Thursday, July 17th, 2008
By Janie Southard
ROCKFORD - A controversy, centered on Parkway school administrators also serving as coaches, will go to committee following a board of education meeting this week.
Elementary Principal Mark Esselstein told board members Tuesday he does not feel it is fair to deny him the softball coaching position this year - a position he had held for seven years. [More]
Officials call Spring one of worst child rapists ever in Auglaize County
By Shelley Grieshop
WAPAKONETA - Daniel Spring of St. Marys cupped his bearded chin in his hands minutes after a judge sentenced him to prison for 59 years for raping three girls hundreds of times during the past five years.
At age 50, the mandatory prison sentence without the possibility of parole was equivalent to a life sentence. Still, he showed little emotion. [More]
By Janie Southard
WAPAKONETA - Riverside Art Center gallery director Anna Talei Fisher points out various pieces of art for show and/or sale as she prepares the gallery for an upcoming silent auction fundraiser.
"We get such a variety of work, quite good and often [More]
Obituaries on July 17th, 2008
Louis B. Goodwin, 69, 509 Echo St., Celina, died at 8:30 a.m. July 16, 2008, at his residence. [More]
Former Rockford resident Aliceruth Kimmel, of Celina, died July 14, 2008, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Former St. Rose resident Cecelia A. Sesek, 98, of Celina, died at 6 p.m. July 16, 2008, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Local pictures on July 17th, 2008
Subscriber stories on July 17th, 2008
St. Henry school officials fear security and traffic problems will arise in November when residents converge upon the school to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
FORT RECOVERY - The school district's deficit spending wasn't as much as previously estimated, but the five-year financial forecast still paints an unsettling picture.
A tract of land was sold by the village of St. Henry as a future site for a fitness center, which is currently located elsewhere in town.
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The public will be able to learn about the Grand Lake/Wabash River Watershed and things they can do to improve water quality during special presentations Tuesday at the Harbor Point 4-H Camp east of Celina.
ROCKFORD - The July Parkway board of education meeting marked the last for Superintendent Doug Karst, who retired in January but agreed to stay until the job was filled.
A 52-year-old Celina man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to a charge of sexual battery involving a mentally challenged woman.
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When Coldwater last hosted the State ACME Tournament in 2005, Cavalier coach Romie Schwieterman joked about promising the team a plane ride to the state and talked about bussing the team to Lakefield Airport and landing on the street by Veterans Field.
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The Red Team scored six runs in the final two innings to erase a 3-1 deficit for a 7-3 victory in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star Game played at Cincinnati's Western Hills High School on Wednesday night.