Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
By William Kincaid
CELINA - City officials plan to purchase and install security cameras in Westview Park following an incident of vandalism that had occurred late last month as part of a reported crime spree that originated at the Mercer County Fairgrounds.
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By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A Rockford resident is the 16th person to die from COVID-19 in Mercer County, according to a health district news release on Monday.
District officials also gave an update on outbreaks throughout the area and reported seven new cases of the virus, raising the county's total to 921. [More]
Bulldogs shut out Riders in tennis
By Gary R. Rasberry
CELINA - For coach Jan Morrison, Monday was one of the best all-around performances for her Celina girls tennis team this season.
The Bulldogs improved to 4-4 in Western Buckeye League play with a 5-0 sweep of rival St. Marys at the Booster Club Tennis Complex in Celina. The Roughriders wrap up league play at 3-6. [More]
Obituaries on September 15th, 2020
Timothy "Tim" Gerald Fink, age 64, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, Se [More]
Tom Hemmelgarn, age 70 of Celina, Ohio passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Robert Makley, 92, St. Marys, died on Sept. 13, 2020, at Otterbein Senior Lifes [More]
Marcellus "Bud" Hoying age 87 of McCartyville passed away at 5:50 AM on Friday, [More]
Rose Mary M. Pleiman age 86, formerly of New Bremen, died on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. at her residence near Celina. [More]
Delores R. Quinter-Schwieterman, age 90, of Maria Stein died Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Local pictures on September 15th, 2020
Subscriber stories on September 15th, 2020
ST. HENRY - Village council members accepted the retirement of village administrator Ron Gelhaus after a nearly two-hour executive session on Monday evening.
COLDWATER - Village council members on Monday night passed an emergency resolution creating a small business COVID-19 relief fund.
The fund is in
Staff reports
FORT RECOVERY - The Southwest Mercer Fire District was awarded a nearly $46,000 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program.
ST. MARYS - City officials will create a grant program assisting small business owners who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ST. HENRY - School board members met briefly on Monday evening and discussed the first few weeks of in-person teaching.
Superintendent Julie Garke had nothing but praise for the students and staff of the district for their flexibility and ability to adapt.
NEW BREMEN - A long-standing tradition in the village of New Bremen has been canceled this year due to concerns associated with the coronavirus pandemic, village councilors learned at Monday night's regular meeting.
CELINA - A Celina man made his initial appearance in Mercer County Common Pleas Court for his second case of domestic violence in two years.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Makenna Klingshirn's goal early in the second half was all Celina needed to pick up the 1-0 win in Western Buckeye League girls soccer action at the soccer stadium.