Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
First plows of the season hit the streets
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County encountered its first accumulating snowfall of the 2020-2021 winter, with between 11/2 and 2 inches piling up on the ground by 4 p.m. Monday.
A bit more of the white stuff might have accumulated in the northeast area, Mercer County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Robbins added. [More]
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Two Muncie, Indiana, men were arrested on Thanksgiving Day on grand theft and breaking and entering charges after they were reportedly found hauling a stolen trailer and ATV.
Lee M. Peterson, 28, and Stanley L. Justice-Keeton, 37, are being held in the Mercer County jail on $100,000 bail, subject to a 10% cash option. They are each charged with fourth-degree felony grand theft and fifth-degree felony breaking and entering. [More]
Obituaries on December 1st, 2020
Shannan G. Albers, 51, of Wapakoneta, passed away 6:15 p.m., Sat. Nov. 28, 2020, at Hospice of Central Ohio, Columbus, OH. [More]
Keith B. Beams, 86, of Delphos passed away at 11:11 PM on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Vancrest Health Care Center of Delphos. [More]
Lester "Red" Bruggeman died on November 28, 2020. He was 89.
He was born on April 7, 1931 in Coldwater to Leo and Eleanora (Hausfeld) Bruggeman. [More]
Eric L. Durst Jr., age 30, of Celina, Ohio passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at his residence. [More]
Mark U. Heinl, age 60, of Coldwater, died on Saturday afternoon, November 28, 2020. [More]
Alfrieda A. Ramga, age 91, of Celina, Ohio, entered into God's eternal rest on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 1:35 pm at The Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on December 1st, 2020
Subscriber stories on December 1st, 2020
ST. MARYS - City administrators are considering asking voters to amend a 10-year, 0.5% income tax levy first passed in 1985 to make the tax permanent
Deaths occurred since Wednesday
CELINA - Eleven more area residents have died of COVID-19 since Wednesday.
The deaths of eight Mercer County residents raises the county's toll to 53, while Auglaize County officials reported three new deaths, raising its total to 29.
CELINA - A Celina woman pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of drug-abuse instruments after reportedly being involved in a minor injury accident on Sunday afternoon.
Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart reminds residents of his office's policy on replacing and repairing mailboxes damaged by county crews plowing snow.
Scoreless quarter stymies St. Henry
WAPAKONETA - When the game started to get away from St. Henry, it was gone in a hurry.
St. Henry led 11-9 after the first quarter, but couldn't find the basket in the second quarter, allowing Wapakoneta to get into a rhythm on the way to a 58-30 loss at Wapakoneta High School on Monday night.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina earned a split with Van Wert in Western Buckeye League bowling action on Monday night at Olympic Lanes in Van Wert.