Friday, August 21st, 2020
By Leslie Gartrell
Editors note: This story is the first of a series on common questions about COVID-19 from readers and residents.
Deb Scheer, epidemiologist for both the Mercer County Health District and Auglaize County Health Department, spoke with the newspaper on Thursday to explain some key facts on the novel coronavirus, commonly used COVID-19 terminology and why they matter. Scheer has worked in public health for more than 27 years, with a focus on infectious disease for the majority of her career. [More]
Obituaries on August 21st, 2020
Debora J. Martin, 57, of Celina, OH died Monday August 17, 2020 at her residence. [More]
Charles "Charlie" H. Vornholt, 95, of New Bremen, Ohio, died 1:01 P.M. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at Otterbein Saint Marys retirement community. [More]
Tammy Sue Mabry, 59, of Saint Marys, died 2:18 P.M. Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on August 21st, 2020
Subscriber stories on August 21st, 2020
CELINA - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mercer County increased by 13 on Thursday, raising the county's total to 718.
Auglaize County also had a double-digit increase, as 10 confirmed cases raised that county's total to 337.
CELINA - Five people were arrested on Thursday morning after police searched a house at 213 Morton St., a location reportedly known to officers for drug activity.
Area once viewed as an eyesore
ST. MARYS - With the completion of the Freewalt Way Subdivision, an area that had been viewed as an eyesore, is now refurbished and ready for new businesses.
Attendance at high school sports events will be greatly limited under Ohio Department of Health regulations
The enthusiasm after the announcement on Tuesday by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to allow all fall sports to be played began to wane when the guidelines set up by the Ohio Department of Health late Wednesday.
Area Roundup
Bruns' 35 lifts Indians
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery got another school record from Jalyn Bruns as the Indians picked up a 188-253 victory in Midwest Athletic Conference girls golf play on Thursday at Celina Lynx.