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Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
Group to plan courthouse centennial
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Volunteers on Tuesday began laying out ideas for the Mercer County Courthouse's 100th anniversary in 2023.
The group agreed the celebration will be tailored toward families and contain splashes of red, white and blue to encourage patriotism. [More]
St. Marys rallies to defeat New Bremen for 10th win
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - Just when it looked like New Bremen was poised to pull away from St. Marys, the Roughriders clicked into gear.
St. Marys turned a 27-19 deficit with 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the third quarter into a 39-36 lead going to the fourth quarter. The Roughriders then held the Cardinals to a single field goal in the final eight minutes to pick up the 49-38 victory in the battle of Auglaize County neighbors at Grand Lake Health System Court. [More]
Obituaries on January 12th, 2022
Susan V. "Sue" Eckstein, age 62, of Celina, passed away suddenly on Monday, Jan [More]
Rogene "Genie" Evers, 92, of Saint Marys, died 10:45 A.M. Monday, January 10, 2022, at her residence. [More]
Alice (Weitzel) Hein, age 90, of Cincinnati died peacefully Monday, January 10, 2022 at The Glen in Cincinnati. [More]
David P. Cooper, age 81, of New Bremen, Ohio, died at 8:12 AM on Sunday January 9, 2022 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Richard L. (Dick) Hudson, 87, a lifelong resident of St. Marys, passed away on [More]
Fred A. Marsee, 88, of Springfield, Ohio passed away peacefully at Springfield Masonic Home on January 5, 2022. [More]
Katherine V. Steinbrunner-Taylor, 91, of St. Marys, OH died 11:02 a.m. Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Community Hospital in Coldwater, OH. [More]
Local pictures on January 12th, 2022
Subscriber stories on January 12th, 2022
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County in December saw its third highest month of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, Auglaize County Health Department Nursing Director Jessica Wuebker said Tuesday.
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday passed the 2022 budget that appropriates $76.31 million for all accounts, including $15.82 million for the general fund that finances day-to-day county operations.
CELINA - A new five-year, 0.55-mill county health district operating levy will move on to the Mercer County Board of Elections for certification on the May 3 primary election ballot.
CELINA - School board members on Monday night awarded superintendent Ken Schmiesing a one-year contract extension and accepted the resignation due to retirement of athletic director Jeff Fortkamp.
MINSTER - Board of education members welcomed Nick Rentz to the board during their organizational meeting on Monday.
Incumbents Sandra Schulze and
MINSTER - Two veterans pitched an idea to add black granite blocks containing etched images and names of four local soldiers to a veteran's memorial in the village.
FORT RECOVERY - Sean Kahlig and Nick Wehrkamp were sworn in to serve on the board of education during the board's organizational meeting Monday night.
Newcomer Kahlig was elected to one of the two seats up for grabs in November's general election and incumbent Wehrkamp won the other seat.
Compiled By Tom Haines
Coldwater weathered a back-and-forth game and held on for a 65-55 upset win over Crestview, which ranked 11th in Division IV in Tuesday's poll, in a girls basketball game at the Palace on Tuesday.
ST. HENRY - For the second straight year, St. Henry's ace pitcher is committing to Indiana Tech.
Nolan Schmitz, who set the Redskins' single-game strikeout record in a stellar junior year behind Ryan Uhlenhake, signed a letter of intent on Tuesday to join Uhlenhake on the Warriors.