Saturday, March 14th, 2020
From staff reports
From staff reports
CELINA - The coronavirus test on a local resident has come back negative, according to a Mercer County Health District news release.
On Wednesday, the district reported that a resident was being tested for novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. On Friday, district officials were notified that the test did not detect the virus. [More]
From staff reports
  Friendly Market owner Dave Giesige had to think back to the Blizzard of 1978 to recall such a surge of customers dead set on stockpiling supplies during a crisis.
"It does compare to the blizzard," Giesige said. The difference is back in 1978, people were hoarding bread, milk and cigarettes. [More]
From staff reports
The following local events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
n The Auglaize PERI Chapter No. 9 luncheon meeting scheduled for April 7 at St. Marys is canceled. The next meeting is set for June 2 at the Wapakoneta Eagles Aerie. [More]
Obituaries on March 14th, 2020
Danny Mason Griffith, age 47, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 2:50 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Robert A. "Bob" Francis of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Rita A. Ripploh, age 88 of Minster, Ohio passed away at 8:20 PM on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Heritage Center, Minster. [More]
Local pictures on March 14th, 2020
Subscriber stories on March 14th, 2020
CELINA - The regular gang showed up at the Mercer County Council of Aging Senior Center on Friday for the typical afternoon round of cards, but it was much smaller than usual, likely out of concern over the coronavirus.
Celina Tent is helping agencies and governments, nationally and abroad, try to get a handle on the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Owner Janice Gr
FORT RECOVERY - A Fort Recovery man was cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated after the vehicle he was driving reportedly traveled left of center and struck a semitrailer, resulting in the death of about 25 hogs.
Coronavirus pushes spring sports start to April 6
A day after it was announced that Ohio schools would be closed for three weeks starting after classes on Monday, spring sports were put on the same holding pattern.