Thursday, September 10th, 2020
$100K grant to help library in pandemic
By William Kincaid
CELINA- Mercer County District Library officials will pursue a slew of projects aimed at safeguarding patrons from coronavirus exposure at all four branches after landing a $100,000 grant.
"I was really excited to be able to get these funds," library director Elizabeth Muether said of the COVID-19 safety funds authorized by the Ohio Controlling Board. The money comes by way of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. [More]
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Three COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at Celina facilities since Saturday, health district officials sid.
Health board members learned of the outbreaks during Wednesday morning's meeting. District administrator Jason Menchhofer said the outbreaks are located at Celina Manor, the Celina city administration building and Mercer County Head Start. [More]
Obituaries on September 10th, 2020
Sister Ritamary Bulach, 77, died peacefully on Sept. 8 at MVH after a short illness. [More]
Grace Faurot, 88, of New Knoxville, died Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Vancrest of Saint Marys. [More]
Mary Catherine 'Toot' (Thobe) Mescher, age 89, of Maria Stein died Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Harold Knatz, 90 of Saint Marys, died 10:23 A.M. Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Otterbein St Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Karen L. Bell, age 73, of Fort Recovery, passed away September 9, 2020 at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on September 10th, 2020
Subscriber stories on September 10th, 2020
Thousands of requests for absentee ballots have poured into Mercer and Auglaize counties boards of elections, showing that many electors have chosen to vote by mail rather than show up in person on Election Day.
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Board of Elections members approved moving several polling locations in the county into more spacious facilities to allow room for social distancing for in-person voters.
ST. MARYS - While students have been able to switch between online and in-person learning, school district officials will now encourage them to stick with whichever learning method they chose for the fall semester.
CELINA - Starting today, all Celina City Schools students are eligible to eat free breakfasts and lunches through Dec. 31 thanks to the extension of a federal meal program.

Last week, the Coldwater and Fort Recovery offenses got to showcase what they can do.
This Friday, the challenge will be if the schools' defenses can find a way to curtail the other's offense.
Computer Points In Review
We are now two weeks into this very different high school football season. That means we can finally start placing teams in the rankings of their regions. But as I said, this is a very different year, so there are a few caveats that need to be mentioned first.
Robinson Field
Last Season: Blaine Huston passed for 318 yards and five touchdowns in the Wildcats' 42-14 win at Celina Stadium. Jaxson Silliman rushed for 144 yards for the Bulldogs.
The Daily Standard's Weekly High School Football Preview Section
Impact Players of the Week
Owen Lefeld, RB St. Henry
18 carries for 119 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Redskins'
Business helps public entertain at home
ST. MARYS - Fowler's TV has seen a surge in sales of televisions and audio systems as people hunker down at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, co-owner Mark Fowler said.