Friday, May 6th, 2016
By William Kincaid
MERCER COUNTY - Social worker Tonya Siefring, who oversees the county's foster care system, was a shoo-in to become a foster parent herself.
The assistant supervisor of social services, Siefring has been with Mercer County Job and Family Services for 15 years, getting a daily look at what it takes to become a foster parent. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - From the second through the sixth innings, Celina and St. Marys engaged in a classic pitcher's duel.
It was the first and seventh innings that made the Roughriders the happier team as they came out of Montgomery Field with a 5-0 win over the Bulldogs in WBL play to snap a four-game losing skid. [More]
Obituaries on May 6th, 2016
Opal L. Post, 90, Celina, Ohio, died on May 5, 2016, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Blake Thomas Schmackers, son of Mason Schmackers and Laura Braun, both of Fort [More]
Roy F. Thompson Jr., 82, of Rockford, Ohio passed away on May 4, 2016.
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Donald "Don" Warren, 79, of Union City, Ohio passed away Wednesday May 4, 2016 at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. [More]
Fred Jay Hullinger, 42, St. Marys, died on May 5, 2016, at his residence.
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Ted Gates, Celina, died on May 5, 2016, at Colonial Nursing Center, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on May 6th, 2016
Subscriber stories on May 6th, 2016
CELINA - Tess Elshoff believes every gift or curse has a reason.
The State Board of Education vice president on Thursday told Women in Leadership o
MERCER COUNTY - County officials are seeing more children needing foster care, leading to an unprecedented spike in placement costs.
In the first q
MERCER COUNTY - The Mercer County Department of Job and Family Services intervenes in households when contacted about concerns of abuse and/or neglect of children, Tonya Siefring, assistant supervisor of social services, said.
CELINA - Two suspects in the armed robbery of the Dollar General store in Rockford pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges.
Edward Smith, 44, Fort W
CELINA - Justin Keeling will further his education and get a chance to play a little baseball after the Celina senior announced on Thursday he will attend The Ohio State University in Lima.
ST. HENRY - So many scoring chances were missed by Fort Recovery and St. Henry throughout Thursday night's game at Wally Post Athletic Complex.
St. Henry senior Josh Osterholt made the most of his chance in the bottom of the 11th.
Mercer County Knights of Columbus Track and Field Meet
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina boys had a strong day to take a big lead after the first day of the 2016 Mercer County Knights of Columbus Invitational at Cavalier Stadium in Coldwater. The Celina girls have the slim lead over Marion Local.
Thursday's Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Trace Walls' two-out single in the top of the 12th inning scored Derrick Mosier and gave Parkway a 6-5 marathon victory over Marion Local in MAC baseball action Thursday in Maria Stein.