Tornado near Fort Recovery
Coverage of the Friday June 18th tornado near Fort Recovery:
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By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - An EF2 tornado packing wind speeds up to 115 mph was confirmed near Fort Recovery on Friday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
No injuries were reported but the tornado, considered strong on the six [More]
Obituaries on June 21st, 2021
Major George W.  (Bill) Place, 87, of St. Marys died June 17, 2021 peacefully at home. [More]
Jerry W. "Eli" Ellis, age 69, of Mendon, passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Celina Manor. [More]
Marvel Mae Stetler passed away June 18, 2021, at the Laurels of Shane Hill where she was a resident. [More]
Donald 'Don' R. Brown, age 90, of Wayne Lakes in Greenville (formerly of Celina [More]
Lauren Danielle Rupert, 29, Van Wert, died at 6:53 a.m. June 18, 2021, at Van Wert Health Emergency Room. [More]
Alice M. Hegemier, 87, of New Bremen, died on June 18, 2021 at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen. [More]
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Kade Benavidez gave up two big hits at the tail end of a strong start and Grand Lake's offense couldn't recover, taking a 4-1 loss to Jet Box in Macomb on Sunday as the Mariners dropped a pair of weekend games.
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FORT RECOVERY - A tornado touched down on a stretch of Fort Recovery-Minster Road on Friday, wreaking havoc on homes and structures, tearing off roofs, toppling trees and utility poles and causing power outages that stretched up to Coldwater. [More]
Obituaries on June 19th, 2021
Major George W. (Bill) Place, 87, of St. Marys died June 17, 2021 peacefully at home. [More]
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Baseball Player of the Year
When the Coldwater football team needed a big boost, Zack McKibben delivered.
When the Cavalier basketball team needed a big basket or defensive stop, McKibben stepped up.
Regulations lifted on nursing homes
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COLUMBUS - The state emergency in Ohio caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was lifted today, Gov. Mike DeWine announced in a Thursday news release.
DeWine urged those who have not yet been vaccinated for the virus to find a clinic near them by visiti [More]
St. Marys gets electric vehicle charging stations
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - Charging stations for electric vehicles were installed Thursday in St. Marys, a move city officials hope will make the area more appealing to day trippers and puts the city in line with a growing number of municipalities installing electric vehicle chargers to meet demand. [More]
By Tom Haines
ST. HENRY - For once, the Celina ACME baseball team hit the ball really well. But the Bulldogs needed more.
Celina put up eight runs on 11 hits but succumbed to a St. Henry team that came out on fire. The Redskins lit up starter Quinn Andrew for nine runs and tacked on two more for insurance in an 11-8 win at the Wally Post Athletic Complex on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on June 18th, 2021
Ronald "Ron" K. Wichman, age 78, of Celina, passed away on June 15, 2021 at 3:57 pm at his home, with his loving family by his side. [More]
Ruth Monica (Tabler) Davis, 101, of St. Marys, OH died peacefully at 8:07 p.m. on Monday at The Laurels in Rockford, OH. [More]
Opal Jeannette Zimmerman, age 88 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Virginia M. Schlater, age 87, of New Weston, Ohio, died on June 16, 2021 at Versailles Rehab. [More]
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CELINA - A local family wants the Mercer County Board of Health to overturn an October 2020 order to replace their septic system that was declared a public health nuisance after water samples from a nearby catch basin showed E. Coli and other contaminants.
FORT RECOVERY - Large crowds gathered Thursday night at Ambassador Park for the annual Fort Recovery Harvest Jubilee.
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CELINA - Mercer County commissioners approved contracts for road striping and herbicide application throughout the county.
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CELINA - A county-owned faith-based recovery house for women is in line for a new metal roof that will be paid for with a combination of county and grant dollars.
CELINA - A Celina man who had previously been charged with domestic violence has been charged with several felony charges including burglary, abduction and domestic violence.
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Fort Recovery's Jalyn Bruns picked up her second victory on the Lima Junior Golf Association's Foster and Welch Open held Thursday at Hickory Sticks Golf Club in Van Wert.
Lake Campus researchers study ancient sea creature
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Researchers at Wright State University-Lake Campus are using biomechanics to better understand prehistoric creatures. One recent study earned recognition by the international weekly science journal Nature.
Ammonites are probably one of th [More]
By Tom Haines
ST. MARYS - Heading into the bottom of the first, the St. Marys ACME baseball team was lucky to only be down 2-0.
But that was already enough for Celina and pitcher Ethan Bryant, who gave up one run over seven innings and allowed just two hits as the Bulldogs earned a 5-1 win at K.C. Geiger Park on Tuesday. [More]
Obituaries on June 17th, 2021
Elizabeth "Betty" J. (Beyke) Garke, age 78, of Burkettsville, Ohio passed away Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at The Gardens of St. Henry. [More]
Mary Lou Campbell, 93, Berne, Ind., died at 11:42 a.m. June 14, 2021, at Swiss Village in Berne, Ind. [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials on Wednesday announced they will now report breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated residents.
CELINA - A St. Marys-based real estate agent now wants to establish a private kayak rental service on city property near the hot water hole rather than at Pullman Bay Park.
CELINA - City officials are preparing to take possession of and raze a blighted home and possibly install a gateway sign advertising the adjacent Eastview Park.
MONTEZUMA - Council members meeting Wednesday approved a 2022 budget that includes more than $500,000 for a major drainage improvement project designed to alleviate recurring flooding in the village.
CELINA - A man facing 33 felony charges including rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition for incidents that allegedly started when the victim was nine years old pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen Elementary student test scores improved from the fall to the spring, school board members learned during their meeting Wednesday.
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Coldwater cranked up its offense on Wednesday night, collecting 15 hits and rolling to a 23-5 victory over Versailles in ACME baseball action in Versailles.
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