Thursday, October 21st, 2021
State Fire Marshal investigating fires
By Sydney Albert
MINSTER - Only days after a barn caught fire on Shelby Road, the home at the same property also caught fire Wednesday and the State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.
The Minster-Jackson Township Fire Department was called to the house at 3601 East Shelby Road around 9:42 a.m. Wednesday after a hired farm hand reported the fire. The husband and wife who live in the house were not home at the time, according to Minster Fire Chief Richard Prenger. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - Wednesday evening was one of those nights where everybody got into the act at Roughrider Field.
St. Marys scored four times in the first nine minutes and never looked back in opening Division II girls soccer tournament action with an 11-0 win over Van Wert. [More]
Obituaries on October 21st, 2021
Richard F. Krites, 88, of Saint Marys, died 6:10 A.M. Sunday, October 17, 2021, at his daughter's residence in New Knoxville. [More]
JoAnn S. Grieves, 83, Botkins, died at 6:55 p.m. Oct. 19, 2021 at VanCrest of St. Marys. [More]
Virginia Lou Bair passed suddenly at Celina Manor on October 18.
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Local pictures on October 21st, 2021
Subscriber stories on October 21st, 2021
CELINA - Employees at The Brass Knuckle tattoo and piercing shop, 122 West Fayette Street, will have to complete mandatory training after repeatedly refusing to let health officials conduct a routine inspection.
More than 20 kids, 3 staff test positive
CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials are monitoring an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 at Celina Middle School.
During Wednesday morning's
Four candidates are vying for two Franklin Township trustee seats at the Nov. 2 general election.
They are incumbents Neal Klosterman and Ron Niekamp and newcomers Aaron "A.J." Homan and Joe Karafit. Trustees maintain township roads and ditches, mow, plow snow and maintain four cemeteries.
NEW BREMEN - School board members at their Wednesday meeting passed a resolution readjusting the millage of a permanent improvement levy that reportedly will result in lower taxes for residents.
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections staff removed the party affiliation of 2,787 registered voters this week in accordance with state law.
The county, as of the 2020 presidential election, had 29,403 total registered voters.
MONTEZUMA - Vintage photos, a village logo and a way for local residents to ask questions were among suggestions at Wednesday's council meeting for the village website currently being created.
Cavs, Panthers win to set up rematch
COLDWATER - Coldwater and Parkway are moving on to a matchup in the Division III volleyball district semifinal after sweeping their sectional finals at the Palace on Wednesday.
COLDWATER - Brian Harlamert knew that he would be getting a call from the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association regarding its hall of fame sometime.
Jill Schmitmeyer continues to be dominant on the golf course.
The University of Findlay junior and St. Marys graduate set a school record last week
Big-time rivalry games in football, like Ohio State-Michigan or Cal-Stanford, are made for the final week of the regular season.
Based on the rotat
With just one weekend remaining in the high school football regular season, the postseason begins to loom large for area teams. At the moment, it appears six WBL and seven MAC teams will keep on playing next week in the newly expanded OHSAA football playoffs.
Booster Field
Last Meeting: Alex Klosterman's 21-yard field goal with 6:12 remaining in regulation gave the Flyers a 17-14 win in Shelby County on Sept. 27, 2019. The teams did not play last year due to the truncated COVID-19 schedule.
Players of the Week
Peyton Otte, QB Marion Local
23 carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns in the Flyers' 24-21 win over Coldwater.