Thursday, April 29th, 2021
$10K in prizes at tournament this weekend
By Tom Haines
In 2019, BrushPile Fishing and Crappie USA hosted an annual crappie tournament on Grand Lake in less than ideal conditions. Heavy rains and near-flood conditions drove a number of anglers to back out at the last minute, and BrushPile closed out the event with a Facebook post that read, in part, "We look forward to ordering up better weather for the 2020 event."
When the date rolled around in 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic hit, weather was the last thing on anyone's mind. [More]
By William Kincaid
MENDON - Library patrons can now pick up books, magazines, movies and other items any time of the day via new hold lockers at the entrance of the Mendon branch.
The Mercer County District Library and its branches also are gradually ramping up other services that were put on hold or scaled back amid the COVID-19 pandemic, director Elizabeth Muether reported. [More]
Obituaries on April 29th, 2021
Juanita Sipe, age 83, a resident of Celina, Ohio and a former Madison Township resident passed away Tuesday April 27, 2021 at the Gardens of Celina. [More]
Aileen M. Duncan, 68, of St. Marys, OH died Tuesday April 27, 2021 at Heritage Nursing Center in Minster, OH. [More]
Local pictures on April 29th, 2021
Subscriber and paid stories on April 29th, 2021
To serve 10 years for attack on 13-year-old
CELINA - A former Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for five counts of sexual battery involving a 13-year-old girl.
After t
CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials provided a list of COVID-19 vaccine providers in Mercer County in a news release Wednesday.
The health district also announced it will open up more appointments for a vaccination clinic set on Friday.
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners this week approved a contract for a Leipsic contractor's quote of $240,720 to lay down 118,000 gallons of fog sealer on county and township roads this year.
After moving to the Grand Lake are three years ago, Diamond Long was excited to bring her love of mixed martial arts to her new home.
On Saturday,
COLDWATER - Construction of a new $450,000 pharmacy that is roughly double the space of the existing one is nearing completion at Mercer County Community Hospital.
NEW BREMEN - After four years on the New Bremen volleyball team, Elli Roetgerman is ready to move up to the next level.
Roetgerman signed to play with NAIA University of Northwestern Ohio on Wednesday.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Samantha Jenkins pitched a five-hitter and Celina won its 200th Western Buckeye League softball game in program history, defeating Van Wert 6-1 in a rescheduled contest at Jubilee Park in Van Wert.