By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Lake Facilities Authority officials approved spending $13,500 to treat the roughly 8-acre area of lake at the West Beach with alum in an effort to make it safe for swimming.
Alum neutralizes phosphorus, the favorite food of the toxin-producing blue-green algae in the lake. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - The Mercer County Health District is coordinating planning and communication among local and regional partners to prepare for a potential peak in coronavirus cases.
Plans are in place to keep Mercer County residents safe and prepared during the pandemic, said Deb Scheer, district epidemiologist and director of emergency preparedness. [More]
Obituaries on April 8th, 2020
Carrie K. "Kitty" Pierstorff, age 93, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 8:40 am on April 5, 2020 at her residence. [More]
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Input sought on outdoor refreshment area
No new virus cases or deaths reported
This year, celebrate Easter in your car
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By William Kincaid
CELINA - Many people are feeling the blues after being cut off from friends and family members under Ohio's stay-at-home order.
Grady Jackson of Celina was one of them as his birthday inched closer and closer, knowing this year he wouldn't be able to celebrate the special day with his pals due to social distancing guidelines. [More]
Obituaries on April 7th, 2020
Eric A. Kuenning, 62, Westerville and formerly of New Bremen, died at 5:30 a.m. April 5, 2020, at Buckeye Trace Nursing Center, Westerville. [More]
Virg Muhlenkamp, age 80, of Coldwater, Ohio, died Monday, April 6, 2020 at his home. [More]
Carrie K. "Kitty" Pierstorff, age 93, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 8:40 am on April 5, 2020 at her residence. [More]
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In Auglaize County, an 8th person tests positive
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8 Mercer County cases, 1 death
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Two more Mercer County residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to eight.
The new case is a woman from 30 to 40 years old who is self-isolating at home, according to the Mercer County Health District reports. [More]
Obituaries on April 6th, 2020
Robert J. "Weaser" Klenke, 71, of Coldwater, Ohio, died Friday, April 3, 2020 at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
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Sheriff: Office is ready to assist health department
Mercer County man was 71
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 71-year-old Mercer County man became the first local person to die from the coronavirus, health officials reported.
Mercer County Health District officials announced the death in a news release on Friday evening. The man had been hospitalized and was the first person in the county to test positive for the virus. No further information about the man will be released to respect his family's privacy, according to the release. [More]
Opening Day a longtime tradition for area group
By Colin Foster
A group of buddies from Mercer County bonded by baseball head to Cincinnati annually for Major League Baseball Opening Day.
The group has grown old, but the tradition has not.
"We still act like little boys at their first Reds game every year, e [More]
Obituaries on April 4th, 2020
Ruthilene Leighner-Wilson, age 96, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Miller Place in Celina. [More]
Billy J. Mullins, 77 of Saint Marys, died 8:55 P.M. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at his residence. [More]
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Hospitals plan for virus
Domestic violence uptick a possibility
EMS taking precautions to guard against virus
Residents in Washington Township asked to clean ditches
Rushton steps down at Celina, joins ONU staff
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