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By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff's officials are gradually restoring the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to its pre-recession scope.
County commissioners recently approved sheriff Jeff Grey's request to purchase a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox with 33,126 miles from Kerns Ford-Lincoln for $16,099 for the DARE program. Kerns submitted the lowest of three bids for the program's second vehicle. [More]
Obituaries on November 18th, 2017
Wesley "Gene" Schenck, 89, of Saint Marys, Ohio, and formerly of Dayton, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. [More]
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Park to replace house near library
Officials arrest man seeking sex with minor
No damage total yet
Fast start leads Flyers past Cavs
Wildcats beat Jays 20-0
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The paths and damage of two storms that passed through Mercer County on Sunday afternoon can be plotted on two separate lines. One runs near St. Anthony and Wabash, the other courses through the east side of Celina.

Following this link will take you an interactive graphic that locates examples of the damage.

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St. Marys managers confident
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - Despite the closing of big-box stores Kmart and JCPenney, managers of other businesses in St. Marys Square are mostly confident the loss of foot traffic brought in by those chains won't affect them.
Alyssa Ruppert is a manager at Mauri [More]
Obituaries on November 17th, 2017
Terry L. Muhlenkamp, 64, of St. Anthony, Ohio, died November 15, 2017, at his home. [More]
Michael L. Ruschau, age 61 of Cridersville, died at 1:59 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Lima Memorial Health Care System. [More]
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Knapke hired for position at Fort schools
Extension seeks county funds for additional help
Schwieterman, Albers picked for board
'Very minor paraphernalia' found at school
Lima woman arrested on warrant
Murlin, Homan earn top honors
Schwieterman inherits talented team
May enthusiastic about Cavaliers
Fort Recovery has back quality swimmers
Marion has record number of swimmers
Wildcats have experience returning
Cardinals loaded with district qualifiers
Roughriders have strong swimmers
Celina has solid group on the mats
Cavs have veteran squad returning
Panthers have numbers and talent
Roughriders look to build on success
Celina boys return several key bowlers
Cavaliers hope to be state contenders again
Flyer girls joining boys' bowlers this year
Cats have back excellent nucleus
Outlook positive for New Bremen rollers
Panthers look to be among league's best
Buehler, Skins expecting great season
Roughriders looking for another run to state
By Ed Gebert
WAPAKONETA - Dillon Jay Howell of St. Marys was sentenced in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday to 18 years to life in prison for rape, a first-degree felony, and pandering obscenity involving a minor, a second-degree felony.
Howell, 22, was given 10 years to life for the rape charge and eight years for the pandering obscenity charge. The two will be served consecutively. Judge Mark E. Spees said the severity of the sentence was warranted. [More]
Obituaries on November 16th, 2017
Mary Catherine "Katie" Lange, age 81, of St. Henry, Ohio died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Celina Manor. [More]
Chris K. Lyda, 72, of New Bremen, died of natural causes on November 2, 2017, in Flagstaff, Arizona. [More]
Wanda F. Mills age 77, of Celina, formerly of Brookville, passed away Monday, November 13th, 2017. [More]
Terry Muhlenkamp, 64, St. Anthony, died on Nov. 15, 2017, at his home.
Arrang [More]
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Council considers $51.74M budget
Board still waiting on wage study
Rape reported at Celina High school
Council member resigns; streets project nears end
Local author writing trilogy
Fort grads earn All-Crossroads honors
MAC vs. MAC in regional finals
Wildcats seeking third state trip in four years
Regional Final Pairings
Baseball season starts in March, councilman notes
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City administrators still don't know how much it will cost to repair tornado-ravaged Montgomery Field or when the work will happen.
City councilman Myron Buxton at this week's meeting asked administrators when the field will be restored, pointing out that the Wright State University-Lake Campus baseball team's season usually starts in March. [More]
Obituaries on November 15th, 2017
Robert "Bob" M. Bell, 52, of rural Spencerville, OH died unexpectedly Saturday, November 11, 2017 at his residence. [More]
Lois Arlene Spohn, age 86 of Albany, Ga. and formerly of Celina, Ohio passed away on Nov. 9, 2017 at the Wynfield Park Nursing Home in Albany, GA. [More]
The Rev. Raymond Samuel Daniel Jr., 83, died on Nov. 13, 2017, at his home in New Bremen. [More]
Mary Catherine Lange, 80, St. Henry, died on Nov. 14, 2017, at Celina Manor. [More]
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End of the road
County again tries to sell nursing home
Celina joins other towns in suing state over taxes
Board hears updates on two projects
Kinser to speak at Evening for Race Fans
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