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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Legislators vow to support program
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - State funds for the coming year will remain flat for 4-H club programs and research in agriculture, food and the environment.
Ohio Sen. Keith Faber, R-Celina, on Monday told local officials that funding for fiscal year 2014-2015 for Ohio State University Extension's 4-H programs and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center will total $55.3 million, according to Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
MARIA STEIN - School board members on Monday approved all-day, everyday kindergarten for next school year.
"We've been taking a waiver for the past three or four years," board president Greg Garmann said. "We're one of only a few that doesn't offe [More]
By Robb Hemmelgarn
When St. Henry football coach Jeff Starkey stood before his team last Wednesday, he didn't break down an opponent's defense on a white board, go over a game-day itinerary, or carry on any light-hearted conversation about anything football related.
Instead, he announced that he wouldn't be returning for an 11th season as the head of the program that he led to two Division V state championships since his arrival a decade ago. [More]
Obituaries on April 9th, 2013
Imogene Lois (Canary) Menchhofer, 80, of Celina, went to be in God's care at 6:25 p.m. April 6, 2013, from the St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Tobias "Toby" Poppe, 39, St. Marys, died at 4:22 p.m. April 6, 2013, at The OSU Medical Center in Columbus. [More]
Eugene M. Mihm, 63, died April 7, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Bunn, N.C. [More]
Kenneth J. Eiting, 79, Minster, passed away peacefully from a sudden illness on April 6, 2013. [More]
Paul W. Luth, 77, Celina, died at 1:10 p.m. April 7, 2013, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. [More]
Local pictures on April 9th, 2013
Subscriber only stories on April 9th, 2013
Waiver sought as mandates change
District's income down, spending up
Wages approved for summer employment
Fortkamp's position now hourly wage
City accepting bids for bridge and road reconstruction
Council accepts paving grant
Grand Lake Community Improvement Corporation approved as nonprofit group
Council continues solar legislation
Rhoades pleads not guilty
Bulldogs slip past Redskins
New Bremen shuts out St. Marys
Minster rallies to remain unbeaten