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ST. HENRY - St. Henry Elementary School Principal Adam Puthoff was hired as the district superintendent at a special school board meeting on Wednesday night.
Puthoff was awarded a three-year contract and will assume his new role effective Aug. 1. Board members were negotiating Puthoff's salary in an executive session following the regular session. No action was anticipated. [More]
Obituaries on March 30th, 2023
Doris K. Lunz, age 98, formerly of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 [More]
Jason M. Ellinger, 43, formerly of Celina, died March 27, 2023, in Columbus. [More]
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Seasons aren't responsible for your awful cold
COLDWATER - Feel a cold coming on? Got a runny nose or body aches? Don't blame it on fluctuating temperatures.
Allergies and general cold and flu cases typically occur amid extreme temperature swings but the coincidence stops there.
CELINA - Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors in a special meeting this week approved applying for a $40,000 grant to install a cascading waterway and a blind inlet in the Wabash River watershed.
Coldwater sophomore breaks two records at first meet of new season
COLDWATER - Sophomore Izzy Zahn needed just one meet this spring to rewrite Coldwater's record books.
Two weeks after competing in the New Balance
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By Tom Haines
When Parkway boys basketball coach Doug Hughes heard about a high school basketball game in Oklahoma that ended 4-2, his reaction was disbelief.
Hughes wasn't baffled so much about a team holding the ball to create such a low score, but that the other team would put up with it. [More]
By Tom Haines
ST. MARYS - Timely hitting in the first two innings staked Parkway to an early lead, and Meg Henkle kept St. Marys in check for six innings to maintain it.
The Panthers scored six runs in the first two innings and padded the lead in the sixth on the way to a 9-2 softball win at K.C. Geiger Park on Tuesday. [More]
Obituaries on March 29th, 2023
Rita Darlene Williamson, 72 of Wapakoneta, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at the Wapakoneta Manor. [More]
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CELINA - A Celina City Schools bus driver and bus aide responsible for a preschool student who was mistakenly left unattended on a bus for more than three hours have resigned.
MENDON - More than 20 people packed the village hall during a contentious Tuesday night village council meeting to voice complaints about the town's appearance.
WAPAKONETA- A former city of Wapakoneta utility clerk pleaded guilty in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court on Monday to multiple felony theft and record tampering charges and was ordered to pay more than $250,000 in restitution.
Mercer County once again had the lowest joblessness in Ohio in February.
Mercer County's unemployment rate registered at 2.6% in February, maintaining its January percentage, according to an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services news release.
Minster uses 12 hits to put up double digits against Celina
CELINA - The hits fell for Minster on Tuesday afternoon. Celina could hit the ball too, but more often than not, it went right to a Minster defender.
The Wildcats collected 12 hits off three Bulldog pitchers to improve to 2-0 with a 10-2 win at Jim Hoess Field at Westview Park in Celina.
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Celina plated three runs in the top of the second inning, which was more than enough for Zander Jones
By Leslie Gartrell
FORT RECOVERY - Applause rang out from the Fort Recovery High School community room on Monday evening as school board members unanimously approved to hire high school principal Tony Stahl as district superintendent.
After leading Fort Recovery schools for nearly five years, superintendent Larry Brown will resign at the end of July. Stahl will take over on Aug. 1 and his contract will last through July 31, 2027. Brown said he was not privy to the new superintendent's pay. [More]
By Tom Haines
ST. HENRY - Celina's bats warmed up after a few innings, and St. Henry's defense did the Bulldogs a few favors along the way.
Celina took the lead in the fourth and added on from there on the way to a 10-6 win in the softball season opener at the Wally Post Athletic Complex on Monday. [More]
Obituaries on March 28th, 2023
Margaret Ruth (VonderHaar) Fiely, 92 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Sunday March 26, 2023, at 7:25 AM at the EverHeart Hospice Care Center. [More]
Billy D. Gertz, 80, of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at his home in Celina. [More]
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Students hear how modern farming is critical
CELINA - More than 90 high school and college students learned about the importance of agriculture education at Wright State University-Lake Campus' Emerging Agriculture Conference on Monday evening.
CELINA - A group of lake supporters no longer plans to hold a family boating event on city property in part because city officials refused to waive rental fees for shelter houses, according to mayor Jeff Hazel.
COLDWATER - Village councilors on Monday gave second reading of a utility ordinance increasing the cost of water services in the village.
The ordinance fixes the rates and fees to be charged for water, wastewater, cistern water treatment and storm utility services.
CELINA - A Berne, Indiana, couple was arrested on Monday morning after Celina police officers reportedly found a substantial amount of suspected heroin in their hotel room at America's Best Value Inn.
Celina opens season with shutout win over Fort Recovery
CELINA - It might have been the opening game of the baseball season for Celina, but Brady Steinbrunner was in midseason form.
The Bulldog sophomor
ST. MARYS - There was an abundance of offense early, and not a lot late.
Parkway and St. Marys combined for 13 runs over the first three innings of
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Marion Local used a three-run fifth inning to break a 3-3 tie to open the season with a 7-4 win over Allen East in a game moved from Harrod to the Airport in Maria Stein on Monday.
Experts used rocks and fossils to tell future geologists about prehistoric times
By Daily Standard Staff
CELINA - Budding earth scientists learned how much geology rocks during Ohio Geology Discovery Day at Wright State University-Lake Campus on Saturday.
Molly Hunt, a geologist and paleontologist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Geological Survey, spoke about Ohio's geology throughout the Paleozoic era. Beginning 541 million years ago, life during this time was primitive and included invertebrates and the earliest forms of fish and amphibians, she said. [More]
Obituaries on March 27th, 2023
Matthew Murlin Lake, 44, formerly of Celina, died unexpectedly on March 7, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas. [More]
Robert Andrew Hoenie, age 92 of Celina passed away on Friday, March 24, 2023 at his residence in Celina. [More]
John P. Ickes, 85, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville, Ohio. [More]
Rose E. "Rosie" Brady age 89 of New Bremen, died on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2:18 A.M. at the Otterbein Senior Lifestyles of St. Marys. [More]
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The Minster softball team braved the windy conditions and opened the 2023 season with an 11-0 win over Russia on Saturday at Four Seasons Park in Minster.
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