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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
By William Kincaid
  CELINA - A major auto parts manufacturer will invest $59.1 million in new equipment and infrastructure at its plant to produce parts for the next battery electric vehicle (BEV) model.
Celina Aluminum Precision Technology, an affiliate of Honda Motor Co., made the announcement in a news release on Tuesday, saying it will initiate the transition from internal combustion parts to BEV parts. [More]
A community unites in the wake of a fatal accident
By Abigail Miller
CELINA - More than 100 Celina High School students, parents, teachers, coaches and community members gathered on the high school track Tuesday night with the family of a 14-year-old student who died following a head-on collision with a semitrailer on Monday afternoon. [More]
Obituaries on May 22nd, 2024
Rolland Jay Custer
March 12, 1935 - May 18, 2024
Hi. I'm Rolland (Rollie) C [More]
Marcia A. Highley, age 65, of Pennville, Indiana, passed away on May 20, 2024 at her daughter's residence in Celina surrounded by her loving family. [More]
Ignacia G. "Nacha" Rodriguez, 86, Ceina, died May 21, 2024, at Mercer Health in [More]
Louis L. Overman, age 95, of Maria Stein, Ohio, died on Friday, May 17, 2024 at The Gardens of St. Henry. [More]
Local pictures on May 22nd, 2024
Subscriber stories on May 22nd, 2024
CELINA - A Mendon man was sentenced in Mercer County Common Pleas Court to more than 11 years in prison on Tuesday on child sex crimes and drugs charges.
ROCKFORD - Village councilors on Tuesday introduced legislation to regulate the location and appearance of solar panels on residential properties.
Councilors heard first reading of an ordinance to regulate how, where and what types of solar panels could be installed onto homes.
Ohio's unemployment rate climbed slightly to 4%, and area counties saw a decrease in joblessness in April.
Mercer County once again had the lowest unemployment rate in the state in April.
MINSTER - Village councilors on Tuesday night learned the village may have to up the ante by as much as $41,000 to cover its share of a pedestrian crossing on State Route 66.
MENDON - Village officials are considering giving residents access to recycling services in the near future.
Mayor Terry Seibert at Tuesday night's regular council meeting said he has been in contact with Scott Cisco, district coordinator of the Auglaize County Solid Waste Department.
The MAC at 50
Katie Horstman's legacy in Minster still resonates
When the federal government passed Title IX in 1972, it opened the way for girls sports.
That fall, the job of starting girls programs at Minster was turned over to Katie Horstman, who coached five sports and turned them all into local powers while making a tremendous impact on Minster's girls.
All-WBL Softball
Wapakoneta pitcher Addison Fisher was named the Western Buckeye League Softball Player of the Year by the league coaches in voting announced on Tuesday.
MARIA STEIN - As sophomores, Marion Local's Ava Ranly and St. Henry's Ellie Fullenkamp spent most of the 2023 season jostling for position in the high jump with several other Midwest Athletic Conference athletes.