Pandemic delayed Rockford celebration
By Leslie Gartrell
ROCKFORD - Mercer County's oldest village wasn't always known as Rockford.
As the village celebrates its belated 200th anniversary delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares for the Rockford Community Days celebration this weekend, residents can look back to the village's original founding as Shanesville. [More]
By Daily Standard Staff
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The Fort Recovery softball team has made strides over the years into becoming a formidable team.
After going 3-18 in 2017 and being run-ruled in 13 games, the Indians won nine games in 2018 and 13 games in 2019 for the first winning season in years. After missing last season due to the pandemic, the Indians finished with 17 wins and reached the sectional final. [More]
Obituaries on June 16th, 2021
Shirley A. Powell, age 85, of Portland passed away Tuesday morning June 15, 2021 at her residence. [More]
Audrey M. DeBrosse, age 86, of Coldwater, died on Monday, June 14, 2021 at her home. [More]
Daniel L. Briner, 83, Celina, died April 10, 2021, at his residence.
A Celebr [More]
Ruth Davis, 101, St. Marys, died June 14, 2021, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, R [More]
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New commission creates zoning codes
ST. HENRY - Village council members at their Monday meeting passed after third reading an ordinance adopting zoning regulations for the village.
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CELINA - Local church pastors, city leaders and other supporters gathered Tuesday afternoon at the gazebo in Lake Shore Park for the official launch of a new ministry that aims to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to people outside a church setting.
ROCKFORD - Council members approved the hiring of a part-time police officer Tuesday to cover an officer who is out due to surgery.
Police Chief Pa
WAPAKONETA - Auglaize County Health Department officials on Tuesday reported only one new case of COVID-19 since their last report on Thursday, raising the county's cumulative case count to 3,692.
MINSTER - Council members meeting Tuesday took the first step toward the estimated $1.5 million reconstruction of East Seventh Street and voted to advertise for bids to pave other streets.
ROCKFORD - Backed by a strong pitching performance by Devon Crouch, Parkway improved to 3-5 on the summer ACME season with a 10-0 win over Marion Local in five innings on Tuesday night at Don Black Field.
Sports in Rockford has had a long tradition dating back to the Tigers of Rockford High School.Major success came after Rockford consolidated with Willshire to form Parkway Local Schools.
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Area golfers traveled to Springbrook Golf Club in Lima for the Lima Junior Golf Association's summer tour stop at the Gray's Cappie Sportswear Open.
ROCKFORD - The annual summer celebration known as Community Days was originally launched to honor village founder Anthony Shane and to showcase the village's heritage.
ROCKFORD - Rockford United Methodist Church has roots that are almost as old as the village itself.
The church is located at 202 South Franklin St.
ROCKFORD - As the village of Rockford celebrates the bicentennial of its founding, Tuway American Group is nearing its own centennial.
Founded in 1
ROCKFORD - A manufacturer of ketchup and barbecue sauce has seen its products spread to markets across the world all while becoming the largest employer in Rockford.
ROCKFORD - One of Mercer County's youngest Catholic churches took root in 1937 in the largely Protestant village of Rockford and has since experienced growth, culminating with a move to a new location in 2009.
ROCKFORD - New Horizons Community Church has come a long way in the past 21 years.
The church got its start in the early 2000s after the congregations of Rockford Calgary Church and Otterbein United Brethren Church merged, lead pastor Ken Meyer said.
ROCKFORD - Shanes Park is a fairly recent addition to the community, given its 200-year history, but it has quickly become a point of pride for the village.
ROCKFORD - Betsey Gamble was a 23-year-old stay-at-home mom when she opened the doors to her self-named boutique in 2011.
The store got its start w
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By Sydney Albert
CELINA - City officials are looking into whether restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries and abortion providers could be implemented in the future.
City council president Jason King at a Monday night committee meeting reported he has recei [More]
Fort Recovery edges Coldwater 6-5
By Gary R. Rasberry
FORT RECOVERY - Start strong, finish strong.
That's the way Fort Recovery scored its runs on Monday night.
