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Saturday, October 24th, 2020
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Four Celina Primary School staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 and 25 to 30 students who had direct contact with them are in quarantine.
Also, Mercer County Health District officials reported 20 new cases on Friday, raising the county's total to 1,432. Auglaize County reported a total of 70 new cases between Wednesday and Friday for a total of 934 confirmed cases. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
Democrat Shannon Freshour and Libertarian Steve Perkins are challenging incumbent 4th District U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, in the Nov. 3 general election.

Shannon Freshour
Freshour is a native of the 4th District and knows the difficulties local families face. [More]
Obituaries on October 24th, 2020
Alberta M. (Osterloh) Rethman, age 82, Versailles, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at her residence Wednesday evening, October 21, 2020. [More]
Local pictures on October 24th, 2020
Subscriber and paid stories on October 24th, 2020
CELINA - Looking to avert a double-digit increase in insurance costs in 2021, Mercer County commissioners this week chose to increase county employees' deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums next year.
Group wants to restore 19th-century opera house
FORT RECOVERY - A hidden historical gem is headed toward revitalization thanks to a group of passionate art-history fans.
The Fort Recovery Opera H
Second half lifts Cardinals past Redskins
NEW BREMEN - Going into halftime, St Henry had all the luck, but New Bremen found a way to flip the script.
The Redskins got several lucky bounces
MARIA STEIN - Friday night's weather at Booster Stadium pretty well mirrored the matchup on the field.
Neither one was very pretty.
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