Monday, July 6th, 2020
By William Kincaid
Local school district superintendents and health officials will convene this week to address Gov. Mike DeWine's directives about reopening schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that shows no signs of slowing down nationally.
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Marion Local graduate Luke Knapke's team, Mid-American Unity,  became the third team removed from The Basketball Tournament after a positive test for COVID-19. 
The news came on July 2, two days before the team was set [More]
Obituaries on July 6th, 2020
Lawrence "Larry" V. Behr, age 77, of Fort Loramie, Ohio, passed away of natural causes at his residence Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2020. [More]
Albert L. Coffey, 78, of Saint Marys, Ohio, and formerly of Stearns, Kentucky, died 12:10 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Wayne Robert Craig, age 67, of Celina passed away at his residence in Bass Landing on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. [More]
James G. Schmackers, age 79, of Philothea, died Friday, July 3, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. [More]
Melvin Lewis Crouch, age 87, of Celina Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2 [More]
Jean (McEldowney) Eastridge, 76, of Coldwater, Ohio, formerly of New Weston, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Alyssa L. Harner, 21, of St. Marys Twp., OH died Tuesday June 30, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Kenneth A. (Kenny) Kremer, age 85 of Maria Stein passed away of natural causes on July 4, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
C. Stuart Christman, 79, formerly of St. Marys, died July 1, 2020, in St. Peter [More]
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CELINA - Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Mercer County since Friday, raising the county's total number of confirmed cases to 279.
The Auglaize County Health Department has not updated its COVID-19 statistics since Thursday, when it reported 96 confirmed cases and 10 probable cases.
CELINA - The 2020 LIA Bar Stool Open has been canceled due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases and concerns about player and judge safety, according to a news release.
CELINA - Mercer County Sheriff's Office has reopened to the public its lobby that had been closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, a moratorium on onsite inmate visits remains, according to a post on the sheriff's office social media page.
Local players shine on summer golf tour
The phrase "Naumann wins" has been a common occurrence in the newspaper during this summer's Lima Junior Golf Association tour. 
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New Bremen plated eight runs in the top of the sixth to rally from a four-run deficit to beat St. Henry 10-6 in summer baseball action on Friday at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.