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Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
County hopes to buy 117 acres of farmland
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County officials have come up with a $2 million plan to mitigate flooding near St. Anthony Road in Butler Township - and potentially avoid or delay a lawsuit.
"We got involved to try to make some lemonade out of lemons and go after some grant money to proactively make improvements out there that are both water quality and the perception of risk to flooding. We can minimize that," county community development director Jared Ebbing said Tuesday. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Two straight starts, two straight gems for Luke Sudhoff.
A week after winning a 1-0 one-hitter over Fort Loramie, the Coldwater sophomore went one better in pitching a no-hitter as the Cavaliers improved to 2-0 in Midwest Athletic Conference baseball action with an 11-1 win over Marion Local in five innings at Veterans Field. [More]
Obituaries on April 14th, 2021
Paul F. Tobe, age 90, of Coldwater died Monday, April 12, 2021 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
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CELINA - Local health officials on Thursday urged caution as daily COVID-19 cases are on the rise.
A new death also was reported in Auglaize County
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday approved an agreement that would give them time to try to address flooding issues along St. Anthony Road in Butler Township, potentially averting or pushing back a lawsuit on the behalf of several affected landowners.
Goal: To make area safe for swimming
CELINA - Work to haul in a new sand base for the West Beach was approved Monday, with officials aiming to have the beach ready for swimmers by Memorial Day.
COLDWATER - Board of education members aim to place a 2.5-mill continuing permanent improvement levy on the Aug. 3 special election ballot, which would help raise money for costly but necessary maintenance projects.
ST. HENRY - Village council members during their Monday night meeting passed an ordinance establishing ticket prices for the swimming pool for this summer.
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County board of health members welcomed a new board member and said goodbye to their longtime director of nursing during their Tuesday morning meeting.
CELINA - Getting on base was no problem for the Celina baseball team on Tuesday. Getting them home proved more difficult.
The Bulldogs left 11 runners on base and couldn't overcome an early deficit in a Western Buckeye League game against Shawnee, falling 7-4 at Montgomery Field.
Area Roundup
Compiled By Tom Haines and Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery had two home runs to lead the Indians a 11-4 win over Parkway in Midwest Athletic Conference softball action on Tuesday in Rockford.The loss was the first of the season for the Panthers.