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CELINA – Thieman Tailgate plans to move forward with another expansion after giving Celina’s planning commissioners the go-ahead on Thursday night
WAPAKONETA – Auglaize County Health Department officials in a press release on Thursday reported seven new cases of COVID-19 since their last update on Tuesday, bringing the county’s cumulative number of cases to 3,673.
CELINA – Mercer County Commissioners on Thursday approved Sheriff Jeff Gray’s requests to purchase two new cruisers and a 911 tech upgrade package, together totaling more than $ 100,000.
Log is blocking an ongoing problem
WAPAKONETA – Landowners in the St. Marys River floodplain could see property assessments drop from $ 1.50 to $ 19.50 per affected acre to help pay for river maintenance which includes removal of soil. traffic jams.
CELINA – A local gas station has been temporarily closed after officials discovered earlier this week that an underground tank was leaking gasoline into the city’s soil and sanitary lines.
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Celina will have at least one representative at the Division II Women’s State Track and Field Championships after day one of action at the Division II regional competition at Alexander Stadium in Piqua.
BLUFFTON – For half an inning, St. Marys had the upper hand in the Division II baseball district semifinal. But it just went down from there.
Tourism officials hope residents and visitors to the area will return for fun in 21. A majority of local festivals are returning. Many were canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FORT RECOVERY – The Ohio State Pull has been replaced with the Battle at the Fort, a tractor and truck that will take place June 4 and 5 at Ambassador Park.
COLD WATER – Members of the Knights of Columbus will host the 54th annual group picnic June 4-6 at the grounds of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
The event will kick off the picnic season on Friday with live entertainment, food and drink.
COLDWATER – The Taste of the Town culinary event returns to Coldwater on June 8. It will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Elm Street, near the Coldwater Memorial Park depot.
BURKETTSVILLE – The popular mud volleyball event will be joined by designer bingo at the Burkettsville Community Picnic taking place June 11-13 at Village Park.
CHICKASAW – A children’s firefighter challenge and popular hero character appearances will be among the new features at this year’s Chickasaw Community Picnic which runs June 4-6 at Chickasaw VFW Park.
FORT RECOVERY – The Fort Recovery Harvest Jubilee is back and better than ever June 16-20 at Ambassador Park, organizers say.
The event, which was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will feature new attractions such as ax throwing and cosmic bingo, organizer Megan Wendel said.
MONTEZUMA – The popular Cup-in-Hand kickball tournament will be a highlight of the Zuma Days taking place on June 19 at Zuma Park.
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Eldora Speedway’s 67th racing season kicked off May 7-8 with the #LetsRaceTwo weekend at World of Outlaws and United States Auto Club.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a limited schedule of races closed to the public took place in 2020 on the half-mile dirt track.
ROCKFORD – The celebration of Rockford Community Days is scheduled for this summer as part of the village’s planned bicentennial event, which was canceled last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
MARIA STEIN – The 34th edition of the Maria Stein Country Fest returns this year, with a return to the festival in its own right from June 25-27.
After being held as a virtual event in 2020 to encourage participants to run their own 5,000-meter races and turn on time, the Mercer Health 5K Challenge will resume this year with live racing events.
After a year of absence due to COVID-19, the Grand Lake Mariners summer college baseball team returns to action at Montgomery Field in Celina.
The teams will play matches from Tuesday to Sunday with Mondays.
NEW KNOXVILLE – Food trucks and a cornhole tournament are new additions to New Knoxville’s Independence Day celebration this year.
The festival is scheduled for June 25-26 at the village park, park president Mike Chalk said.
ST. HENRY – Residents of St. Henry can look forward to a return to the festivities in their own right during the St. Henry Community Picnic taking place July 2-4.
CELINA – The Taste of Celina Block Party & Car Show, which has gradually grown into one of the city’s most popular events, returns to downtown Celina on July 9.
CELINA – Organizers plan to host an in-person Immaculate Conception Festival July 16-17 as long as they can find vendors for the event, co-organizer Lindsey Lunz said.
CHATTANOOGA – The Chatt Farmers Picnic has been a Mercer County staple for over 100 years.
The festival will return on July 29 with a variety of food, games and entertainment after a one-year absence.
BERNE – Swiss Days returns to Bern, Indiana on July 29, 30 and 31.
