By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - Citizens should stay vigilant amid a sharp rise in vandalism of city property and illegal dumping, city councilors learned at Monday night's regular meeting.
City safety and service director Greg Foxhoven noted cases of vandalism have [More]
Celina's disorderly conduct law will be used for time being
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - City council members on Monday evening decided the Celina Police Department will enforce zoning code noise limits under the city's disorderly conduct law for the time being.
City officials for several months have grappled with establishing reasonable noise limits that balance the interests of businesses and residents. [More]
Obituaries on July 27th, 2021
U. George Barhorst, age 80, of Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Satu [More]
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Grants from $10,000 to $30,000 available
COLUMBUS - Some small- and medium-sized businesses that suffered pandemic-related losses still have time to apply for state funds.
Grants from $10,000 to $30,000 are available to businesses through four programs administered through the Ohio Department of Development.
NEW BREMEN - Village council members agreed during Monday's meeting to put on hold plans to increase sanitary sewer rates pending the completion of a rate study.
ROCKFORD - Parkway Local Schools board of education members discussed teacher contract negotiations and personnel matters during a special meeting on Monday night.
COLDWATER - Council members on Monday authorized village administrator/engineer Eric Thomas to enter into a street lighting contract with AES Miami Valley Lighting, Dayton.
ST. HENRY - It wasn't until the late part of Tyler Dehan's baseball season that Defiance College took an interest in his play.
What Dehan was doing certainly was impressive to the Yellow Jackets as Dehan committed to playing at the NCAA Division III school recently.
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New Bremen head football coach Chris Schmidt was named the 2021 recepient of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award by the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday during the team's annual preseason luncheon.
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By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - This year's Celina Lake Festival was a massive success with a potential record-breaking number of people in attendance, according to a festival chairperson and two local officials.
Michelle Miller, co-chairperson of the festival, on Sunday said the festival's reception was the best she had seen in the more than 20 years she has served on the festival committee. [More]
Obituaries on July 26th, 2021
Darlene Kay Uncapher (Vann), 61, of Rockford passed away at 10:53 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021 at her residence. [More]
Elmer Eyink passed away peacefully on July 25 at his home in Coldwater at the age of 89. [More]
Marilyn S. Freeland, age 77, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on July 24, 2021, at 9:20 am, in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana. [More]
Hilda Lucille "Lucy" McMurray, age 59, a former area resident, passed away on July 21, 2021, in Buford, Georgia, where she had resided the past several years. [More]
David Wayne Bredemeier, age 77, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at home with his family. [More]
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The Grand Lake Mariners wrapped up its 2021 Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball season on Saturday night with a rough night at Simmons Field in Lima.
Amphicars, rides, fireworks kick off first day of festival
By Erin Gardner
CELINA - The Celina Lake Festival is back, bigger and better than ever.
On the heels of last year's cancellation because of the pandemic, the festival made its return on Friday.
In the afternoon, festivalgoers flocked to sidewalk sales downtown. In the evening along Lake Shore Drive, crafts, the popular amphicar splash-in at Grand Lake and bands drew in more visitors. [More]
Obituaries on July 24th, 2021
Jeffery S. "Cat" Huelskamp, 65, Fort Recovery, died at his home July 18, 2021. [More]
Daniel Thomas Meiring, 47, Troy, formerly of Sharpsburg, died on July 21, 2021, at his home. [More]
Hilda Lucille "Lucy" McMurray, age 59, a former area resident, passed away on J [More]
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WAPAKONETA - The mayor of Wapakoneta has been indicted on public corruption charges involving business deals with his family and private company.
U.S. 33 between Herman Road and State Route 707 will close at 7:30 a.m. on July 26 through 4 p.m. on July 30 so crews can replace a culvert, accordin
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Grand Lake went up 3-0 before Galion came to bat and the Mariners never stopped hitting, building up an unassailable lead on the way to a 12-5 victory in Galion Friday night.
Coming in 2022: Celina will run on Dunkin'
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A Dunkin' store is in the works for Celina.
The world's leading baked goods and coffee chain aims to open a new site at 1914 Havemann Road on a parcel of land in front of Menards and Walmart.
If all goes as planned, the store would open in the spring or summer of 2022, said Ryan Stroup, project manager of MDM Surveyors & Engineers LLC of Warrendale, Pennsylvania. [More]
Obituaries on July 23rd, 2021
Donald F. Wendel, 75, Wendelin, died July 21, 2021, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
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MINSTER - Barring a mandate of some sort, critical race theory will not be taught at Minster Local Schools, superintendent Brenda Boeke said Thursday
Local officials stress vaccine importance
CELINA - Mercer County COVID-19 cases have increased slightly during the past two weeks, according to county health district officials.
Health offi
CELINA - Once the Celina Sanitary Landfill closes in Franklin Township, Republic Services will cap the site and monitor it for many years to come, county officials said this week.
MONTEZUMA-- Gage Oakley, 18, said a sermon he saw on social media inspired him to build two blessing boxes for his Eagle Scout project.
The boxes contain nonperishable food to help people in need.
Three months after returning from a two-year absence, MMA fighter and Celina resident Diamond Long is preparing for her first professional fight.
Long is scheduled to face Alexa Culp in Fighting Alliance Championship IX on July 30 at Cable Dahmer Arena outside Kansas City.
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Grand Lake couldn't keep up with the hitting barrage, falling behind early and tapering off as Royal Oak pulled away and left the Mariners with a 10-4 loss on the road on Wednesday.
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