Saturday, March 21st, 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - When people hear, read or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease such as COVID-19, they may feel anxious and show signs of stress.
However, local and national experts say people have several ways to calm themselves in times of crisis. [More]
From staff reports
  ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Ohio small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced on Friday. [More]
Obituaries on March 21st, 2020
Thomas E. Archer November 2, 1955-March 8, 2020. It is with profound sadness an [More]
Tré Aric Billger, age 26, of Celina, Ohio, was recovered from Grand Lake St. Marys, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. [More]
Wilma (Hoyng) Buschar, age 95, of Coldwater, Ohio, died on March 19, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Audrey M. Borden, 89, Celina, died at 9:55 p.m. March 18, 2020, at Grande Lake Healthcare Center, St. Marys. [More]
Brother Joseph Mary Hrezo, C.PP.S., died at 12:10 p.m. on his 91st birthday, Mo [More]
Donald L. "Donnie" Jones, 81, went to be with Jesus Sunday morning, March 15, 2020, at his home near Convoy. [More]
Dorothy M. Quinter age 85 of Fort Loramie, Ohio passed away at 3:12 AM on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Heritage Center, Minster. [More]
Local pictures on March 21st, 2020
Subscriber and paid stories on March 21st, 2020
Joblessness soars due to virus
CELINA - New unemployment claims submitted to the state have increased an average of 2,736% when compared with numbers submitted on the same days only a week before.
Celina man indicted on new charges
CELINA - A Celina man facing 46 felony charges, including rape, sexual battery and pandering obscenity with a minor, is expected to enter a plea on Wednesday in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
Resident wants county to take over private sanitation plant
DUBLIN TOWNSHIP - Mercer County government officials are at odds with a woman who wants to turn control of a privately owned sanitation plant over to the county.
Community cancellations
• The Fort Recovery Preschool registration meeting originally set for Tuesday is canceled.
All registrations will take place through an online Go
Dream Team
MARIA STEIN - The play of Heidi Rethman was a key to Marion Local winning a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference, the first conference title for the Flyers since 2015.
Dream Team
COLDWATER - Although she'll play volleyball at the college level, the contributions Lauren Gilliland made for the Coldwater basketball team will be remembered.