Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
By William Kincaid
CELINA - The first wave of absentee ballots left the Mercer County Board of Elections office on Monday in accordance with recently enacted state legislation that, among other provisions, extends absentee voting-by-mail for the primary election due to the coronavirus pandemic. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Ohioans who didn't get to cast a ballot in the presidential primary election on March 17 because the polls were ordered closed can do so via an absentee ballot that can be delivered or mailed to the board of elections.
In light of extended voting opportunities, Mercer County elections officials gave a rundown of how to request and fill out an absentee ballot, particularly for people accustomed to voting in-person at their polling location on Election Day. [More]
By Colin Foster
Parkway senior forward Caleb Kinney has piqued the interest of college basketball programs, but he has yet to commit. 
His final high school season was more important.
"He was really trying to focus on making his senior year a memorable one and winning as many games as he could," explained Parkway coach Doug Hughes last week. [More]
Obituaries on March 31st, 2020
Matthew James Behr, age 29, of Maria Stein, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Mercer Health Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Betty M. (Hathaway) Boroff, age 97, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 9:28 am on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at The Gardens of Celina. [More]
Rita Micheal, 89, of Saint Marys, died 7:50 A.M. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Virginia L. Moorman age 81 of Minster, Ohio passed away at 7:00 AM on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater, Ohio. [More]
Local pictures on March 31st, 2020
Subscriber stories on March 31st, 2020
CELINA - No new COVID-19 cases have been reported locally.
Mercer County remains at two positive cases of COVID-19, according to a Mercer County Health District news release.
MINSTER - An estimated 8 tons of pipes, chassis, electrical materials and other parts have been removed from St. Augustine Catholic Church's balcony for refurbishment of the historic grand pipe organ.
These events have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic:
• Rediscovering Joy: A Support Group for Widows and Widowers has ca
Food distribution in Celina
West Ohio Food Bank will distribute food for Mercer County residents from 1-3 p.m. today at The Galleria parking lot, 909 Wayne St., Celina. This will make up for a distribution originally scheduled for March 10.
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