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Friday, December 3rd, 2021
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County officials are preparing to take the first step toward establishing a county public defenders office.
Moving from the county's decades-old assigned counsel system to a county-run public defender office that would operate much like the prosecutor's office is a matter of necessity, some judges and attorneys say. [More]
St. Marys beats Celina in WBL wrestling opener
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - Last season, Celina and St. Marys met in the final Western Buckeye League wrestling match of the year to see if St. Marys won an outright title or Celina got to share.
St. Marys won then, and after the first league match of the season, the Roughriders are still rolling. [More]
Obituaries on December 3rd, 2021
Adam Steven Puthoff, age 33, Versailles, passed away early Wednesday morning, December 1, 2021, following a single vehicle accident. [More]
Richard "Dick" E. Geist, age 83, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 11:46 am at his daughters residence in Lima on November 4, 2021. [More]
Janice Daugherty, age 96, of St. Marys, passed away at 12:00 pm, December 2, 2021 at Otterbein St. Marys Senior Life Community in St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on December 3rd, 2021
Subscriber stories on December 3rd, 2021
CASA volunteers to be sworn-in
CELINA - Mercer County Common Pleas Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Matt Gilmore said there's been an uptick in marijuana usage incidents and cases involving hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine and meth.
CELINA - As one of the top agricultural counties in Ohio, some Mercer County livestock producers may have concerns that animal rights activists and others might trespass on their land.
WAPAKONETA - Fifty four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Tuesday, raising the county's cumulative number of cases to 5,273, according to a county health department news release.
Items are from local stores
CELINA - Local Collab Co. offers speciality gift boxes filled with locally sourced goodies that take the hassle out of shopping while also supporting area businesses.
ROCKFORD - After struggling from outside early, Parkway warmed up in the second half and rolled to a 47-32 victory over St. Henry Thursday evening in the Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball opener at Panther Gymnasium.
CELINA - From the tip, St. Marys' defensive pressure was too much for Celina.
The Roughriders forced 13 turnovers in the first quarter as they buil
Compiled By Tom Haines
New Bremen's offense got going after halftime as coach Andy Timmerman secured his first varsity win with a 44-32 victory over Fort Recovery in a Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball game at Fort Site Fieldhouse on Thursday.