Friday, October 16th, 2020
Local child has rare syndrome
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A boy under 6 years old has Mercer County's first reported hospitalized case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome, a rare but serious condition associated with the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a county health district news release on Thursday. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA -Long-serving Mercer County commissioner Jerry Laffin, Coldwater, will face off against Don Holtvoigt, Celina, in the Nov. 3 general election.
The board of county commissioners is made up of three seats. Holtvoigt is challenging Laffin for the seat with a term beginning Jan. 2. Commissioners are the county's primary taxing, appropriating and contracting authority. [More]
Rangers capture first outright MAC title
By Colin Foster
  MARIA STEIN - New Knoxville has bested every team on its schedule this season.
On Thursday, the Rangers were officially crowned best in the Midwest Athletic Conference.

The third set slipped away from New Knoxville against Marion Local, but an outright MAC title did not. The beat rolled on for Division IV's second-ranked team as it defeated the No. 5 Flyers 25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20 at the Hangar to cap a 9-0 run through MAC play and improve to 19-0. [More]
Obituaries on October 16th, 2020
Jordan M. Bricker, 34, of Wapakoneta, died Sunday morning, Oct. 11, 2020, in Wapakoneta. [More]
Mary Jane Fair, 86, of Findlay, formerly of Celina, Ohio passed onto glory on Monday October 12, 2020 at Bridge Hospice Center, Findlay. [More]
Adam J. Hemmelgarn, 44, Lakewood, died on Oct. 13, 2020, at the Cleveland Clini [More]
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Spokesman: $2B fraud charge not tied to company
From staff and wire reports
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal prosecutors charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman on Thursday with a $2 billion tax fraud scheme in what they say is the largest such case against an American.
ST. MARYS - Criminal charges are pending after a St. Marys man reportedly threatened his family with a firearm and initiated a six-hour standoff with law enforcement.
CHICKASAW - Village council members on Wednesday night moved to establish a grant program to aid local businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
FORT RECOVERY - For a final week of the regular season, New Bremen was given a challenging gauntlet.
After suffering their first Midwest Athletic C
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Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina finished the regular season with a five-set victory over Shawnee in Western Buckeye League volleyball action at Lappin Gymnasium in Shawnee Township.