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]
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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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Mercer County man was 71
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 71-year-old Mercer County man became the first local person to die from the coronavirus, health officials reported.
Mercer County Health District officials announced the death in a news release on Friday evening. The man had been hospitalized and was the first person in the county to test positive for the virus. No further information about the man will be released to respect his family's privacy, according to the release. [More]
Opening Day a longtime tradition for area group
By Colin Foster
A group of buddies from Mercer County bonded by baseball head to Cincinnati annually for Major League Baseball Opening Day.
The group has grown old, but the tradition has not.
"We still act like little boys at their first Reds game every year, e [More]
Obituaries on April 4th, 2020
Ruthilene Leighner-Wilson, age 96, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Miller Place in Celina. [More]
Billy J. Mullins, 77 of Saint Marys, died 8:55 P.M. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at his residence. [More]
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By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A sixth person in Mercer County has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The woman, between 20-30 years old, is in self-isolation at home, according to a news release Thursday from the Mercer County Health District.
Also on Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine extended the stay-at-home order until 11:59 p.m. May 1. The order goes into effect at midnight on Monday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. [More]
Obituaries on April 3rd, 2020
Fr. James Miller, C.PP.S., 94, died in his sleep at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, April [More]
Ann B. Heisser, age 90, of Celina, Ohio and formerly of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the Miller Place in Celina. [More]
Betty Lee (Kelley) Conn, age 83 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Marie M. Kitzmiller age 94, of Celina, formerly of New Bremen, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:45 P.M. at the Grande Lake Healthcare Center in St. Marys. [More]
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Local company making plastic protective shields
By William Kincaid
CELINA - A hometown company is harnessing its wellspring of ingenuity to churn out new products to protect retail workers, health care professionals and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
Visions/AwardCraft, a leading global manu [More]
By Colin Foster
Ohio State pitcher Seth Lonsway has declared for the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft, the left-hander from Celina confirmed with the newspaper on Wednesday.
Prior to this season being canceled, Lonsway had made four starts and posted a 1-2 record with a 3.00 earned run average, 42 strikeouts and 18 walks in 18 innings. His strikeout total was tied for 10th in the NCAA, and he had significantly less innings pitched than those in front of him. [More]
Obituaries on April 2nd, 2020
Kristine L. Ranly, 64, of New Bremen, OH died at 9:43 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at her residence, while surrounded by her loving family. [More]
Ernest H. Hartings, age 93, of Coldwater, Ohio, died Wednesday morning, April 1, 2020, at Versailles Health Care. [More]
Mindy Renae Adam, aged 40, of Hilliard, Ohio, passed away on Monday, March 30, [More]
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