By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Despite COVID-19 complications, Tri Star Career Compact officials are looking forward to an exciting second year at their new location with the addition of a new program and four new teachers.
Director Tim Buschur said the hiring of the new teachers is one of the biggest changes Tri Star has seen since it started. [More]
Obituaries on August 1st, 2020
Shirley Ann Haines, age 83, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on July 31, 2020 at 1:45 am at Mercer Health Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
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Mercer COVID-19 cases approach 500
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Fair officials have been forced to drop the country and Christian concerts from this year's fair schedule due to Gov. Mike DeWine's recent order prohibiting rides, games and grandstand events.
Fair officials had secured marquee acts Sawyer Brown and BlackHawk for the Aug. 14 country concert and Grammy Award-winning For King and Country for the Aug. 15 Christian concert. [More]
Obituaries on July 31st, 2020
Ruth P. Mueller, age 99, of Maria Stein, passed away on July 30, 2020 at The Gardens at St. Henry, St. Henry, Ohio. [More]
Beverly A. Bibler (Schaller) Farrenkopf, age 84 of Coldwater, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Walter David Colvin, 73, of St. Marys, OH died Friday July 24, 2020 at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Paul C. Millisor, 86, of Wapakoneta, died 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Gardens at Wapakoneta. [More]
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12th COVID-related death in Mercer
Economy tanks but area fares better
Downtown makeover gains steam
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Village currently locked in Battle of Coronavirus
By Leslie Gartrell
ROCKFORD - Although COVID-19 has put some of Rockford's bicentennial celebration on the back burner, residents can still look back in time to learn about the man who founded Mercer County's oldest village 200 years ago.
Rockford founder Anthony Shane was a scout, messenger, interpreter and entrepreneur who served in multiple battles throughout his life and in the War of 1812, according to local historian and author Harrison Frech. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
WAPAKONETA - Plans for the 168th Auglaize County Fair, set for Sunday-Aug. 8, had to be scrapped at the last minute after Gov. Mike DeWine's Tuesday announcement that fairs are limited to junior fair events only.
DeWine's order limits fairs to livestock competitions, 4-H and other events for children and teens. It also allows harness racing without spectators and food vendors. [More]
Obituaries on July 30th, 2020
Fr. Alphonse Spilly, C.PP.S., died at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Briar [More]
Lori Storer, 61, St. Marys, died at 11:10 p.m. July 23, 2020, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
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Mercer County virus cases reach 470
Board, workers agree to pay deal
No. 1 abused drugs come with Rx
Wanted: Supplies
OHSAA suspends football scrimmages
Officials hope wetlands stanch blue-green algae
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - A group of scientists has begun testing another technique to clean up the water in the experimental Grand Lake St. Marys State Park West Beach area.
Officials from the Wright State University-Lake Campus, the Lake Restoration Commission and Ohio State University placed four floating wetlands in the water to see if they can remove the nutrients that feed the harmful algae. Professor Stephen Jacquemin and a graduate student placed the floating wetlands in the beach area on Tuesday. [More]
Obituaries on July 29th, 2020
Lucy Victoria Beckstedt, age 84, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at the Briarwood Village Nursing Home, in Coldwater. [More]
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No new cases in Mercer County; Auglaize 7
DeWine orders all fairs reduced
County awards contracts for projects
Village seeks bids for truck
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