Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Mercer reports 85 new virus cases
By William Kincaid
CELINA - An 88-year-old, fully-vaccinated Celina woman is the latest to die from COVID-19 in Mercer County, according to county health officials, raising the cumulative death toll from the virus to 89.
Eighty-five new cases of COVID-19 and 17 probable cases also were confirmed in Mercer County since the county health district's last report a week ago. [More]
Obituaries on September 9th, 2021
Craig J. Lefeld, age 36, of Van Wert (formerly of Coldwater), died Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Joyceann C. Koesters (Muhlenkamp), age 79, of Coldwater, died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the Divine at Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Lester B. Huelskamp, 98, of Coldwater, Ohio, formerly of St. Joe, passed away on September 7, 2021 at his home. [More]
Adam Cooper, 40, of St. Marys Twp., OH died 12:02 p.m. Thursday September 2, 2021 at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys, OH. [More]
Local pictures on September 9th, 2021
Subscriber stories on September 9th, 2021
CELINA - A new temporary COVID-19 generalist position has been created to help take the load off Mercer County Health District officials who face a resurgent wave of COVID-19 cases.
4th annual walk Saturday at fairgrounds
CELINA - Area Suicide Support Resources shows no sign of slowing down in its bid to prevent suicide.
The local group is planning its fourth annual walk Saturday at the fairgrounds to put a spotlight on an issue that many people find difficult to discuss.
WAPAKONETA - The Auglaize County Board of elections on Wednesday approved two write-in candidates for the Nov. 2 general election and approved ballots for the election with no corrections.
ST. MARYS - School administrators hope staff policy changes and salary schedule revisions will help the district keep staff, remain competitive as an employer and lessen reliance on substitute teachers who are hard to come by.
College Notes
The University of Michigan women's volleyball team has started off strong, posting a 3-1 record and ranked 23rd in the most-recent American Volleyball Coaches Association's Division I poll.
ROSSBURG - Relative unknown Johnny Scott and former World 100 winner Tim McCreadie captured Wednesday night's preliminary 25-lap feature events that kicked off World 100 week at Eldora Speedway.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Jack Gerker's 1-under 34 lifted Delphos St. John's to a 159-167 win over St. Henry in Midwest Athletic Conference boys golf action on Wednesday at Delphos Country Club.
Cardinals, Cavaliers battle for share of MAC football lead
Having two defending state football champions square off in the regular season is nothing new for the Midwest Athletic Conference.
The latest matchup takes place Friday at Cavalier Stadium as defending Division VI state champ Coldwater hosts Division VII champion New Bremen.
With 16 teams in each region qualifying for the playoffs this year, and with some games being cancelled and rescheduled as COVID-19 lingers on, it is

Celina Stadium
Last Season: Blaine Huston passed for 371 yards and six touchdowns and Jayden Cornell caught 10 passes for 267 yards and four scores as the Wildcats won 51-28 at Robinson Field. Jaxson Silliman rushed for 171 yards and two scores for Celina.
Players of the Week
Owen Lefeld, RB St. Henry
22 carries for 179 yards and four touchdowns in the Redskins' 40-28 win over Minster.