By Sydney Albert
WAPAKONETA - After Wapakoneta Mayor Thomas Stinebaugh entered a not guilty plea to 17 felony corruption charges on Tuesday, he was ordered to surrender the deed to his residence and his passport as part of his bond.
Stinebaugh, 61, on Tuesday plea [More]
Obituaries on August 5th, 2021
Madge Hoersten, age 105, died July 26, 2021, in Billings, Mont.
She was born [More]
Jack Joseph Wenning, age 73, of Coldwater, died on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Darlene K. Adams, 65, Celina, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Sh [More]
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Program for juveniles is already producing
CELINA - A handful of juveniles, assisted by adult chaperones, harvested 80 pounds of produce from gardens at the Mercer County Fairgrounds Tuesday morning.
About 32% of area fully vaccinated
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Health Department officials on Wednesday reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 in the county since their last update a week ago, raising the county's cumulative number of cases to 3,755.
CELINA - Families can save on clothes and back-to-school supplies during the sales -tax holiday this weekend in Ohio.
From 12 a.m. Friday to 11:59
WAPAKONETA - Mechanical rides and animal shows may be some of the bigger draws at the Auglaize County Fair, but people of all ages can find a bit of fun participating in smaller events.
MINSTER - Parker Maurer was sworn in Tuesday night as the newest member of the Minster Police Department.
Maurer, 20, Celina, was sworn by police chief David Friend as family, friends and Minster council members watched the ceremony.
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Coldwater officials promise to try again
By Sydney Albert
COLDWATER - A 2.5-mill continuing permanent improvement levy intended to fund maintenance projects including roof repairs and HVAC work for Coldwater Exempted Village Schools failed during Tuesday's special election.
School officials said they will try the levy again at the November general election. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer Landmark and Sunrise Cooperatives officials have agreed to form a new company that will manage and operate both existing feed businesses as a single entity.
News of the partnership was announced Monday on Mercer Landmark's website.
"We are extremely excited to announce the uniting of two regional premier feed suppliers into a single operating company, allowing us to better service and support the producers in Ohio and Indiana," the release states. [More]
Obituaries on August 4th, 2021
Darlene K. Adams, 65, Celina, died Aug. 2, 2021, at her home.
Services are pe [More]
Frank P. Klatt, Jr., 93, of St. Marys, Ohio, died 8:24 p.m. on Saturday July 31, 2021, at Otterbein - St. Marys. [More]
Lisa Marie Lykins Tinkham, 59, of Monroe, Ind., went home to her Heavenly Father on July 30, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. [More]
Jodie M. Horn, 53, Celina, died Aug. 2, 2021, at her residence.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. [More]
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Doug Coon, a member of the Greater Grand Lake Beekeepers Association, wants to dispel the myth that bees attack people.
  "Everybody's afraid of bee
MINSTER - Village council members during their Tuesday night meeting approved advertising for bids on the estimated $1.53 million Seventh Street reconstruction project.
ROCKFORD - Council member Shane Young was absent Tuesday as Mayor Amy Joseph read his letter of resignation.
Young was first sworn in as a council
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members, under suspension of rules, passed an ordinance authorizing the village administrator to execute a new waste disposal agreement with Maharg, Inc., Celina, for garbage pick-up in the village.
Sunflowers star as In Bloom Festival starts Thursday
By Leslie Gartrell

ROCKFORD - The outskirts of Rockford are awash wiyh yellow, which means Schoolhouse Farm's signature crop has blossomed.
Located at 5468 Ross Road, the farm specializes in sunflowers, which will be on full display Thursday through Sunday during the farm's annual In Bloom Festival. [More]
Obituaries on August 3rd, 2021
Timothy "Tim" W. Alexander, age 60, of Celina, passed away on August 2, 2021 at 4:55 am in his home with his loving family by his side. [More]
Marilyn Jeanette Braun, 84, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at her home. [More]
Thomas E. Archer, beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed away at the age of 64 on Sunday, March 8, 2020. [More]
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PUTNAM COUNTY - A Van Wert woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash shortly before 1 p.m. Monday.
Bonnie Luke, 69, Mendon, was driving a car eas
ST. HENRY - A 10-year-old girl was transported to the Mercer County Community Hospital emergency room in Coldwater and later transported by a Lutheran Air helicopter after reportedly crashing a mini bike into a garage door on Sunday.
Former underdogs fly like superdogs
WAPAKONETA - Trainers John Casey and Nikki Penta of Missouri had already set up part of their Ready Go Dog Show last year at the Auglaize County Fair when fair organizers were forced to cancel many attractions due to state COVID-19 orders.
ROCKFORD - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a house fire that occurred Friday morning, according to Rockford Fire Chief Rob Belna.
Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League Postseason Honors
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Seven players earned the eight top honors as the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League announced its postseason honor
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A Celina man died early Saturday morning when his car crashed into a house shortly after a brief chase with the Celina Police Department.
Chad R. Rammel, 33, Celina, died after his car drove off the right side of the roadway near 4001 Mud Pike Road slightly after 4 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. [More]
Obituaries on August 2nd, 2021
Jason D. Hagaman age 43 died Friday, July 30, 2021 at Joint Twp. Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Chad R. Rammel, age 33, of Celina, passed away during the morning hours of July 31, 2021 from injuries sustained in a car accident. [More]
Stephen E. Link, age 73 of Montezuma, died on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Marilyn Jeanette Braun, 84, Fort Recovery, died on August 1, 2021, at her home. [More]
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These plants are pretty - and pretty hard to kill
WAPAKONETA - For those who'd like to be master gardeners but tend to be more like master plant killers, succulents may be the answer.
Becky Schoffn
WAPAKONETA - A six-mile stretch of U.S. 33 has been identified as a temporary distracted driving corridor.
According to a Saturday news release fro
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Todd Feiss drove "S'no Farmer" to a weekend sweep in the 7,500-pound Modified Tractor class as the National Tractor Pullers Association wrapped up its Grand Nationals on Saturday night at Ambassador Park in Fort Recovery.
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