Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
By Sydney Albert
ST. MARYS - A St. Marys-area woman can be heard in a 911 recording saying she killed her husband after he had attacked her.
The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office released the recording on Tuesday. The call reported the death of Wesley A. Sweigart, 36. The audio clip, edited to remove personal identification information, can be found on The Daily Standard's website. [More]
'Riders beat 'Dogs to create 3-way share for WBL
By Gary R. Rasberry
ST. MARYS - St. Marys wrestling coach Larry Gruber called it a bit of luck that his lighter weights came up towards the end of contest with Celina.
Two big pinfall victories at 113 and 120 pounds clinched the Roughriders' 38-28 win over the Bulldogs in the Western Buckeye League dual match season finale on Tuesday at Murotech Court. [More]
Obituaries on February 12th, 2020
Edward J. "Ed" Obringer, age 91, of Fort Recovery, passed away on February 10, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Bernice F. Wellman, Coldwater, Ohio, age 91, passed away peacefully, surrounded [More]
Local pictures on February 12th, 2020
Subscriber and paid stories on February 12th, 2020
Flu hitting area hard this year
Health officials say more of a concern than coronavirus
WAPAKONETA - The spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus is raising alarms globally, but local health officials say a more dangerous virus has already made its way into communities across the nation - influenza.
Benefit set Saturday in St. Marys
ST. MARYS - A $20 donation and a workout session at Heart & Sole Fitness this Saturday are all it takes to become a Hero4Harper.
Kathy Wallace
County's compensation plan will be evaluated
CELINA - To stay competitive in hiring and keeping employees, Mercer County commissioners will contract with an outside firm to evaluate the county government's compensation plan.
County eligible for millions in grants
CELINA - Mercer County officials this year are eligible to apply for $3.85 million in Community Development Block Grant funds for infrastructure, economic development and enhancement projects.
Board OKs district's preschool tuition rate
ST. HENRY - School board members approved the district's preschool tuition rate during Monday's meeting.
Tuition increased to $90 per month with a
Officials search for funding for roof
COLDWATER - School administrators are looking at possible funding options for more long-term solutions for roof issues that continue to affect the school building.
Council approves tax abatement
ST. HENRY - Village council members heard final reading of and unanimously approved a resolution to permit a tax abatement for Hemmelgarn Enterprises during a brief meeting on Monday.
ST. MARYS - Board of education members toured the district's facilities on Tuesday to consider requests for capital improvement expenditures.
The requests for 2020 include,
• placing $60,000 into a reserve account.
FORT LORAMIE - Score.
Full-court Press.
Turnover.
Score again.
Repeat.
The Fort Loramie girls basketball team followed a familiar script to their 20th win of the season on Tuesday, beating Marion Local 80-28 in a matchup of state-ranked teams in Division IV.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Fort Recovery improved to 16-5 on the season with a 54-27 victory over Celina in non-conference girls basketball action on Tuesday at Fort Site Fieldhouse.