Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
Utility overcharged for years, has surplus
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Celina electricity customers will see a one-time substantial credit on their June bill for May usage as part of a multifaceted plan to reduce a $12 million collection surplus. An overall reduction in electric rates by Sept. 1 also is part of the plan. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
  When Major League Baseball holds its First-Year Player Draft July 11 through 13, Seth Lonsway hopes to hear his name called early.
After being drafted in the 19th round in the 2017 draft and then not getting drafted the last two seasons, the Ohio State and Celina left-hander has given scouts plenty to see this season. [More]
Obituaries on May 26th, 2021
Cheryl L. "Sherry" Swartz age 54, of Russia, Ohio died at 2:25 PM on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy, Ohio. [More]
Rev. J. Wilbur Yates, 89, entered into the presence of his Lord on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Heritage Pointe in Fort Wayne. [More]
Donald Hensley, 63, St. Marys, died May 25, 2021 at Vancrest of St. Marys.
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Thomas S. Finkelmeier, 74, passed away on May 23, 2021 after a prolonged illness. [More]
William "Bill" David Carver, age 78 of Marion, went home to the Lord on Friday, May 21, 2021 after a prolonged illness. [More]
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Subscriber and paid stories on May 26th, 2021
CELINA - The West Beach will receive an additional treatment of PhosLock to reduce phosphorus available for the lake's blue-green algae to feed on.
CELINA - City officials this week decided against increasing pay for lifeguards and pool workers now that enough employees have been secured for the summer.
CELINA - A Celina man charged with 20 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor made his initial appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court Monday.
First $1M vaccine drawings tonight
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Health Department officials on Tuesday reported eight new cases of COVID-19 since their last report on Thursday, raising the county's cumulative case count to 3,667.
MENDON - Village council members during their Tuesday meeting briefly discussed incentives that could be offered to residents to encourage them to clean up their properties.
Mercer County's unemployment rate for April was 2.8%, unchanged from March.
The county also maintained its status as second lowest for joblessness among Ohio's 88 counties, according to an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services news release.
CELINA - Mercer County Health District officials are looking to distribute excess personal protective equipment as the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be winding down.