Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
FORT RECOVERY - School board members during Monday evening's meeting authorized the superintendent to proceed with a virtual academy pilot program for the 2020-2021 school year.
Superintendent Larry Brown said the district will join a consortium of public school districts called the Northwest Ohio Virtual Academy. The group includes roughly 50 school districts and career centers. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Craig Flack was sworn in as a Celina City Schools Board of Education member on Monday after being administered the oath of office by district treasurer Tom Sommer.
Board members also gave their blessing to a Mercer County Head Start summer transition program that will be funded with $138,852 through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. [More]
Obituaries on June 16th, 2020
Kathleen A. Bensman, 91, passed away of natural causes on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Ohio Living Dorothy Love, Sidney. [More]
Tony Burden, 73, Celina died on June 15, 2020, at his residence.
A memorial g [More]
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CELINA - Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Mercer County on Monday, raising the county's total to 245.
In Auglaize County, one new confirmed case raised that county's number of confirmed cases to 79.
Everybody loves a parade
COLDWATER - Cars, trucks, golf carts and even a lone unicyclist took part in a "wave parade" on Monday at Briarwood Village, with people eager to see loved ones, many of whom they hadn't seen in person for months.
Human bones found in 2016
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey this afternoon will present new information about the human skeletal remains found on Jan. 3, 2016, near U.S. 127 and Coldwater Creek Road.
Councilors talk 2021 budget
FORT RECOVERY - The village may receive roughly $40,000 in federal funding to cover COVID-19-related expenses.
Council members on Monday evening ap
MINSTER - School board members approved changes to the district's supplementary salary schedule, creating new pay grade categories for employees such as coaches.
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Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Coldwater remained unbeaten in summer baseball action with a 7-1 win over Minster on Senior Night at Veterans Field in Coldwater.