a_d
BREAKING NEWS
4:46 PM, Saturday
Body of missing girl found
Sheriff Jeff Grey has issued a news release:
Montezuma Fire Chief Ron Schulze reports that his department was dispatched to a missing child report at 6339 SR 703, just west of Montezuma at 7:34 AM on July 23, 2016. Sheriff's deputies had been dispatched and it believed the child had wandered away from home early this morning.
Chief Schulze requested assistance from Chickasaw, Coldwater, Celina, St. Mary's Twp., St. Henry, Osgood, Burkettsville, South West Mercer, Mendon, and Rockford Fire Departments. Also assisting were Mercer County Sheriff's Office, Auglaize County Sheriff's Office, ODNR-Division of Watercraft, MCERV, and Coldwater EMS. Lutheran Air Ambulance also assisted with a helicopter.
Missing was Jade Riggs, age 10, from 6339 SR 703. She was last seen around 5:30 when her grandfather left for work. Over 90 responders searched the area woods, fields, and water. At about 1:56 firefighters who were searching the channel located Jude deceased in the water.
It is believed that when she woke up she went outside. She loved to go to the water and throw stones in. It is believed that she fell in the water at that time.
The Montezuma Fire Department would like to thank all the Fire Departments and other agencies for their assistance. "Although we would have preferred a different outcome, we appreciate the support of the public when we ask them to stay away and let us do our job," stated Chief Schulze.
Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 Edition of The Daily Standard
Online Local News Stories
A county employee is searching for affordable manure management methods to help area farmers reduce nutrient runoff blamed for toxic algae blooms in Grand Lake. Theresa Dirksen began work as Ag Solutions coordinator on March 27 . . .
Print Edition Only News Stories
• Change boosts earned interest
• Festival goers feel the heat
• Late charge by Mariners falls short
Local Obituaries
Stephen "Dallas" W. Mowery was born on May 30th, 1950 to John B.F. Mowery, and Loraine T. Fowler in Celina, Ohio. Stephen was a high school graduate. He was a member of the U.S. Marines and worked at Titan Transfer Truck Compan . . .
Warren W. Schroer, age 76, of New Knoxville, formerly of New Bremen, died July 21, 2016, at 2:10 A.M. at The Gardens of Wapakoneta. He was born August 15, 1939, to the late Clarence E. and Esther W. (Tostrick) Schroer in Van . . .
Mary Margaret Mestemaker, age 94, a former resident of Celina, passed away on Thursday evening, July 21, 2016, atĀ Otterbein St. Marys Senior Lifestyles Community. Born onĀ December 24, 1921 in St. Henry, she was the daughter o . . .
Sondra Marie Thatcher, 34, of Rockford, Ohio, died unexpectedly on July 21, 2016 in Celina, Ohio. She was born in Lima, Ohio on August 16, 1981, to Brian and Tammy (Stein) Bowling. On August 20, 2014, she married Ryan Lee Thatc . . .
Local Pictures
local picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picturelocal picture
World Pictures
Community Pictures
a_d
Sunday Night
75°
Chance Thunderstorms
32%
Monday
87°
Chance Thunderstorms
33%
Monday Night
64°
Partly Cloudy
5%
Tuesday
86°
Partly Sunny
2%
Tuesday Night
64°
Mostly Clear
6%
Wednesday
88°
Partly Sunny
13%
Wednesday Night
68°
Chance Thunderstorms
29%
Thursday
85°
Chance Thunderstorms
41%
Thursday Night
68°
Chance Thunderstorms
41%
Friday
83°
Chance Thunderstorms
36%
Friday Night
67°
Chance Thunderstorms
31%
3 Day
Extended
a_d
a_da_da_d