As many as 30 eaglets could be born this year
By William Kincaid
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]
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Fort Recovery falls to Marion Local and New Bremen
FORT RECOVERY - With the season winding down, Fort Recovery had to play a unique doubleheader on their home field on Saturday
In the first game, M
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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.
ROSSBURG - After having the dream of his first Eldora Speedway win shattered earlier in the day, Sheldon Haudenschild turned the tables and used a la
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By Leslie Gartrell
  CELINA - As the two-year anniversary of the Memorial Day tornado that struck Celina and other parts of Mercer County approaches, people may be thinking more about severe weather preparedness.
Fortunately, residents and Ohioans at large can take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones in the event of a tornado. [More]
Obituaries on May 8th, 2021
Cyril "Cy" B. Homan, 87, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
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CELINA - A Celina woman who was arrested at the scene of a house fire Thursday night has been charged with assault, a fourth-degree felony, for slapping a police officer.
Mercer Health has updated its visitors policy, according to a news release.
Two adult visitors, meeting all general guidelines and screenings, are now allowed at a time in the the intensive and acute care units, pediatrics, surgery and in the emergency department.
Indians score six late to roll past Flyers
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.
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Karsyn McGlothen allowed just one hit and struck out eight as St. Marys run-ruled Spencerville 10-0 in five innings in Friday night softball action at K.C. Geiger Park.
By William Kincaid
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]
Obituaries on May 7th, 2021
Matthew F. Gray, age 60 of Celina, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at his residence. [More]
Gary Hemmerich of St. Henry, Ohio, died Sunday, December 27, 2020. Due to COVID [More]
Marlene Kay Decker, 71, of St. Marys, OH died 3:04 a.m. Friday April 30, 2021 in the emergency department of JTDM Hospital. [More]
Lola I. Burge, 91, New Bremen, died January 31, 2021 at her residence.
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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.
Compay delays small part of expansion
CELINA - An amendment to Nidec Minster's enterprise zone agreement was approved by Auglaize County Commissioners Thursday, due to the company delaying a small part of its original expansion plans.
WAPAKONETA - After uncertainty about the economic effects of the pandemic, Auglaize County ended 2020 on a strong financial note, with sales tax collections beating out the previous five-year average.
ROCKFORD - In two-plus hours of drizzling rain, both St. Henry and Parkway were battling the conditions as much as each other.
The Panthers finishe
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St. Marys placed both its doubles teams and singles player Joey Vanderhorst into the semifinals afte
Tool store coming to former Gordmans building
By William Kincaid
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]
Obituaries on May 6th, 2021
Benjamin Franklin Engle, Jr., 83, of Celina, OH died 4:18 a.m. Monday May 3, 2021 at Van Wert Co. Hospital. [More]
Edna Muhlenkamp, age 91 of Celina, died at 8:20 AM at Mercer Health, Coldwater on Tuesday May 4, 2021. [More]
Charles "Butch" Zizelman, 76, Celina, died Feb. 7, 2021, at his residence.
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Marlene Decker, 71, St. Marys, died April 30, 2021 at Joint Township District M [More]
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Area could be new subdivision
MINSTER - Councilors gave first reading Tuesday of an ordinance to vacate portions of streets and alleys for a new subdivision.
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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.
Celina can't plate tying run in loss to Elida
CELINA - Trailing by six heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Celina softball team had the tying run on first base when Madison Whitaker swung through strike three to end the game.
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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.
ROCKFORD - After many of his basketball games during his senior season, Dylan Hughes talked to a number of college basketball coaches recruiting him to come to their school.
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