Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Mercer County home to many nature areas
By Leslie Klosterman
As leaves begin to change and the days get shorter, fall is one of the best times of year to enjoy the great outdoors.
Mercer County is home to a plethora of wetlands, treatment trains and wildlife areas that are open to the public year-round, many of which include walking trails. Most are open daily from sunrise to sunset. [More]
By Colin Foster
NEW BREMEN - Marion Local moved to Division VII this fall.
That might be a problem for every other team in the division.
On Friday, the top-ranked Flyers - Division VI champs last year - visited New Bremen and defeated the defending Division VII state champs by a margin of 42-7 behind Victor Hoelscher's monster night and another sturdy showing by the defense. Tim Goodwin's squad improved to 5-0 and 3-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference while extending its winning streak to 37 games. [More]
Obituaries on September 16th, 2023
Robert J. Caruso, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on September 6, 2023.
He was bor [More]
Christopher Bruns, age 71 of Celina, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at the Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing at Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
James "Jim" A. Stoner, 71, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on September 14, 2023 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Local pictures on September 16th, 2023
Subscriber stories on September 16th, 2023
FORT RECOVERY - Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday awarded a $118,175 contract for a revitalization project at the JR Manufacturing complex that was destroyed by a fire in April.
ROCKFORD- The village of Rockford will receive a $750,000 Neighborhood Revitalization grant from the state to assist with flood and drainage improvements, parking facility upgrades and more.
Celina beats Kenton, takes sole possession of first in WBL
CELINA - Fans of Celina might have been worried when Kenton scored on its first drive of the night.
Turned out, there was no need to worry once the Bulldogs got warmed up.
COLDWATER - Homecoming weekend will be a fun one.
Coldwater celebrated homecoming in style, improving to 5-0 on the season with a 33-7 Midwest Athletic Conference football victory over St. Henry in the annual Backyard Battle at Cavalier Stadium on Friday night.
MINSTER - Minster seemed to play two separate games against visiting Anna.   The Wildcats offense was unstoppable in the first half, scoring all four
Compiled By Tom Haines
St. Marys picked up its first win of the season behind a strong showing from Colton Mabry, who rushed for three touchdowns as the Roughriders earned a 41-14 victory over Ottawa-Glandorf in a Western Buckeye League football game in Ottawa.