Thursday, October 15th, 2020
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A Celina man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to 12 felony sex charges, including sexual battery and pandering obscenity involving a minor.
Wesley Kempton, 36, pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual battery [More]
Multiple levy issues on November ballots
By Sydney Albert
An operating levy benefiting the Auglaize County Council on Aging is on the ballot for renewal this election, and officials say it's necessary to keep basic services funded.
The five-year, 1-mill levy has been on the books since 1990 and has come up for renewal once again, according to council director Robert Warren. The levy would continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $23.22 annually. [More]
Multiple levy issues on November ballots
By Leslie Gartrell
ROCKFORD - Parkway school district voters will help decide the fate of a renewal of the five-year, 0.7-mill permanent improvement levy proposed by Vantage Career Center that would continue to generate about $700,000 annually.
If renewed, the levy [More]
Obituaries on October 15th, 2020
Betsy Ellen Armstrong, age 60, of Mendon, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. [More]
Jack Grunden, age 88, of Celina, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN. [More]
Melissa Jo Searles, 32, Celina, died on Oct. 11, 2020, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. [More]
On Saturday, October 10, Jeffrey R. Lightle, 56, loving husband to Pam and devo [More]
Rosi Miller, 67, of Wapakoneta, passed away at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Mercy Health-St. Rita's, Lima. [More]
Lelia Mouser Sunday died peacefully on September 19, 2020.
Mrs. Sunday was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Rex E. Sunday. [More]
Ann M. Serio, age 39, of Fort Recovery, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, i [More]
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City revenue down but not as expected
CELINA - Three-quarters into pandemic year 2020, the city's general fund has taken a slight hit but by and large has weathered the turbulent times, city auditor Betty Strawn told city councilors this week.
CELINA - A California man pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual battery charges related to an incident that reportedly occurred in the summer of 2013
Auglaize County reports 44 and Mercer, 22
CELINA - Auglaize County saw a spike in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, reporting 44 new confirmed cases, raising that county's total to 757.
Mercer County also continues to see a large increase in new cases, as the 22 reported on Wednesday brought the county's total to 1,255.
ST. MARYS - Though there have been some COVID-19 cases among the district's students and staff, superintendent Bill Ruane on Wednesday said no cases were a result of community spread within the schools.
ST. HENRY - The St. Henry School District family mourned the loss of longtime high school guidance counselor Betsy Armstrong following her death on Tuesday.
CELINA - Traffic charges are pending for a man who reportedly drove his pickup truck into the pond at Westview Park.
At about 9:30 p.m. Monday, Phi
ST. MARYS - State Rep. Craig Riedel, R-Defiance, foresees a productive end to the year in the Ohio House of Representatives.
All focus for Ohio leg
Division III Boys State Golf Preview
Minster focused to have an enjoyable weekend at tournament
To say that the Minster boys golf team qualifiing for the Division III state tournament was a nice surprise would get a nod of agreement from Jeremy Magoto.
CELINA - The senior class won Celina High School's powderpuff championship at Celina Stadium Wednesday night.
The seniors beat the juniors in the
  After a week off to rest up, ease any pains and do a little scouting, Marion Local officially begins defense of its Division VII state championship on Friday night at Booster Field in Maria Stein.
Computer Points In Review
  The playoffs are underway, and it was a fairly good start to the postseason for teams from the WBL and the MAC.
The WBL went 4-3 during the openin
FRIDAYFRANKLIN at ST. MARYS
Grand Lake Health System Field
The Roughriders and Wildcats face off for the second straight postseason and fourth time in history. St. Marys won 13-10 at Franklin last season to run their series record to 3-0.
All Games Start at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY
Division III Region 10
Defiance at Bowling Green
Division III Region 12
Franklin at St. Marys
Wapakoneta at