COLDWATER - Mercer County Community Hospital surpassed surge capacity as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have spiked to their highest levels since the pandemic began two years ago.
Longterm care facilities across the state hit with staffing shortages and high patient volume also are having problems admitting patients, officials reported during Wednesday's joint hospital board of governors meeting. [More]
NEW KNOXVILLE - If there was anything that New Knoxville girls basketball coach Tim Hegemier took from his team's game against Fort Loramie, it's that he knows that they can play right with the defending Division IV state champs.
Which, considering the two might meet again in the postseason, is a big deal. [More]
ROCKFORD - Applause and a call for a celebratory beer rang out of the Parkway Local Schools' community room after school board members during their Monday meeting approved a new three-year contract with teachers after nine months of negotiating.
The new three-year contract with teachers will begin July 1, 2021, and expire June 30, 2024, superintendent Jeanne Osterfeld said. Teachers will receive 3%, 2.5% and 2% raises each year. [More]
CELINA - City officials on Monday night outlined plans to spend $180,000 to reroute a storm line and extend a sanitary storm line across U.S. 127 to accommodate ongoing development along West Bank Road.
WAPAKONETA - Five new deaths and 239 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Auglaize County since Thursday, raising the county's cumulative death toll to 97 and cumulative number of cases to 6,988 since the pandemic began.