Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
Nurse on the front lines of virus fight in New Orleans
By William Kincaid
YORKSHIRE - Seeking out a new medical experience, Premier Health X-ray technician Lauren Bohman landed her first travel assignment in New Orleans.
Little did the 24-year-old Versailles High School graduate know her eight-week placement in The Big Easy's second-largest hospital would put her on the front line of a hellish, unfathomable pandemic with sickened patients descending upon the emergency room in droves. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials have reported two new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing Mercer County's total number of positive cases to four.
Auglaize County officials also reported a new case, bringing its total to three.
The Mercer County district reported the third positive patient is a woman between 30 and 40 and the fourth is a woman between the ages of 20 and 30. Both are in self-isolation at home, according to Kristy Fryman, district public information officer. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass has been the public face at state tournaments in presenting trophies and honoring teams.
Of late, it has also meant making announcements and answering questions about the status of high school sports in the state due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has shuttered all of the state's schools until at least May 1. [More]
Obituaries on April 1st, 2020
John T. Roth, age 78, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Beverly Elaine (Kooken) Petrie, age 76, originally from Dayton, Ohio, passed aw [More]
Betty P. Crouch, age 85, a resident of the Celina Manor, was welcomed home by God and her heavenly family on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 4:47 pm. [More]
Linda Louise Dues, age 75, of Celina, Ohio, died Tuesday morning March 31, 2020 at The James Medical Center in Columbus. [More]
Local pictures on April 1st, 2020
Subscriber stories on April 1st, 2020
Governor extends statewide schools closure through May 1
Local educators and students are preparing for another month of remote learning after Gov. Mike DeWine and Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton on Monday ordered schools to remain closed through May 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social distancing doesn't mean you have to stop caring for your community, as several local individuals and business owners have shown by helping those in need.
Mercer County's unemployment rate dropped from 3.3% in January to 3.1% in February, maintaining the lowest unemployment rate in the state, a status it has maintained since March 2016.
Attorney General Dave Yost urges Ohioans to watch out for thieves as stimulus payments arrive from the federal government.
"Thieves are drooling at
Spring Spotlight
Coldwater pole-vaulting ace in holding pattern with spring season delayed
This season was looking like it would be a shining moment for Jessica Break.
The Coldwater senior was all set for her final hurrah as a member of the Cavalier track and field team and was looking to go out strong before heading to college.