Special Weather Statement issued April 09 at 4:47PM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON... Windy conditions will persist through late afternoon before beginning to decrease after sunset. Sustained west to northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph can be expected with gusts as high as 45 mph. The windy conditions may make travel difficult for high profile vehicles. Also, unsecured or light weight objects may be blown around.
Freeze Watch issued April 09 at 3:49PM EDT until April 11 at 9:00AM EDT by NWS Wilmington (details ...)
...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 possible. * WHERE...Portions of Southeast Indiana, Northeast and Northern Kentucky and Central, South Central, Southwest and West Central Ohio. * WHEN...From late Friday night through Saturday morning. * IMPACTS...Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Today 50° Today 50° slight chance 33° 33° slight chance Tomorrow 43° Tomorrow 43° 31° 31° frost
Isolation tough on people struggling with mental issues
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Social distancing is expected to slow the spread of the coronavirus and in turn save countless lives.
Yet for those battling mental illness and substance abuse, that isolation is a bitter pill to swallow as it runs counter to their efforts to build and tap into a support network in times of weakness, self-doubt and temptation. [More]
By Colin Foster
The Jamba Hoops 3-on-3 Easter Classic was supposed to be held this weekend in Minster.
And the event was going to see a record turnout in its 14-year history.
"Our previous high (for teams) was 32, and we were already at 37 this year," explain [More]
Obituaries on April 9th, 2020
Jerome Forrest "Jerry," (Coach) DeLong, 80, of Sidney, was welcomed into Heaven on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 8:20 am. [More]
John Lewis Mihm, 74, of St. Marys, OH died at 9:10 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital, due to an ongoing illness. [More]
Carolyn M. Warren 83, of Union City, Ohio passed away Monday April 6, 2020 at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. [More]
Angela Wynk age 48 of Maria Stein, Ohio passed away at 5:26 PM on Monday, April 6, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. [More]
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Mercer County has 11 coronavirus cases
Man pleads not guilty in horse theft
Man pleads guilty; three other charges dismissed
Maria Stein man pleads not guilty to assault charge
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Lennartz wraps up All-American career
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By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Lake Facilities Authority officials approved spending $13,500 to treat the roughly 8-acre area of lake at the West Beach with alum in an effort to make it safe for swimming.
Alum neutralizes phosphorus, the favorite food of the toxin-producing blue-green algae in the lake. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - The Mercer County Health District is coordinating planning and communication among local and regional partners to prepare for a potential peak in coronavirus cases.
Plans are in place to keep Mercer County residents safe and prepared during the pandemic, said Deb Scheer, district epidemiologist and director of emergency preparedness. [More]
Obituaries on April 8th, 2020
Carrie K. "Kitty" Pierstorff, age 93, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 8:40 am on April 5, 2020 at her residence. [More]
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Input sought on outdoor refreshment area
No new virus cases or deaths reported
This year, celebrate Easter in your car
For Minster council, virus was hot topic
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Hope for the spring, plan for fall
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Many people are feeling the blues after being cut off from friends and family members under Ohio's stay-at-home order.
Grady Jackson of Celina was one of them as his birthday inched closer and closer, knowing this year he wouldn't be able to celebrate the special day with his pals due to social distancing guidelines. [More]
Obituaries on April 7th, 2020
Eric A. Kuenning, 62, Westerville and formerly of New Bremen, died at 5:30 a.m. April 5, 2020, at Buckeye Trace Nursing Center, Westerville. [More]
Virg Muhlenkamp, age 80, of Coldwater, Ohio, died Monday, April 6, 2020 at his home. [More]
Carrie K. "Kitty" Pierstorff, age 93, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 8:40 am on April 5, 2020 at her residence. [More]
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In Auglaize County, an 8th person tests positive
Milestones on hold?
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8 Mercer County cases, 1 death
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Two more Mercer County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to eight.
The new case is a woman from 30 to 40 years old who is self-isolating at home, according to the Mercer County Health District reports. [More]
Obituaries on April 6th, 2020
Robert J. "Weaser" Klenke, 71, of Coldwater, Ohio, died Friday, April 3, 2020 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
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Sheriff: Office is ready to assist health department
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