Friday, April 16th, 2021
Gov. DeWine urges state to vaccinate
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Cases of COVID-19 are increasing locally and statewide as health officials urge the public to increase safety measures to protect themselves and others.
Mercer County Health District officials on Thursday reported nine new cases since Tuesday, raising the county's number of cumulative cases to 3,985. Also on Thursday, Auglaize County Health Department officials reported eight new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday, raising that county's number of cumulative cases to 3,520. [More]
Late run lifts Minster past Parkway
By Dave Stilwell
MINSTER - With things looking bleak, Minster softball coach Robb Hemmelgarn was looking for a defining moment. And with one swing of the bat, Alexis Bishop delivered.
Bishop slugged a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth that helped Minster rally from a 7-2 deficit and post an 8-7 victory over Parkway Thursday at Four Seasons Park. [More]
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CHICKASAW - Village council members at their Wednesday night meeting discussed a proposed $2.1 million infrastructure project involving street and water line improvements on the north side of town.
CELINA - A county agency wants to boost wages to stay competitive and retain staff.
Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District Board Chairwoman Theresa Howick, meeting with county commissioners on Thursday, requested a 5% increase in the agency's salary budget.
CELINA - A Celina man will be sentenced May 11 for felony charges including escape and failure to appear as required by a recognizance bond.
ROCKFORD - The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent suicide of a Fort Wayne, Indiana, man found dead in his vehicle on Sell Road.
Mercer County farmers are reminded to avoid planting in road rights-of-way, according to a news release from Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart.
Anything that obstructs motorists' vision can be hazardous.
ST. HENRY - The Coldwater baseball team couldn't get runners home in the early innings, but once the Cavaliers got going, there was no stopping them.
COLDWATER - Coldwater softball coach Kyle Ahrens chuckled when asked if the game could have been more interesting.
The Cavaliers gave up two runs
Area Roundup
Compiled By Tom Haines and Gary R. Rasberry
Alayna Ross scattered six hits and struck out 12 Celina batters as New Bremen improved to 6-7 with an 11-3 win in non-conference softball action on Thursday in New Bremen.