Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Mercer County man was 71
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 71-year-old Mercer County man became the first local person to die from the coronavirus, health officials reported.
Mercer County Health District officials announced the death in a news release on Friday evening. The man had been hospitalized and was the first person in the county to test positive for the virus. No further information about the man will be released to respect his family's privacy, according to the release. [More]
Opening Day a longtime tradition for area group
By Colin Foster
A group of buddies from Mercer County bonded by baseball head to Cincinnati annually for Major League Baseball Opening Day.
The group has grown old, but the tradition has not.
"We still act like little boys at their first Reds game every year, e [More]
Obituaries on April 4th, 2020
Ruthilene Leighner-Wilson, age 96, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Miller Place in Celina. [More]
Billy J. Mullins, 77 of Saint Marys, died 8:55 P.M. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at his residence. [More]
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Facilities combining resources, coordinating to send aid
COLDWATER - Local hospitals are pooling resources with other health systems in the region and coordinating to send aid to areas hardest hit by the novel coronavirus.
Local law enforcement officers are keeping an eye out for potential domestic violence situations as people are being asked to remain at home during the pandemic.
CELINA - Mercer County Emergency Medical Service personnel are taking extra precautions to limit their exposure to the novel coronavirus while on squad runs.
WASHINGTON TOWHIP - Township trustees are asking residents to help to clean up ditches ahead of mowing season.
Typically 4-H clubs, Boy Scouts and
The following events/locations have been canceled, postponed or temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic:
• The Mendon-Union Alumni A
Cenzie (Yoder) Rushton is leaving one alma mater and returning to another.
Celina's girls basketball coach for the last two years has stepped down to take on a full-time assistant role with the Ohio Northern University women's program.