Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Board of elections members chose a new deputy director on Tuesday, replacing longtime director/deputy director Laura Bruns, who left in May.
Kristi Timmerman of Fort Recovery will take up the mantle starting July 12, earning a salary of $41,500. Director Deb Sneddon said Timmerman had been chosen from about 30 applicants. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A Celina man on Tuesday afternoon was found guilty of trafficking methamphetamine near a school or juveniles.
Jason E. Niemeyer, 39, was charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking of drugs, specifically methamphetamine, near a school or near juveniles. A Mercer County Common Pleas Court jury found him guilty on both charges after deliberating about two hours and 15 minutes. Niemeyer faces a possible prison sentence ranging from one to five years and fines of up to $10,000. [More]
Ketner's single helps Minster sneak past St. Marys
By Colin Foster
MINSTER - Adam Ketner hit a walk-off RBI single in the eighth inning to give Minster a 11-10 victory over St. Marys in a battle of ACME unbeatens Tuesday at Hanover Street Park.
The Wildcats (4-0) led 6-0 after one inning and 9-2 through five. Bu [More]
Obituaries on June 26th, 2019
Ronald L. Fennig, age 72, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, June 10, 2019 after a brief illness. [More]
Vicki Dawson, 63, formerly of Olathe, KS died 7:45 a.m. Saturday June 22, 2019 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, OH. [More]
Douglas E. Miller, Sr., 59, of Mendon, OH died unexpectedly 8:30 p.m. Sunday June 23, 2019 at his residence. [More]
Deborah K. (Kuhn) Rutschilling was born June 28, 1955 in Celina, to George M. & Gladys M. (Harner) Kuhn. [More]
Donald A. Stahl, 84, Celina, died on June 18, 2019, at The Gardens at Celina. [More]
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Subscriber and paid stories on June 26th, 2019
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday passed a resolution seeking to renew the county home's 1-mill maintenance and operation levy on the Nov. 5 ballot.
CELINA - Lake Facilities Authority Board of Directors members awarded the bid to extend electrical service to West Beach to Nate Bomholt Electric for $12,347.
FORT RECOVERY - School board members met early Tuesday morning for a work session.
Members discussed a lease agreement and employment.
School bo
Mercer County's unemployment rate increased slightly in May, but the county still maintains the lowest rate in the state.
The rate rose from 1.9% in April to 2.1% in May, according to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services information.
CELINA - Nicole Driggs won a Western Buckeye League championship in her first year as head coach of the Celina varsity softball team.
She won a lot more after, too.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Richmond scored runs early to take the lead and keep it against a determine Grand Lake squad as the Jazz defeated the Mariners 5-2 on Tuesday at McBride Stadium in Richmond, Indiana in an inter-divisional game in GLSCL play.
COLDWATER - A Coldwater couple have achieved their dream of bringing authentic Mexican food to their community.
"There are a lot of Mexican restaurants in the area, but we wanted to have something that's not commercialized or a chain," co-owner Jamie Cervantes said.