Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
By Shelley Grieshop
WAPAKONETA - An elderly woman cried several times Tuesday while telling jurors how she allegedly was raped by a local optometrist in October 2009.
The 71-year-old Florida woman was the only witness to take the stand on the first day of the trial in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court against Douglas Jay Wine, 52, of St. Marys. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - The proposed Sunshine Park, a handicapped accessible playground, may be ready earlier than expected next summer.
Kristin Hough, who is spearheading the New Bremen-New Knoxville Rotary Club project, told village council members Tuesday night that fundraising efforts are ahead of schedule. Consequently, the ribbon cutting may come as early as June instead of August as initially planned. [More]
Obituaries on October 26th, 2011
Former Celina resident Charles LeRoy Humbarger, 70, died Oct. 23, 2011, in Summerfield, Fla. [More]
Cleo Pond, 93, Rockford, died Oct. 25, 2011, at Colonial Nursing Center, where [More]
Local pictures on October 26th, 2011
Subscriber stories on October 26th, 2011
COLDWATER - More than 100 community members attended a forum Tuesday night to hear the philosophies of school board candidates in the upcoming election.
FORT RECOVERY - Something must be done to improve the state of the high school, and a renovation project requires taxpayer help, board of education members said at a town meeting Tuesday night.
FORT RECOVERY - The school district's outstanding debt on money borrowed to help construct the elementary/middle school completed in 2000 should be paid off in 2021, board of education member Jack Staugler said.
Clients of CA Industries and others dealing with developmental issues listened as a woman in a wheelchair challenged them to pursue their dreams and not let difficulties get in the way.
CELINA - City' expenditures for the year are right on track, city auditor Emily Stewart told council members during a personnel and finance committee meeting Monday.
COLDWATER - School board members Tuesday approved the district's five-year financial forecast, which shows carryover funds will be depleted in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 if belt-tightening measures are not taken.
CELINA - A Butler County man appeared in Mercer County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday on charges stemming from an Oct. 15 traffic accident that claimed the life of a 3-year-old Minster girl.
Marion Local and St. Henry face off on Thursday for district crown
VAN WERT - It may not have been exactly pre-ordained, but in looking at the history, it was darned close.
The Marion Local Flyers and St. Henry Red