By Abigail Miller
CELINA - Tad may not be in his prime anymore, but the adorable, impeccably trained 9-year-old corgi still possesses enough zip, agility, speed and eagerness to compete with the best of pooches.
Tad and his owner/handler, Anna Caylor, an incoming sophomore at Celina High School, recently took part in the three-day Canine Performance Events (CPE) nationals in Springfield, Illinois, a competition featuring 505 handlers and 659 dogs from all over the United States and Canada. [More]
By Tom Haines
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Coldwater tacked on four runs in the top of the seventh to finish off an 8-0 victory over Ottawa-Glandorf and win the Junior ACME state championship at Archbold on Wednesday. It's the second state title for the Coldwater junior ACME, with the first in 1999, and the first trip to the final since taking runner-up in 2019. [More]
Obituaries on July 11th, 2024
George R. Fetters, age 88, of Montpelier, Ohio, died Saturday, July 6, 2024 at his residence with his daughter at his side. [More]
Gail L. Berning, age 55 of Minster, Ohio, died on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at her home in Minster. [More]
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ST. MARYS - School board members on Wednesday approved a new four-year contract for superintendent Bill Ruane and tacked on an addendum to enhance his salary the final year of his current contract that expires July 31, 2025.
ROCKFORD - Parkway Local Schools could potentially attract new bus drivers by offering them health insurance, a veteran district school bus driver told board of education members on Wednesday night.
CELINA - A Warren County woman was sentenced in Mercer County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday on a theft charge.
Beth A. Hance, 59, of Mason was sentenced to up to five years of community control sanctions on one count of attempted grand theft, a fifth-degree felony.
Horse and Buggy Tales
Mercelina Park, on Celina's southern border adjacent to Grand Lake, has undergone a multitude of changes in its history. The park is now part of the broader Bryson Park District.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
After scoring 20 runs on Tuesday night, the Grand Lake offense suffered a power failure on Wednesday as two Muskegon
For the first 33 years of ACME baseball, Coldwater has been one of the most dominant teams, winning the first-ever title in 1961 and tacking on seven more over the next three decades.
Coming into the summer ACME baseball season, Minster felt like it had left something on the table.
After winning its first league title in a decade, the spring ended in the district semifinals, and the players carried that into the summer.
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By Erin Gardner
  CELINA - U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green, doesn't think President Joe Biden is fit to run the country another four years and appluads the Supreme Court's recent rulings on the Chevron decision and presidential immunity.
"People age different [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - If anyone left Montgomery Field before the bottom of the ninth inning, they missed a wild finish.
Andrew Kell's two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning was the final comeback of the night as Grand Lake scored seven runs in their final turn at-bat to beat Muskegon 20-19 in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League play on Tuesday night. [More]
Obituaries on July 10th, 2024
Laura A. Paulus age 90 of Minster and Newport died at 8:56 AM on July 6, 2024 at Koester Pavilion, Troy, Ohio. [More]
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ST. HENRY- Village councilors this week learned St. Henry will receive $450,000 for tennis and basketball court renovations at North Park as a part of state capital budget that was passed in late June.
ST. HENRY - School board members at their regular meeting this week heard maintenance project updates from Superintendent Adam Puthoff.
Puthoff said the middle school HVAC system updates are progressing as planned.
FORT LORAMIE - From her first gig at a little coffee shop in New Bremen to a coveted slot on Country Concert's 2024 lineup, St. Henry native Natalie Uhlenhake has come a long way in six short years of performing before audiences.
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Coldwater was leading 4-0 over Ottawa-Glandorf when the Jr. ACME baseball state championship game at Archbold was stopped for rain after the fifth inning on Tuesday, with the resumption scheduled for 6 p.m. today, weather permitting.
Celina Firefighters: We need help, need it soon
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Fire Chief Joel Lange fought back tears as he described the plight of the Celina Fire Department and the little he says it has to offer potential recruits during a jam-packed safety services commitee meeting held before Monday night's regular city council meeting. [More]
Obituaries on July 9th, 2024
Michael Allen Kittle, age 72, of St. Marys, Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at his residence with his family at his bedside. [More]
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CELINA- Representatives from 15 political subdivisions met Monday and formed the Mercer County Joint Ambulance District.
The representatives also moved to pursue a five-year, 1% property tax levy at the Nov. 5 general election to pay for additional paramedics and firefighters.
NEW BREMEN - The New Bremen Police Department will be down six legs later this month.
Village councilors at Monday night's regular meeting approved an emergency resolution to disband the department K9 unit, effective July 14.
COLDWATER- Village council members on Monday discussed a rezoning request that would pave the way for construction of new apartments in northeast Coldwater.
CELINA - Numerous people appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court last week on a variety of charges including drug possession, child sex crimes and burglary.
Grand Lake Fishing Report
Hope your weekend was extended with the holiday. By the looks of the boat traffic, I believe a lot of people had a four-day weekend.
I say it ofte
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Tanner Wendel hit 3-for-4, drove in three runs and threw a complete-game six-hitter as the Coldwater Junior ACME baseball team defeated Defiance 12-3 in the semifinals of the state tournament on Monday at Archbold's Memorial Park.
Minster beats Fort Loramie twice to win ACME district title
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - It was an interesting challenge for Minster: win two straight games over Fort Loramie, a team the Wildcats had already played three times in the last week.
The Wildcats were up for the challenge, beating Fort Loramie 4-1 in the ACME Di [More]
Obituaries on July 8th, 2024
Jon Patrick McCumber, age 48, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away peacefully of natural causes at his residence Thursday evening, July 4, 2024. [More]
Thomas H. Hemmelgarn age 77, of Saint Henry died Friday, July 5, 2024, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Lorella "Sue" DeVall, age 82, of Celina, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Celina Manor. [More]
Brice T. Roessner, 56, of Anna, Ohio, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2024, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. [More]
Michael Allen Kittle, 72, St. Marys, died July 6, 2024, at his residence with h [More]
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NEW KNOXVILLE - A warehouse containing metal duct work was ravaged by flames on Sunday morning.
No one was injured in the blaze but the 5,200-squar
DARKE COUNTY - Two area men were sent to hospitals on Saturday morning following a pair of separate accidents in Darke County.
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The Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League announced its rosters for the All-Star Game to be played July 16 at Prasco Park in Mason.
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