Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
By Georgia Rindler
COLDWATER - The long-awaited first phase of a park area that lets virtually all people play was officially opened under threatening skies Monday evening.
Phase 1 of A Park 4 All Abilities in Coldwater Memorial Park was dedicated on Monday evening.
Tyler and Sheila Goins and Jenny Brandon performed the ribbon-cutting to open the park. [More]
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - About 30 members of the St. Marys community filled city council chambers on Monday to denounce or support legislation banning racetracks within city limits.
The debate over a controversial private go-kart track at 1770 Celina Road played out in the chambers as neighbors of the track's owner and their families voiced concerns, and the owner and supporters defended it. [More]
Obituaries on July 28th, 2020
Richard Allan "Dick" Oman, age 84, of St. Marys, Ohio and formerly of Celina, [More]
Dennis Dailey, 63, of Van Wert passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2020.
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Lucille C. Smith, age 92, of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away at 9:00 P.M. July 25, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Paul E. Clouser, 77, of Saint Marys, Ohio, died 11:45 P.M. Saturday, July 25, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Nand Lal Girotra, 80, passed away July 26, 2020 at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
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Subscriber and paid stories on July 28th, 2020
Celina finds enough funds
CELINA - Council members on Monday night learned the city has enough money to cover the cost of an upcoming major overhaul of the city's water treatment plant and will not need to borrow additional funds.
CELINA - An 84-year-old man is the most recent Mercer County resident to die from COVID-19, according to a news release on Monday.
Mercer County Health District officials also reported 13 new cases, bringing the county's total to 452.
COLDWATER - Village council members on Monday heard from citizens questioning parts of a proposed ordinance authorizing the use of underspeed vehicles on village streets.
ST. HENRY - Village council members on Monday approved a resolution to create and participate in a proposed emergency medical services district to serve southern Mercer County.
NEW BREMEN - The annual Pumpkinfest has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Village council members learned of the cancellation during Monday's meeting. The popular festival had been scheduled for Sept. 25-26.
MARION TOWNSHIP - Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart plans to close Cassella-Montezuma Road between Huwer Road and Fort Recovery-Minster Road for a culvert replacement.
Festival set for two nights in Coldwater
COLDWATER - A scaled-back, Coldwater Community Picnic will be held Saturday with a preview night on Thursday.
Chicken dinner and waffle sales will take place on Sunday only.
Naumann repeats as LJGA tour winner
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry and Colin Foster
Ellen Naumann wrapped up her summer golf season by doing what she has done since June - win.