Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - It has been a frustrating road toward recovery for Lori Heppeard Robbins and her family since the Memorial Day tornado severely damaged their home.   
"Six months is a long time to be displaced," she said, becoming emotional as she recalled the tornado's sweeping through the home. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
Thanksgiving is a time for Americans to reflect on those things for which they are thankful.
Whether it be family, friends, food or all of the above, a sense of gratitude can result in a healthier, happier life.
"It's healthful to be grateful," said Auglaize County Board of Health medical director Dr. Juan Torres. He said he's always heard that "gratitude is good for your health" from others and wondered if the topic had been researched. [More]
Obituaries on November 27th, 2019
Lyn Degen, 76, of Botkins passed away at 5:09 a.m. Saturday November 23, 2019 at Mercy Health-St. Rita's, Lima. [More]
Darrell L. Kuck, 78, of New Bremen, and formerly of New Knoxville, died 10:09 A.M. Monday, November 25, 2019, at his residence. [More]
Linda Lou Broyles, 77, of rural Mendon, OH died Saturday November 16, 2019 at Leesburg Medical Center in Leesburg, FL. [More]
Michelle D. (Monnier) Sherman, age 48, Yorkshire, passed away Monday morning, N [More]
Steven W. Zehringer, age 66, of Coldwater, died on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at State of the Heart Care, Greenville. [More]
Local pictures on November 27th, 2019
Subscriber and paid stories on November 27th, 2019
WAPAKONETA - The trial of a Columbus-area man charged in connection with a deadly 2018 shooting in St. Marys has been scheduled for April 20-24 in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court.
CELINA - Along with being a huge presidential election year, 2020 will have primary and general elections that will determine numerous congressional, state and local seats.
NEW BREMEN - Council members discussed the 2020 raises for village employees Monday evening with no definite numbers being approved.
Employees this
CELINA - City administrators plan to spend anadditional $400,000 on street resurfacing work in 2020 after receiving the go-ahead from city council's streets and alleys committee on Monday.
CELINA - The Lake Facilities Authority will apply for grants to acquire 88.1 acres of land for a future treatment train.
Officials were not sure how much money they would need.
ST. HENRY - Kyle and Bill Menchhofer have brought the 2-3 matchup zone to St. Henry.
When executed correctly, the defense has proven to get results.
CELINA - With just two seniors dotting her roster this season, Celina girls' basketball coach Cenzie Rushton understands there may be somewhat of a learning curve in the early going of the 2019-2020 campaign.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys outscored Kalida 13-1 in the second quarter to take the lead and improve to 2-0 with the 50-31 win over the Wildcats in non-conference girls' basketball action on Tuesday in Putnam County.
Online retailers and big box stores are often among the first places shoppers consider when looking for gifts for the holidays.
However, local businesses can give shoppers the customization, customer service and immersive experience large retailers and e-commerce can't.
MARIA STEIN - Holiday events will soon fill the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics.
The shrine will host "Yes, Virginia, There is a St. Nicholas," a charming, adult take on the beloved saint on Dec. 8, according to a news release.
NEW BREMEN - Faith Alliance Church will host its annual live nativity from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 9, 10 and 11 at the church, 6670 Knoxville Ave., New Bremen.
The public is invited for an evening that displays the manger scene where Jesus was born, as well as drinks, cookies and live music.