Friday, March 26th, 2021
Obituaries on March 26th, 2021
Michael J. Meyer, 78, of Saint Marys, Ohio, and formerly of Boston, Massachuset [More]
James Lockhart, 30, of New Bremen, Ohio, died suddenly on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at his residence. [More]
James L. Dunlap, 77, of Saint Marys, died 8:20 A.M. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at Otterbein Saint Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Joseph Lynch, 96, St. Marys, died March 25, 2021, at Vancrest of St. Marys.
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Stories on March 26th, 2021
County commissioners asked to build walkway for public
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners have been asked to convert a 410- by 5-foot grassy area along West Market Street into a sidewalk or pavement to provide the public with a safe path to the fairgrounds.
WAPAKONETA - The man who led law enforcement on a chase across two counties and threatened to shoot officers has been charged with fleeing and eluding, a third-degree felony, and receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. [More]
NEW BREMEN - After an unprecedented year of shutdowns, the mayors of New Bremen, Minster and New Knoxville said they look forward to continued growth in their communities.
CELINA - The positions of Mercer and Auglaize counties on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System worsened on Thursday, as Mercer County was downgraded from Level 1 to Level 2 and Auglaize County was downgraded from Level 1 to Level 3.
Oregon Road will be closed between Township Line Road and Erastus-Durbin Road in Liberty Township for a culvert replacement, according to a news release from Mercer County Engineer, Jim Wiechart.
At the start of the 2020-2021 season, the Parkway boys basketball team was coming off its most successful year to date but had to replace its all-time leading scorer. [More]
Dream Team
When the New Bremen football team won the Division IV state championship game, it left Cory Stephens with two weeks to get his team ready for the start of the boys basketball season.
CELINA - Dan Huber found Ohio Northern University to be perfect for his college experience.
The Celina senior will attend ONU and play football for the NCAA Division III Polar Bears starting next season.
CELINA - Celina's returning Western Buckeye League high jump champion has found a college home.
Senior Olivia Rider will compete at Bluffton University next season after committing to the NCAA Division III program on Thursday.
CELINA - Andy Waesch will finally get his chance to coach his alma mater.
A former Celina baseball player and longtime assistant in the program, W
CELINA - After a 2020 softball season that never was, Celina gets ready for 2021 with a team that has experience back.
Veteran assistant Jason Tri
COLDWATER - After the 2020 baseball season was canceled, the Cavaliers will look to try and defend its 2019 Division III state title in 2021.
COLDWATER - Kyle Ahrens will finally get a chance to coach the Coldwater spring softball team.
The Coldwater graduate was hired before the 2020 se
FORT RECOVERY - After a completely lost season, the fortunes of the Fort Recovery baseball team will be determined by how fast it can get up to speed
FORT RECOVERY - For the Fort Recovery softball team, the loss of the 2020 season is a tantalizing "what if?"
The Indians had five seniors in the c
MARIA STEIN - The year away from spring baseball took a hit to the Marion Local roster this season.
Mitch Hays, who moves up to the head coaching
MARIA STEIN - Mindy Feasel takes over at Marion Local this season and inherits a softball team that has several returning letterwinners and a competitive team that went 11-13 in 2019.
MINSTER - After bowing out in the Division IV state semifinals two years ago, veteran Minster baseball coach Mike Wiss returns a large contingent to the Wildcat dugout in 2021, but one that is lacking in varsity experience.
MINSTER - There won't be many familiar faces back for Minster softball coach Robb Hemmelgarn as his Wildcats return to the diamond this spring.
NEW BREMEN - With a mix of experience and depth, the New Bremen baseball team will be looking to contend for a Midwest Athletic Conference title this spring.
NEW BREMEN - Lynette Ross will field a veteran team in her inaugural season as the head softball coach at New Bremen.
The Cardinal roster will sport seven seniors in 2021, including two returning letterwinners from 2019.
ROCKFORD -Coming off the first intrasquad scrimmage of the spring, Parkway baseball coach Luke Clouse is feeling optimistic.
"It's Parkway baseball
ROCKFORD ­­- As Trey Stover takes over for the only head coach in Parkway softball history, he already has a lot to work with.
Former coach Mark
ST. HENRY - For the first time since 1989, the St. Henry baseball team will take the field without John Dorner in the dugout.
Mike Gast, who played
ST. HENRY - In a year where every team in the Midwest Athletic Conference is battling inexperience, the St. Henry softball team might have a leg up.
ST. MARYS - Like most teams bouncing back from a COVID-19-canceled season, the St. Marys Roughriders will have plenty of holes to fill on its 2021 roster.
ST. MARYS - Fifth-year St. Marys softball coach Kendra Solomon has a decent pool of experience lying in wait as the Roughriders return to the diamond this spring.
CELINA - Young is the perfect word to describe the Celina track and field program in 2021.
After missing all of last season due to the pandemic, Ce
COLDWATER - After a year away from the track, the Coldwater track and field program will look to continue its upward mobility after the girls won the 2019 MAC and Division II districts title and the boys played fourth in the league.
FORT RECOVERY - The Fort Recovery boys track team will look a lot different than the one that won the Midwest Athletic Conference and came in seventh in the state in 2019.
MARIA STEIN - Both the Marion Local boys and girls track teams will look to build upon the success they had in 2019.
The Flyer boys were one point away from winning a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference track meet and finished second at districts.
MINSTER - Both Minster boys and girls track teams will have a solid nucleus of veterans from the 2019 season to build on for the upcoming season.
NEW BREMEN - Head coaching duties will be split among event specialists for the New Bremen boys and girls track teams this spring.
Leading the way
ROCKFORD - For the Parkway boys track team, the 2021 season starts with two returners from the district finals.
Two years ago, Liam Ferroggiaro and
ST. HENRY - For several of the newcomers on the St. Henry boys track team, this spring is a chance to build on a strong fall.
Junior Eli Stammen an
ST. MARYS - Numbers are up for veteran St. Marys track coach Rob Cisco this spring.
"I'm really excited about the fact that we have about 80 kids o
CELINA - Veteran Celina tennis coach Toma Hainline will have a year of rebuilding the boys program that features just three letterwinners from a 2019 team that went 1-8 in Western Buckeye League play and was unable to advance anyone from opening round matches at the league tournament.
ST. MARYS - Luke Gossard begins his first season coaching the St. Marys boys tennis team and will be pretty much be starting from scratch.
"We are
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