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Friday, July 30th, 2021
Obituaries on July 30th, 2021
Paul L. Mestemaker, age 89, of New Weston, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Bruce A. Borgerding, age 53, of Flowery Branch, GA, formerly of New Weston, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at EverHeart Hospice in Greenville. [More]
Thomas Donald Stachler, 50 of Ohio City passed away on July 28, 2021 at Van Wert Health. [More]
Paul Marshall "Mart" Hines, age 78, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at his residence. [More]
Stories on July 30th, 2021
Late 1800s barn told history of settlers

MINSTER - A local historian hopes the loss of a rare barn in Auglaize County that was built in the late 1800s will spur interest in preserving the historic structures. [More]
Funds for litter, recycling programs
COLUMBUS - Two county agencies together have been awarded more than $60,000 in grants through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's multimillion dollar recycling and litter prevention initiative.
Men under 49 are under increased risk
Mercer County is known for lots of things - agriculture, Grand Lake and big families.
It's also one of 232 counties in the U.S. where men under the age of 49 are at an unusually high risk of dying from colorectal cancer.
CELINA - Mercer County commissioners on Thursday moved to refinance debt originally issued to cover upfront expense of several agricultural drainage tile replacement projects on behalf of affected property owners.
WAPAKONETA - County health department officials on Thursday reported eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Auglaize County since their last report on Tuesday, raising the county's cumulative case count to 3,736.
COLDWATER - Mercer Health Community Hospital issued a news release Thursday reminding residents that the hospital continues to limit visitors and require masks for patients, visitors and staff at all locations.
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