Monday, March 16th, 2020
From staff reports
  Local school districts are making plans to handle classroom assignments and to help feed students who depend upon their school cafeterias for healthy food.
Celina City Schools 
Starting Tuesday, free breakfast and lunch will be provided in carr [More]
By Georgia Rindler
COLDWATER - Parents and educators are sharing their tips for keeping children engaged and learning despite being home from school for at least the next three weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lack of the normal school-break activities makes the effort even more complicated. [More]
Parkway fans, players proud of success; waiting for OHSAA's call
By Colin Foster
ROCKFORD - Mike Schumm knows what a state-championship team looks like.
And the Parkway High School Athletics Hall-of-Fame coach sees a championship makeup in this year's boys basketball squad similar to what his state-winning baseball teams had in 1987 and 1991. [More]
Obituaries on March 16th, 2020
Irene E. (Staugler) Meinerding, 97, of Wapakoneta, died 10:15 p.m., Tuesday, Ma [More]
Douglas F. Harrod, age 66, of Spencerville, formerly of New Bremen, died on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:17 A.M. at his home. [More]
Ronald W. Luttmer, 66, of Wapakoneta, died Thursday, March 12, 2020, at his res [More]
Tama M. Brunswick, age 56, of Fort Recovery, died March 15, 2020 at her home. A [More]
Mary E. Luginbill, 75, of rural Rockford, Ohio, passed away Friday morning, Mar [More]
David J. Bergman, age 40 of Minster, Ohio passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at his home in Minster. [More]
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Virus Crisis
DeWine orders immediate closure
COLUMBUS (AP) - All bars and restaurants in Ohio wereclosed as of 9 p.m. Sunday until further notice, said Gov. Mike DeWine, who is taking a tough st
CELINA - School officials are entering uncharted waters as they scramble to ensure students properly nourish their minds and their bodies while at home during the state-ordered three-week closure of all Ohio K-12 schools, beginning Tuesday.
COLDWATER - Due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus, Mercer Health officials have implemented new visitor restrictions. The restrictions apply to all Mercer Health facilities.
The following local events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
• The March 22 Youth Ministry Breakfast at St. Nicholas Catholic Chur