A longtime eagle monitor said there's a good chance more than 30 eaglets were introduced to the world in mid-March in Mercer County.
Jill Bowers, a local eagle watcher who has monitored the local bald eagle population since 1996, including a lenghty volunteer stint with Ohio Division of Wildlife, said she knows Mercer County is home to 16 to 17 nests. She actively watches seven nests located around the lake. [More]
Shawnee captured titles in three of the five divisions to win an outright Western Buckeye League boys tennis championship after the conclusion of the league tournament on Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima.
MARIA STEIN - A quick start by the Fort Recovery offense allowed Jackie Homan and the defense to keep Marion Local from answering as the Indians improve to 14-9 and 3-2 in the Midwest Athletic Conference with a 10-1 victory at the Airport in Maria Stein.
COLDWATER - In the top of the third, rain was pouring down on Veterans' Field, pitcher Josh Kaup had lost the strike zone and the Coldwater baseball team found itself down 4-0 before it had given up a hit.
CELINA - All nine residents of the Mercer County Home have found new living accommodations, clearing the way for county commissioners to take the next steps toward demolishing and clearing the taxpayer-funded custodial-care facility.
County commissioner Rick Muhlenkamp on Thursday confirmed the residents have been relocated, in line with commissioners' move-out date goal of Monday. [More]
Marion boys, Coldwater girls capture county titles
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Steady was the watchword at Cavalier Stadium on Thursday during the final day of the Mercer County Knights of Columbus Track and Field Meet - steady rain, a steady line at the famed K-Burger stand and steady performances on the track.
The Marion Local boys went wire to wire in capturing the high school championship by 88 points over Celina. [More]
WAPAKONETA - Though Ohio's statewide COVID-19 incidence case rate has steadily improved during the past three weeks, Auglaize County's rate continues to worsen as eight new cases reported Thursday raised the county's cumulative case count to 3,607.
CELINA - A new tool store is scheduled to open this summer in the Lakewood Village Shopping Center at 1951 Havemann Road and create up to 30 new jobs.
Harbor Freight Tools, a California-based, family-owned affordable tool retailer, on Wednesday announced plans to add a new location at the site of the former Gordmans department store that closed last year. [More]
ST. MARYS - The five-year financial forecast for St. Marys City Schools shows the district entering deficit spending in fiscal year 2023 without certain sources of state and local funding, school board members learned during their meeting Wednesday night.
Caden Schwieterman scored on an error at first base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth to give St. Henry a 7-6 victory over Ansonia in non-conference baseball action on Wednesday at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.