COLUMBUS (AP) - Ohio's mask mandate and most other coronavirus-related state orders will end on June 2, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday, in a declaration allowing three weeks for more people to get vaccinated before then.
CELINA - City officials will press ahead with a proposal to install a series of signs pointing the way to parking lots and businesses as part of an effort to promote interest in a downtown undergoing revitalization.
Warm sunny conditions made for solid showings at the first day of the Western Buckeye League Track and Field Meet at Shawnee High School on Wednesday.
Ottawa-Glandorf jumped out to 26 points to hold the first-day lead in the girls division with Celina second with 16 points. St. Marys ranks seventh in the girls with six points through three events. [More]
ST. MARYS - Superintendent Bill Ruane stated his opposition Wednesday to a bill recently introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives that would provide vouchers for students to attend non-public schools.
CELINA - A Muncie, Indiana, man arrested on Thanksgiving for grand theft and breaking and entering in connection with the theft of a utility vehicle from a local business was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison.
CELINA - Nearly 100 seniors enrolled in Tri Star Career Compact programs on Monday experienced the type of star treatment usually reserved for top athletes who commit to play at universities and colleges.
The students sat down for a ceremonial signing and photo session with the businesses that will employ them once they graduate in the coming days. Representatives from about 60 area businesses showed up to welcome the fresh recruits. [More]
COLDWATER - Reece Dellinger wasn't able to finish off the no-hitter Tuesday afternoon, but he was able to secure Coldwater a share of the Midwest Athletic Conference title.
Ben Blickle beat out an infield single to lead off the seventh for New Bremen's lone hit, but he was the only baserunner of the day for the Cardinals, who weren't able to come back from a deficit incurred back on April 20 as Coldwater won 2-0 in a suspended MAC baseball game at Veterans Field. [More]
WAPAKONETA - More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials are beginning to understand the disease and its effects on the physical and mental health of patients, health care workers and the general population.
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Tuesday awarded PAB Construction of Coldwater a $39,462 contract to extend a sidewalk on the north side of West Market Street over a grassy area to the fairground entrance.
CELINA - A Celina man has been charged with five counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony, after sexually explicit photos of juveniles reportedly were linked to his media accounts.
COLDWATER - Deficit spending is expected to continue for the third straight year in fiscal year 2021, according to the five-year forecast presented by school district treasurer Jenn McCoy during Tuesday's school board meeting.
Fort Recovery put up nine runs in the third inning on Tuesday to build a commanding lead over Ridgemont, and Jackie Homan held the Golden Gophers to two runs in an 11-2 victory in Fort Recovery to open the Division IV softball tournament at Fort Recovery.
City to apply for grant for park for all abilities
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - An emergency ordinance passed under rule suspension Monday will offer city lifeguards reimbursement for receiving their certifications and amend their pay.
In an effort to stay competitive in attracting and retaining seasonal pool employees, the city recently conducted a wage survey and also decided to implement a certification reimbursement program, something that had reportedly been discussed over the years with pool managers. [More]
ST. HENRY - In its three-game winning streak coming into Monday's game, St. Henry had scored 36 runs.
The hit parade didn't cease as the Redskins plated eight runs in the first inning and never looked back in run-ruling Marion Local 18-3 in five innings in the Division IV softball tournament opener at the Wally Post Athletic Complex. [More]
COLDWATER- Village council members on Monday voted down an ordinance 4-1 to rezone several lots in the second addition of East Pointe subdivision that would have allowed the construction of triplex apartments.
Minster got a two-out single from pinch-hitter Zach Fortman in the top of the seventh that drove in two runs and capped off a 4-0 win over Celina in non-conference baseball action at Montgomery Field on Monday.
A longtime eagle monitor said there's a good chance more than 30 eaglets were introduced to the world in mid-March in Mercer County.
Jill Bowers, a local eagle watcher who has monitored the local bald eagle population since 1996, including a lenghty volunteer stint with Ohio Division of Wildlife, said she knows Mercer County is home to 16 to 17 nests. She actively watches seven nests located around the lake. [More]
Shawnee captured titles in three of the five divisions to win an outright Western Buckeye League boys tennis championship after the conclusion of the league tournament on Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima.