ST. MARYS - Middle school intervention specialist Alison Beougher was recognized on Wednesday by school board members after being named the Ohio VFW Middle School Teacher of the Year.
Beougher, 34, will go on to compete at the national level. If she wins, she could receive a $1,000 award for professional development expenses and a $1,000 award for the middle school. The VFW also names elementary school and high school teachers of the year. [More]
CELINA - County officials have applied for a nearly $1 million federal grant to conduct an extensive yearlong exploration of technology that removes nutrients from manure after two summer pilot tests yielded positive results.
Ag Solutions Coordinator Theresa Dirksen said she has applied for $900,000 through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results program. [More]
COLDWATER - Police are asking the public to help them identify the Grinch who stole a plastic Christmas penguin from a lawn last week.
The penguin was last spotted at 9:17 p.m. Thursday in the yard at 1114 Buckeye Drive, according to Coldwater Police Chief Jason Miller. The festive bird was chilling amid the house's Christmas light display in the company of two other penguins, each wearing a green and red striped scarf and Santa hat along with their usual tuxedos, when tragedy struck. [More]
COLDWATER - Margie Griesdorn had found the man of her dreams - a kind, well-respected business owner known for his charitable and giving nature.
He had no children of his own but opened his arms to her daughter and loved her like his own. Griesdorn cherished 11 years of marriage with the love of her life, Randal, until he died by suicide in 2012 at the age of 56. [More]
University of Toledo center and Marion Local grad Luke Knapke was named the Mid-American Conference's West Division Men's Basketball Player of the Week after some record-setting performances last week.
Last Wednesday, Knapke had a triple-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record 10 blocked shots (updated from the original report of nine) in a win over Cleveland State. The blocks allowed Knapke to become the school's all-time leader in blocks. [More]