Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
Law enforcement called to a report of shots fired
By Sydney Albert
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP - A Liberty Township man was taken into custody on Tuesday evening after a four-hour manhunt for a reported shooter between Frahm Pike and Oregon Road along the state line.
Law enforcement swept the farmland surrounding 8796 State [More]
By William Kincaid
  CELINA - Mercer County a few weeks ago was leading the state in the number of COVID-19 cases per capita. As of Tuesday, however, it had moved down to fifth out of 88 counties with a rate of 204 cases per 100,000 people.
The state's updated list of top 10 counties ranked by highest occurrence shows Putnam County in front, followed by Darke, Jackson, Meigs and Mercer counties. Auglaize County is listed at No. 10 with 166.5 cases per 100,000. [More]
Obituaries on September 2nd, 2020
Judith A. Krugh was born April 28, 1938 to Cail and Esther (Griggs) Reedy in Mendon, Ohio. On August 31, 2020, God called her home. [More]
Rose Cleland, 84, of St. Marys, OH entered the Eternal Kingdom at 3:48 a.m. Monday August 31, 2020 at a daughter's residence in Mendon, OH. [More]
Jack H. Parker, 77, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at St. Catherine's Manor of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. [More]
Jane Bowman, age 79, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
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Subscriber stories on September 2nd, 2020
MINSTER - Councilors on Tuesday voted to hire a Washington, D.C., law firm to defend the village in a lawsuit filed by an Alabama energy company seeking $10.5 million in damages in a solar field contract dispute.
Commissioners launch new grant relief program
CELINA - Twenty-five businesses in Mercer County that were dealt a blow by the COVID-19 pandemic are in line to receive from $4,000 to $7,000 through a new program authorized by county commissioners.
FORT RECOVERY- Small businesses in Fort Recovery that took a financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to apply for assistance after village council acted on Monday night.
Cavaliers get second win in sweeping Knights
COLDWATER - Through four volleyball matches this season, Coldwater has shown improvement every contest.
The Cavaliers reached the .500 mark on the season in sweeping Crestview 25-22, 25-18, 25-14 at the Palace in a tuneup before Midwest Athletic Conference play begins on Thursday.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina continued its hot start to the girls soccer season by defeating Shawnee 5-3 in the Western Buckeye League opener in Shawnee Township.