Thursday, May 14th, 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - More than 100 Mercer County residents have tested positive for the coronavirus, as 15 new cases reported on Wednesday raised the county's total to 101.
An outbreak of COVID-19 was reported at The Gardens at St. Henry after an employee and a former resident tested positive. [More]
Obituaries on May 14th, 2020
David W. Gilbert, 71, of Van Wert passed away peacefully April 24th in Chesapeake, Virginia. He was surrounded by loving family. [More]
Eva M. Ruchty, age 85 of North Star, Ohio, died Tuesday May 12, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Mark V. Stienecker, 58, Celina, died on May 11, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. [More]
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Area businesses ready to reopen
CELINA - Area businesses are gearing up to reopen and bring in some much-needed income after the COVID-19 state shutdown closed their doors.
Celina Mayor Jeff Hazel said this is a big week for businesses preparing to reopen, adding it's been a long, hard road for entrepreneurs and their employees.
ST. MARYS - State treasurer Robert Sprague on Wednesday said he sees opportunities for Ohio in the midst of the coronavirus market upheaval. Despite "very large" reductions in state tax collections, he did not see tax increases on the horizon.
ST. MARYS - Graduation might not be the same for the class of 2020, but seniors and their families still have a chance to walk across the stage to get their diplomas.
Amazing Athletes
If anyone ever deserved the term "Team Player," Brittany Winner is at the front of the line.
In four years of competition in cross country and track and field, Winner was part of six state team championships (three track, three cross country) while earning All-Ohio honors a total of eight times.
Amazing Athletes
Ben Ernst had a knack for doing unbelievable things.
In Minster, he had an athletic alias.
"We called him 'Magic Man' because you just never kn