouse overlooking the waters of Grand Lake thanks to resident Mike Lynch and woodcarver John Guagenti of On Track Carvings.
About a year ago, Otterbein officials were having trees removed around the community, including one in Lynch's backyard, and he saw potential. [More]
Cavs on fire from deep in win over Celina
By Colin Foster
CELINA - 'Live by the three, die by the three' is an old basketball adage.
The Coldwater Cavaliers lived well by the three on Tuesday night.
The Cavaliers made 8-of-11 three-pointers in the first quarter to build a huge gap quickly and rolled to a 79-41 win over Celina at the Fieldhouse. [More]
Obituaries on December 13th, 2017
Shelley J. Chaney-Adams, 49, formerly of St. Marys, OH died December 7, 2017 at her residence in Readyville, TN. [More]
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County plans for slew of road projects
Mendon council approves raises
Temporary appropriations OK'd
Pre-school special education classes don't meet targets
Hot shooting gives Panthers a win
Blackhawks stun Cardinals on buzzer beater
By Tom Stankard
ST. HENRY - The village wastewater treatment plant must be expanded to meet future growth, according to Ohio's Environmental Protection Agency.
Council members on Monday learned OEPA has sent a draft of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination permit. [More]
By Ed Gebert
ST. MARYS - City council members on Monday passed emergency legislation authorizing an agreement to build the long-sought pedestrian bridge on State Route 66 over U.S. 33.
The resolution executes agreements with the Ohio Department of Transportati [More]
Obituaries on December 12th, 2017
William C. Bolenbaugh, 91, formerly of Liberty Township, passed away at 9:15 a.m., Monday at the Hearth & Home at Van Wert. [More]
Dr. Lonnie "Frank" Herron, age 78, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 8:20 pm on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. [More]
Arbutis Mary Gayheart-Walter-Jenkins, age 70, of Celina, OH, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 10, 2017 at 10:43 pm. [More]
Donald Eugene Teboe, age 78, of Atlantic Beach, FL passed away December 10, 2017 at Fleet Landing Nursing Home. [More]
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Marion Local board weighs seeking levy
Coldwater council approves raises
Longtime New Bremen solicitor retires
Burglary suspect is apprehended
Departing board member thanked
Still undefeated
What else can you do to me, Browns?
County committee members elected
By Ed Gebert
Auglaize and Mercer counties' snowplow drivers are ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store for this winter.
Recent years have not presented the headaches that the more experienced drivers often recall from the winters of 1977, 1978 and 1983.
But each winter presents its own set of driving challenges and drivers are prepared for the worst. [More]
By Colin Foster
ST. MARYS - A copious number of fouls were called on New Bremen and St. Marys during Saturday's contest.
All that mattered to Cardinal coach Adam Dougherty when the dust settled was the end result: a win.
Avery Powers scored 21 points, and the Cardinals picked up their first victory of the season with a 60-55 victory over St. Marys at Murotech Court. [More]
Obituaries on December 11th, 2017
Philip W. Fishbaugh, 86, of Spencerville and formerly of Mendon, passed away at [More]
Barbara Ann Schuh age 77, of Greenville passed away at 1:30 AM on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville. [More]
Lois M. Hein, 49, of Montezuma, died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Madge Elaine "Peg" Shock, age 88, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Van Wert County Hospital. [More]
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Few minor injuries reported in area slide-offs
Ex-school chief placed on leave
Bulldogs feel heat in fourth quarter
Bulldog wrestlers win at Madison Plains invite
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