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By Leslie Gartrell
For many adults, the adage "make new friends, but keep the old" is easier said than done.
Most people would agree it was easier to make friends when they were children because they grew up alongside their peers as neighbors or classmates over a period of time. Making friends in adulthood is a different matter. [More]
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Five-year financial forecast approved
NEW BREMEN - School board members meeting Wednesday awarded a contract for a new bus garage and approved the district's five-year financial forecast.
The district awarded a $430,739 contract to Luginbill Construction, Rockford, to build a bus maintenance facility.
MAC teams lock up regional berths as tournament opens
SPENCERVILLE - Two St. Henry throwers advanced to regionals in day one of the Division III district track and field tournament in Spencerville, while Coldwater's Jesse Meyer qualified in two events and seven Midwest Athletic Conference 4x800-meter relay teams punched their tickets.
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Meeting on policy planned Thursday
By Leslie Gartrell
MINSTER - School board members during their Monday meeting hired Covington High School Principal Josh Meyer as the district's next superintendent under a two-year contract.
Superintendent Brenda Boeke in her report said Meyer's annual salary will be $103,000 and his contract becomes effective Aug. 1. Boeke retires July 31. [More]
Indians outlast Wildcats, Cardinals fall to Lancers
By Tom Haines
WAPAKONETA - Fort Recovery reached its first softball district final in memory as two other Midwest Athletic Conference teams bowed out in the Division IV district semifinals in Wapakoneta on Tuesday.
In the opener, the Indians withstood several blows from Minster before delivering the knockout with two runs in the top of the eighth to secure an 8-6 win. In the nightcap, New Bremen surrendered eight runs in the fourth inning on the way to a five-inning, 12-2 loss to Lincolnview. [More]
Obituaries on May 18th, 2022
Charles I. Foster, 82 of New Weston, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the Village Green Health Campus in Greenville, Ohio. [More]
Betty LeMaster, 87, Portland, Ind., died May 16, 2022, in Portland.
Visitation is 2-6 p.m. May 20, 2022, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Portland. [More]
Paul LeMaster, 89, Portland, Ind., died May 16, 2022, in Portland.
Visitation is 2-6 p.m. May 20, 2022, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Portland. [More]
Nancy LeMaster, 57, Portland, Ind., died May 16, 2022, in Portland.
Visitation is 2-6 p.m. May 20, 2022, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Portland. [More]
Jean F. Schroeder, 97, of Ottawa died 2:07 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center. [More]
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ROCKFORD - Nine people attended Tuesday night's village council meeting in what was a heated debate about the village's parking and lawn ordinances.
The parking law went into effect April 12, and an ordinance regarding how residents must keep their lawn has been on the books for years.
The Auglaize County Sheriffs Office has been approved for $83,857.39 from the Ohio Drug Law Enforcement Fund to help its drug task forces enforce the state's drug laws and combat illegal drug activity, according to a news release from Gov. Mike Dewine.
BATH TOWNSHIP - A pitchers' duel was in the cards on Tuesday at Bath High School.
Coldwater's Madison Wendel and Liberty-Benton's Kiya Benschoter traded zeroes for the first four innings before the Eagles were finally able to break through in the fifth.
All-MAC Baseball and Softball
Coldwater captured all four top honors as the Midwest Athletic Conference announced its baseball and softball all-conference teams on Tuesday.
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Brock Dues' two-out single in the top of the fifth inning scored the tying and go-ahead runs as Fort Recovery extended its season in the Division IV baseball tournament with a 7-6 win over Delphos St. John's on Tuesday at Stadium Park in Delphos.
Celina native, retired OB-GYN, now having fun
By Leslie Gartrell
LAKE PLACID, Fla. - As a successful obstetrics and gynecology practitioner in Newark, Celina native Dr. Nick Reed delivered more than 12,000 babies during his 44-year career.
Now 84 and retired, "Doc" Reed said he's always had a sense of humor and has long believed laughter is the best medicine. [More]
By Daily Standard Staff
St. Marys senior Karsyn McGlothen and Wapakoneta junior Allie Wilson were named the Western Buckeye League co-Softball Players of the Year by the league coaches as the WBL released its softball and baseball honors on Monday.
McGlothen, who set the [More]
Obituaries on May 17th, 2022
Gretchen Bollenbacher, 82, of Delaware, Ohio passed away at 6:18 pm on May 03, 2022 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware. [More]
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CELINA - A mediator will be brought in to help jumpstart contract negotiations between administrators and teachers at Celina City Schools, superintendent Ken Schmiesing said after Monday's regular school board meeting.
FORT RECOVERY -The village may receive more grant funding than anticipated in connection with a multi-use trail project, village councilors learned at Monday night's regular meeting.
CARTHAGENA - Two people suffered minor injuries in a three-vehicle chain-reaction accident reported at 3:26 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Carthagena Road and U.S. 127, according to Mercer County Sheriff's Deputy Kirsten Nixon.
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery school board members during their Monday meeting awarded a $55,299 contract to Regal Plumbing and Heating Co., Sidney, to install a new chiller for the district.
Walks, baserunning errors hand Bulldogs win over Indians
FORT RECOVERY - Celina hitters were never really comfortable swinging the bat on Monday. In the end, they barely needed to.
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ST. HENRY - Brandon Keller looked at the University of Findlay for its education.
Then his throwing prowess gave him an added benefit.
The St. Henry senior will attend the NCAA Division II school and continue his career in track and field as a thrower.
Twenty six members of the New Bremen FFA Chapter attended the recent State FFA Convention at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, according to a news re
Area boy's book highlights limb loss, differences
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - A 17-year-old Celina High School junior is hoping to inspire kids of all abilities and teach them tolerance through a children's book he illustrated and authored himself.
"Danny and Kevin Conquer Camping" by Kale Sudhoff was released on April 30 to mark Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
All spring, the University of Findlay women's golf team had been dominating.
When the team had to battle to reach the championship round of the NCAA Division II National Tournament, the Oilers came through when the time was right.
Findlay kno [More]
Obituaries on May 16th, 2022
Lee G. Olding, age 89, of Celina passed away at 6:52 pm on Saturday, May 14, 20 [More]
William "Bill" Charles Gingrich, 86, was received into the arms of his Savior, [More]
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Wendel outduels McGlothen at Strikeout for Cancer Softball Classic
COLDWATER - The Strikeout for Cancer Softball Classic certainly lived up to its billing as two of the top strikeout artists in the area engaged in a duel in the sun at Lady Cav Diamond on Saturday.
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St. Marys' Joey Vanderhorst finished as the runner-up in the singles bracket at the Division II boys tennis sectional tournament completed Saturday at the University of Northwestern Ohio's Racer Courts.
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