Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
By William Kincaid
CELINA- Celina City Schools District's combined bond issue and tax levy to build new schools fell just short of passing on Tuesday.
The roughly $69.25 million bond issue and 0.5-mill maintenance levy for the proposed building project were presented as one issue. Mercer County electors cast 2,241 votes against and 2,065 in support of the issue, according to the board of elections unofficial summary results. [More]
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Matthew Gilmore won the Republican nomination for the Mercer County probate/juvenile court judge seat, according to unofficial results on Tuesday night.
No Democrats filed to compete for the position in the November general election.
According to Tuesday night's tally, Gilmore received 3,657 votes while his opponent, Donna M. Post, received 2,091. Last-minute mail-in ballots will change the numbers in the final, official results. [More]
From staff reports
Together for a Change will distribute homemade cloth masks for the community from noon until they run out on Friday at Romer's Catering, St. Henry, and at The Shack in Coldwater Memorial Park.
Together for a Change is a group of Mercer County volu [More]
Obituaries on April 29th, 2020
Janet S. Reineke, 85, of St. Marys, OH died 5:00 a.m. Tuesday April 28, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Billie L. (Strete) Tullis, 72, of Rockford, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, where she was a patient. [More]
Marilyn F. Coomes, age 71, of Celina, passed away at 3:30 A.M., Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Marietta Bowlby, 93, passed away peacefully due to natural causes on April 28, 2020, in Oxford, OH. [More]
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Subscriber stories on April 29th, 2020
CELINA - Though at times things seemed overwhelming, Mercer County Board of Elections Chairperson Toni Slusser said that overall she thought the 2020 primary election went well.
CELINA - Long-serving Mercer County Coroner Timothy Heinrichs fended off a challenge from Rockford physician Norman Means in Tuesday's Republican primary election.
WAPAKONETA - A 46-year-old man is the 32nd person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in Auglaize County.
The Auglaize County Health Department on Tuesda
WAPAKONETA - David Bambauer has won the Republican nomination for the Auglaize County Commission seat being vacated by Don Regula, according to unofficial election results.
MENDON - Village council members on Tuesday evening awarded a $130,443.75 contract to Wagner Paving of Laura for the village street resurfacing project.
CELINA - Incumbent Mercer County Commissioner Rick Muhlenkamp of Celina claimed a commanding win over Theresa A. Howick of Celina in the Republican Primary Election on Tuesday.
CELINA - Longtime Mercer County Commissioner Jerry Laffin pulled through to secure the Republican nomination for re-election on Tuesday, narrowly staving off a challenge from relatively fresh-faced Andy Schwieterman of Celina.
CELINA - The Mercer County Board of Developmental Disabilities on Monday evening heard updates on the group's community space renovation project.
Dr. Vanessa Enoch, West Chester, took home the Democratic nomination and will face Republican nominee winner and incumbent Warren Davidson, R-Troy, t
ROCKFORD - Voters approved a five-year, 1% renewal income tax levy for Parkway Local Schools by a 619-259 count, according to unofficial election results on Tuesday night.
ST. MARYS - Nearly 80% of voters supported renewal of a five-year, 0.75-mill operating levy for the St. Marys Community Public Library, according to unofficial election results on Tuesday night.
Mercer CountyClerk of CourtsRepublicanFreeman  4,981Commissioner (Jan. 2)DemocratHoltvoigt  1,232RepublicanLaffin  2,927Schwieterman  2,743Commissioner (
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