Wind Chill Advisory issued January 26 at 3:23AM EST until January 26 at 11:00AM EST by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING... * WHAT...Very cold wind chills as low as 15 below zero are expected. * WHERE...Portions of east central Indiana and central and west central Ohio. * WHEN...From 1 AM to 11 AM EST Wednesday. * IMPACTS...The cold air and associated wind chill could result in hypothermia if precautions are not taken.
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By Leslie Gartrell
ROCKFORD - Applause and a call for a celebratory beer rang out of the Parkway Local Schools' community room after school board members during their Monday meeting approved a new three-year contract with teachers after nine months of negotiating.
The new three-year contract with teachers will begin July 1, 2021, and expire June 30, 2024, superintendent Jeanne Osterfeld said. Teachers will receive 3%, 2.5% and 2% raises each year. [More]
By William Kincaid
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - A driver on Sunday afternoon reportedly lost control of a sport utility vehicle and ended up striking an airplane hangar at Lakefield Airport at 6177 State Route 219, Celina.
The driver reportedly did not suffer injuries but the hangar was badly damaged, leaving two antique airplanes under restoration trapped inside, an airport official said Monday. [More]
Obituaries on January 25th, 2022
Louise Ann "Lou Ann" Knoth, 88, of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Ralph J. Meyer, age 83, of Coldwater, Ohio, died Monday, January 24, 2022, at Gardens of St. Henry. [More]
Ellen Catherine Kramer, 93, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother p [More]
Iris D. Bolen, age 91, formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Elmwood Assisted Living Center in New Bremen, Ohio. [More]
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CELINA - City officials on Monday night outlined plans to spend $180,000 to reroute a storm line and extend a sanitary storm line across U.S. 127 to accommodate ongoing development along West Bank Road.
ST. MARYS - City council members at their regular meeting Monday agreed to create a Design Review Board that will oversee the protection of historical downtown buildings.
WAPAKONETA - Five new deaths and 239 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Thursday, raising the county's cumulative death toll to 97 and cumulative number of cases to 6,988 since the pandemic began.
$1.54 million project planned in New Bremen
NEW BREMEN - Village council members on Monday passed an emergency ordinance awarding PAB Construction, Coldwater, the Jefferson Street reconstruction project contract.
COLDWATER -Village council members on Monday learned cases of unemployment fraud have again been reported in the village.
"Everybody remembers a ye
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Edison State's women's basketball team improved to 17-0 on the season after a 96-72 win over Bryant & Stratton (Ohio) in an Ohio Community College At
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Allen East outscored Celina 15-3 in the second quarter to pull away for a 54-28 win in non-league girls basketball action in Harrod on Monday night.
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By Leslie Gartrell
ST. MARYS - The non-profit Anything is Pawsable group will host a red-carpet worthy fundraising gala at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Romer's Catering, Celina.
The non-profit program trains dogs, starting as puppies, to be assistance dogs. The dogs are then donated to recipients in surrounding communities, free of charge. [More]
Obituaries on January 24th, 2022
Jennifer K. Clint, age 55, of New Bremen, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 1:07 A.M. at the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. [More]
Dale LeRoy Brock Sr., 94, Celina, died Jan. 22, 2022, at his home.
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William E. "Bill" Tostrick age 82 of New Bremen, died on Saturday, January 22, [More]
Ann Marie (Delzeith) Geise, age 88, of Fort Loramie, passed away of natural cau [More]
Anthony "Larry" Heinl age 80 of Minster, Ohio died at 12:58 PM on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
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CELINA - A Celina woman was arrested after striking a pedestrian early Sunday morning, according to a Celina Police Department news release.
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The Auglaize-Mercer Family Y hosted a mini-meet set up featuring Celina, St. Marys, St. Henry, Fort Loramie, Ansonia Arcanum and Benjamin Logan.
MINSTER - The first 10 1/2 minutes of Saturday's Tri-Village-Minster girls basketball game were a struggle for the Wildcats.
Minster went cold while the state-ranked Patriots got on a roll with 3-pointers en route to a 52-31 victory at Wildcat Gymnasium.
Wally Wagner prepares to retire
By William Kincaid
MINSTER - Succeeding Wally Wagner as owner of the iconic Wagner's IGA is like trying to fill Woody Haye's shoes, said Leo Braido, who has acquired all three grocery stores in Minster, New Bremen and Fort Loramie.
