Friday, March 27th, 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A second person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Mercer County, according to a Mercer County Health District news release issued Thursday evening.
The district received results around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, district administrator Jason Menchhofer said. Testing was reportedly completed at an Ohio Department of Health testing lab. [More]
Residents put toys, drawings in windows of their homes
By Amy Kronenberger
Bears have been popping up all over the area, peeking out of windows and perching on porches, waiting to be discovered by families on the hunt.
Care Bears have invaded Brooke Wente's shop, Lather: A Hair Company for Him and Her in New Bremen, but for her and her three kids, Lucy, 6; Jack, 4; and Olive, 2, the hunt didn't end there. By Wednesday morning, her kids were excited to hit the sidewalks to see just how many bears they could find lurking in the community. [More]
From staff reports
The Ohio High School Athletic Association formally canceled the remaining winter sports tournaments on Thursday, as expected with schools remaining closed due to an order from Gov. Mike DeWine.
In a news release, OHSAA executive director Jerry Snodgrass stated that the continued priority was the health of athletes and fans. [More]
Obituaries on March 27th, 2020
Elizabeth M. "Betty" Lange, age 97, of Coldwater, Ohio, passed away on the evening of March 24, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Rosemary Lu "Rosie" Hagar, age 84, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Jethrow Tuttle, 77, of Saint Marys, died 5:26 P.M. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Vancrest of Saint Marys Nursing Home. [More]
James F. "Doc" Vaughn DDS, age 82, of Fort Recovery, passed away on March 26, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on March 27th, 2020
Subscriber stories on March 27th, 2020
ST. MARYS - Auglaize County Sheriff's investigators are asking the public for help as they try to solve a 41-year-old murder that took place at a St. Marys carryout.
Fitness buffs getting outdoors, exercising alone during pandemic
Kelly and Mike Hoying are trying to keep their focus on fitness despite having their business closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Our livelihood
Financial aid is available for small-business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic from the Small Business Administration.
Economic Injury Dis
The following event has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
• The regular quarterly meeting of the Wabash River Conservancy District s
Dream Team
ST. HENRY - The 2019-20 basketball season was different for St. Henry.
After making the state final four a season before, graduation hit the team hard. Of the five seniors on this year's team, only Riley Link and Ben Evers saw significant playing time the season before.
Dream Team
NEW KNOXVILLE - Although its record stood at 2-21, New Knoxville showed signs of promise numerous times this past season in spite of having just nine players in the high school program.
Romie Schwieterman and Joe Bidlack were hanging out together in Mercer County on Thursday afternoon.
They would have rather been in Cincinnati for their annual Opening Day trip.