Friday, April 23rd, 2021
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Mercer and Auglaize counties followed a national trend in 2020 as COVID-19 contributed to excess deaths of local residents and Americans at large.
According to a Daily Standard analysis of obituaries submitted to the newspaper from 2017-2021, more than 200 additional obituaries were submitted in 2020 than in the three years prior. [More]
St. Henry, Fort Recovery pitchers combine for 26 strikeouts; Redskins win in nine innings
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. HENRY - In a game where strikeouts were the norm, a walk decided the Fort Recovery-St. Henry baseball battle.
Bryce Brookhart drew a walk after running the count full with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to help St. Henry snap a five-game losing streak and pick up its first Midwest Athletic Conference win of the season in a 2-1 decision over the Indians at the Wally Post Athletic Complex. [More]
From staff reports
From Staff and Wire Reports
The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors announced Thursday that the high school football playoffs will expand beginning this fall.
The playoffs, which were originally planned to expand from eight to 12 teams per region, will now expand to 16 teams per region starting in the 2021 season, per a press release from the OHSAA on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on April 23rd, 2021
John C. Miller, Jr., 96, of Saint Marys, died at 11:10 A.M. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Wapakoneta Manor, where he had been a resident since November 2020. [More]
Gerald H. Evers, age 80, of St. Henry was found deceased on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at his home. [More]
Mrs. Lois ( Raymond) Wilson of Avon Park, FL passed away peacefully at the home of her son in St. Cloud, FL, after a second battle with cancer. [More]
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Subscriber and paid stories on April 23rd, 2021
WAPAKONETA - Local COVID-19 cases are continuing an upward trend that began in March, and a new death has been reported in Auglaize County.
The cou
CELINA - Plans to repurpose the former Cheryl Ann building into an agriculture services center remain on hold as Mercer County commissioners continue to weigh finances and other factors.
CELINA - City planning commissioners met on Thursday night to discuss a proposed 47-lot subdivision near Eaglebrooke Estates.
Commissioners were pr
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners will begin to mull potential uses of forthcoming federal COVID-19 relief funds once the U.S. Department of Treasury issues formal guidance on allowable expenditures.
Brown Road between Meyer and Fleetfoot roads in Jefferson Township will close tentatively on Tuesday for a bridge replacement, according to a news release from Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart.
NEW BREMEN - For three innings, the New Bremen softball team was able to get out of one jam after another. In the fourth, the dam broke.
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Compiled By Tom Haines
After the Fort Recovery softball team rallied to tie the game in the fifth, St. Henry scored three runs in the top of the sixth and staved off another Indians comeback to earn a wild 9-8 win over its Midwest Athletic Conference rival in Fort Recovery on Thursday.
CELINA - For those who love to entertain or simply want a place to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air, adding a deck or patio to the home can be a relatively simple project with a nice payoff.