Heat Advisory issued June 20 at 3:19PM EDT until June 22 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Wilmington OH (details ...)
* WHAT...A prolonged period of hot conditions with heat index values around 100 degrees.
* WHERE...Portions of east central and southeast Indiana, northeast and northern Kentucky, and central, south central, southwest, and west central Ohio.
* WHEN...Until 8 PM EDT Saturday.
* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses.
72° 72° Fri 93° Fri 93° slight chance 73° 73° Sat 95° Sat 95°
Friday, February 3rd, 2023
By Leslie Gartrell
School districts in Mercer and Auglaize counties are set to receive a combined $1.56 million in funding through Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's K-12 School Safety Grant Program.
Six school districts in Mercer County will receive a total of $875,000 in funding, while three school districts and the educational service center in Auglaize County will receive a total of $694,200. [More]
Marion suffers first MAC loss in OT
By Tom Haines
MARIA STEIN - After locking up at least a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title last week, Marion Local just needed to beat Coldwater Thursday for an outright championship.
The Cavaliers had other ideas.
Coldwater beat Marion at its own game, outlasting the Flyers 32-26 in a physical, defensive contest and winning in overtime for the second time this week. [More]
Obituaries on February 3rd, 2023
Frederick J. (Fred) Dorsten, Jr. (79) of Columbus, Ohio passed away on January 11, 2023 at the James Cancer Hospital. [More]
Kevin "Hog" Paul Brunswick, age 61, formerly of Coldwater, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. [More]
Wayne A. Hemmelgarn, age 54, of Carthagena, died peacefully surrounded by family, on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at his home. [More]
Beverly Ann Westerfield, 70 of Celina, Ohio passed away at home on Monday, January 30th at home surrounded by her husband and children. [More]
June E. Thurston, 80, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on February 1, 2023 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on February 3rd, 2023
Subscriber stories on February 3rd, 2023
CELINA - Celina City Council is poised for a shakeup as veteran Democrat member June Scott is not seeking another term in office and Republican Mike Sovinski contemplates a run as an independent in the November general election.
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County commissioners will disburse $1.05 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to cities and villages.
Commissioners this
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners this week agreed to release over $600,0000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds to the village of Fort Recovery and Mercer County Emergency Medical Services.
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff's Office staff met with the family of 79-year-old Robert Hageman Thursday morning as their search for the missing Beavercreek man continued into its third day.
NEW BREMEN - The loud cheers emanating from the locker room had little to do with Parkway surviving with a tough win at New Bremen on Thursday night.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys wrapped up at least a share of the Western Buckeye League regular season wrestling title after defeating Elida 60-16 on Thursday night at Grand Lake Health System Court.
Colorful murals depict area's rich history
Communities in Mercer and Auglaize counties are home to many hidden gems, including not only boutiques, restaurants and entertainment, but also outdoor murals.
Tourism activity in Mercer and Auglaize counties continues tostrengthen after the pandemic put a damper on travel and recreation.
Last year was an excellent year for tourism, according to Donna Grube, director of the Greater Grand Lake Visitors Center.
Nitro Roofing & Construction doing 'dynamite' business
NEW KNOXVILLE - A roofing company launched by a New Bremen man more than 15 years ago continues to grow under the direction of his wife and three sons.
Cargill expands
SIDNEY - The Sidney Cargill plant will soon have the largest soybean extractor in North America as part of a more than $225 million expansion.
Carg
Unique parks are perks
Across Mercer and Auglaize counties, residents and visitors alike can find numerous unique parks and playgrounds offering fun and educational activities.
Libraries offer classes
Libraries are no longer for just checking out books, area professionals agree.
A mainstay in many communities now act as an activity center offering craft projects, professional development seminars and family programs.
Now senior living
CARTHAGENA - On a cold, grey winter morning at St. Charles, warmth, laughter and goodwill radiates within the dinning room.
Lay residents, priests