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Area teams add to title collections in 2017-18 school year
By Colin Foster
The Minster girls cross country team was on the run at the break of dawn in early August 2017 in preparation for the upcoming season.
The defending Division III state champions went on to successfully defend their title in November at National Trail Raceway in Hebron. [More]
Obituaries on June 22nd, 2018
Rita E. (Osterloh) Eilerman, age 91, of Briarwood Village in Coldwater, Ohio, p [More]
Dale Lee Goins, age 74 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Colette Dugan, 84, St. Marys, died on June 21, 2018, at Otterbein Senior Lifest [More]
Anna Lee Stephenson, 88, of Rockford, Ohio, died at 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, where she was a patient. [More]
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Congressmen comment on GOP-led House narrowly passes farm bill
Minster board looks to replace recreation levy
Chief: Celina man's cause of death stays same after probe
Sharpsburg church marks 150th
Still got it: Preston qualifies for National Senior Games
Schmitmeyer wins at Van Wert
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Tactics evaluated to handle problem
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City officials are exploring nonlethal tactics to handle ongoing problems with unruly geese, such as aggression, attacks on people and defecation in prominent public spaces.
Mayor Jeff Hazel this morning told the newspaper that city and Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials are discussing reviving the goose roundup program to relocate perhaps several hundred geese. They're also looking into using dogs to scare away the waterbirds. [More]
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Dollar General officials have no current plans to rebuild the Havemann Road store, which was heavily damaged in the November tornado, according to a statement from a corporate media relations representative.
The lot at 1905 Havemann Road [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. HENRY - St. Henry took home a pair of ACME baseball victories over Marion Local on Wednesday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.
The Redskins first completed a 2-1 victory over the Flyers in a game that had been suspended due to weather on June 8 in the top of the fifth inning in Maria Stein. [More]
Obituaries on June 21st, 2018
Joann M. Pohl, age 81, of Coldwater, Ohio, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the St. Rita's Hospital, Lima. [More]
Calvin Carr, 94, Rockford, died at 12:38 a.m., June 20, 2018, at The Laurels of [More]
Rita Osterloh Eilerman, 91, formerly of Fort Loramie, died on June 20, 2018, at [More]
Warren Thomas Gregor, age 67 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Tuesday June 19, 2018 at home with his family. [More]
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District moving ahead with bond issue
School, Crown to swap land
Fort district looks to improve safety
Bad check writer gets 2 years in prison
Celina woman pleads not guilty to felony theft charges
Health district adds 2 full-time jobs
Chickasaw to advertise for bids for water treatment plant, tower projects
Montezuma officials discuss improvements to village office
It's heavy metal with a twist
Beatlemania to reign in Minster on Sunday
Coldwater sweeps doubleheader with Celina
Mariners' win streak snapped by Irish
By Nancy Allen
CELINA - A young Cooper's hawk is rehabbing at a nature center after an observant Celina man noticed the bird hopping across city streets.
Gary Smith said he was walking on Johnson Avenue near Ash Street on Tuesday morning when he noticed the young raptor on the ground and unable to fly. [More]
Celina officials laud local support
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City officials applauded the community for rallying behind a proposal to purchase and equip a new rescue and recovery vessel estimated to cost $90,000.
At a recent meeting, city council members passed as an emergency measure an ordinance appropriating $80,000 from the fire capital fund to purchase an EMS boat now that nearly $50,000 in outside contributions has been secured. [More]
Cardinals defeat Wildcats in rain-shortened ACME baseball contest
By Gary R. Rasberry
NEW BREMEN - Nick Wells took a perfect game into the fifth inning and New Bremen strung together hits to pick up a 4-1 win over Minster in an ACME game that was ended in the bottom of the fifth inning due to an incoming storm.
The win moves the Cardinals to 7-3 on the spring. Minster drops to 10-2 and suffers its first loss of the summer in the state of Ohio after losing a game during the team's annual trip to Tennessee. [More]
Obituaries on June 20th, 2018
Curtis E. Beougher, 53, of Celina, Ohio (formerly of Rockford, Ohio) went home to be with his Lord on Friday, June 15, 2018, in Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Deborah McBride, 62, of St. Marys, OH died Monday June 18, 2018 at her residence. [More]
Helen Richards, age 83, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 4:26 am at the CHP Home Care and Hospice in Van Wert. [More]
Thurman Starr, age 72, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Joann M. Pohl, 81, Coldwater, died on June 19, 2018, in Lima.
Services are pe [More]
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Official pitches lake phosphorus technology
Nuts about their job
Minster may seek EMS levy
Funds approved for ambulance power systems
Rockford wastewater plant renovation set to start soon
Campsite decorating contest slated for upcoming Mercer County Fair
Years later, Reds' fans remember Jones
Mariners roll past Irish
Superior Credit opens new office
No royal trends seen locally
By Tom Stankard
CELINA - Longtime Celina Police Detective Ronald Waltmire retired from law enforcement earlier this month but now looks forward to working for the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office.
He joined the department in February 1993 as a patrol officer. He was promoted to detective 10 years later by then-chief David Slusser and had served in that capacity since. [More]
Piper outlasts Habodasz in pitchers' duel as Celina edges Marion in ACME battle
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Fans arriving late to Montgomery Field for Monday's ACME baseball game missed all the offense.
Marion Local scored its run in the first inning before Celina's Ethan Piper shut down the Flyers. Austin Cotterman's two-run bloop double in the second held up for the Bulldogs to pick up the 2-1 win and split the season series with the Flyers. [More]
Obituaries on June 19th, 2018
Brenda K. Butturini, age 64, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9:04 am at the Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. [More]
John Anthony Fullenkamp, age 36, Fort Loramie, passed away suddenly Saturday af [More]
Hazel R. Jones Hahn, 96, Huntington, Indiana, died at 7 a.m. June 16, 2018, at Heritage Pointe in Huntington. [More]
David Peter Smith Sr., age 72, of Celina, died on Sunday June 17, 2018 at Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Deb McBride, 62, St. Marys, died on June 18, 2018, at her residence.
Arrangem [More]
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Fort council puts storm sewer levy on ballot
Board terminates contract of teacher
Local school to host active shooter training
Celina police seek info on weekend accident
Farmers should remove corn that blocks view
Staeger to close July 25-28
County's joblessness still lowest
New activities at Country Fest
Redskins roll to run-rule of Indians
Cavs get past Panthers
Rushton ready to lead
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