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Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
Communication key to race relations
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The root of race issues in the United States is not that people don't like each other. Rather, it's that they don't talk to each other, said a Nigeria-born track and field coach who has called the area home for seven years.
Palngji Sunday spoke recently at a Grand Lake Rotary meeting in Celina. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
WAPAKONETA - The state's department of health Tuesday issued updated COVID-19 guidance for staff and students returning to school this fall, noting the highly-contagious delta variant is rapidly becoming the dominant variant in Ohio.
Citing new information about the variant's ability to spread among vaccinated people, the Ohio Department of Health on Tuesday recommended indoor masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors at schools nationwide, regardless of vaccination status. [More]
Obituaries on July 28th, 2021
Donald F. Wendel, 75, of Wendelin, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Dr. Douglas Kuck, 61, died suddenly March 25, 2020, at his residence.
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Douglas J. Fark, age 61, of rural New Bremen, died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at his residence. [More]
Paul Marshall "Mart" Hines, 78, Rockford, died July 27, 2021, at his residence. [More]
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Vote '21
COLDWATER - Polling locations have been moved for some voters deciding a Coldwater Exempted Village School's 2.5-mill continuing permanent improvement levy.
Farmland to be converted into a 'treatment train'
CELINA - The Lake Facilities Authority (LFA) on Tuesday awarded VTF Excavation of Celina a $907,832.21 contract to develop the 88-acre Burntwood-Langenkamp Conservation Area.
WAPAKONETA - Douglas Reinhart, who served as Auglaize county engineer for 37 1/2 years and assistant county engineer for nine years, will retire effective Aug. 18.
MENDON - Village officials plan to apply for $67,143 in grant funding for water and sewer projects through the American Recovery Plan Act.
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