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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
One new local death reported
By Leslie Gartrell
  CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials on Tuesday were notified the district would receive an additional 500 COVID-19 vaccine doses from the state for its first drive-thru vaccine clinic planned for today.
Mercer County's drive-thru clinic, scheduled for people age 80 and older, is set to run 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today at the Mercer County Fairgrounds. Clients will receive the Moderna vaccine. [More]
Roughriders put an end to Marion's win streak
By Tom Haines
MARIA STEIN - For the first time since Dec. 3, the Marion Local girls basketball team walked away with a loss.
After 11 straight games of suffocating opponents with top-tier defensive pressure, the Flyers were discombobulated by the St. Marys press and unable to contain the Roughriders' top scorers, as St. Marys toughed out a 49-40 win at the Hangar on Tuesday night. [More]
Obituaries on January 20th, 2021
Rita E. Eyink, age 88, of Coldwater, died Monday, January 18, 2021 at Briarwood [More]
Thomas M. Goettemoeller age 82, of St. Rose, Ohio died on Sunday January 17, 20 [More]
Local pictures on January 20th, 2021
Subscriber and paid stories on January 20th, 2021
Gilmore sworn in as Mercer County probate judge
CELINA - A local attorney will soon be working on the other side of the court bench after donning a black judicial robe for the first time on Tuesday afternoon.
MINSTER - Nearly a year after two local mothers first floated the idea of giving the Paris Street Park a complete makeover, village councilors have given their blessing to a fundraising effort to generate half of the estimated $600,000 needed to complete the project.
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections members approved 2.5% raises for the department's staff Tuesday, an increase that had been approved earlier by the county commissioners.
ROCKFORD - The village radio station will reportedly launch new programs, including an on-air show, and a yearly scholarship open to any Parkway Local Schools student.
Area Roundup
Compiled By Tom Haines
The Bulldogs got off to a fast start, but couldn't keep the momentum going in the final three quarters as they took a 48-32 loss to Shawnee at the Fieldhouse on Tuesday night.