Bake cookies, give a card or leave bucks
By Abigail Miller
CELINA - Ron Adams, owner and operator of Distinct Images salon in Celina, said he's particularly moved by a client who gives him a restaurant gift card and baked goods at Christmastime.
"She doesn't have a whole lot," he said. "But I know she wants to do it every year. Sometimes those are the best ones (gifts), if they put thought into them. [More]
Obituaries on December 8th, 2023
Sylvester Anthony Broerman, age 88, of Fort Loramie, passed away peacefully of [More]
Mark Allan Dailey, 58, originally from Rockford, Ohio, passed away Monday, December 4, 2023 at Heritage Nursing Center in Minster, Ohio. [More]
Terry E. "Wayne" Huston, 62, Celina, died Dec. 7, 2023, at his home.
Calling hours are noon-2 p.m. Sunday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina. [More]
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CELINA - For years, social worker and public speaker Tim Wurster has turned to bowling for physical activity and friendship.
But having to navi
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County commissioners on Thursday agreed to give the Cridersville Volunteer Fire Department six more months to spend its share of American Rescue Plan Act dollars.
St. Marys gets offense going late to defeat Celina
CELINA - Defense dominated the first half Thursday.
St. Marys showed up on offense in the second half.
Behind a 13-2 third-quarter run, the Roughriders marched to a 40-23 victory in the girls basketball edition of the Battle of Grand Lake at the Celina Fieldhouse.
COLDWATER - Typical Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball games are known for physical play and strong defensive efforts.
Thursday night's Minster-Coldwater game was, to say the least, not a textbook contest.
FORT RECOVERY - New Bremen turned in its best all-around night of the young season Thursday to pick up its first win of the season.
The Cardinals o
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St. Henry used a big second quarter to separate from Versailles on the way to a 57-47 win in its Midwest Athletic Conference girls basketball opener at Redskin Gymnasium on Thursday.
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Handel's 'Messiah' to be performed one last time
By Leslie Klosterman
CELINA - George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" is a fixture of the Christmas season, especially in Celina where members of the community and high school choir have performed selections from the oratorio for more than 30 years.
However, all good things must come to an end. "Messiah" will be performed for the last time by a choir of roughly 100 high schoolers and community members at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grand Lake United Methodist Church St. Paul Campus. [More]
Obituaries on December 7th, 2023
Elizabeth J. VanTilburg, 31, of Celina, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Decem [More]
Gerald "Jerry" L. Bertke, 82, of St. Joe, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at the Celina Manor in Celina, Ohio. [More]
Joshua M. Moreo, 42, of Celina, passed away on December 4, 2023, surrounded by his family at Mercy Health, St. Rita's. [More]
Funeral rites for Phyllis K. Maier were held Dec. 6, 2023, at Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina. The Rev. Mark Maier officiated. [More]
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CELINA - Mercer County is the subject of a brief documentary that will air on nearly 200 public television stations across the nation for a year, providing a glimpse of area life to the masses.
CELINA - Three local women were arraigned on various assault charges this week in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
Desere L. Cherry, 28, of Rockf
The MAC at 50
In the early days of Midwest Athletic Conference basketball, players were wearing short shorts and competing in tiny, tightly-packed gymnasiums.
OPSWA Divisions II-III All-Ohio football
The Celina football program, fresh off its best season in a quarter century, had several of its players recognized as the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced its Divisions II and III All-Ohio teams.
Teaching financial literacy can lead to better budgeting
By Leslie Klosterman
Many parents during the holiday season would rather spend time spoiling their children than worrying about finances.
But the holidays present numerous approachable, teachable moments when it comes to financial well-being, according to Viktoria Jurkovic, consumer affairs manager at the Ohio Department of Commerce's Division of Financial Institutions. [More]
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  Coldwater placed three players on the first team in Division V as the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced its postseason honors for Division IV and V on Tuesday.
Senior AJ Harlamert was a first team selection at wide receiver while Midwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year Cody Depweg earned first team linebacker honors. Junior defensive back Mason Welsch earned the other first team honor for the Cavaliers. [More]
Obituaries on December 6th, 2023
Vernon L. Paul, age 79, of New Bremen, died suddenly in the evening hours of Sunday, December 3, 2023 at his residence. [More]
John W. Foster, 87, of Rockford, Ohio passed away peacefully Sunday morning, De [More]
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MINSTER - Village councilors on Monday night named veteran Minster police officer Eric Morris as the new police chief.
Morris, 36, was selected from a field of three finalists. He was sworn in by village administrator Don Harrod.
COLDWATER - A chemical engineer moonlighting as a singer-songwriter, 24-year-old Adam Stall has a lot going on musically at the moment, both as a solo artist and with his band Turtle Island.
Defense helps Marion find rhythm after slow start
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local was slow out of the gate Tuesday, but thoroughly stifled Van Wert over the second and third quarters to seize control.
The Flyers went on a 28-2 run over 15:59 of game time on the way to a 49-26 win over Van Wert in a girls basketball game at the Hangar.
NEW BREMEN - For the first three quarters, New Bremen's defense held up enough to either lead or stay a couple points behind Covington.
But the Buc
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Minster rallied late to defeat Arcanum 53-48 in non-conference girls basketball action on Tuesday in Darke County.
By Daily Standard Staff
Marion Local won its third straight state football title and 14th overall on Saturday, and on Monday, the Flyers capped off another 16-0 season with big honors as the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced its All-Ohio teams for Divisions VII and VI. [More]
By Tom Haines
ST. MARYS - In the first Western Buckeye League match of the season, St. Marys swept the Battle of Grand Lake in bowling on Monday.
The Bulldog girls took their first loss of the season as St. Marys won 2,560-2,338, and the Roughrider boys prevailed 2,731-2,250 at Varsity Lanes. [More]
Obituaries on December 5th, 2023
Twila Mock, age 64, a resident of Dunkirk, passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at her home in Dunkirk. [More]
James "Ted" Barga, 83, of Hemet California, died November 25, 2023, at Kaiser Permanente Riverside, Calif. [More]
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School districts across the country face the growing threat of cyberattacks aimed at stealing personal information and valuable data, disrupting systems and furthering other nefarious ends.
FORT RECOVERY - Village councilors on Monday evening unanimously approved an emergency ordinance prohibiting cannabis dispensaries and cultivators in the village.
CELINA - A 27-year-old South Carolina woman on Monday was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to theft and identity fraud charges in Mercer County Common Pleas Court.
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The Parkway girls bowling team picked up its first win of the season with a 1,776-1,529 victory over Kenton at Hillcrest Lanes on Monday.
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