By Sydney Albert
NEW KNOXVILLE - Crowds gathered at the Neil Armstrong Airport Saturday to celebrate the dedication of the new terminal building, closing the chapter of a $1.6 million project.
The 4,700-square-foot building has been long awaited, and supporters of the airport and curious families alike visited to explore the new structure and get a glimpse of the planes on display. [More]
By Mike Ernst
ROSSBURG - For the first time in four nights of racing at Eldora Speedway, Brandon Overton looked vulnerable on Saturday night.
The Evans, Georgia, native had already banked $147,000 by sweeping the first three nights of the Dirt Late Model Dream weekend and most of the estimated crowd of 20,000 figured when he took the lead on Saturday in the second 100-lap Dream from Darrell Lanigan on lap 53 he was on his way to the bank with another $126,000. [More]
Obituaries on June 14th, 2021
Marlene Hoelscher age 86 of Minster, died on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Heritage Healthcare in Minster. [More]
Robert "Zuma Bubba" A. Bye, 73, of Montezuma, OH died 7:14 a.m. Wednesday June 9, 2021 at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
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OHIO CITY - A Rockford man was severely injured in an ATV crash on Sunday afternoon in Van Wert County.
According to a news release from the Van We
CELINA - What looked to be a dominating win for Grand Lake turned into a battle in the later innings.
The Mariners saw a 10-4 lead turn into a 10-1
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Coldwater improved to 6-1 in summer ACME baseball action with a doubleheader sweep at Napoleon on Saturday.
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By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Colorful clumps of algae that have appeared at several locations around Grand Lake have stoked fears of a repeat of 2010, when the same blue-green algae carpeted the lake in thick mats.
Lake goers and residents recently have noticed patch [More]
Obituaries on June 12th, 2021
Marcella B. 'Sally' Stahl, age 96, of St. Henry, died on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Gardens of St. Henry. [More]
Inge H. Vermeire, age 92, of St. Henry, died on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
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Use common sense, be prepared for water emergencies
CELINA - Local officials and lifelong boaters are urging for common sense when it comes to boating safety this summer, as area residents and travelers return to Grand Lake.
CELINA - Mercer County employers, like those in locales across the nation, are struggling to fill job openings, a situation that threatens to halt area economic growth unless the trend is reversed, officials say.
ROSSBURG - To say Brandon Overton is dominating the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora is a understatement.
One night after collecting $127,000 by win
Kaito Hara's single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Seth Schroeder to give Galion a come-from-behind 11-10 victory in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball action on Friday at Heise Park in Galion.
Experts: Demand in housing overtakes supply
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Anyone who's tried to buy a house or complete renovations lately has likely found their heads spinning, either due to a chaotic market or dizzying prices for supplies.
An imbalance in supply and demand, both in the housing and lumber industries, has played into the problems of the other, and industry experts are unsure when the situation might stabilize. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
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The Lima Junior Golf Association summer tour stopped at Celina Lynx Golf Club on Thursday for the Superior Credit Union Open, with a number of local golfers getting a chance to compete.
Fort Recovery's Jalyn Bruns came up with a strong day, winning the girls' 16-18 year old division with a round of 4-over 76 to edge Lima Central Catholic's Bridget Mulcahy by three strokes. [More]
Obituaries on June 11th, 2021
Gene E. East, 91, departed on June 1, 2021 at Kettering Network Hospital, Troy, Ohio. He had been a resident at Randall Residence since March 21, 2018. [More]
Natasha Renee Stephenson was born August 11th, 1988 in Lima, Ohio to Leslie Franks and Craig Stephenson. [More]
Kathryn A. Bergman, 93, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. [More]
Robert John Joseph Tangeman, age 79, of Celina, died on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the Joint Township Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
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CELINA - The nationwide trend of people turning private residences into short-term vacation rentals has hit Mercer County, prompting a backlash by some who claim the visitors are disturbing their peace by trespassing and causing excessive noise.
CELINA - The H2Ohio program will be back with more funding and additional counties eligible to participate if the 2022-2023 biennium budget passes as planned.
CHICKASAW - Village council members gave first reading to a pair of ordinances to establish water and sewer districts and approved the 2022 budget during their meeting Wednesday night.
CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials on Thursday reported nine new cases of COVID-19 since their last update on June 3, raising the county's cumulative case count to 4,125.
CELINA - In the top of the seventh, trailing by one, the Fort Recovery ACME team put a runner on second for just the second time. All the Indians needed to do to tie the game was get a hit.
COLDWATER - After suffering a rough pitching and hitting night, Coldwater looked to bounce back against St. Henry in an Mercer County ACME baseball contest.
By Sydney Albert
NEW KNOXVILLE - Saturday's dedication of the new Neil Armstrong Airport terminal will give some visitors a bird's eye view of the airport and surrounding county, with plane rides and drone demonstrations.
The open house for the new terminal is sc [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - She never thought the day would come but on Monday, the Mercer County Council on Aging's senior center reopened its doors to in-person activities and events for the first time in more than a year.
Seniors returned to the comfortable, familiar setting of the senior center on Monday for a chair yoga session and Tuesday for bingo. The center had been closed since March 16, 2020, due the COVID-19 pandemic. [More]
Obituaries on June 10th, 2021
Renee C. Huber age 50 of Tipp City, Ohio died Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at her home in Tipp City, Ohio after a 2 year battle with glioblastoma. [More]
Marie D. Powell, age 92, of Coldwater, died on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at her home. [More]
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WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Health Department officials on Wednesday reported eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county since their last update on June 3, raising the county's cumulative case count to 3,687.
Alig's gem, Cavaliers errors lift Cardinals
COLDWATER - In its first three games of the ACME baseball season, Coldwater had three shutouts with two games going for no-hitters and an offense that scored 27 runs.
ROSSBURG - After a year's hiatus the Dirt Late Model Dream returned to the high-banks of Eldora Speedway on Wednesday night and a pair of Georgians captured the 25-lap preliminary features.
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A seven-run second inning by Sandusky Bay put Grand Lake on its heels right away as Landon Smiddy and Brandon Berger
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