Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
From Associated Press
COLUMBUS (AP) - Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday issued an appeal for Ohioans to stick together as the state slowly reopens, underscoring a point he has made multiple times in recent days: that it's possible to restart the economy and keep people safe at the same time. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
MARIA STEIN - Moeller Brew Barn is brewing up something good by distilling alcohol for hand sanitizer.
Owner and master brewer Nick Moeller had the idea to begin manufacturing hand sanitizer after Gov. Mike DeWine announced a stay-at-home order in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. [More]
Obituaries on May 2nd, 2020
William C. Brandenburg, 91, of Ansonia, Ohio, died 5:22 A.M. Monday, April 13, 2020, at Greenville Health and Rehab Center, Greenville, Ohio. [More]
Edward P. Cordonnier age 70 of Celina, Ohio formerly of Russia, Ohio passed awa [More]
Gregory A. Goedde, age 57, of Sidney, formerly of Lima and Celina, passed away April 30, 2020, at 5:26 p.m., at his residence after a long battle with cancer. [More]
Anita J Whatley DiSanto Hines, age 66, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Thursday [More]
Clara Ann Wilker, age 101, of Coldwater, Ohio, died Friday May 1, 2020 at The Gardens of Celina. [More]
Local pictures on May 2nd, 2020
Subscriber stories on May 2nd, 2020
CELINA - Two Mercer County officials on Friday weighed in on Gov. Mike DeWine's COVID-19 directives, saying it's time for state legislators to get involved and for local plans to be enacted.
CELINA - The Mercer County Health District reported five newly confirmed positive coronavirus tests on Friday, bringing the county's total to 26.
Auglaize County officials also reported one new case, bringing that county's total to 33.
CELINA - The season opening of the Celina Farmers' Market has been postponed until at least May 9 due to concerns about complying with state coronavirus rules.
Minster concert series canceled
MINSTER - Minster officials have canceled a series of concerts due to restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
Amazing Athletes
Greg Kahlig could do it all at a high level.   
"He was Mr. Everything," one panel member said.
Kahlig earned All-MAC awards five times (three in
Amazing Athletes
Liz (Meiring) Buschur was the pioneer of Fort Recovery girls basketball.
She began playing high school basketball when the sport started taking shape. By the time she left, the Indians were on their way to being a powerhouse.
The following athletes were mentioned by voters for their amazing achievements while at Fort Recovery High School. An anonymous committee from the sc