By Bob Tomaszewski
WAPAKONETA - The Auglaize County Sheriffs office is seeking a $250,000 state grant for an armored vehicle to provide additional protection at active crime scenes involving a weapon.
If approved, officials want to buy a $316,723 Lenco Bearcat Armored Tactical Vehicle with help from a $250,000 State Homeland Security Grant through the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. [More]
By Tom Haines
ST. MARYS - With 17 minutes to go in a scoreless game, St. Marys' Krista Ruppert missed a golden opportunity on a crosser from Aerial Fast in front of the net.
Six minutes later, Fast put another ball in the same spot, and this time Ruppert made it count. [More]
Obituaries on October 5th, 2022
Fr. Patrick Patterson, C.PP.S., 83, died at 10 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 20 [More]
Scott Lee May, age 58, passed away in Holland, MI on September 17th, 2022.
Scott was born on January 21st, 1964 in Mansfield, OH to James and Beryl May. [More]
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ROCKFORD - Village council members on Tuesday night passed on to third reading an ordinance to raise the base water rate from $33 to $53.
Also on Tuesday, council heard council member Jessica Yoder resigned, effective Monday.
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MARIA STEIN - When they head to the polls on Nov. 8, voters in the Marion Local School District will be asked to approve the renewal of a 9-mill, 5-year emergency levy.
Vote '22
An Ohio constitutional amendment seeking bail reform will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
Ohio Issue 1, proposed by joint resolution of the General Assembly, would require courts to consider factors such as public safety when setting bail amounts.
MINSTER - Councilors during Tuesday night's meeting agreed to take a wait-and-see approach rather than spend thousands of dollars to further seal a new stormwater retention pond.
Celina defeats Defiance to stay perfect in WBL
CELINA - Once Celina battled its way through the first two sets against Defiance, the third set was a breeze.
The end result was the same as Celina
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The Celina boys golf team wrapped up its season with a 12th-place finish at the Division I sectional tournament held at Sycamore Springs in Arlington.
MENDON - A Mendon man was arrested Tuesday on charges of assault, menacing and unlawful restraint after an incident on Sept. 25.
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By Hank Nuwer
CELINA - Bird migration, depending upon the species, begins in Mercer County from September and is usually over by November's end. Birds respond to shorter days with diminished light, cooler temperatures, and dwindling crops for a food source. Good parents, they wait until their young mature. [More]
Parkway picks up sweep victory over St. Marys
By Gary R. Rasberry
ROCKFORD - It appeared at first that the St. Marys-Parkway volleyball matchup was going to be a back-and-forth encounter.
Parkway won the opening set, with St. Marys taking a 7-3 lead early in the second set and up 17-15 before the Panthers came back and took the win in extra points. The Roughriders hung tough in the third set, but Division III state-ranked Parkway held tough to earn a 25-16, 28-26, 25-17 win on Monday night at Panther Gymnasium in Rockford. [More]
Obituaries on October 4th, 2022
Marvin John Lamm, born July 20, 1955, 67, of Union City, Indiana, passed away p [More]
David A. Sommer, age 60, of Botkins, formerly of New Bremen, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 1, 2022. [More]
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FORT RECOVERY - Village officials plan to enter into an agreement with Kainos Ag of Muncie, Indiana, to reduce sludge in the village's wastewater treatment lagoons using a plant-based product.
CELINA - Mercer County Fair officials are hosting a supply drive to help Hurricane Ian victims in Florida.
Starting Monday, they began accepting an array of household, cleanup, personal and animal items that will be hauled to Green Cove Springs, Florida, on Saturday afternoon.
CELINA - One of downtown Celina's longest running businesses, a veritable institution for generations of shoe-buying families, is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a customer appreciation sale running through Oct. 15.
While in Spain to speak at a conference, I ponder the grand white oak on the perimeter of Celina City Schools that has stood at least as many years as I have been alive.
NEW BREMEN - With two weeks until the start of the volleyball tournament, New Bremen looked to be in postseason form on Monday.
The Cardinals dominated Arcanum over the first two sets before a slightly more competitive third, earning a 25-6, 25-6, 25-14 sweep over the Trojans at the Nest.
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The Division II girls golf season ended for area teams after no local players were able to advance to state after competing in the district tournament on Monday at Sycamore Springs in Arlington.
National Pork Month
OSGOOD - When Robert Winner founded Winner's Meats in 1928, he started out processing beef and pork in his barn for neighbors and friends.
Nearly a century later, the Winner Corporation, doing business as Winner's Meats, has become one of the few agribusinesses that can claim to be farm-to-table.
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MARIA STEIN - On clear nights under starry skies, over the sounds of popcorn popping and soda fizzing, moviegoers at the Starlight Drive-In would watch films from the comfort of their cars or trusty folding chairs. [More]
Obituaries on October 3rd, 2022
Lou Brunswick, 92, of Coldwater, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, September 30, 2022, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. [More]
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Lou Brunswick, who coached the Coldwater High School baseball program for over 30 seasons and produced 750 wins and five state championships, died late Friday night at the age of 92.
Lack of land may soon jeopardize the continued efforts to dredge silt from Grand Lake, said Thomas Grabow, Ohio Department of Natural Resources dredge program administrator, at the Oct. 1 Lake Improvement Association meeting.
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St. Marys finishes second overall in league, Celina finish seventh
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
A strong showing by St. Marys allowed the Roughriders to win the Western Buckeye League girls tennis tournament as action concluded Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima.
By Bob Tomaszewski
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday held an informational meeting about potential maps restricting renewable energy development for the county.
County administrator Kim Everman explained by inviting public feedback at the meeting, commissioners could potentially make adjustments to draft maps before going through the formal hearing process. [More]
By Tom Haines
ST. MARYS - St. Marys was cruising on Friday night.
The Roughriders needed just 12 minutes to take a 28-0 lead over Kenton and added 20 points in the second quarter to start the running clock at halftime in a 55-0 victory in a Western Buckeye League football game at Grand Lake Health System Field on Friday. [More]
Obituaries on October 1st, 2022
Pastor Bruce Ekern, 69, of Celina, died 7:35 A.M. Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at his residence. [More]
Nancy Kay Toms, age 84, of Celina, Ohio passed away at Mercer Health in Coldwater on September 29, 2022 at 3:05 am. [More]
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MARIA STEIN - Nick Moeller, founder of Moeller Brew Barn, has a favorite beer - whichever one he's holding at the moment.
"It's like a favorite child. Today, it's the Honeywagon IPA," Moeller said with a laugh Wednesday.
CELINA - Representatives of more than 50 companies made their way to the Tri Star career fair on Friday morning in a bid to secure future workers amid a highly competitive job market.
ST. MARYS - A new batch of accomplished, mostly former students were inducted into the St. Marys Memorial High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame on Friday night.
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My wife, Gosia, and I have part-owned a cow for three years. We weekly get two gallons of creamy, whole milk for a low-per-gallon charge.
Our cow i
Minster QB sets school record in victory over Parkway
ROCKFORD - For the second week in a row, Minster relied almost solely on the passing game for its offense. And for the second week in a row, it was quite successful.
MARIA STEIN - Fort Recovery coach Brent Niekamp raved about Marion Local's defense after his team took a 47-0 loss to the Flyers Friday night.
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NEW BREMEN - David Homan rushed for 353 yards, shattering the single-game rushing record, to lead New Bremen to a 62-27 victory over St. Henry Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.
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Celina and Ottawa-Glandorf scored all their points in the second quarter and the Bulldogs held off a late Titans charge to pick up their fifth straight win in a 14-7 Western Buckeye League football contest at Titan Stadium in Ottawa.
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