The Indians plated three in the first and, after Coldwater tied the game through the next four innings, plated three more in the bottom of the sixth, and then held off a late Cavalier rally to pick up the 6-5 win in Fort Recovery in summer ACME baseball action. [More]
Obituaries on June 15th, 2021
Jane Frysinger, age 89 of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Sunday June 13, 2021 at the Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Ohio. [More]
Sherry A. Steger, age 72 of Greentown, IN, passed away on June 11, 2021 at 3:08 am in Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, Indiana. [More]
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Reimbursement for special needs down
ST. HENRY - State reimbursements for the costs of providing services to students with special needs have reduced drastically over the years and continues to decrease, said St. Henry Local Schools Treasurer Jennifer Bruns.
MARIA STEIN - Superintendent Mike Pohlman informed board members at Monday's meeting that construction of a classroom addition remains on schedule for November occupancy and construction of a new track is underway.
ROCKFORD - Parkway Local Schools will likely see a $1 million surplus in revenue in fiscal year 2021, but are projected to be in the red by 2024, according to the district treasurer's five-year financial forecast.
COLDWATER- Village council members on Monday learned street repairs are underway in Coldwater.
Village administrator/engineer Eric Thomas said vill
NEW BREMEN - New Bremen Village Council members will wait for more information before considering potential cost-of-living adjustments for village employees.
ST. MARYS - An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death of a one-year-old on Saturday.
St. Marys police and emergency medical ser
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Celina took an early lead and then put the game away in the sixth inning to improve to 4-2 on the ACME season with a 9-3 victory over Parkway at Montgomery Field on Monday night.
MARIA STEIN - From the first inning, St. Henry was in control.
The Redskins jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first and never looked back on the way to a 10-2 win over Marion Local in an ACME baseball game at the Airport on Monday.
By Sydney Albert
NEW KNOXVILLE - Crowds gathered at the Neil Armstrong Airport Saturday to celebrate the dedication of the new terminal building, closing the chapter of a $1.6 million project.
The 4,700-square-foot building has been long awaited, and supporters of the airport and curious families alike visited to explore the new structure and get a glimpse of the planes on display. [More]
By Mike Ernst
ROSSBURG - For the first time in four nights of racing at Eldora Speedway, Brandon Overton looked vulnerable on Saturday night.
The Evans, Georgia, native had already banked $147,000 by sweeping the first three nights of the Dirt Late Model Dream weekend and most of the estimated crowd of 20,000 figured when he took the lead on Saturday in the second 100-lap Dream from Darrell Lanigan on lap 53 he was on his way to the bank with another $126,000. [More]
Obituaries on June 14th, 2021
Marlene Hoelscher age 86 of Minster, died on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Heritage Healthcare in Minster. [More]
Robert "Zuma Bubba" A. Bye, 73, of Montezuma, OH died 7:14 a.m. Wednesday June 9, 2021 at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
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OHIO CITY - A Rockford man was severely injured in an ATV crash on Sunday afternoon in Van Wert County.
According to a news release from the Van We
CELINA - What looked to be a dominating win for Grand Lake turned into a battle in the later innings.
The Mariners saw a 10-4 lead turn into a 10-1
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Coldwater improved to 6-1 in summer ACME baseball action with a doubleheader sweep at Napoleon on Saturday.
The Ca
Toxin readings remain within safe levels
By Sydney Albert
CELINA - Colorful clumps of algae that have appeared at several locations around Grand Lake have stoked fears of a repeat of 2010, when the same blue-green algae carpeted the lake in thick mats.
Lake goers and residents recently have noticed patch [More]
Obituaries on June 12th, 2021
Marcella B. 'Sally' Stahl, age 96, of St. Henry, died on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Gardens of St. Henry. [More]
Inge H. Vermeire, age 92, of St. Henry, died on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
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Use common sense, be prepared for water emergencies
CELINA - Local officials and lifelong boaters are urging for common sense when it comes to boating safety this summer, as area residents and travelers return to Grand Lake.
CELINA - Mercer County employers, like those in locales across the nation, are struggling to fill job openings, a situation that threatens to halt area economic growth unless the trend is reversed, officials say.
ROSSBURG - To say Brandon Overton is dominating the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora is a understatement.
One night after collecting $127,000 by win
Kaito Hara's single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Seth Schroeder to give Galion a come-from-behind 11-10 victory in Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League baseball action on Friday at Heise Park in Galion.
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