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...PATCHY DENSE FOG MAY REDUCE VISIBILITY TONIGHT... Humid and calm air may allow patchy dense fog to form tonight into Saturday morning. Lowered visibility in the fog may lead to hazardous driving conditions. The visibility will gradually improve after sunrise.
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Friday, September 29th, 2023
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Celina Planning commissioners on Thursday night recommended to vacate a portion of Holly Street to accommodate the design of the new 7-12 school building which is expected to start going up next summer.
The proposal to permanently close a section of Holly Street between East Wayne Street and Johnson Avenue -- used by many motorists as a shortcut to the residential neighborhoods to the north - now advances to city council for a vote. [More]
By Abigail Miller
MARIA STEIN -The Marion Local Schools community is mourning the loss of longtime high school science teacher Todd Ashbaugh, 54, who died suddenly on Wednesday morning.
His cause of death has not been revealed.
Ashbaugh of Coldwater was in his 24th year as a chemistry and physics teacher and bus driver at Marion Local. He was also the district's former track and football coach. [More]
By Tom Haines
FORT RECOVERY - After St. Henry, the third-ranked team in Division III, controlled the first two sets, No. 8 Fort Recovery made a stand in set three.
The Indians rallied from an early deficit to force extra points before the Redskins closed out a 25-16, 25-12, 28-26 win in a Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball match at Fort Site Fieldhouse on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on September 29th, 2023
Thomas L. Grunden, 81, of St. Marys, OH died at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday September 27, 2023 at Otterbein - St. Marys, OH. [More]
Lester J. Homan, age 84 of Cassella, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at EverHeart Hospice in Greenville. [More]
Tyler M. Goins, age 29 of Coldwater died Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Betty Jean Harner, 96, of St. Marys, OH passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Todd Allen Huston, age 57 of St. Henry, Ohio (formerly of Greenville) passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 2:30 AM. [More]
Anthony I. Albers, age 82 of Egypt, Ohio, died on September 27, 2023 at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on September 29th, 2023
Subscriber stories on September 29th, 2023
Once essential, scarecrows are now decorative
CELINA - A scarecrow, once an effective and convenient way to ward off burdensome birds, is now for decoration.
In their heyday, scarecrows were m
CELINA - The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) awarded the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) a $111,800 grant for the construction of cascading and grassed waterways.
Vote '23
COLDWATER - A renewal levy for the Coldwater Public Library will be on the Nov. 7 general election ballot.
The 0.5-mil operating levy is projected to generate approximately $77,325 per year.
Division II and III Boys Golf Sectionals
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The boys took to the links on Thursday as the Divisions II and III sectional golf tournaments were played.
At Colo
NEW BREMEN - Putting together long runs in each set, New Bremen rolled past New Knoxville 25-13, 25-8, 25-9, in Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball action Thursday evening at the Cardinal Gymnasium.
ROCKFORD - Marion Local showed it's getting in good shape for what lies ahead.
The Flyers picked up a second straight road win on Thursday, outlasting host Parkway 25-21, 22-25, 25-20 and 25-21 in Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball play at Panther Gymnasium.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina's Isabelle Thobe and Elise Muether advanced to Saturday's semifinals of the Western Buckeye League girls tennis tournament after winning their quarterfinal matches on Thursday at the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima.