Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
Officials see cases 'across our county'
By Leslie Gartrell
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County experienced its largest increase in COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with 25 newly confirmed cases reported over the weekend.
The sharp increase raised the county's number of confirmed cases to 145, which is still less than half of Mercer County's total. [More]
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - City officials are looking to create a memorial garden to honor a deceased U.S. Air Force veteran and FBI agent from St. Marys.
City safety service director Greg Foxhoven said he had been contacted by an FBI agent in December who had asked if the city would be interested in honoring an agent who had been killed in the line of duty and responded city officials would be open to the project. [More]
Obituaries on July 21st, 2020
Jane Bertke age 74 of St. Marys, formerly of McCartyville, Ohio passed away at [More]
John H. Wuebker age 78 of Minster, Ohio passed away at 2:55 PM on Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home. [More]
Mary D. (Hilgefort) Pleiman Schmiesing, age 92, Fort Loramie, passed away of na [More]
Donald O. "Doc" Shively, 84, Celina, died on July 20, 2020, at Mercer County Co [More]
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Masks required for staff, not students
CELINA - School board members approved plans to reopen classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic after adding a directive that all students are to have their temperatures taken by staff at the beginning of the school day.
ST. MARYS - An ordinance banning racetracks within city limits has been passed on to the city council at the recommendation of the city's streets and sidewalks committee.
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members approved a resolution to create and participate in a proposed emergency medical services district to serve southern Mercer County.
MINSTER - A draft reopening plan was discussed during Monday's school board meeting with a more refined plan to be approved in the coming weeks, said superintendent Brenda Boeke.
ST. HENRY - St. Henry Local Schools will see a general fund deficit of more than $100,000 for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, treasurer Jennifer Bruns said at Monday's school board meeting.
CELINA - Together for a Change volunteers continue to make free masks for the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and will host two distribution events this week. Special priority will be given to teachers.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
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