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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Trial dates set for women charged with murder
Another man tests positive for virus
Changes due to virus spread
Training Delay
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Nurse on the front lines of virus fight in New Orleans
By William Kincaid
YORKSHIRE - Seeking out a new medical experience, Premier Health X-ray technician Lauren Bohman landed her first travel assignment in New Orleans.
Little did the 24-year-old Versailles High School graduate know her eight-week placement in The Big Easy's second-largest hospital would put her on the front line of a hellish, unfathomable pandemic with sickened patients descending upon the emergency room in droves. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials have reported two new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing Mercer County's total number of positive cases to four.
Auglaize County officials also reported a new case, bringing its total to three.
The Mercer County district reported the third positive patient is a woman between 30 and 40 and the fourth is a woman between the ages of 20 and 30. Both are in self-isolation at home, according to Kristy Fryman, district public information officer. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass has been the public face at state tournaments in presenting trophies and honoring teams.
Of late, it has also meant making announcements and answering questions about the status of high school sports in the state due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has shuttered all of the state's schools until at least May 1. [More]
Obituaries on April 1st, 2020
John T. Roth, age 78, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Beverly Elaine (Kooken) Petrie, age 76, originally from Dayton, Ohio, passed aw [More]
Betty P. Crouch, age 85, a resident of the Celina Manor, was welcomed home by God and her heavenly family on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4:47 pm. [More]
Linda Louise Dues, age 75, of Celina, Ohio, died Tuesday morning March 31, 2020 at The James Medical Center in Columbus. [More]
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Students, teachers prep for more distance learning
Businesses, people help during pandemic
Jobless numbers lowest in state
COVID-19 information
Waiting for a 'Break'
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The first wave of absentee ballots left the Mercer County Board of Elections office on Monday in accordance with recently enacted state legislation that, among other provisions, extends absentee voting-by-mail for the primary election due to the coronavirus pandemic. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Ohioans who didn't get to cast a ballot in the presidential primary election on March 17 because the polls were ordered closed can do so via an absentee ballot that can be delivered or mailed to the board of elections.
In light of extended voting opportunities, Mercer County elections officials gave a rundown of how to request and fill out an absentee ballot, particularly for people accustomed to voting in-person at their polling location on Election Day. [More]
By Colin Foster
Parkway senior forward Caleb Kinney has piqued the interest of college basketball programs, but he has yet to commit. 
His final high school season was more important.
"He was really trying to focus on making his senior year a memorable one and winning as many games as he could," explained Parkway coach Doug Hughes last week. [More]
Obituaries on March 31st, 2020
Matthew James Behr, age 29, of Maria Stein, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Mercer Health Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Betty M. (Hathaway) Boroff, age 97, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 9:28 am on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at The Gardens of Celina. [More]
Rita Micheal, 89, of Saint Marys, died 7:50 A.M. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Virginia L. Moorman age 81 of Minster, Ohio passed away at 7:00 AM on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
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The good news: No new COVID-19 cases here
Historic organ gets refurbished
Changes due to virus spread
Keep your old vehicle on the road
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