Board makes activity baskets for its clients
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - The world may seem like it's been brought to a standstill, but the Mercer County Board for Developmental Disabilities is still working to provide services and bring a little cheer to locals with disabilities.
Many staff members are working remotely as they continue helping families get supplies or information, while direct-care providers continue to provide hands-on service. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
WAPAKONETA - An Auglaize County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an Auglaize County Health Department news release, the first for that county.
Health commissioner Oliver Fisher said the department received the positive test result from an Ohio Department of Health lab at 4:25 p.m. Friday. The person is a 65-year-old female, who is being treated at a local hospital. [More]
Obituaries on March 28th, 2020
Jane Bertke age 74 of St. Marys, formerly of McCartyville, Ohio passed away at [More]
James D. Wicker, 36, of St. Marys, OH died 6:47 p.m. Monday March 23, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH following a massive intracranial hemorrhage. [More]
Deborah Lovelace, 65, Celina, died on March 26, 2020.
Arrangements are pendin [More]
Josephine A. Grieshop age 77 of Anna, Ohio passed away at 2:40 AM on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Wapakoneta Manor. [More]
Gerald Allen Slane, 83, Ohio City, died on March 27, 2020, at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert. [More]
Glenda Fern Ballinger, 86, Celina, died on March 27, 2020, at Celina Manor nurs [More]
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By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A second person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Mercer County, according to a Mercer County Health District news release issued Thursday evening.
The district received results around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, district administrator Jason Menchhofer said. Testing was reportedly completed at an Ohio Department of Health testing lab. [More]
Residents put toys, drawings in windows of their homes
By Amy Kronenberger
Bears have been popping up all over the area, peeking out of windows and perching on porches, waiting to be discovered by families on the hunt.
Care Bears have invaded Brooke Wente's shop, Lather: A Hair Company for Him and Her in New Bremen, but for her and her three kids, Lucy, 6; Jack, 4; and Olive, 2, the hunt didn't end there. By Wednesday morning, her kids were excited to hit the sidewalks to see just how many bears they could find lurking in the community. [More]
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The Ohio High School Athletic Association formally canceled the remaining winter sports tournaments on Thursday, as expected with schools remaining closed due to an order from Gov. Mike DeWine.
In a news release, OHSAA executive director Jerry Snodgrass stated that the continued priority was the health of athletes and fans. [More]
Obituaries on March 27th, 2020
Elizabeth M. "Betty" Lange, age 97, of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away on the evening of March 24, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Rosemary Lu "Rosie" Hagar, age 84, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Jethrow Tuttle, 77, of Saint Marys, died 5:26 P.M. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Vancrest of Saint Marys Nursing Home. [More]
James F. "Doc" Vaughn DDS, age 82, of Fort Recovery, passed away on March 26, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
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St. Marys cold case will get new look
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Link shines in senior season
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Board told virus has cut off supply chains
By Sydney Albert
COLDWATER - Prudent use of personal protective equipment has become a priority for Mercer Health staff as both the state and nation are critically short during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Along with creating high demand for certain medical supplies and preventive gear, COVID-19 has also disrupted the global supply lines that would provide such supplies. [More]
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  ST. MARYS - Mayor Patrick McGowan reassured residents that water, sewer, electric, police, fire and EMS services will be provided in the face of the coranavirus pandemic.
Officials have limited access to city buildings and having employees work remotely, he said in a news release. Non-essential services such as brush pickup and curbside recycling pickup will face temporary disruptions or interruptions until further notice. [More]
Obituaries on March 26th, 2020
Frank Hutson, 82, of New Bremen, Ohio, and formerly of Salem, West Virginia, died 12:46 P.M. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Larry D. Haas, age 82, passed away on March 24, 2020 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Sue Barna, 84, of Rockford, Ohio, died at 10:56 a.m., Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, surrounded by her loving family. [More]
James Wicker, 36, St. Marys, died on March 23, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital, [More]
Elizabeth M. "Betty" Lange, age 97, of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away on the evening of March 24, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Betty Taylor, 72, of Wapakoneta, died 6:17 P.M. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at her residence. [More]
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Lone positive virus case is over 50
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Army of volunteers mass-producing for COVID-19 fight
By Amy Kronenberger
NEW BREMEN - The iconic image of Rosie the Riveter has become the symbol for a local organization whose volunteers have stepped up to help keep area health care workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blanketeer founder Emilie Britton of New Bremen changed gears in recent days. The group that typically sews blankets for people in hospitals or nursing homes or anyone needing comfort, is also making protective face masks. [More]
From staff reports
  Local health care facilities and emergency responders are seeking donations of personal protective equipment due to a national shortage during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mercer Health
Mercer Health officials are welcoming donations of unopened PPE, along with fabric masks made by community members, according to a news release. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A Mercer County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Mercer County Health District news release.
The district received the test results after 6 p.m. Tuesday and announced the person was a hospitalized patient, health administrator Jason Menchhofer said. [More]
Obituaries on March 25th, 2020
Terry L. Moorman, age 67 of Celina passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
Theodore N. "Ted" Timmerman, age 56, of Redmond, WA and formerly of Fort Recovery, died March 22, 2020, at Redmond, WA. [More]
Mary Lou Judy, age 81 a former Noble Twp. Jay County, Indiana, resident passed [More]
John H. Wuebker age 78 of Minster, Ohio passed away at 2:55 PM on Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home. [More]
Jennifer A. Crist, 45, of Celina, OH died Sunday March 15, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Molinda Susan Lauxmiller, 73, died after a battle with cancer on Monday, March 23, 2020, with family by her side. [More]
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Tent set up at Coldwater hospital ahead of expected patients
Imwalle resigns as Celina boys coach
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