Saturday, October 17th, 2020
Rick Frazier attends 30th rally in Georgia
By William Kincaid
NEW BREMEN - Before hopping into his SUV to drive hundreds of miles to Macon, Georgia, for President Donald Trump's Friday night rally, 64-year-old retired pipefitter Rick Frazier found himself the center of attention speaking before the people of Israel. [More]
Voters face levy issues on Nov. 3
By Leslie Gartrell
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery voters will be asked to renew an operating levy on Nov. 3.
The five-year, 2.5-mill levy has been in place and renewed for more than 26 years, said village administrator Randy Diller. It brings in roughly $60,000 a year and is set to expire in 2021. [More]
Voters face levy issues on Nov. 3
By Tom Millhouse
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP - Franklin Township voters will decide the fate of a five-year, 1.5-mill renewal levy with an increase of 0.1 mill for fire protection on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.
The levy would generate $122,400 per year. The owner of a $100,000 home would pay $56 annually. [More]
Henschen's OT TD enough for win
By Thomas Haines
ST. MARYS - After four scoreless quarters, Ross Henschen was ready to end the game.
The junior running back took the handoff on a second-and-4 in overtime, burst through the gap between the left guard and tackle and ran through a couple of defenders on his way into the end zone. [More]
Obituaries on October 17th, 2020
Dennis E. Bergman, age 49, of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on October 13, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. [More]
Adam Joseph Hemmelgarn, age 44, of Lakewood, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic. [More]
Fr. Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S., 90, died at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 20 [More]
Audrey J. "Auddi" Niekamp, 90, Chickasaw died at her home on October 16, 2020. [More]
Donald L. Hoying, age 94, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Dwain L. Newland Sr., age 66, of Celina, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at his residence in Celina. [More]
Kenneth J. Westgerdes, 75, formerly of Russia, died on Oct. 15, 2020, at Englew [More]
Keith Powers, 49, Celina, died on Oct. 14, 2020, at Joint Township District Mem [More]
Jack M. Rouhier, 92, formerly of Saint Marys, died October 12, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. [More]
Local pictures on October 17th, 2020
Subscriber and paid stories on October 17th, 2020
The fall harvest in Mercer County is off to a good start with optimal weather helping farmers.
About 70% of the county's soybeans and 20% of the co
Wapakoneta school officials to disinfect building
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County saw nearly 50 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past two days as the county's total climbed to 805.
In Mercer County, eight new cases were reported, raising its total to 1,285.
MARIA STEIN - The Marion Local Flyers shook off the rust from a rare idle week and got this year's playoff push started in a big way Friday night at Booster Stadium.
ST. HENRY - The week off for St. Henry was important, if for no other reason than getting some players back from injury and isolation.
The Redskins
Division II Girls and Division III Boys State Golf
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry senior Ellen Naumann got off to a solid start at the Division II girls state golf tournament at The Ohio State University's Gray Course.
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen scored 35 points in the first quarter and had the second string in before halftime in a 52-7 drubbing of the Southeastern Trojans Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Hayden Bush's five-yard touchdown pass to DJ Zimmer with 2:24 to play lifted Greenville to a 21-20 win over Celina in a regular season matchup at Harmon Field. The win was the first of the season for the Green Wave.