Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Mercer County on Monday, raising the county's total to 267.
No new cases were reported in Auglaize County.
The two newest cases involve a man from the age of 80-90 who is hospitalized and a woman from the age of 70-80 who is self-isolating at home, according to a Mercer County Health District news release. [More]
Celina offering 2 July meets
By Colin Foster
CELINA - Many people missed track and field season this spring.
Perhaps none more so than Celina running coach Dan Otten.
"It was the first time in 44 years that I haven't had a (track) season to coach," Otten said. "For me, it was like finding out what retirement was like. [More]
Obituaries on June 30th, 2020
Edward Deitsch, age 75, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Dale M. Granger, 92, Rockford, died on June 28, 2020, at his residence.
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Lynn V. Hirschfeld, 75, Sun City Center, Florida, and formerly of the New Bremen area, died on June 8, 2020, at his residence. [More]
Peggy M. Monnin, age 69 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Dennis Eugene Tripplet, 69, died at 4:05 a.m. June 25, 2020, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
James Wessel, 89, of St. Marys, OH died at 9:50 p.m. on Friday June 26, 2020 at Elmcroft of Lima, OH. [More]
Local pictures on June 30th, 2020
Subscriber stories on June 30th, 2020
FORT RECOVERY - Village council members unanimously hired Jean Schoonover as the village's new grant administrator and assistant fiscal officer during a special meeting on Monday evening.
FORT RECOVERY - School board members at a special meeting on Monday afternoon unanimously hired middle school principal Tony Stahl as the new high school principal.
CELINA - Seven people were arrested and another was cited on Friday after a "traffic blitz" by Celina police officers.
The blitz reportedly targeted people with known warrants and a criminal history, according to a department news release.
Coldwater and St. Henry affected
COLDWATER - Problems at the electrical substation on Burkettsville-St. Henry and Siegrist-Jutte roads caused more than 1,500 households and businesses to lose power on Monday afternoon.
Left-hander fans 14 in win over Covington
MINSTER - Eric Schmidt struck out 11 Wapakoneta batters his last time on the mound.
The Minster left-hander topped that on Monday. 
Schmidt rung up 14 Covington hitters - including the first five he faced - in leading the Wildcats to a 7-2 victory in Minster.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Spencer Alig and Kyle Tenkman combined on a four-hitter as New Bremen defeated Marion Local 8-2 in summer baseball action from Auglaize County on Monday.
On Monday evening, Eldora Speedway announced that the 37th Kings Royal Weekend scheduled for July 15-18 has been postponed until 2021.
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