Thursday, December 16th, 2021
Health board OKs resolution on levy
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Mercer County Health District Board of Health members meeting Wednesday approved a resolution declaring the necessity of a five-year, 0.55 mill tax levy.
Also on Wednesday, health officials reported five new deaths and 102 new cases of COVID-19 since their report last week and six active outbreaks in the county. The new cases raise the county's cumulative death toll to 109 and cumulative number of cases to 5,909. [More]
Mercer County native sets record with irregular buck
By Tom Haines
FORT RECOVERY - The third time was the charm for bowhunter and new world-record-holder Hud Baker.
Baker, 51, who had twice missed a massive buck on his family farm outside Fort Recovery, got a third chance on Nov. 14 and made it count, taking down the 213 1/2-inch irregular buck with his longbow to set a new world record in the class. [More]
Obituaries on December 16th, 2021
Robert J. "Bob" Cron, age 74 of Ft. Recovery, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at the Gardens at Celina. [More]
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Subscriber stories on December 16th, 2021
COLDWATER - School board members this week approved contracting services and materials for a massive roof restoration project estimated at $2.1 million and expected to start this spring.
CELINA - Mercer County government officials have set their sights on a state grant to help fund the bulk of a nearly $350,000 overhaul of the former Morvilius Opera House in Fort Recovery.
NEW BREMEN - School board members at their Wednesday meeting learned their decision to refinance a portion of the original bonds used to construct the K-6 building has resulted in $1,742,546 in interest savings back to taxpayers through a bond millage reduction.
CELINA - The NAPA Auto Parts store was damaged and an employee inside struck by debris suffered minor injuries Tuesday after a pickup truck struck the building.
It's no secret that NASCAR's Cup Series has gone through a youth movement over the past several seasons, and one of those top young stars is third-generation driver Ryan Blaney.