Friday, July 24th, 2020
There could even be more cases
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - County health officials are pleading with Mercer County residents to protect themselves and those around them from the spread of COVID-19, as 30 new cases caused the county's total to skyrocket to 408.
Health officials in a news release on Thursday reported the 30 new cases, which is the largest daily number reported since the pandemic began. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
MENDON - Lifelong Rockford resident Don Hayes has pined for a national plowing competition to come to Mercer County for years and years. On July 31-Aug. 2, Hayes will finally get his wish.
Plowing matches have been a part of the American farm scen [More]
Obituaries on July 24th, 2020
Virginia (Huelsman) Dugan, age 93 of Coldwater, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Donald E. Bowerman age 81, died at 7:30 PM on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Beaufort Hospital, Dearborn, MI. [More]
Local pictures on July 24th, 2020
Subscriber stories on July 24th, 2020
COLDWATER - School district officials plan to host the first day of classes on Aug. 26, with onsite learning, superintendent Jason Wood told board members on Thursday night.
CELINA - School board members will seek renewal of an operating levy on the Nov. 3 general ballot rather than take a second attempt at a building project levy that was narrowly defeated in the primary election.
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County commissioners have launched ReSTART Auglaize County - a new $100,000 grant program to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Celina falls short against Elida on Senior Night
CELINA - The Celina softball team was three outs away from winning on Thursday.
But the seniors didn't get a happy ending on their special night.
From Wire Reports
The Ohio High School Athletic Association recently unveiled sport-specific return to play guidelines to member schools' superintendents, principals and athletic administrators.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Tyler Dehan singled home Isaac Wendel in the top of the seventh to give St. Henry a 4-3 win over Marion Local in Thursday night summer baseball action at the Airport in Maria Stein.