By William Kincaid
CELINA - Candidates in a crowded field vying for three open spots on the Celina school board told a large audience on Thursday night why they should be voted into office in the Nov. 7 general election.
The 11 men and women running for the school board seats made open and closing statements and responded to questions posed by and relayed to the Celina Education Association by audience members. [More]
Wildcats win first MAC title since '16, first outright since '11
By Gary R. Rasberry
MERCER COUNTY - Minster has been one of the most dominant girls golf programs in the Midwest Athletic Conference, but it's been a while since the Wildcats have hoisted the conference trophy, and longer since winning an outright title.
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Units a welcome addition to market
CELINA - After less than a year of construction, the Fairway Apartments held an open house on Thursday morning for prospective occupants.
Builders broke ground on the first of six proposed three-story, 24-unit apartment complexes in November 2022.
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday approved a $88,000 revolving loan for the purchase of basketball and volleyball equipment at Rush Sports Complex.
ST. HENRY - The New Bremen hitters ran into a brick wall Thursday night at the Redskin Gymnasium.
St. Henry blocked its way to a four set (25-20, 18-25, 25-14, 25-18) victory over the Cardinals, while grabbing a share of first place in the Midwest Athletic Conference in the process.
NEW KNOXVILLE - New Knoxville couldn't quite cage the Tigers.
Jackson Center defeated the host Rangers 2-1 in a hard-fought Western Ohio Soccer League boys soccer match on Thursday evening.
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Shawnee won the Western Buckeye League boys golf championship on Thursday, beating Bath by 12 strokes in the league tournament at The Oaks Golf Club in Lima with a 316.
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4 area schools earn Ohio's top 5-star ratings
By William Kincaid
  Four area school districts earned five stars on their Ohio School Report Card for the 2022-2023 school year, the highest possible rating indicating a significant surpassing of state standards.
Additionally, Tri Star attained five stars on its Career Technical Planning District Report Card. [More]
By Tom Haines
The Grand Lake half-marathon will be run from St. Marys to Celina Saturday morning, in its ninth year and second year as the featured race along the lake.
Fort Wayne's Hiroki Tokunaga won last year in a time of 1:22:07, about a minute ahead of the second-place finisher. The record was set in 2017, when Utah's Jared Ward crossed the line in 1:10.52. [More]
Obituaries on September 21st, 2023
Cecelia Ann Houseworth, 64, of St. Marys, OH died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday September 19, 2023 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. [More]
Mark E. Forry, 71, Bluffton, South Carolina, died Sept. 17, 2023.
Mass of Chr [More]
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NEW BREMEN - School board members on Wednesday evening passed an emergency resolution to award a $76,000 contract to Tiffin Scenic Studios to repair and replace stage equipment in the high school auditorium.
FORT RECOVERY - Along with earning a four and a half star rating on its state report card, Fort Recovery Local Schools has another feather to add to its cap - the coveted National Blue Ribbon School.
MONTEZUMA - Though it was a close call, Montezuma will remain a mascot-less village.
While planning for a new sign to be installed in front of the village hall, mayor Steve Fortman asked councilors last month if they'd like to add a mascot to the sign.
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Owens Community College freshman Lindsey Koenig was selected as the National Junior College Athletic Association's Division III Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 13-19, the NJCAA announced on Wednesday.
  Big-time football matchups are commonplace in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
Friday night will be no different at Booster Stadium in Maria Stein as the top teams in Divisions VI and VII square off to see who remains at the top of the conference standings.
Computer Points Wrap-up
  We are halfway through the high school football regular season, which means we already have an idea of some of the teams which will be in the playoffs and some which will not. The drama is about those teams where the postseason is in doubt.
Celina Stadium
Last Season: Celina scored all its points in the second quarter and came within a few minutes of posting its first shutout in eight years with a 17-3 win in the battle of Bulldogs at Kraft Stadium in Elida. Adam Faber had two catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.
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Colton Mabry, RB, St. Marys
25 carries for 169 yards and three touchdowns in Roughriders' 41-14 win over Ottawa-Glandorf.
By Tom Haines
NEW BREMEN - After Marion Local made a run late in the first set, New Bremen closed out the next two more emphatically.
