Saturday, April 18th, 2020
By Daily Standard Staff
County officials are keeping a wary eye on the economic fallout local governments face from the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdown of large parts of the economy.
Mercer County had been on pace for another bumper year of sales tax collections when Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's stay-at-home directive brought much of the local economy to an abrupt halt, county auditor Randy Grapner said. [More]
By Colin Foster
Eli Wolf has proved himself at every football stop, high school and college.
He isn't done proving himself.
The pass-catcher from Minster is currently auditioning for NFL teams - and he's doing a pretty good job of nailing it.
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Obituaries on April 18th, 2020
Gordon D. Gingrich, 76, Celina and formerly of Michigan, died on April 16, 2020, at Celina Manor. [More]
Doris J. Grunden, age 87, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Friday, April 17, 202 [More]
Maria Anne Schmiesing, passed away of natural causes early Thursday morning, Ap [More]
Mary Elizabeth Mauger Toms passed away at her residence on April 17, 2020.
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Local pictures on April 18th, 2020
Subscriber stories on April 18th, 2020
Auglaize County reports new case
CELINA - Mercer County has had no new COVID-19 cases for five days in a row, indicating Mercer County residents have been doing their part to flatten the curve, a local official said.
Two vans' windows were smashed in
MINSTER - Residents are being warned either to hide or remove valuables when they leave their vehicles after a pair of break-ins on Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service's Wilmington office will hold a live online spotter training class 4-6 p.m. Monday, according to a news release.
NWS partners and the general public are welcome to participate. Registration must be completed at
CELINA - A Celina man was arrested for the second time this month after again being found failing to comply with sex-offender registry rules.
Amazing Athletes
When Tim Homan played his final basketball game in green and white, his name appeared in Celina's hoops record book 21 times.
That's pretty good, right?
A super athlete all-around, Homan was also a stellar performer in football and track.
Amazing Athletes
Twelve varsity letters.
A three-sport star.
Jackie (Hoyng) Wilker was the definition of a standout in all three of her sports - volleyball, basketball and track.
Amazing Athletes
The following athletes were mentioned by voters for their amazing achievements while at Celina High School. An anonymous committee from the school di