Saturday, July 11th, 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 10th Mercer County person has died from COVID-19, according to a news release on Friday.
Three new cases of the virus also were reported, raising the county's total to 294. No new cases were reported in Auglaize County.
The 10th death was a 93-year-old woman who was a resident at The Gardens at Celina, county health district officials said in the release. [More]
By Colin Foster
MINSTER - The results have been good for Minster this summer when Eric Schmidt is on the hill.
That trend continued on Friday night. 
Schmidt pitched five innings of one-hit baseball and Minster held off a late Celina charge for a 6-4 victory.
The incoming senior had seven strikeouts to increase his summer K total to 32 through three games. He was coming off a 14-strikeout performance in last week's win over Covington. [More]
Obituaries on July 11th, 2020
Lance Lamar Lear, 60, of New Bremen, OH died unexpectedly Wednesday July 8, 2020 at his residence. [More]
William "Bill" Wermer, 96, of Celina, Ohio, formerly of Van Wert, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Miller Place in Celina. [More]
Lindeva Marie "Lindy" Rosario, age 35, of Celina, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at her residence in Celina. [More]
Shirley Roderigues-Frost, 62, St. Marys, died on July 9, 2020, at her residence [More]
Donna Kay Spencer, age 78, of Celina, Ohio passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. [More]
Roy T. McCoy, 57, Wapakoneta, died at 1:54 p.m. July 4, 2020, at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima. [More]
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Damage left in wake of wind bursts
CELINA - Strong winds buffeted the beloved bass "Big Bob" onto his side on Thursday as storms popped up throughout the county.
Big Bob was stationed at the Celina Eagles Aerie 1291 parking lot on Thursday evening when a sudden storm swept him onto his side.
MONTEZUMA - Mercer County Sheriff's Office personnel are investigating the death of a 2-year-old who was found unresponsive in Montezuma in February.
Chief deputy Gery Thobe confirmed the office is investigating the death of Ezra Siegrist.
CELINA - Celina planning commissioners on Thursday denied a representative's request to partially replat nine lots in Eaglebrooke Estates Section 2 in northeastern Celina after hearing opposition from about a dozen nearby homeowners.
CELINA - Two teenage boys have gone missing from a Celina-area foster home, and the Mercer County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding them.
Mikesell totals 16 points, 8 rebounds
Ryan Mikesell had hoped for an NCAA Final Four run with the Dayton Flyers in 2020.
A berth in The Basketball Tournament Final Four will suffice.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Colin Foster
St. Marys scored four runs in the second and tacked on three each in the fifth and sixth to defeat Russia on Friday night at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys.