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By Jeff Elking
NEW BREMEN - School board members on Wednesday learned the district has received an anonymous $500,000 donation.
Treasurer Jill Ahlers said the funds have been earmarked for use in the new building project. The pre-K-8
building is expected to be ready for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year. [More]
Cavs' Osterfeld 20th; Cards' Niekamp 18th
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
After having been knocked out in the preliminaries last season, Celina's Holden Cubberley worked his way to a spot on the podium on Wednesday at the Division II State Diving Championships in Canton.
Cubberley finished eighth after maintaining between seventh and ninth-place throughout the 11 dives of competition. [More]
Obituaries on February 21st, 2019
Anthony "Tony" W. Grunden, age 61, of New Bremen, passed away on Tuesday February 19, 2019 at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Janet Spencer, 80, of Saint Marys, died 3:25 A.M. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement. [More]
Ronald L. Weis, age 69, of St. Marys, Ohio and formerly of Celina, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima. [More]
Jesse G. Rodriguez, 72, of New Bremen, died suddenly at 1:10 A.M. on Monday, February 18, 2019, at his winter residence in St. Petersburg, Florida. [More]
Thelma M. (Watercutter) Meyer, age 89, formerly of Fort Loramie, passed away of [More]
Gregory A. Garman, 68, passed away on February 18, 2019.
He was born in Celina, Ohio on August 9, 1950 to John and Dorotha Garman. [More]
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Faber says he backs president
Career Pathways program cooperative effort
Hartings newest member of Montezuma council
Mayor gives update on projects
Celina knocks out Defiance
Rangers, Flyers roll in tourney openers
Luebke inks with Siena Heights
Event to showcase area talent
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By William Kincaid
COLUMBUS - Gov. Mike DeWine said he will recommend a gas tax hike on Thursday to the General Assembly to help cover the cost of roadway work.
DeWine at an Associated Press forum on Tuesday indicated a gas tax rate increase is the only viable way to address a recently discovered roadwork funding structural deficit. He did not say by how much he proposes to increase the gas tax rate, which is now 28 cents per gallon. [More]
By Colin Foster
COLDWATER - Waynesfield-Goshen defeated Parkway 53-31 on Dec. 18.
The Tigers had to work a lot harder for a win against the Panthers in the Division IV sectional opener on Tuesday.
Parkway jumped out to an 11-0 lead, but Kayla Wicker scored 30 points as Waynesfield-Goshen fought back and put away the game late for a 48-37 victory at the Palace. [More]
Obituaries on February 20th, 2019
James "Jim" Bell, 61, of Celina, died 7:19 A.M. Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Michael (Mike) T. Grillot, 64, Brock, OH, died February 18, 2019 at the Hospice Care Center. [More]
Richard Leo "Rick" Livingston recently of Middletown, PA, died peacefully at home Friday, February 8th 2019. [More]
Thelma M. Meyer, 89, St. Marys, died on Feb. 18, 2019, at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys. [More]
Janet Spencer, 80, St. Marys, died at 3:25 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2019, at Otterbein [More]
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Officials OK bid for water line project
Frank tapped as new deputy elections head
Minster council delays awarding street work contracts
School board considers makeup days
Weather delays Rockford plant construction
State bound
Minster's Ivy Wolf earns top honors
Minnie helps Eagles pull off upset of Rockets
Former Breakaway to reopen as restaurant, banquet room
Nidec Minster acquires German manufacturer
Utilities to be extended to area
By Leslie Gartrell
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members on Monday approved an ordinance to annex about 48 acres of land into the village and to extend utility services to the area.
Cooper Farms purchased a little more than 26 acres near J&M Manufacturing upon whi [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ROCKFORD - Of the many things that Parkway boys basketball coach Doug Hughes had to be pleased about when looking at the stat sheet after his Panthers rolled past Bradford 80-18 on Monday, it was the distribution of points that made him smile.
Five players scored in double figures - all between 10 and 13 points - and 10 of the 12 players that got into the contest scored at least two points. [More]
Obituaries on February 19th, 2019
Maria A. Dues peacefully slipped away February 11, 2019.
Maria was born on July 18, 1931 to Joseph J. & Mary (Kaup) Dues. [More]
William R. "Bill" Elsass, 72, Anna, died at 9:49 p.m. Feb. 17, 2019, at the Kettering Medical Center. [More]
Gary L. Joyce, 66, Anna, died at 9:46 p.m. Feb. 15, 2019, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Charles E. "Charlie" Gaerke, age 92, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away on February 18, 2019 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
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County approves contracts for projects
Panel votes to support raises for officials
Committee adopts updated solid-waste plan
Council seeks aggregation ballot issue
Striving for success
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Marion grad may continue playing in Spain
By Colin Foster
ADA - The All-American collegiate career of Ohio Northern's Ryan Bruns came to an end on Saturday.
A Spanish basketball career may follow for the Marion Local graduate.
Bruns - the Ohio Athletic Conference's leading scorer and reigning Player of the Year - had 33 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks as the Polar Bears ended the season with a 79-63 rout of Muskingum on Senior Day at the King Horn Sports Center. [More]
Celina, St. Marys bring home titles at WBL tournament
By Gary R. Rasberry
WAPAKONETA - The 2019 edition of the Western Buckeye League wrestling tournament went a lot better for Celina and St. Marys.
Meanwhile, nothing changed for the host Wapakoneta Redskins, who dominated to capture a fourth-straight overall league title with a first-place finish in the tournament. [More]
Obituaries on February 18th, 2019
Mrs. Bob Green, Margaret Ann, 65, of New Bremen, fell asleep on February 15, 20 [More]
Mary Alberta Wenning, age 88, of Coldwater passed away at Celina Manor nursing home on Saturday, February 16, 2019. [More]
Robert J. (Bob) Schumm, 69, of Rockford, passed away at his residence on February 15, 2019. [More]
Jane Elizabeth Baker, 81, of Sidney, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at her residence. [More]
John Anthony Eilerman, age 94 of Loy Road, Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes late Thursday afternoon, February 14, 2019, at his residence. [More]
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Love of rocks, plants, leads area man to career
Field set for state swimming
Ketner's shot lifts Minster over Anna
Coldwater defeats Wapak
Area teams advance to district
Eagles bring home championship
Mikesell scores a career-high 22 points in Dayton loss
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