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ODNR awards almost $20K
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The U.S. Freshwater Boaters Alliance has hooked a nearly $20,000 Ohio Department of Natural Resources grant that will help the nonprofit organization in its quest to promote safe boating practices.
"The first thing I would say is that we're very pleased that we're getting this grant," USFBA Chief Information Officer Jeff Marcum told the newspaper on Wednesday afternoon, pointing out the grant is offered only once every three years. [More]
Obituaries on January 18th, 2018
Marcia D. Apple, 73, Saint Marys, Ohio, died 12:20 P.M. Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Saint Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Werner Lee Heckman, age 69, of Maria Stein, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at his home. [More]
Julie M. Dearth, age 59, of Celina, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at her home. [More]
Myra M. Dysert, age 83, of Coldwater, died on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Ronald Freeland, 79, Celina, died at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 18, 2018, at CHP Inpatient [More]
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Local man accused of supplying drugs in death pleads no contest
Coldwater schools look for upswing in revenue
Two appear in local court on drug charges
Montezuma budget reflects cost increase for operations
Local native on the road again with rock band
Wildcats, Cardinals renew rivalry
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By Ed Gebert
CELINA - Mercer County residents are stepping up to receive their flu vaccine, with 1,048 administered in December, according to Mercer County Health District Director of Nursing Julia Shaffer.
Shaffer told health board members on Tuesday that only 636 flu shots had been given by district personnel from January through November last year. The total number for 2017 - 1,684 - was the same as in 2016. [More]
Celina defeats Bath for first victory of season
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - Celina boys basketball coach Jay Imwalle couldn't ask for a better start from his Bulldogs on Tuesday night.
The finish was much sweeter.
The Bulldogs scored the first 13 points of the game and shook off every attempt by Bath to come back to give Celina its first win of the season in a 56-46 Western Buckeye League victory at the Fieldhouse. [More]
Obituaries on January 17th, 2018
Louis F. Comus, 101, long a resident, denizen and good guy of St. Marys, died peacefully in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 7, 2018. [More]
Jeffrey A. Romer, age 61, of Harker Heights, died Friday, January 12, 2018.
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Irvin "Lee" Monroe, of Sidney, recently passed away unexpectedly in Toledo on January 14, 2018. [More]
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Elections officials mull voting machines
Station manager off the air
Council OKs firefighters
Fairgrounds event to benefit cancer group
Wabash conservancy board approves budget
School employees OK'd to give emergency meds
St. Henry police officer revives teenager
Celina Tent completes expansion
Cardinals pull away from Roughriders
Indians rally to defeat Starfires in border battle
By Tom Stankard
FORT RECOVERY - The village may soon get new entrance signs to its park and community pool.
Grant administrator Erin Minor told council members on Monday night the park board has begun looking into funding for the replacement signs. Final costs have not been tallied, but board members hope to begin applying for grant funding in April, she added. [More]
Minster baseball coach to be inducted into state baseball coaches' Hall of Fame this week
By Gary R. Rasberry
In 24 years at Minster, Mike Wiss has had plenty of memories coaching at his alma mater, especially on the baseball diamond.
The hard work has earned the Wildcats' baseball coach the ultimate honor as he will be honored later this week when he is inducted into the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association's Hall of Fame. [More]
Obituaries on January 16th, 2018
Betty L. Kendrick, 73, Rockford, Ohio, died 11:00 A.M. Sunday, January 14, 2018, at her daughter's residence in Saint Marys. [More]
Christine E. Silver, 72, Saint Marys, Ohio, died 11:29 P.M. Sunday, January 14, 2018, at her residence. [More]
Richard J. Hayman, age 85, of Rockford, Ohio passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
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Pilot hopes oversight of airport will improve
Minster school project plans take shape
State honors 11 area historic farms
Minster heats up from deep in win
Cardinals hold off Indians
Bulldogs victorious at Pioneer Classic
Longtime coach Al Souder honored
By Colin Foster
FORT RECOVERY - Al Souder won many games during his 15-year tenure as Fort Recovery's boys basketball coach, including the 1971 Class A state championship.
On Saturday night, his son, Tom, was a winner in Fort Recovery, too.
Tom Souder returned to his hometown on Saturday night as coach of Worthington Kilbourne. His team scored its second win of the season in dramatic fashion. [More]
Obituaries on January 15th, 2018
Wilma M. Bergman-Wynk, age 90, of Osgood, Ohio, died on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
George Eldon "Smokey" Hackett, 86, Celina, died on Jan. 6, 2018, at his home. [More]
Richard J. Hayman, 85, Rockford, died on Jan. 12, 2018, at the Laurels of Shane [More]
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License to chill
Cavaliers pull away from Bulldogs
Wildcats suffer first loss
Roughriders move into tie for first
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