Governor makes masks mandatory for K-12 students
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday singled out Mercer County as having the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks.
"At least for the last two weeks, the county that has the highest number per 100,000 that I think would be a shock to most people would be Mercer County," DeWine said in a news briefing. [More]
Obituaries on August 5th, 2020
Mary Katherine Bergman, age 63, died in her home in the morning of Monday August 3rd. [More]
Rita M. Hoying, age 93, of Celina, Ohio, died Monday, August 3, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Thomas G. Siefring, age 59, of Osgood, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
Henry B. Olberding, 75, Minster, died on Aug. 4, 2020, at Joint Township Distri [More]
David D. Moorman age 85 of Minster, Ohio passed away at 10:45 PM on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
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By Sydney Albert
CELINA - A revised junior fair- only schedule was approved on Monday after officials were forced to adapt to Gov. Mike DeWine's mandate that limited fair activity.
DeWine on July 28 announced county fairs will be reduced to junior fairs featuring livestock competitions for children and teens, without the usual rides, games and grandstand events, according to The Associated Press. It also allows harness racing without spectators. [More]
Obituaries on August 4th, 2020
Julius R. Bader, age 87 of Celina, passed away with his family at his side on Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, OH. [More]
Carroll D. Abels, age 82, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, died August 1, 2020 at Kobacker House, Columbus, OH. [More]
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Only 3 new COVID-19 cases reported
Village roadwork contract awarded
Rockford man with a gun is arrested
Walking path in manmade area
By Sydney Albert
MONTEZUMA - The recently completed Windy Point wetlands area is open to the public, with officials hosting tours of the area over the weekend, despite the rainy forecast.
Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Wildlife and the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District gave out information on the artificially created wetlands, which include a 0.35-mile walking path, Saturday morning. [More]
Obituaries on August 3rd, 2020
Mary Alice Ahrns, age 89 of Cassella, died on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at her residence in Cassella. [More]
Donald Eugene Schleucher, 86, passed away at 8:06 am on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Blanchard Valley Hospital with family by his side. [More]
Rita M. Tebbe, 91, of Wapakoneta, died 8:04 a.m., Sat. Aug. 1, 2020, at the Acr [More]
Julius R. Bader, age 87 of Celina, passed away with his family at his side on F [More]
Mary Lou Davis Dingledine, 86, of Saint Marys, died 9:40 P.M. Friday, July 31, [More]
Kenneth E. Gayer, age 87, of St. Marys, Ohio, passed away on July 31, 2020 at M [More]
Carroll D. Abels, age 82, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, died August 1, 2020 at the Ko [More]
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Mercer County virus cases top 500
Coldwater Picnic had share of obstacles
St. Marys to close building due to virus
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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