Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Sophia Rodriguez, a high school teacher, restauranteur and former Celina City Council president, on Wednesday announced her candidacy for the Ohio House of Representatives.
Mercer County Board of Elections has Rodriguez listed as having filed to run for Ohio's 84th House District, along with Angie King of Celina, Jacob Larger of New Bremen and Aimee Morrow of Greenville. [More]
Celina schools will no longer conduct contact tracing
By Leslie Gartrell
  CELINA - Seven Mercer County residents have died and 177 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the county since last week, according to a county health department news release Wednesday.
In other news related to the pandemic, Celina City schools Superintendent Ken Schmiesing on Wednesday announced the district will no longer conduct contact tracing for buses, classrooms or masking status. [More]
Obituaries on February 3rd, 2022
Ronald (Ron) Francis Clements, age 80, died February 1, 2022, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater Ohio. [More]
Layton (Jack) Ritter age 80 of Minster, Ohio died at 11:20 PM on Monday, February 1, 2022 at Mercer Health in Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Elaine M. Lolli of Dublin, Ohio went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 25th, 2022. [More]
Bryan Robert Ruhenkamp, age 51, of Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes [More]
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Subscriber stories on February 3rd, 2022
Law enforcement officials in Mercer and Auglaize counties had reported a few slideoff accidents likely caused by icy road conditions, but nothing serious by press time Wednesday.
CELINA - The May 3 primary election in Mercer County will feature contested Republican races for common pleas court judge and a county commissioner seat and multiple tax levies, pending certification by the board of elections.
CELINA - Stalwart agriculture educator Dennis Riethman plans to call it a day from a 43-year career that saw the Minster native teach at Coldwater High School and head up The Ohio State University Extension in Mercer County.
CELINA - Garmann/Miller of Minster has been selected as the architectural firm for Celina City School's $126.8 million building project, according to school superintendent Ken Schmiesing.
MAC boys leaders to take on Flyers
A week after going above and beyond to defeat Versailles to claim sole possession of first place in the Midwest Athletic Conference, New Bremen will look to maintain that spot against a tough foe on the road.