But, as a grocer with almost four decades in the industry, Braido said he's up for the challenge. [More]
By Tom Haines
FORT RECOVERY - St. Henry's deep shooting never got going, and Fort Recovery made the Redskins pay for every miss.
The Indians seized control with a 10-0 run to end the first half and never let up on the way to a 50-37 Midwest Athletic Conference boys basketball win at Fort Site Fieldhouse on Friday. [More]
Obituaries on January 22nd, 2022
Guy Whitehead, 91, formerly of St. Marys, OH died 12:15 a.m. Friday December 31, 2021 at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, OH. [More]
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130-year-old cactus still going strong, thanks to Coldwater man
COLDWATER - Jack Knapschaefer said the secret to having a plant live more than 100 years is to not baby it.
"Let the plant take care of itself. I
Chip spreader, truck for engineer's office
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners this week signed off on a nearly $400,000 purchase of a chip spreader and cab-and-chassis truck for the county engineer's office.
Cold shooting hampers Celina in loss to Bath
CELINA - Adam Johns couldn't fault the effort of his Celina defense on Friday.
But the offensive took form to the cold weather outside.
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MINSTER - Marion Local turned up the defensive heat in the third quarter, limiting Minster to just two field goals and creating enough padding to hang on down the stretch for a 53-45 win Friday night at the Wildcat Gymnasium.
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The St. Marys boys basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a decisive win over the defending Western Buckeye League champions, routing Shawnee 57-24 at Lappin Gymnasium in Shawnee Township on Friday night.
Buzzard sentenced for murder of Columbus man
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A Marion, Indiana, woman on Thursday afternoon was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 30 years on one count of aggravated murder, an unclassified felony.
Mercer County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffery Ingraham handed down the sentence to Sarah Buzzard, 30, that had been negotiated in a plea agreement that spared her the death penalty for killing Ryan Zimmerman, 21, of Columbus. Buzzard had pled guilty on Dec. 23. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - It was a perfect Senior Night for the Celina wrestling team.
All five seniors recorded victories and the Bulldogs recorded pinfalls or technical falls in all their wins, picking up a 64-18 victory over Bath in Western Buckeye League dual match action at Celina High School on Thursday. The win moves Celina to 5-1 in league dual matches. [More]
Obituaries on January 21st, 2022
Ruby M. Greiwe, age 93, of New Bremen, died suddenly from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Wednesday afternoon, January 19, 2022. [More]
Charles "Chuck" Hein, 68, of Fort Recovery, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Mercer Health in Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Paul E. Gates, age 82, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, at his home near Rockford. [More]
Gerald (Jerry) Ruchty of Coldwater, Ohio died peacefully at his home on January 20, 2022 at the age of 89. [More]
Margaret H. (Peg) Houseworth, age 97, of Celina Ohio, passed away peacefully on January 19 2022 in Naples, Florida. [More]
Louise Ann "Lou Ann" Knoth, 88, Coldwater, died Jan. 20, 2022, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Daniel J. "Peppy" Steinbrunner, age 67, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on January 19, 2022 at 4:35 pm at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
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A 93-year-old New Bremen woman was killed in a single-car accident reported 1:32 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Amsterdam and Tri-Township roads in Auglaize County.
Woman discusses difficult pregnancy
CELINA - Lynn Rinderle, St. Henry, asked the crowd gathered at Alethia Christian Church on Thursday night if they believed God has a sense of humor.
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County continues to see some of the highest reported number of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began nearly two years ago.
Shawnee takes control to beat St. Marys
ST. MARYS - If you stepped out of the gym for a minute in the third quarter of Thursday's Shawnee-St. Marys girls basketball game to grab a bag of popcorn, you might have thought you walked back into a different game.
NEW BREMEN - Coming out of the half, New Bremen was firing on all cylinders. Parkway was decidedly not.
The Cardinals scored the first 11 points in
The Celina Athletic Hall of Fame will induct three new members between the boys' basketball JV and varsity games with Crestview on Saturday night.
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Marion Local jumped out to an early lead and held off Minster down the stretch to move to 12-4 on the season in a 53
Wedding experts are advising couples who are getting married in 2022 and 2023 to plan ahead and be flexible.
With numerous wedding celebrations res
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