Saturday, February 20th, 2021
Restaurants make changes to keep staff, customers safe
By William Kincaid
Area restaurateurs have been forced to change radically how they serve customers because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some believe operations will return slowly to normal while others doubt they'll see pre-pandemic sales levels again.
"The restaurant business is changed forever," said Patrick Rosenbeck, head chef at The Grill on Main in Coldwater. [More]
St. Henry dominates boards in beating Parkway
By Gary R. Rasberry
ROCKFORD - One of the fundamental rules of basketball is that the team that gets hot last usually gets the win.
Both St. Henry and Parkway had their turns at hot runs in the Midwest Athletic Conference season finale. But in the end, the Redskins had the final run to break a 53-all tie in the final minute and left Panther Gymnasium with a 56-53 win. [More]
Obituaries on February 20th, 2021
Connie S. Fruchey, 61, of Wapakoneta, OH passed away on February 15, 2021 at Mercy Health-St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, due to a heart attack. [More]
Jay Melvin Woehrmyer, 68, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan. [More]
David D. Moeller, age 80, of Cassella, died Friday, February 19, 2021 at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on February 20th, 2021
Subscriber and paid stories on February 20th, 2021
Local officials deal with delays
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Health Department officials have had to reschedule more than 70 COVID-19 vaccination appointments after winter weather delayed vaccine shipments this week.
No new virus cases reported
CELINA - Mercer County officials reported no new COVID-19 cases on Friday.
However, one new death brought the county's overall death toll to 81.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local was able to put the brakes on a second-half New Knoxville rally and hold on for a 50-35 victory over the Rangers in the regular-season finale Friday night at the Hangar.
Division II District Swimming
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Several area athletes earned automatic berths to next week's Division II state swimming championships after Friday's district competition at Bowling Green State University.
Division I Sectional Girls Bowling
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Celina girls bowling team advanced to next week's Division I district tournament after finishing second at the sectional tournament held Friday at Astro Lanes in Wapakoneta.
ST. MARYS - Coming in on a three-game losing streak, the St. Marys boys basketball team needed a win.
For the first two quarters against Western Bu
Area Roundup
Compiled by Tom Haines
Celina kept it close until the final minutes, but couldn't get enough of a push to get past Van Wert as it fell 51-43 at the Cougar Den on Friday night.