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By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials over the weekend gave additional information on how people will receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Health district administrator Jason Menchhofer on Sunday said when a person receives their first dose, they are automatically reserved a spot at the corresponding second dose clinic. [More]
Obituaries on January 25th, 2021
Jeanne Ann Prueter, age 79, formerly of Fort Loramie, passed away of natural ca [More]
Jerome Bollenbacher, age 95, of Rockford, Ohio, was born to Victor and Martha (Fahncke) Bollenbacher on May 5, 1925 in Rockford, Ohio. [More]
David H. Stammen, 72, of Rossburg, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at his home. [More]
Shirley E. Bergman, age 61, of Cassella, died Friday, January 22, 2021 at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. [More]
John Stelzer, age 88 of St. Henry, died Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
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CELINA - The Mercer County Health District will hold two COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinics this week for people age 75 and older and people with developmental or intellectual disabilities who also have qualifying conditions.
Three women gardeners have roots in Celina
CELINA - As spring and gardening season approaches, three local women hope to offer a variety of plants people might not find elsewhere, along with their expertise, at their new garden center.
Coldwater boys, girls clinch regular-season titles
Coldwater captured the regular season titles for Midwest Athletic Conference bowling for boys and girls after picking up wins in the final week of conference action held at New Bremen's Speedway Lanes.
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  Eligibility for vaccines starting Jan. 25: Adults 75 and older and people with a developmental or intellectual disability and have a severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorder. See story for details.
Mercer County
The Mercer County Health District and Mercer Health are the only vaccine providers in the county. Only register at one location. All clinic dates and times are subject to change depending on weather and vaccine availability. [More]
St. Henry holds off Indians in final minutes
By Dave Stilwell
ST. HENRY - The shots weren't falling, so St. Henry dug in on the defensive end and came up with some crucial stops.
Despite shooting 1-of-9 on free throws in the fourth quarter, the Redskins were able to hang on down the stretch for a 43-42 victory over Fort Recovery Friday night at the St. Henry Gymnasium. [More]
Obituaries on January 23rd, 2021
Geraldine K Lewis "Geri", 76, of Rockford, passed away at 12:05 AM on January 21, 2021 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Elizabeth (Betty) Dorothy Zoll, 94, of Kalkaska, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021. [More]
Shirley E. Bergman, 61, Cassella, died Jan. 22, 2021, at The Ohio State Univers [More]
Joseph Nicholas Goubeaux, 85, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in Dayton, Ohio. [More]
Donald "Don" A. Regedanz of Celina passed away at the age of 65 on January 21, 2021 at 7:55 in the morning at the Colonial Nursing Home in Rockford. [More]
Marguerite "Margie" Joann (Grieshop) Wenning, age 85, of Yorkshire, Ohio, passe [More]
Joseph J. Hartings, age 65, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, January 2 [More]
Mathilda H. "Tillie" Stammen, age 91, of St. Henry, died Thursday January 21, 2021, at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Ruth L. Moeller, age 100 of New Bremen, died on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 8: [More]
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Mercer, Auglaize county clinics are planned
CELINA - The Mercer County Health District and Mercer Health released a joint news release on Friday detailing their COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans.
ST. ANTHONY - Since debuting its first performance to the public in 1999, the St. Anthony Dinner Theater has donated a staggering $1 million to roughly 250 families struggling to cope with medical bills and other expenses, founders Jim and Janie Timmerman.
MARIA STEIN - For 28 minutes, Marion Local held its own against one of the two unbeaten teams left in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
The Flyers l
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Ottawa-Glandorf made 15 3-pointers as the fourth-ranked team in Division III remained perfect in Western Buckeye League boys basketball action with an 80-43 win over Celina on Friday night at the Fieldhouse.
Celina school board OKs tax, bond issues
By William Kincaid
CELINA - School board members are now one step away from placing a building project issue on the May 4 primary election ballot after taking action at Thursday afternoon's special meeting.
Board members unanimously approved two resolutions - one ce [More]
Obituaries on January 22nd, 2021
Joseph J. Hartings, age 65, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Joint Township Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Mary H. Rose, age 91, of New Bremen, died on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 6:51 A.M. at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Margaret Louise Strawn-Agler, age 81, formerly of Mendon, passed away Tuesday [More]
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Versa Pak secures $125,000 infrastructure grant
CELINA - Local manufacturer Versa Pak has been awarded a $125,000 state grant to aid its ambitious $15 million expansion.
Ohio Rail Development Com
CELINA - One new death and 19 new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday were reported in Mercer County on Thursday, raising the county's cumulative death toll to 72 and total cases to 3,684.
Minster girls widen their lead atop MAC
MINSTER - Three minutes and 35 seconds. That's all it took.
What started out looking like a typical Minster-Marion Local battle turned south for the Flyers in the blink of an eye.
ROCKFORD - With 3:37 left in the game, New Bremen girls basketball coach Chris Burden had to call timeout.
The Cardinals had led since the first bu
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State-ranked Ottawa-Glandorf jumped out early and never looked back in defeating Celina 56-17 in Western Buckeye League girls basketball play at Hermiller Gymnasium in Ottawa.
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Mercer County's first COVID-19 drive-thru vaccine clinic doled out nearly 800 vaccines to people age 80 and older on Wednesday.
Mercer County Health District officials had planned to administer about 300 vaccines until Tuesday evening, when officials received an additional 500 doses of the vaccine. [More]
Obituaries on January 21st, 2021
Margaret Strawn Agler, 81, died Jan. 19, 2021, at Halifax Health-Hospice Care C [More]
Makayla Helmstetter, 26, of Wapakoneta, died Saturday, January 16, 2021, at St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Alice H. Weitzel, age 89, formerly of Osgood, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at The Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
Linus C. Jutte, age 83, of Celina, passed away January 15, 2021, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus. [More]
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Firm's official to speak at Zuma meeting
MONTEZUMA - Mayor Steve Fortman said he will ask an engineering firm to provide an update on a town drainage project at next month's village council meeting.
CELINA - Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart announced construction is expected to begin this week on a 3-mile section of St. Anthony Road from Burkettsville St. Henry Road to Erastus Durbin Road in Washington and Butler townships.
Two and a half months after his high school career ended in the district semifinals at Elida, Correy Nelson has his new team.
Nelson signed a national letter of intent to play for Findlay on Wednesday after a distinguished career as the keeper at St. Marys.
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Two battles between Marion Local and Minster highlight the weekend basketball slate.
For the second straight week, the Wildcats will try to fend of
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