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Celina councilman leads drive for creating position
By William Kincaid
CELINA - As most big companies have a human resources person, so too should a city boasting a $50 million budget, city councilman Jeff Larmore argued this week.
Larmore led the charge at a personnel and finance committee meeting at which city officials revisited a long-dormant discussion of adding a human resources position to the city's administration. They'll reconvene for another round of talks at 6 p.m. Monday in council chambers on the second floor of the city administration building. [More]
By Ed Gebert
MENDON - Fire gutted a mobile home, displacing a resident, on Deep Cut Road east of Coil Road on Thursday afternoon.
The fire started in the north wall of the residence, according to Mendon Fire Chief Darrell Etgen, but the exact cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Etgen estimated the damage at between $7,500 and $8,000. [More]
Obituaries on March 16th, 2018
Clarence L. Eckstein, Sr., age 93, formerly of Celina, Ohio, died March 14, 2018 at 8:00 am in Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. [More]
Esther Johnsman, 90, Celina, died on March 15, 2018, at the Miller House, Celin [More]
Julia A. Miller, age 73, of Ohio City, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center. [More]
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Volunteers play vital role at area hospital
Officials report seeing more cases of scabies
Celina-Mercer chamber presents awards
Semi driver reportedly fell asleep before crash
Mercer sheriff's trio learns to assess threats
Defense sends Minster to title game
Tigers advance to face Africentric
Marion grad Bruns an All-American for ONU
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Students part of national effort
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Hundreds of local students walked out of classes on Wednesday morning in protest of gun violence one month after the shooting in Parkland, Florida.
At 10 a.m., protesters nationwide at schools and universities filed out of classes, leaving school for 17 minutes - one minute for each of the lives lost in the Parkland shooting. [More]
Area has been rezoned for residential use
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Celina American Legion Post 210 officials can sell eight of its lots located south of the hall at 2510 State Route 703 after action by Mercer County commissioners this week.
Last month, the county zoning commission recommended rezoning the Legion's tracts 1-8 from special parks to medium-density residential. [More]
Obituaries on March 15th, 2018
Donald Shane Andrews, 40, St. Marys, died at 11:19 p.m. March 9, 2018, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Betty Darland, age 91, of Burkettsville, Ohio, died on March 14, 2018, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. [More]
James Michael "Mike" Sprague, age 77, of rural Rockford, passed away at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at his residence. [More]
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Football stadium fundraising progresses
Carthagena sewer construction may get started in fall
Health board doesn't take action against bakery
Celina council talks raising wages for some seasonal workers
Chickasaw may add penalty for late payment
Elections board OKs offices, issues for May primary ballot
Iowa firm picked to make lighting repairs at field
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The Iowa-based firm that installed Montgomery field's lights nearly two decades ago will return in the coming weeks to repair the system damaged in the Nov. 5 tornado.
City council members at this week's regular meeting unanimously approv [More]
Obituaries on March 14th, 2018
Jerry "Jake" Hemmelgarn passed away at home in Knoxville, TN on March 6, 2018. He was 70 years old. [More]
Dean A. "Scooter" White, age 64 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Monday March 12, 2018 at the James Cancer Center in Columbus. [More]
James Michael "Mike" Sprague, 77, of rural Rockford died on March 13, 2018, at [More]
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Parkway bleachers to be replaced
Coldwater district's network gets upgrade
Fort considers open enrollment changes
County jobless rate still lowest in the state
No. 10 Irish no match for Bruns, Flyers
Minster faces tough Waterford
Parcel retained for parking
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City council members on Monday night at the behest of mayor Jeff Hazel abruptly shifted course and dropped plans to sell an unused parcel of land that two entities use for parking.
The land - located on the southwest corner of the interse [More]
Broering featured in video with U.S. Olympian
By Colin Foster
Kelsey Broering is a dairy farmer by trade with a passion for running on the side.
Naturally, the Marion Local student/athlete was a perfect fit to be one of the faces for the Milk Life campaign.
Recently, Broering had a legend-dairy experience when she traveled to the Cleveland area to shoot a video spot with United States Olympian Emily Infeld to promote Mike Life, an Olympic-sponsored campaign that aims to inspire young athletes to drink white milk. [More]
Obituaries on March 13th, 2018
Jean Ann (Bruns) Hahn, 72, of Fort Wayne, died on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the [More]
Jerry "Jake" Hemmelgarn passed away at home in Knoxville, TN on March 6, 2018. He was 70 years old. [More]
Dean A. White, 64 Celina, died on March 12, 2018, at the James Cancer Center, C [More]
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Ex-Auglaize County sergeant faces charges
Former St. Marys store may be spared demolition
New Bremen sledding hill approved
St. Henry land annexation OK'd
Residents are asked to attend meeting on new school building
Coldwater receives grant for trees
St. Henry teacher retires after more than 30 years
League schedule helps get Wildcats, Tigers to state
Prenger, Hoying earn All-Ohio
Roughriders' Wicker inks with Indiana Tech
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