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The State of Ohio is reporting that there are now 39 deaths and 1,933 confirmed cases of COVID-19.    475 of that number are hospitalized, 163 have been admitted to the ICU.  Locally the numbers reported by the state stayed basically the same as Sunday.  Monday afternoon, Hancock County anno… More >>

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Governor Mike DeWine making a plea to Ohio manufacturers and the federal government to help provide the equipment for medical people on the front line of the state’s COVID-19 outbreak. DeWine outlined a list of 10 items that are the most needed including personal protective equipment or PPE … More >>

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Rhodes State College board of directors have decided to cancel the May 2nd graduation ceremony because of the COVID-19 outbreak.  According to a media release sent out by the college, the board made the difficult decision to cancel the spring commencement ceremony.  Their reasoning was becau… More >>

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Severe weather can strike us at any time, even at night while we are sleeping. So, it’s critical to have multiple ways to receive weather alerts and to understand what the alerts mean. A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for severe weather to occur, and this is the time to get pr… More >>

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No new orders have come from Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday but we are seeing new data on the track Ohio is on. Dr. Amy Acton released the latest numbers of Coronavirus in Ohio. As of Thursday morning, there are 867 cases and 15 deaths. Acton and DeWine expressed how much social distancing has… More >>

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Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is currently working on a plan to help healthcare workers with the shortage of personal protective equipment. Brown recently sent a letter to President Donald Trump with nine steps the administration could take to address this issue. One step is to designate a gove… More >>

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Although the Ohio statewide tornado drill was canceled Wednesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now would be great for your family to utilize this time at home to practice tornado safety. When it comes to staying safe when severe weather strikes, prevention and practice before the storm is ke… More >>

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The message that there is a shortage on the kind of masks that are needed to protect health care workers from COVID-19 is something that we've heard quite a bit over the last few weeks. Hearing that and seeing others wanting to take action led one group in Celina to start making their own masks. More >>

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Mercer County Health District has announced that there has been a confirmed case of coronavirus in the county. The announcement was made Tuesday night that a resident of Mercer County has tested positive. More >>

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As Ohio lawmakers work to pass a bill to help residents during the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of cases continue to rise. Ohio's death total from COVID-19 has risen from 8 to 10. There are 704 confirmed cases in the state, 182 are hospitalized and 75 of that number are in the ICU.  Governo… More >>

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On the first day of the "Stay at Home" order, the confirmed COVID-19 numbers in the State of Ohio did jump and the number of deaths reports have moved to from 6 to 8.  The Director of the Ohio Department Health Amy Acton says there are 564 confirmed cases in the state, 145 have been hospital… More >>

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine looking to slow down spending as state revenue begins to drop. At Monday's press conference, state officials announced that there are 442 confirmed cases in 46 of Ohio's counties for COVID-19. There are 104 hospitalizations and now six deaths in the state. More >>


Director's Order that All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity I, Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Depmtment of Health (ODH), pursuant to the authority granted to me in R.C. 3701.13 to "make special orders ... for preventing the spread of contagious or in… More >>

The Girl Scouts of Western Ohio are trying to think outside the box to sell their remaining cookies.The Girl Scouts troops were heading into their last boost in their cookie sales when the COVID-19 outbreak happened.  Now they are reaching out to community partners to take part in a program … More >>

Although we have already experienced some spring-like temperatures this month, spring officially began late Thursday night. Meteorologist Nathan Kitchens explains the meaning behind the spring equinox, and what we can expect as we head deeper into the spring season. We can finally say goodby… More >>

The impact on Ohio workers is taking hold as more companies are shutting down to the coronavirus concerns. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is handling unemployment benefits and has seen more than 100,000 people apply for assistance. With the abundance of people contacting Ohio… More >>

With the stress of the pandemic on local grocery stores, the West Ohio Food Bank is gearing up to keep food on resident’s tables. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has authorized the assistance of the National Guard to food banks to help during this crisis. The West Ohio Food Bank is in the process … More >>

Due to new directives issued today from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, COVID-19 testing is to now be preserved for hospitalized patients and symptomatic hospital workers.  Therefore, Mercer Health’s Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Center at the Mercer County Fairgrounds will no longer be utilized.  … More >>

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, no visitors are permitted at any Mercer Health location, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus).  These visitor restrictions apply to all Mercer Health facilities.  More >>

Governor DeWine recently issued a state of emergency for the state of Ohio, and along with the Ohio Department of Health, has implemented a variety of strategies to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To do our part in reducing risk to Ohio State University Extension em… More >>

In line with recommendations from the U.S. Surgeon General and American College of Surgeons and consistent with other hospitals in Ohio, Mercer Health is postponing elective surgeries and procedures beginning Thursday, March 19.  Patients affected by this change will be contacted directly fr… More >>

More information has been released about the body found in Grand Lake St. Marys. Celina first responders were called out around 7 p.m. Tuesday night for reports of a body seen in the water near the lighthouse, off of Main Street. The body was an adult male and will be sent to Montgomery Coun… More >>

A morning fire in Celina has left one home unlivable. The Celina Fire Department was called out to a fire at 229 E. Market St. around 8 a.m. The house was engulfed in flames and the fire chief is calling the home a total loss. One woman was home during the fire but made it out safely. The ch… More >>

A death investigation is apparently underway in Celina Tuesday evening. Celina police confirmed just after 7 p.m., they were working at an emergency scene. According to WCSM Radio, a body was pulled from Grand Lake St. Marys. The Celina Police Department is currently not releasing any inform… More >>

Governor DeWine and health officials once again updated the state on the current spread of the Coronavirus on Tuesday afternoon. As of Tuesday morning, there are 67 confirmed cases in the state with 17 hospitalizations. The main point from the director of health is that a surge in cases is a… More >>

After serious consideration of the grave health risk involved in public gatherings and in order to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, the bishops of Ohio have decided, effective immediately, to suspend temporarily all publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies, at least through the celebrations o… More >>

Schools and businesses are not the only things being affected right now by the coronavirus. It has also taken a huge toll on the economy. This past weekend, central banks cut the interest rates to help soothe the markets. But instead it caused the DOW to drop over 1900 points Monday. This is… More >>

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued a Director's Order that will close all Ohio bars and restaurants to in-house patrons, effective at 9:00 p.m. today, March 15, 2020. Restaurants with take-out and delivery options will still be able … More >>

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued a Director's Order that will close all Ohio bars and restaurants to in-house patrons, effective at 9:00 p.m. today, March 15, 2020. Restaurants with take-out and delivery options w… More >>

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, today provided an update on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. There are currently 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. The 12 women and 14 men range in age from 31 to 86 years old. S… More >>

State officials releasing the latest numbers and more closing because of the spread of COVID-19.  The Director of the Ohio Department of Health, Dr Amy Acton, saying there are now currently 26 confirmed cases in 8 Ohio counties (Belmont 2, Butler 4, Cuyahoga 11, Franklin 1, Lorain 1, Stark 3… More >>

The governor releasing new guidelines and numbers in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Mike DeWine announced the number of confirmed cases in Ohio has jumped from 5 Thursday to 13 Friday with the age range of 34 to 66 years old.    The state's coronavirus website says another 159 people ar… More >>