Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Woman reportedly tried to vote twice
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections members on Tuesday moved to launch a criminal investigation into the matter of a woman who allegedly attempted to vote twice during the 2020 presidential election cycle.
State law prohibits any person from voting or attempting to vote more than once at the same election. Such a violation would be a fourth-degree felony. [More]
By Sydney Albert
ROCKFORD - Village council members on Tuesday opposed a proposed repeal of state income tax withholding rules pertaining to COVID-19-related remote workers.
A resolution stating strong opposition to Ohio Senate Bill 352 and Ohio House Bill 754 was [More]
Obituaries on November 18th, 2020
Scott D. Botkin, age 61 of Coldwater, died Monday, November 16, 2020 at his home. [More]
Carla Gregg, 61, of Stuart, Florida (formerly of Coldwater, Ohio) passed away on November 15, 2020. [More]
Ivan Anthony Gehret, age 52, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his residence late Sunday afternoon, November 15, 2020. [More]
Brother Daniel Eisenman, C.PP.S., died at 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2020, in Mercer Community Hospital, Coldwater, Ohio, of complications from COVID-19. [More]
Betty J. Byerly, 89, of St. Marys Twp., died 10:15 a.m. Sunday November 15, 2020 at Vancrest of St. Marys. [More]
Scott Revolt, 57, Celina and formerly of St. Marys, died at 8:59 p.m. Nov. 16, [More]
Jackie S. White, age 74, of Celina, died on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
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Crash involved patrol cruiser
A Celina man reportedly has died from injuries he suffered in a late-October collision involving his vehicle and an Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser in Mercer County.
CELINA - School board members this week approved a 12-year, 100% tax abatement for the next phase of The Meadows at Grand Lake, an apartment complex in northeast Celina.
CELINA - Three new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in the area on Tuesday.
Local health officials confirmed two deaths in Mercer County, increasing the total to 37, and one in Auglaize County, raising the toll there to 20.
MINSTER - Council members wrapped up the allocation of federal COVID-19 relief funds received by setting aside $56,208 for possible personnel expenses incurred if any employees contract the virus or are quarantined.
FORT RECOVERY - School board members on Monday learned the district's five-year financial forecast looks good for the first few years, but long-range forecasting is difficult due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hard work pays off for Blasingame as Cavaliers reach state finals
Myles Blasingame calmly waited his turn to become the quarterback at Coldwater.
The wait was well worth it as the Cavaliers will play for a Division VI state title on Sunday at Fortress Obetz against New Middletown Springfield.