In an interview with The Daily Standard, Gov. Mike DeWine called on Ohioans to stop the virus through behavior
By William Kincaid
  Mercer County residents must practice social distancing and wear face coverings if they want to get a handle on a surging pandemic and see some sense of normalcy this fall, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said in an exclusive phone interview with The Daily Standard on Sunday. [More]
Obituaries on August 10th, 2020
Doris M. (Schulze) Rutschilling, age 85, of Reed Road, Yorkshire, Ohio, passed [More]
John Andrew Cowan, 47, of Van Wert passed away at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Mercy Health in Lima. [More]
Lillian Vanover, 77, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020, at her residence in Mendon. [More]
Craig Lamb, 61, of rural St. Marys, OH died Saturday August 8, 2020 at his resi [More]
Linda J. Pleiman, 72, Fort Loramie, died August 8, 2020, at her residence.
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ROCKFORD - A Rockford man riding a recumbent bicycle along State Route 118 was killed on Friday afternoon when a pickup truck reportedly struck him from behind.
First responders were called to the scene on State Route 118, just north of Purdy Road, at about 1:04 p.m. [More]
By Colin Foster
Will pigskin be played during the pandemic?
If there is a season, it will be a condensed version.
Following a recommendation this week from the governor's office to shorten the season due to concerns that COVID-19 may spike in early winter, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced that if high school football games are approved by the Gov. Mike DeWine, all teams will enter the playoffs beginning Oct. 9 and the state championship games will be played no later than Nov. 21. [More]
Obituaries on August 8th, 2020
Jane K. Bertke, 76, Hendersonville, North Carolina, and formerly of Celina, die [More]
On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Diane Louise Denney-Winthrop, beloved wife, mother, [More]
Brian D. Frank, age 36, of Mendon, Ohio, passed away at 5:10 am on August 6, 2020 at his home. [More]
Vernon L. Steele, 86, of Wapakoneta, died 4:08 p.m., Thurs. Aug. 6, 2020, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
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Postal woes have deep roots
18 new COVID cases
Thanks for the memories
Area teams tee off
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to his Twitter page.
The governor's Twitter page said his wife, Fran, and staff members also tested negative. [More]
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Grab a cold one today
Nine levy issues on Auglaize Nov. ballot
County hopes to rehab 'Old Millie'
Naumann medals at Stillwater
Astronaut set records in plane
By Tom Millhouse
NEW KNOXVILLE - Many area residents celebrated what would have been Neil Armstrong's 90th birthday on Wednesday by witnessing the final flight of the plane in which the first man on the moon set world records.
A crowd estimated at 140 people gathered at the Neil Armstrong Airport as the Learjet 28 Longhorn, which earlier had made several passes over the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, landed in New Knoxville. The plane is being added to the museum collection. [More]
Redskins capture Broering Memorial title
By Colin Foster
Compiled by Colin Foster
Tiger Woods wears his Sunday red.
The St. Henry girls golf team has their Wednesday blue.
And both fashion choices are synonymous with winning.
Ellen Naumann repeated as tournament medalist with a 3-under 69 and the Redskins repeated as Gary Broering Memorial champions with a score of 386 on Wednesday at the Mercer County Elks Golf Club. [More]
Obituaries on August 6th, 2020
Henry B. Olberding, age 75, Minster, passed away of natural causes early Tuesda [More]
Davy Lee Winans, age 90, of Celina, passed away of natural causes on April 9, 2 [More]
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Celina Schools hope $4.9M operating levy passes
26 new cases in Mercer County
Celina man banned from city property pleads not guilty
Celina man pleads not guilty to retaliation
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