Saturday, September 18th, 2021
By William Kincaid
COLDWATER - As of Friday morning, Mercer County Community Hospital had exceeded its maximum capacity by 25% due to a surge in significant illnesses that is taking a toll on staff and resources.
Those illnesses are not just COVID-19. They also include respiratory syncytial virus and pneumonia, according to Mindy Kremer, Mercer Health Vice President of Development, Marketing and Communications. [More]
St. Marys upsets Van Wert
By Tom Haines
ST. MARYS - Coming off two straight losses and taking on the defending Division IV state champions, St. Marys faced a tall task on Friday night. But from the first snap, the Roughriders had their eyes on an upset.
St. Marys smacked Van Wert around for a 14-0 halftime lead, answered with a long touchdown drive after the Cougars tied the game, then stopped Van Wert at the Roughrider 15 with 40 seconds left for a 21-14 Western Buckeye League win at Grand Lake Health System Field. [More]
Obituaries on September 18th, 2021
Fredric A. May, age 83 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at The Gardens at Celina. [More]
Marcella Marie Yarian, age 102 of Celina, Ohio passed away at Otterbein of St. Marys Senior Life Community. [More]
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CELINA - The woman arrested in connection with the killing and dismemberment of 21-year-old Ryan Zimmerman, whose remains were found in 2016 near Grand Lake, has pleaded not guilty to additional felony charges which carry a possible death sentence.
CELINA - The more Mercer County residents work to elevate collective COVID-19 immunity, the sooner things will get closer to normal for everyone, said Jason Menchhofer, administrator of Mercer County Health District.
ROCKFORD - When you control both lines of scrimmage, good things will happen.
Owen Lefeld rushed for 200 yards and four touchdowns and the St. Henry defense stymied Parkway as the Redskins snapped back from a tough loss last week to shut out the Panthers 35-0 on Homecoming Night in Rockford.
CELINA - It was seven yards and a cloud of dust for an Elida team which amassed 27 first downs and 362 yards rushing.
Elida averaged over seven yards a carry in outgunning Celina 42-21 in the battle of Bulldogs on Friday night at Celina Stadium.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local's offense has struggled to put points on the board at times this season, but Friday night it broke loose with four scoring plays of 36 yards or longer in a 56-14 victory over Minster at Booster Stadium.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Luke Sudhoff's two-yard run with 8:46 remaining gave Coldwater the lead and the Cavaliers stopped Delphos St. John's