Friday, April 3rd, 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A sixth person in Mercer County has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The woman, between 20-30 years old, is in self-isolation at home, according to a news release Thursday from the Mercer County Health District.
Also on Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine extended the stay-at-home order until 11:59 p.m. May 1. The order goes into effect at midnight on Monday, according to the Ohio Department of Health. [More]
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Help is coming for people needing emergency shelter or struggling with rent, mortgage and utility payments because of setbacks triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federal and state funds have been repurposed to meet the pressing needs of those adversely affected by the unprecedented outbreak rampaging across the nation. [More]
Obituaries on April 3rd, 2020
Fr. James Miller, C.PP.S., 94, died in his sleep at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, April [More]
Ann B. Heisser, age 90, of Celina, Ohio and formerly of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the Miller Place in Celina. [More]
Betty Lee (Kelley) Conn, age 83 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at the St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima. [More]
Marie M. Kitzmiller age 94, of Celina, formerly of New Bremen, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:45 P.M. at the Grande Lake Healthcare Center in St. Marys. [More]
Local pictures on April 3rd, 2020
Subscriber stories on April 3rd, 2020
CELINA - Veterinarians and animal hospital workers are adjusting to having limited personal protective equipment while trying to keep workers, clients and pets safe.
CELINA - A Celina man was arrested on Wednesday for noncompliance with sex-offender registry rules.
Christopher Berogan, 29, is being held in the M
TROY - A Celina man has pleaded not guilty in Miami County Municipal Court to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and attempting to commit an offense, both fourth-degree felonies, and tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony.
The following events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Mercer County Health District officials have canceled their April 8 health board meeting. The board will meet next at 8 a.m. May 20 in the Mercer County Central Services Building first-floor conference room, Celina.
Spring Spotlight
Minster's Alex Albers aims to be best runner in family
MINSTER - Kaitlynn Albers collected eight All-Ohio honors during her career as a runner for Minster. 
Her little brother aspires to win more than