Celina take team titles at own Relays
By Tom Haines
CELINA - The Celina track team earned a sweep of the team titles at their own Celina Relays meet on Friday night at the Varsity Track in Celina.
The Bulldog boys beat out runner-up Coldwater by 45 points and the Celina girls edged the Cavaliers 99-96. [More]
Obituaries on April 10th, 2021
Olen E. Bollenbacher, 85, of Decatur and formerly of Geneva, IN and Celina, OH [More]
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Spring: A time of renewal but misery for some
CELINA - Many look forward to spring when temperatures warm, their yards turn green again and flowers and trees bloom.
But people with seasonal allergies may find this season of rebirth and renewal downright miserable.
CELINA - School officials are taking another crack at getting a building project issue approved at the May 4 special election.
A roughly $75.9 mill
CELINA - The Ohio Department of Agriculture will allocate $120,000 during the next two fiscal years to fund two nutrient management technicians, Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District board members learned at their Friday meeting.
CELINA - The hope for another comeback win for Celina fell short on Friday at Montgomery Field.
The Bulldogs managed to get a run back from a 2-0 deficit against Van Wert, but the Cougars hung on for the 2-1 victory in Western Buckeye League baseball action.
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Defiance plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie and defeated St. Marys 6-2 in Western Buckeye League baseball action on Friday in Defiance.
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By William Kincaid
WASHINGTON D.C. - A trio of lawmakers, including U.S. Rep Warren Davidson, R-Troy, is leading the charge to clear a nationwide records request backlog preventing some veterans from obtaining essential services.
Davidson, who represents Ohio's 8th [More]
By Tom Haines
NEW BREMEN - After the Minster baseball team took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, New Bremen's pitchers bore down.
Seniors Mitchell Hays and Ben Blickle combined to hold Minster to three hits and the Cardinals got enough offense on the way to a 4-1 Midwest Athletic Conference win on a windy Thursday in New Bremen. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
After some struggles early in the season, Seth Lonsway finally broke through in a major way.
The Ohio State redshirt junior and Celina graduate pitched a gem on Saturday in a 6-0 win over Indiana at Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus.
Lonsway needed [More]
Obituaries on April 9th, 2021
Thomas L. Wendeln age 59 of Minster, Ohio died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his home. [More]
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CELINA - Although the Mercer County Health District will no longer hold first-dose drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinics, officials plan to hold smaller clinics at the health district office in Celina based on demand.
CELINA - Local veterans officials say a nationwide records request backlog at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, has disrupted veterans services to varying degrees.
Vote '21
ST. MARYS - City residents will decide at the May 4 special election whether to make a 10-year, 0.5% income tax levy first passed in 1985 a permanent measure.
ROCKFORD - Parkway school district residents will be asked to renew a 5-year, 8.97-mill operating levy when they vote in the May 4 special election.
The levy was first passed May 4, 1993, and has been renewed six time during the years since, according to district treasurer Debbie Pierce.
ST. MARYS - County and St. Marys city officials resumed talks Thursday on the possible sale of the Auglaize County Recycling Facility property from the city to the county.
MARIA STEIN - Carlee Rethman did a bit of everything for St. Henry on Thursday.
The Redskin sophomore pitched a three-hit shutout and added two tr
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Gabe Link held St. Henry to two hits and Marion Local took advantage of three St. Henry errors to defeat the Redskins 5-1 in the Midwest Athletic Conference baseball opener at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.
By William Kincaid
NEW BREMEN - Crown Equipment Corporation officials look to fill roughly 100 job openings locally amid a surge in forklift orders from customers in supply chain industries.
The jobs are at New Bremen, Celina, New Knoxville and Minter sites, said Randy Niekamp, Crown's human resources vice president. [More]
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Mixed martial artist and mother of three Diamond Long
As a teenager, Diamond Long's parents told her she was too small for sports. Until that point, she was playing rugby and competing in track and field.
When her parents told her she couldn't handle rugby, it made her change her athletic plans, if not quite the way her parents expected.
MINSTER - A Minster man was killed Tuesday afternoon in what law enforcement officials say was a machinery accident.
Thomas Wendeln, 59, reportedly died while working on a building on his farm at 716 Minster-Fort Recovery Road, just west of Minster.
Starting Monday, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses for deaths related to COVID-19 that occurred during the past year.
CELINA - Mercer County board of health members welcomed Angie Stephenson to the board during their Wednesday morning meeting.
Stephenson has been a
Longtime St. Marys football coach resigns
Seven seasons after returning to St. Marys to help rebuild the football program after several tough seasons, Doug Frye has decided to step away again
COLDWATER - Macy May's name is all over the record book for the Coldwater swimming program.
Now the Cavalier senior can add another milestone to her resume as she signed with NCAA Division II Findlay on Wednesday.
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials on Tuesday announced the district likely will cease its weekly drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinics due to a decline in demand.
Today's clinic at the fairgrounds likely will be the final drive-thru clinic for first-dose COVID-19 vaccine, according to a health district news release. It's the first clinic held by the health district open to Ohioans age 18 and older since eligibility expanded on March 29. [More]
By Tom Haines
CELINA - In the top of the seventh, the Celina softball team saw the go-ahead run score on a two-out play at the plate. In the bottom of the inning, it was the Bulldogs beating a tag at home for the win.
Catcher Lucy Piper hit a soft fly into no-man's land in shallow right field past St. Marys second baseman Ellyette Wedding and Gracie Chilcoat was called safe at home to walk off a 5-4 Western Buckeye League win over St. Marys at Jim Hoess Field Tuesday night. [More]
Obituaries on April 7th, 2021
Ralph E. Evans, 85, of Ohio City passed away Monday evening, April 5, 2021, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Delores L. Abels, age 89, of Coldwater died Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
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The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on whether the Mercer County Sheriff's and Prosecutor's offices must hand over information from interviews of the victim of a 2013 sexual battery case involving a former local teacher and a student as part of public record.
MINSTER - Council members at their Tuesday meeting approved paying $43,575 to the Washington, D.C., law firm of Duncan and Allen for its work in defending the village in an ongoing lawsuit filed by an Alabama energy company seeking $10.5 million in damages in a solar field contract dispute.
Vote '21
CELINA - Early voting for the May 4 primary election began Tuesday in Ohio, allowing local voters to cast their ballots ahead of Election Day to determine the outcome of numerous levies.
ROCKFORD - Council members during their meeting Tuesday decided to hold off on a zoning change that would allow a commercial building on West South Street to be converted into a housing duplex.
Motorists are reminded to be aware of temporary road closures in the county during the construction season and at other times to allow county crews to conduct repair and maintenance work.
CELINA - After both teams struggled in Monday night non-conference tennis matches, St. Marys and Celina opened their Western Buckeye League schedules with their annual rivalry matchup at the Booster Club Tennis Complex.
ST. MARYS - Celina scored seven two-out runs in the third and fourth innings to erase a 5-1 deficit and post an 8-5 victory over St. Marys in the Western Buckeye League opener Tuesday at Memorial Field.
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Coldwater hosted Parkway, Elida and Delphos Jefferson in a quadrangular track and field meet on Tuesday at Cavalier Stadium with the host Cavaliers sweeping both the boys and girls team standings. Parkway was third in both divisions.
Divisions I and II Boys Basketball All-Ohio
St. Marys senior LeTrey Williams earned honorable mention All-Ohio honors in Division II as the Ohio Prep Sports Writers Association released its Divisions I and I boys basketball honors list on Tuesday.
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