Friday, September 17th, 2021
By William Kincaid
CELINA - County commissioners have secured an auctioneer to unload items from the 161-year-old Mercer County Home before the structure is razed, likely before year's end.
Commissioners also have awarded a contract to relocate on-site electric services that power nearby facilities and homes. [More]
Panthers beat Wildcats in five
By Tom Haines
MINSTER - After Minster snagged two close wins, the Parkway volleyball team wasn't about to waste another chance to put the Wildcats away.
The Panthers got out to an 8-4 lead in the fifth set and took care of business from there to finish off a 25-19, 23-25, 25-12, 22-25, 15-8 win in a Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball match at Wildcat Gymnasium. [More]
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Hazel: House infested with rodents, birds
CELINA - A blighted home was razed Thursday, clearing the way for a potential gateway sign advertising Eastview Park just down the road.
Celina pub
WAPAKONETA - Twenty-seven new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Tuesday, raising the county's cumulative case count to 4,150.
COLDWATER - Just when it looked like St. Henry was primed to take the opening set against Coldwater, the Cavaliers snatched back the momentum.
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Celina's Payton Bertke recorded her 1,000th career assist in a 25-11, 25-16, 25-12 win in a Western Buckeye League volleyball match at Elida on Thursday.
CELINA - Steven Harris signed copies of his debut novel, "Reign Falls Down," Thursday evening at the Mercer County District Library in Celina.
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Some phone systems in Mercer and Auglaize counties were down Thursday due to a fiber optic line that was cut in Van Wert County. Both incoming and outgoing calls reportedly were affected, according to broadband service provider NKTelco's Facebook page.
A St. Marys man who'd gone missing after reportedly being involved in an auto accident early Thursday has been located, according to a news release from the Auglaize County Sheriff's Office.
Celina High School Band Director Chuck Sellars said it fills his heart to watch students experience the unique joys and growth of playing in a band under much more normal circumstances this year.
COLDWATER - Coldwater High School Band Director Dan Ruckman hopes students will have a great year and be able to develop friendships and memorable performances following the previous unconventional year.
FORT RECOVERY - The Fort Recovery High School Marching Band has its sights set on Valhalla.
The 41-member band, led by director Reid Knuth and assistant director Taylor Grisez, is set to compete in seven Ohio Music Education Association competitions this year.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local High School band members are planning a full season this fall after being limited to performing only at home football games and being shut out of contests last year because of the pandemic.
MINSTER - The Minster High School Marching Band hopes to return to performing great music and making memories this year.
Band director Jennifer Bea
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen High School Band Director Rachel Wrobbel said the group has big goals.
Wrobbel has been at the school for two years, and assistant director Patty Ruckman has been there for 22.
ROCKFORD - The 72-member Parkway High School Marching Band is going to Walt Disney World.
While a band trip to the Orlando, Fla., theme park is usu
ST. HENRY - St. Henry High School Band Director Elisha Hartings said this year's band season has been normal so far - and she and her students have been loving every second of it.
Students in the all-brass St. Marys Memorial High School Marching Band are looking forward to a more normal year after last year's marching season was altered drastically due to COVID-19 restrictions.