Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - A committee seeking to revitalize downtown St. Marys, encourage people to support their local businesses and possibly teach prospective
business owners what hurdles they should expect is forming after a Monday town hall meeting.
More than 40 people attended the open forum organized by resident John Burd and held in the basement of the St. Marys Eagles Aerie. Burd said he was tired of people just talking and wanted something to be done about the empty downtown buildings. [More]
From staff reports
COLDWATER - A juvenile male was arrested Sunday night after reportedly threatening two women and assaulting a police officer.
The Coldwater Police Department responded to a disturbance call at Briarwood Village at about 10:50 p.m. Sunday according to a news release. Two female employees who were entering the facility said they'd been confronted by an unknown male who had reportedly threatened to harm them. The employees were able to get to safety and notify authorities. [More]
By Colin Foster
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP - Hits were beginning to fall for the St. Marys ACME team.
Then rain began to fall in Shawnee Township.
Van Wert held a 5-2 lead on St. Marys in the sixth inning on Monday in the District 5 ACME championship when a heavy rain rolled through and forced the game's postponement. The teams will resume today at 5 p.m. at Shawnee High School. [More]
Obituaries on July 16th, 2019
Joseph R. Wendeln age 89 of Minster passed away at 4:23 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Elmwood New Bremen. [More]
Ruth Eileen Stoepfel, age 79, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Carol Sue Runner departed this life on July 8, 2019, at Wexner Medical Center, [More]
Robert E. Stonerock, 103, of Saint Marys, died 1:15 A.M. Friday, July 12, 2019, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Marcella V. (Eischen) Homan age 84 of Philothea died Sunday July 14, 2019 at the Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN. [More]
Local pictures on July 16th, 2019
Subscriber stories on July 16th, 2019
Administrators, classified staff will see increases
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local Schools board of education members on Monday night moved to increase the salaries of administrators by 2.5% and classified employees by 3%.
CELINA - School board members at Monday's meeting eliminated two classified employee positions.
Members voted to eliminate Mercer County Head Start employees Tom Muhlenkamp's and Nick Fleck's positions as two-hour bus driver and two-hour bus aide, respectively.
STARK COUNTY - The state's first measles case this year was confirmed on Saturday by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton.
A young adult fr
ROCKFORD - Police are still investigating after a vehicle used by a suspect in a high-speed chase was found abandoned in a wooded area about a mile off the road.
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members on Monday approved an amended wage ordinance.
The change added a section covering military pay and a sectio
Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart reminds landowners and farmers that corn that has been planted and is encroaching in the road rights-of-way can be a very serious sight problem on narrower township and county roads.
FORT RECOVERY - School board members approved a list of classified substitute teachers and supplemental contracts at their meeting on Monday night.
District 4 ACME Championship Game
Minster beats Coldwater in final tune-up
ST. HENRY - With both teams already qualified for the State ACME Baseball Tournament, Coldwater and Minster played for the District 4 championship on Monday in St. Henry.
Junior ACME State Championship
Compiled by Colin Foster
Fort Loramie's Mack Fortman pitched a complete-game one-hitter and the Redskins defeated Coldwater 5-0 in the Junior ACME State Championship game at Archbold on Monday night.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Marcel Blasingame struck out seven batters in three innings and added two hits to help Coldwater Black advance to th