Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
Army of volunteers mass-producing for COVID-19 fight
By Amy Kronenberger
NEW BREMEN - The iconic image of Rosie the Riveter has become the symbol for a local organization whose volunteers have stepped up to help keep area health care workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blanketeer founder Emilie Britton of New Bremen changed gears in recent days. The group that typically sews blankets for people in hospitals or nursing homes or anyone needing comfort, is also making protective face masks. [More]
From staff reports
  Local health care facilities and emergency responders are seeking donations of personal protective equipment due to a national shortage during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mercer Health
Mercer Health officials are welcoming donations of unopened PPE, along with fabric masks made by community members, according to a news release. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A Mercer County resident has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Mercer County Health District news release.
The district received the test results after 6 p.m. Tuesday and announced the person was a hospitalized patient, health administrator Jason Menchhofer said. [More]
Obituaries on March 25th, 2020
Terry L. Moorman, age 67 of Celina passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Mercer Health in Coldwater. [More]
Theodore N. "Ted" Timmerman, age 56, of Redmond, WA and formerly of Fort Recovery, died March 22, 2020, at Redmond, WA. [More]
Mary Lou Judy, age 81 a former Noble Twp. Jay County, Indiana, resident passed [More]
John H. Wuebker age 78 of Minster, Ohio passed away at 2:55 PM on Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home. [More]
Jennifer A. Crist, 45, of Celina, OH died Sunday March 15, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Molinda Susan Lauxmiller, 73, died after a battle with cancer on Monday, March 23, 2020, with family by her side. [More]
Local pictures on March 25th, 2020
Subscriber stories on March 25th, 2020
COLDWATER - Mercer County Community Hospital has erected military-grade tents outside its emergency department as part of its multifaceted medical surge plan.
The following event has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
• The April 5 classic country and bluegrass jam in Rockford has been cance
CELINA - Jay Imwalle was on the Celina basketball coaching staff for regional runs in 1999 and 2015.
Great memories, indeed. But it's the relationships Imwalle will miss the most.
Since college students are now taking online-only classes, Cole Frilling has spent the downtime like many of his fellow collegians: playing video games.