Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
By Claire Giesige
CELINA - A former Celina assistant police chief bested the incumbent for the Republican nomination to be Mercer County Clerk of Courts.
Calvin Freeman, 60, of Celina, received 4,651 votes, 53 percent of those cast. He retired last year from the Celina Police Department after 34 years of service and now works as a Coldwater officer. [More]
By Colin Foster
It's been a sweet season to this point for Fort Recovery alum Wade Gelhaus and the Saginaw Valley State University men's basketball team.
It went from sweet to elite on Tuesday night.
The Cardinals punched their ticket to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight with a 63-61 victory over Ferris State in Tuesday's Midwest regional championship at Tarble Arena in Kenosha, Wis. [More]
Obituaries on March 16th, 2016
Emogene Hecht, 94, Saint Marys, Ohio, died 11:25 P.M. Monday, March 14, 2016, at the Laurels of Shane Hill Nursing Home. [More]
Esther L. Hecht, 81, of Bonita Springs, FL, passed away on March 14, 2016.
She was born in Mercer County, OH on August 26, 1934. [More]
Florence C. Hartke-Weeks, age 92, formerly of Carthagena, died Tuesday, March 15 at Celina Manor. [More]
Local pictures on March 16th, 2016
Subscriber and paid stories on March 16th, 2016
Local election officials were a bit disappointed with the lower-than-anticipated turnout for the highly contested presidential primary on Tuesday but noted the casting and tabulation of ballots went, for the most part, smoothly.
Matt Huffman of Lima defeated Celina native John Adams on Tuesday for the Republican party's nomination for Ohio's 12th Senate District. Both men left the Ohio House after 2014 due to term limits.
WAPAKONETA - Incumbent Don Regula on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for an Auglaize County commissioner seat in the November election.
Janet Garrett of Oberlin claimed victory on Tuesday in the Democratic primary for Ohio's 4th U.S. Congressional District.
She moves on to the gener
A Mercer County assistant prosecutor lost her bid for the Republican nomination for a position on the Third District Court of Appeals.
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Two Mercer County liquor issues OK'd
Voters on Tuesday approved ballot items affecting Coldwater Exempted Village Schools and Dublin Township, according to unofficial vote totals.
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CELINA - A former Fort Recovery schools teacher and coach convicted of sexual battery involving a student has had another appeal denied.
FORT RECOVERY - Class size should rebound in the district, based on the number of children signed up for kindergarten screening.
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ST. MARYS - A search of the intermediate school found no dangerous devices after a bomb threat was reported Tuesday afternoon.
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MINSTER - Village council members Tuesday night approved purchasing three vehicles through a state program.
The vehicles are a 2016 Ford Expedition SUV, a 2016 Freightliner dump truck and a 2016 Ford flatbed truck that will be used by village personnel.
ST. MARYS - A Biggby Coffee shop is coming to the area to help residents "B Happy."
Set to open Tuesday, the St. Marys location at 488 Fortman Drive of the growing coffee franchise is owned by Jonathon Sell and his mother, Constance.
Divisions II and III All-Ohio Boys Basketball
Coldwater's Andy Brunet earned honorable mention All-Ohio honors in the Associated Press Division III state honors list released Tuesday.
Brunet, the MAC co-Player of the Year, averaged 16.3 points and 13.2 rebounds per game this season.