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By Ed Gebert
MENDON - A Dutch man is looking for a relative of an airman from Mendon who eluded German patrols after having been shot down during World War II over Holland.
Wolter Noordman is seeking relatives of 2nd Lt. Carl L. Spicer to hear more about Spicer's adventures. Noordman said the airman was helped by Dutch underground agents after the crash and eventually made it out of the Netherlands to Spain. [More]
By Tom Stankard
GRANVILLE TOWNSHIP - A St. Henry man operating a skid-steer loader suffered non-incapacitating injuries resulting from an accident Wednesday morning
Kaitlyn E. Schmit, Coldwater, was traveling westbound on Carthagena Road near Coldwater Creek Roa [More]
Obituaries on May 26th, 2017
Justin C. Fickert, 37, of Berne, IN, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his residence. [More]
Daniel J. Garman, age 61 of Celina, Ohio passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus. [More]
Amanda E. Homan, 38, Fairborn, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, May 24, 2017 at Soin Medical Center. [More]
Ed Myers, 65, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died May 25, 2017, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on May 26th, 2017
Dispatchers descend on Celina for in-service
Celina business seeks county loan for brewery
Board considers cost cutting measures
Area patriotic concert is moved inside
Hawk flying high
Celina 2nd in WBL All-Sports standings
Area athletes compete at regional
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Woman rescued from vehicle
By Tom Stankard
As much as 5 inches of rain accumulated in parts of Mercer County on Wednesday night and early this morning, causing one vehicle to be swept off the roadway.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office advised motorists to use caution due to many high water areas. County Emergency Management Director Mike Robbins said the reports of high water mostly came from the Rockford area. [More]
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Local communities plan to honor Memorial Day with ceremonies. Events begin Friday in Fort Recovery.
A list of events follows:

Memorial Day observances in Coldwater will begin Monday with an 8:30 a.m. service at United Methodist Chur [More]
Williamsburg hands Parkway 6-2 loss in regional semifinal
By Colin Foster
GREENVILLE - Parkway had one of the most prolific offenses in the state this season.
But not even the Panthers could produce enough runs against Williamsburg's Carly Wagers - one of the state's best pitchers.
The third-ranked Panthers had their 21-game winning streak snapped and season ended with a 6-2 loss to the sixth-ranked Wildcats in the Division IV regional semifinal on Wednesday at Greenville's Stebbins Field. [More]
Obituaries on May 25th, 2017
Marcile Marie Bolenbaugh, 91, of Liberty Township, passed away at 7:39 a.m., Wednesday at the CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. [More]
Mary C. Faller, 96, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died on May 24, 2017, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
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Heilers to seek seat now held by Faber
State school board president stresses her commitment to better education
Students graduate Friday
Kuenning hired as assistant fire chief in New Bremen
Celina man's trial delayed
Construction goes smoothly
Cavaliers bow out in regional semis
Local athletes secure spots at state meet
Coldwater native elicits screams with his weird creations
By Sydney Albert
COLUMBUS - Ever since he was a kid, Coldwater native Bo Bruns loved making weird monsters and sculptures.
It started when his parents took him to see "Star Wars" when he was four years old. The movie "blew my mind," he said, and he became obsessed with how people made the monsters and aliens seen in films and in theater. Decades later, Bruns has been lucky enough to become a "monster maker" in his own right. [More]
Obituaries on May 24th, 2017
Florence Snider, age 89, of Coldwater, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
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OSHA looking into accident at Crown
St. Marys grads to receive diplomas
Commencement set in New Bremen
Minster gets ready for New London
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City council members on Monday night took immediate action authorizing a lakeside business owner to reinstall boat cleats along the seawall that city administrators ordered to be removed about a month ago.
The move was made at the request of Julie Fleck, owner of Bella's Italian Grille on West Bank Road, who said she needs to secure access for boaters during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, one of the restaurant's busiest times of the year. [More]
Cavs edge Pats for first district title since 2002
By Colin Foster
BATH TOWNSHIP - Coldwater has won district titles in many sports over the past decade.
None, however, had been won by the softball team.
That changed on Monday as the Cavaliers captured their first Division III district title since 2002 with a 5-4 victory over Patrick Henry at Bath High School. [More]
Obituaries on May 23rd, 2017
Wilbur H. Greber, 92, formerly of New Bremen, died 11:58 P.M. Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Lavern F. "Vern" Stammen, of O'Fallon, MO, died on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the age of 85. [More]
Local pictures on May 23rd, 2017
Subscriber only stories on May 23rd, 2017
Coldwater pool opening may be delayed
New St. Marys officer sworn in
Local phone scam seeks information
Coldwater grads to receive diplomas
Mendon man arrested following high-speed chase by sheriff's deputy
Board OKs contracts for special ed, classrooms
County joblessness still lowest in the state
Tree trimming around lines set in St. Henry
Panthers get bats out again against Wildcats
Bashore tapped as new Indians basketball coach
Lonsway named top player in WBL
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