For the first time in more than two years, The Commercial Review will publish a Monday edition.

Editor and publisher Ray Cooney announced this week that The Commercial Review will publish a special edition on Monday, July 11, for coverage of the Jay County Fair.

Cooney noted that last year was the first year The CR covered a full-scale fair without a Monday edition. (The newspaper reduced from six days a week to five by eliminating Mondays at the end of May 2020, and that year’s fair was scaled back because of the coronavirus pandemic.)

The four-page special edition will feature coverage from the weekend’s events at the fair. It will be available only at Portland newsstands, online at and at the secretary’s office at the fairgrounds.

The newspaper will resume its regular publishing schedule on Tuesday, July 12.

Everheart hires

EverHeart Hospice has named Angie Dider as its new chief quality officer.

Didier earned her nursing degree from Excelsior College. She is also a certified dementia practitioner.

“I love EverHeart’s mission and commitment to providing quality care to those they serve,” she said. “I have worked alongside EverHeart Hospice through my work in healthcare and have always been impressed with the care and compassion of the EverHeart staff.”

EverHeart provides hospice services in Jay, Adams, Blackford, Delaware, Randolph, Grant and Wayne counties in Indiana and Mercer, Auglaize, Darke, Allen, Miami, Preble, Shelby and Van Wert counties in Ohio.

Mercer announces

Mercer Health has announced a partnership with Maternal Fetal Medicine of Dayton, Ohio.

Mercer Health Women’s Health Services and OB/GYN will partner with the organization to offer virtual visits to patients. Maternal Fetal Medicine provides services for women experiencing complicated or high-risk pregnancies.

“By providing virtual visits, patients are able to continue to receive prenatal care by their Mercer Health Medical Group OB/GYN at Mercer Health but also have access to advanced, specialty providers,” said Mercer Health vice president of provider practices Martin Shehan in a press release. “Virtual, or telehealth, visits give patients quicker access to specialists and save them time and travel. We are excited for this partnership and enhancing the care for women during their pregnancies.”