Thursday, February 17th, 2022
By Sandy Rose Schwieterman
COLDWATER - Brad Niekamp was named the Citizen of the Year at Wednesday's Coldwater Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet.
Neikamp works at WCSM Radio in Celina as a sales consultant and is a member of Coldwater Village Council.
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Redskins dispatch LCC, Panthers survive Ada
By Tom Haines
  SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP - The Division IV girls basketball tournament opened Wednesday with a pair of Midwest Athletic Conference teams moving on to the sectional final at Lappin Gymnasium.
St. Henry opened the day with a convincing 49-33 victory over Lima Central Catholic, and Parkway survived a nailbiter with a 45-39 win over Ada in the nightcap. [More]
Obituaries on February 17th, 2022
Vernon F. Kuhn, 85, of Rockford passed away on February 15, 2022 at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Sharon Kathleen Hopkins, 81, went into the arms of Jesus at 5:57 pm on February 13, 2022, at Otterbein Cridersville. [More]
Norma J. Webster age 90 of Minster, Ohio died at 1:25 AM on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Elmwood Assisted Living, New Bremen, Ohio. [More]
Annetta "Ann" Dahill, 81, of Celina, and formerly of Lima, died 4:40 P.M. Saturday, February 12, 2022, at her residence. [More]
Elizabeth Irene Brewer, 95, of Union City, OH passed away on February 16, 2022 at Oakley Place in Greenville, OH. [More]
Holly M. Lefeld, 39, of Celina, Ohio passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loved ones at the OSU Medical Center on Feb. 14th after a brief illness. [More]
Esther M. Eyink, age 77 of Chickasaw, died, Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the Gardens at Celina. [More]
Local pictures on February 17th, 2022
Subscriber stories on February 17th, 2022
MONTEZUMA - Though heavy rains forecast today may slow work, councilors learned at their meeting Monday much progress has been made on the major drainage project underway in the village designed to alleviate recurring flooding.
CELINA - Barman Meats, Celina, received a $250,000 grant dedicated to Ohio livestock and poultry producers, according to a news release from Gov. Mike DeWine's office.
CELINA - Cases of COVID-19 have been on the decline in Mercer County over the past few weeks as the omicron variant seems to have run its course, according to Mercer County Health District officials.
NEW BREMEN - School board members at their Wednesday meeting accepted New Bremen School district's 2021 valuation.
According to superintendent Jas
Division IV Girls Basketball Sectional at Spencerville
SPENCERVILLE - New Knoxville took care of business, dismantling Upper Scioto Valley 63-18 Wednesday night in the girls Division IV Sectional semifinals at Spencerville.
Division II Girls Basketball Sectional at Ayersville
AYERSVILLE - Celina girls basketball coach Branden Rushton has preached to his team to focus on the defense and the offense will come along.
That f
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The Grand Lake area will be represented by three divers at next week's Division II state swimming and diving championships after qualifying for state at Wednesday's district diving meet at Bowling Green State University.
All-MAC Girls Basketball
A pair of seniors who reached 1,000 career points on the same night shared the top honor as the All-Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball teams were released on Wednesday.