Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Surrounded by family and county officials, James Rhodes of Celina on Tuesday afternoon was publicly honored for serving 22 years on the Mercer County Veterans Service Commission.
County commissioners Rick Muhlenkamp, Jerry Laffin and Greg Homan presented a proclamation recognizing Rhodes for helping meet the needs of local veterans by serving on the five-member commission for more than two decades. [More]
By Cheryl McKirnan
MENDON - Mayor John Boroff at Tuesday's village council meeting thanked local vacation Bible school students and other volunteers for their community service.
Youths, ranging in age from 3-18, along with their teachers and Church of God and the United Methodist Church congregation members trimmed low-hanging tree branches throughout the village, trimmed roses on public property and cleaned the Mendon Union School Memorial Park. [More]
Obituaries on July 26th, 2017
Nancy Ann Banios (Connerty), Troy, died after an extended illness on July 16, 2017. [More]
James C. Broeker, 81, Coldwater, died on July 25, 2017, at his home.
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Subscriber and paid stories on July 26th, 2017
Rockford man discovers significance of oddly shaped tree
ROCKFORD - When Steve Sheets was a child, he liked to play on an abnormally shaped tree he found in the woods while squirrel hunting.
Recently Sheets came across an online story about Native American trail markers and realized these markers were similar to the tree from his childhood.
MINSTER - Homeowners on State Route 119 between State Route 66 and Canal Road soon could be paying to have sidewalks installed.
Village council mem
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Arts Place was one of more than 260 mid-sized organizations to receive an Ohio Arts Council sustainability grant.
Arts Place Inc. CEO Eric Rogers on Monday afternoon said he "was pleased" the organization will receive $17,784, roughly $1,500 more than in 2016.
LFA members sign pact
CELINA - Lake Facilities Authority board members have turned over management of the Prairie Creek and Coldwater Creek treatment trains to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
COLDWATER - Mercer County Community Hospital officials invite the public to take part in the West Wing expansion's "topping out" ceremony as steel placement in the project continues on schedule.
Warrior Challenge is new feature
Celebrating its 165th anniversary in 2017, the Auglaize County Fair packs a lot of tradition and plenty of new surprises.
"This has to be one of the oldest continually occurring events in the county," fair manager Fred Piehl said.
CELINA - The way Grand Lake's pitchers were performing, the offense could just bide its time to come back against Southern Ohio.
The Mariners tied