Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Local districts adapt to changes
By Jared Mauch
The time spent on required school testing will be cut by up to half this year after the state adopted a different test from the one used last year.
Districts this year will use the American Institutes of Research tests for third through 12th grades after administering the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessments last year. The switch will drastically decrease the amount of time spent on standardized testing, according to Ohio Department of Education. [More]
By Dave Stilwell
MARIA STEIN - Once again, an early deficit failed to rattle St. Henry.
The Redskin spikers dropped the first set to Marion Local at The Hanger Thursday night but charged back to post a 20-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-14 victory over the Flyers to remain undefeated at 17-0 and 6-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference. [More]
Obituaries on October 2nd, 2015
Mary Ann Wenning age 88 of Maria Stein, Ohio died at 8:25 PM on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at Elmwood Assisted Living Center. [More]
Mary J. Zimmerman, 79, St. Marys, OH died 11:06 p.m. Wednesday September 30, 2015 at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
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Local districts adapt to changes
Mercer County schools are preparing for the addition of a gifted indicator to Ohio Department of Education's district report cards.
Mercer County
WAPAKONETA - Commissioners from Auglaize, Allen and Shelby counties are considering further legal action to spur a contractor to complete the long-running Auglaize River log removal project.
ST. MARYS - A fire that spread to the roof of an automotive wheel manufacturing plant forced the evacuation of dozens of employees Thursday night.
ST. MARYS - The Memorial High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame tonight will induct three new members for academic and athletic achievement and service to schools.
CELINA - A Greenville man on Thursday was sentenced to 20 years in prison for engaging in sexual conduct with children in 2008 and 2009.
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The Ohio Attorney General's Office is sending checks to Mercer County and several area communities after accusing two large rock salt distributors of illegal activity.
Threats have been made to St. Marys Middle School and Wapakoneta Middle School over the last two days.
The St. Marys Police Department was notified
NEW BREMEN - The New Bremen volleyball team displayed the heart of a champion in spurts on Thursday.
But when you're playing against the defending MAC champion Coldwater Cavaliers, heart only takes you so far.
CELINA - The Celina volleyball team rebounded from a tough loss on Tuesday to improve to 4-1 in Western Buckeye League play with a 25-22, 25-15, 25-23 win over Wapakoneta on Thursday night at the Intermediate School gym.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Parkway's Hayden Lyons and Marion Local's Derek Platfoot advance to the Division III boys golf district tournament next week after posting two of the three lowest individual scores at the sectional at Hawthorne Hills in Lima on Thursday.
Travis Stemler, Brian Ruhlman, Kyle Strickler and Tyler Nicely won UMP Modified feature races as the DIRTcar Fall Nationals got underway Thursday night at Eldora Speedway.