Brother has sent tons of soymeal
By Erin Gardner
ST. HENRY - Brother Nick Renner has been sending soymeal to villages in Haiti for 20 years after receiving a "sign" from a hungry man he ignored and later regretted.
Renner recounted the experience during his first visit to Haiti in 1975.
During that visit, Renner said he prayed for God to send him a sign if he wanted Renner to do anything while there. When he was in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, he visited the Iron Market, a mall. After buying trinkets, Renner got on a bus. [More]
Fort's Bruns finishes fourth at state tournament
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
When talking last week about her goals for the Division II state girls golf tournament, Jalyn Bruns said that she was just going to play her game.
She did precisely that, and now she's an All-State honoree.
The Fort Recovery senior finished fourth to earn first team All-Ohio honors as the tournament concluded on Saturday at The Ohio State University's Gray Course. [More]
Obituaries on October 18th, 2021
Brian Joseph Westgerdes, age 41 of Celina, Ohio passed away peacefully on Octob [More]
Edward L. Freewalt, 80, of Celina, OH died Tuesday October 12, 2021 at his residence. [More]
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COLDWATER - School district officials are putting a 2.5-mill continuing permanent improvement levy that failed in August before voters once more in hopes of a different outcome.
Internet challenges are nothing new, but some local schools are hoping to discourage students from going along with a number of challenges circulating on the video platform, TikTok.
MINSTER - Five candidates are vying for four Minster village council seats. They include two incumbents, two councilors who were appointed earlier this year and a first-time candidate.
Midwest Athletic Conference Cross Country Meet
COLDWATER - It was a Minster sweep at the Midwest Athletic Conference cross country championships in Coldwater on Saturday, with the Wildcats winning both team titles and both individual titles.
Western Buckeye League Cross Country Meet
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The longer Saturday's Western Buckeye League high school girls cross country race went, the more that Kaylie Dameron put distance between her and the competition.
Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
St. Henry wrapped up its volleyball regular season by defeating Fort Loramie in a battle of Division IV state-ranked Redskins on Saturday in Fort Loramie.
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State auditor tells officals to ask now or pay up later
By William Kincaid
ST. MARYS - Ohio Auditor Keith Faber, a Republican from Celina, this week urged local government officials who have questions about allowable uses of federal COVID-19 relief dollars to consult with his office before spending the money.
He also blasted the massive release of money through President Joe Biden's American Rescue Plan Act, saying local governments are hard-pressed to come up with ways to spend the money that meet federal guidelines. [More]
Flyers beat Cavs on last-second field goal
By Tom Haines
MARIA STEIN - After both defenses stepped up in the second half, Coldwater and Marion Local were both vying to get the ball last.
The Flyers got the ball with 2:18 remaining and drove 62 yards down the field to set up senior Kevin Partington for a 26-yard field goal, and Partington knocked it through as time expired to give Marion a 24-21 Midwest Athletic Conference win over the Cavaliers at Booster Stadium on Friday. [More]
Obituaries on October 16th, 2021
Jerry S. Braun, age 77, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at 1:10 am on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Vancrest Senior Living Center in St. Marys. [More]
Pamela Helmlinger, 67, of Saint Marys, died 7:40 P.M. Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Lima Memorial Hospital from COVID 19. [More]
Brian Paul Whetstone, age 38 of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy. [More]
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Ashley Lefeld and Lynn Huwer ran the event virtually in 2020
A year after Coldwater residents Ashley Lefeld and Lynn Huwer ran the Boston Marathon in Coldwater, they got a chance to compete on the actual course on Monday.
NEW BREMEN - Four candidates are vying for three open seats on the New Bremen Local Schools Board of Education. They are incumbents Michelle Bambauer, Shelly Busse and Suzanne Wells and newcomer Kurt Rammel.
ST. HENRY - The locomotive that is the Versailles Tigers was running on all cylinders against St. Henry on Friday night.
Jack Osborne had two touch
ROCKFORD - Taking advantage of good field position early, New Bremen jumped out to a 41-6 halftime lead and rolled to a 51-19 victory over Parkway Friday night at Panther Stadium.
State Golf Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery senior Jalyn Bruns is in the top 10 on the leaderboard after the first day of the Division II state girls golf tournament being held at The Ohio State University's Gray Course.
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Compiled By Tom Haines and Bruce Monnin
Fort Recovery fell to Delphos St. John's on a failed two-point conversion on the Indians' possession of overtime, taking a 27-26 defeat in a Midwest Athletic Conference football game at Barrenbrugge Athletic Park on Friday.
State may copy CrossFit program
By William Kincaid
CELINA - Mercer County Juvenile Court's fitness-based Expanding Horizons program, a collaboration with CrossFit Crave of Celina, may be replicated across the state to combat youth violence and delinquency.
Matt and Jen Shindeldecker, owners of Cr [More]
By Tom Haines
CELINA - St. Marys broke through 10 minutes into the match, and that proved to be enough.