The Cardinals picked up a 25-18, 25-10, 25-15 win in a Midwest Athletic Conference game at the Nest on Tuesday to move to 11-1 and 4-0 in the MAC. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
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The Celina girls golf team captured the first official Western Buckeye League tournament championship by winning a tiebreaker over Defiance on Tuesday at Memorial Park Golf Course in Kenton.
The Bulldogs, who wo [More]
Obituaries on September 20th, 2023
Diana L. Grile, 76, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2023, at St. Rita Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. [More]
Daniel L. Bollenbacher, age 75 of Minster, Ohio, died at 2:45 PM on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. [More]
Dianne E. Schwarzkopf, 80, Spring Hill, Tennessee, formerly of Montpelier, Indiana, died Sept. 16, 2023. [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections members on Tuesday morning opted not to investigate allegations that the filers and circulators of petitions concerning a failed recall effort in late 2021 committed election falsification.
Furry students study hard, enjoy rewards
ST. MARYS - Instead of a cheerful "hello" from a human at the front desk, a chorus of curious barks welcomes customers as they enter K9to5 Doggy Daycare in St. Marys.
ROCKFORD - Vilalge councilor Rick Shindeldecker unexpectedly announced his resignation from council effective immediately after Tuesday evening's regular meeting.
MINSTER - Village councilors took another step toward meeting an Environmental Protection Agency mandate Tuesday night by authorizing bids on the installation of two water wells as part of a $690,000 wastewater treatment plant project.
FORT RECOVERY - A poultry farm authorized to house up to 196,040 laying hens is seeking a five-year permit to operate renewal from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Mercer County once again had the lowest joblessness in Ohio in August, although its unemployment rate rose slightly.
Mercer County's unemployment rate increased to 2.5% in August, up from 2.2% in July, according to an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services news release.
Coldwater comes back from loss with sweep of Fort Recovery
FORT RECOVERY - Coldwater and Fort Recovery battled toe-to-toe for three sets on Tuesday night in Midwest Athletic Conference play.
In each set, t
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Parkway earned a 25-17, 25-18, 26-24 victory in a Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball match at Panther Gymnasium on Tuesday, giving coach Jordan Henkle his 100th career win.
Expect local property values to skyrocket
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Residential properties in Mercer County are poised to surge an average of 35% in market value, driven largely by a red-hot real estate market that shows no signs of slowing down despite higher interest rates.
Additionally, farmland values - determined by the state's Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) formula - are expected to skyrocket 100%, according to tentative results of a countywide real estate revaluation. [More]
Obituaries on September 19th, 2023
Jerald A. "Jerry" Newman, age 77, of New Bremen, died on Friday, September 15, [More]
Marlene Patricia Harrod, 90, of Greenville Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at the Oakley Place in Greenville. [More]
Leo George Thieman was born to Henry & Clare Thieman on August 15, 1932, in Bur [More]
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FORT RECOVERY - A parent is demanding answers from school district administrators and school board members after he said his son's rights were violated, leading to his suspension and incarceration at a juvenile detention center.
MINSTER - A crowd of more than 45 youth wrestlers, parents and wrestling coaches from Minster, Coldwater and Versailles attended Monday night's school board meeting in support of the district starting an Ohio High School Athletic Association wrestling team.
The MAC at 50
On August 30, the University of Nebraska women's volleyball team established an all-time attendance record for a women's sporting event, as 92,003 st
CELINA - In its first Western Buckeye League game since a loss to Shawnee, Celina asserted itself quickly against Kenton on Monday.
The Bulldogs co
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Celina took a 2-1 lead against Defiance, then saw Defiance take fourth game to force a fifth. Celina held on to win the battle of Bulldogs 23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 22-25, 15-10 in Western Buckeye League volleyball action on Monday in Defiance.
Grand Lake Fishing Report
What a fun time to be out on Grand Lake right now. There is so much wildlife moving around. Eagles can be seen just about anywhere. I saw a couple hu
COLDWATER - While working as a custodian at St. John's Lutheran Church in 2018, Mary Meyer had an idea.
"As I'm janitoring, I'm watching different
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