Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Community cancellations

From staff reports
The following events/locations have been canceled, postponed or temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
• The Western Ohio Civil War Roundtable meeting is canceled for March 26. Whether members will meet on April 23 will be decided at a later date.
• Rockford's bicentennial pageant, which was scheduled for April 26, has been postponed. Organizers plan to reschedule once conditions are safe to do so. Participants' application deadline has been extended to April 13.
• The following Rockford events have been postponed until further notice: Great Panther Duck Races, Rockford Lions Club Quarter Auction, History Comes Alive presentation, Easter egg hunt and gun/designer purse bingo.
• The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness has canceled the statewide tornado drill, which was to be conducted on March 25.
• The St. Marys city council meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled. The next regular meeting is at 6:30 p.m. April 13.
• The Celina Board of Zoning Appeals meeting and the Celina Planning Commission meeting, both set for March 26, have been postponed until further notice.
• All Sunday Masses are canceled at the Coldwater Cluster through Easter. Masses can be viewed online at
• All services and meetings of St. John Hopewell Lutheran Church in Celina are canceled until further notice.
Additional online stories on this date
CELINA - A beloved school administrator and source of inspiration for many in the community and beyond died on Wednesday, prompting an outpouring of heartfelt remembrances and tributes on social media. [More]
CELINA - Authorities have identified the body of an adult male that was pulled from Grand Lake on Tuesday night as that of Tre Billger, a 26-year-old from Celina who was reported missing in mid-February. [More]
  Mercer Health is postponing elective surgeries and procedures. Patients affected by this change will be contacted directly from their physician's office. [More]
Subscriber and paid stories on this date
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CELINA - A home was deemed a total loss and a neighboring business suffered external damage after a fire broke out Wednesday morning.
Celina Fire
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