Celina's offense came up empty and the Roughriders tacked on two more goals in the final 15 minutes for a 3-0 Western Buckeye League win in a boys soccer match on Thursday. [More]
Obituaries on October 15th, 2021
Earl Smith, age 85, of Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes early Wednesday morning, October 13, 2021, at the Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio. [More]
Jane Parker Lynch, 70, longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away on Mond [More]
Judy A. Hole, age 70 of Celina, passed away on October 13, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Akron General in Akron, Ohio. [More]
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Seeks to withdraw previous guilty plea
CELINA - A man sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the 2011 deaths of Robert and Colleen Grube of Fort Recovery has moved to withdraw his guilty plea after seven years behind bars.
High response to free rapid test kits
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and ERIN GARDNER
newsdept@dailystandard.com
WAPAKONETA - In Auglaize County, another person has died of COVID-19 and 35 new cases of the virus have been reported during the past two days, according to a news release from the Auglaize County Health Department.
ST. MARYS - Before the annual Walk with Nature Fall Festival commences Sunday, a special ceremony will be held at the Memorial Park gazebo commemorating the city's new designation as a Buckeye Trail Town.
FORT RECOVERY - Fort Recovery voters will decide whether two village tax levies will be renewed at the ballot box Nov. 2.
The first is a 2.3-mill g
CHICKASAW - After receiving confirmation that the final piece of funding had been approved, council members are moving ahead with plans for a $2.1 million infrastructure project in the village.
CELINA - Staff at the Mercer Soil and Water Conservation District will have to re-evaluate and redesign half of a three-part agricultural tile replacement project estimated at $950,000 after county commissioners denied approving the largest portion of the project.
New Bremen completes unbeaten MAC, regular season
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen has won four Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball championships in the program history going into Thursday night's conference finale.
Compiled By Tom Haines
Coldwater's Annelise Harlamert set a school record for assists as the Cavaliers volleyball team swept Delphos St. John's 25-12, 25-13, 25-5 at the Palace Thursday night.
Memoir one of many items slated for sale in Fort Recovery
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - It may not be one-of-a-kind, but a first edition of Mark Twain's "Life on the Mississippi," believed to be one of only 1,500 copies printed, definitely falls under the category of unique.
The illustrated book, published in 1883 by James R. Osgood and Company of Boston, is up for grabs at the One-of-a-Kind Auction set for 5 p.m. Sunday at Fort Recovery Elementary/Middle School, 865 Sharpsburg Road. [More]
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - A high school diploma was posthumously awarded during Wednesday's St. Marys school board meeting to St. Marys native Nick D. Doseck, a decorated World War II veteran, who left the school at age 16.
Doseck, who born Feb. 18, 1923, was raised by German immigrant parents and spoke fluent German until he learned to speak English in school. He left school to work on his family farm, and in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, according to information provided by the school. [More]
Obituaries on October 14th, 2021
Geneva "Judy" Hoelscher, 78, of rural New Knoxville, OH died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday October 10, 2021 at Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, OH. [More]
Ned A. Podoll, age 64, of St. Marys Ohio, passed away into His eternal care on October 12, 2021. [More]
Earl Smith, 85, Fort Loramie, died Oct. 13, 2021, at Premier Health Hospital, T [More]
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CELINA - Hand Up Village has come a long way in six years, yet organizers say demand for temporary shelter is as strong as ever.
Volunteers over th
HOPEWELL - Three candidates are vying for two Hopewell Township trustee seats in the Nov. 2 general election.
They include incumbents Steve Heckler and Keith Canary and newcomer Nicolas Grier.
CELINA - Eleven people from Mercer county with COVID-19 are hospitalized and four of them are on ventilators, according to a Wednesday news release from the Mercer County Health District.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office will host a countywide food drive 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, which is World Food Day, an annual, global event started in 1981 to end hunger.
Coldwater girls golf team earns first appearance at state tournament
Before this season, Coldwater's history at the girls golf tournament was on an individual basis.
The program will make history on Friday as the Cavaliers compete in the Division II state tournament on the Gray Course at The Ohio State University.
For the fourth straight year and the second under coach Jeremy Magoto, the Minster boys golf team is heading to the state tournament.
Gone is Josep
Jalyn Bruns has ticked off most of the boxes on a successful golf career: MAC Golfer of the Year, district qualifier as an individual and as a team. But before this season, that gold ring - a trip to state - was just out of reach.
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The Celina doubles team of Whitney Jones and Kaylyn Saunders lost the opening match of the Division I district girls tennis tournament on Wednesday at Port Clinton, ending their season.
All season, Coldwater and Marion Local have had an eye on Friday's matchup with a Midwest Athletic Conference title on the line. But after an upset loss to St. Henry two weeks ago, the Cavaliers need the win more.
There are only two weeks remaining in the high school football regular season. That means it is time to start projecting where local teams will end u
CELINA at WAPAKONETA
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Last Season: Cooper Jones' one-yard touchdown run with 42 seconds remaining in the game lifted the Bulldogs past the Redskins 14-10 at Celina Stadium in the season opener.
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Isaac Fullenkamp, RB Coldwater
11 carries for 110 yards and four touchdowns in the Cavaliers' 4
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