Erin Donovan, executive director of the Bern Chamber of Commerce, said the event would be similar to the 2020 version, which was scaled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite a one-year absence due to the pandemic, interest in the 2021 Grand Lake Marathon remained strong with even more requests from runners.
CELINA – The organizers hope to organize the Celina Lake festival with all the trimmings – rides, bands, fireworks, etc. – the participants came to take advantage of it.
FORT RECOVERY – The 2021 Fort Recovery National Tractor Pullers Association Grand Nationals event returns July 30-31 at Ambassador Park.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the new Bremen fire brigade picnic. The festival will take place July 23-24 at the Crown Pavilion downtown.
The two-day event will include food, demonstrations, an auction and many other activities, according to Deputy Fire Chief Lee Kuenning.
WAPAKONETA – Although uncertainties remain, organizers are continuing their plans to hold a large-scale Auglaize County Fair from August 1-7, filled with traditional events and activities.
COLD WATER – The 60th Annual Coldwater Community Picnic will be held August 5-8. The theme is Back to the 90s.
Picnic president Ted Feltz said a golf cart raffle was added this year.
Antique lovers, savers and bargain hunters can rejoice.
The World’s Longest Yard Sale returns to properties in Mercer County along the United States from August 127 to August 8.
CELINA – Nothing will stop organizers from hosting the best and safest Mercer County Fair possible August 13-19, said Fair Director Cara Muhlenkamp.
ST. MARYS – Plans are still being finalized, but St. Marys SummerFest is scheduled to return to Memorial Park August 12-15, and many familiar events are expected to return.
COLD WATER – The event may have a new name, but it’s always for a good cause.
The 41st Coldwater Multi-Donation Softball Tournament takes place August 18-22 at Coldwater Memorial Park.
Bremenfest will take place August 13-15 in the city center, with many popular events returning for the three-day celebration.
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FORT RECOVERY – The third annual Wabash victory returns August 27-28 at Ambassador Park with numerous door prizes, music and entertainment.
ST. MARYS – The annual parish festival of the Holy Rosary has been postponed and reduced this year, with organizers planning the event for September 17-18.
CELINA – The Durbin Bean Bake will take place on Labor Day, September 6, after an unprecedented hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
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ST. JOE – The St. Joe Homecoming Festival returns this year from September 18-19 for a weekend of football, food and fun.
The festival takes place on the grounds of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1689 St. Joe Road.
Arrowhead Park Golf Course
Directions: Take Ohio 66 south of St. Marys to Minster. Once in Minster, turn right onto First Street and follow it to Canal Road. Turn left on Canal. The course is located at the corner of the Canal and Dirksen roads.
MARIA STEIN – The annual Heritage Day festival returns to the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 19.
The event was reduced last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW BREMEN – The first weekend of fall will once again host the New Bremen Pumpkinfest in the village on September 24 and 25.
The annual festival will feature inflatables for kids, a craft showcase and plenty of burgers, fries and pies, according to organizer Katie Eyink.
Cathedral plans take shape
MINSTER – Minster Oktoberfest is looking to get back to normal this year with the theme “Together Again,” hoping to bring back a few crowd-favorite events from October 1-3.
CELINA – The organizers of the Celina summer concert series are bracing for the return of live music after being forced to disconnect last year’s concerts due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The fourth annual summer concert series at the Coldwater Memorial Park Amphitheater will feature five performances of a variety of musical acts.
FORT RECOVERY – Now in its 30th season, the Fort Recovery Friends of the Arts summer concert series will feature a mix of popular acts and new performers.
ST. HENRY – Entering its 10th season, the St. Henry Summer Concert Series will feature music ranging from rock and country to German folk and soul.
Old favorites, new acts to be staged in series
NEW BREMEN – After a year’s absence, Bremen’s new summer concert series will return to the Crown Pavilion on the banks of the Miami-Erie Canal.
The Crown Pavilion is located on Plum Street, just west of State Route 66.
MINSTER – Minster’s Summer Concert Series to Feature a Tribute to Legendary Country and Rock Music Acts
All free shows will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Minster Machine Centennial Park, 100 E. Fourth St.
The two-county Grand Lake area has many recreational sites ranging from museums about Ohio’s contributions to air and space travel and bicycles to National Historic Register churches, dog parks, walking trails and others.