Thursday, April 25th, 2019
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A veteran, award-winning Mercer County elections official has been selected to lead the Miami County Board of Elections.
Miami County Board of Elections members on Tuesday night moved to hire Laura Bruns as their new director, deputy director Ian Ridgeway confirmed to the newspaper. Bruns will start May 13 and earn a salary of $51,500 plus benefits, he added. [More]
By Colin Foster
CELINA - Cross Youtsler pitched a perfect game while at Bishop Fenwick High School.
He was close to perfection again in his freshman season with Wright State University-Lake Campus.
Last Friday, Youtsler was one hiccup away from a perfect game [More]
Obituaries on April 25th, 2019
Irene C. Daum, 91, of Saint Marys, died 3:35 A.M. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. [More]
Marie Reier, 75, of Saint Marys, died 4:15 P.M. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. [More]
Erma M. Meyer, 96, New Knoxville, died at 12:05 a.m. April 24, 2019, at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Don Wellman, Coldwater, Ohio, age 91, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Mercer Health in Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Ruth Mae Schanbacher, age 92 and a longtime resident of Chapman Lake, passed aw [More]
Local pictures on April 25th, 2019
Subscriber and paid stories on April 25th, 2019
COLDWATER - Mercer Health board of governors members approved new contracts on Wednesday that included pay raises and changes to employee health insurance to control health-care costs that have been reportedly eating away at the organization's bottom line.
CHICKASAW - Voters will decide on the Nov. 5 ballot whether to replace the village's operating levy at a higher millage rate.
Set to expire in 2020
COLDWATER - A Coldwater couple plans to open a new coffee and sandwich shop in the former Superior Credit Union office at 300 W. Sycamore St., according to Mercer County Community Development Director Jared Ebbing.
ST. HENRY - Twenty high school students from Mercer, Auglaize and Darke counties were honored at Wednesday night's fourth annual 20 Under 20 Awards celebration.
ST. MARYS - The Vectren Dayton Air Show featuring the Air Force Thunderbirds and other air performers and exhibits will be held June 22-23, with tickets already on sale.
CELINA - When Muskingum University showed interest in Celina senior Brooke Robbins, she asked her head track and field coach, Eric Wagner, his thoughts.
Compiled by Colin Foster and Gary R. Rasberry
Urbana University scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning to pick up a 10-5 win over Wright
Organization still seeking host families
The Grand Lake Mariners return for a 30th season this summer.
Damon Haecker is back for his second season as manager of the team. Joining the staf