Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Fort school officials using website to reach out to residents
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - School officials today posted an article on the district website providing answers to 10 frequently asked questions about Common Core and related standardized tests.
The article, viewable at, is an effort to improve communications about the often-contentious subject of Common Core and parents' efforts to opt students out of the related tests. [More]
By Kathy Thompson
ST. HENRY - A new local archery class has hit its target with young people.
More than 70 area youths, including some from as far away as Anna and Tipp City, have joined the indoor 3-D archery league at Big Bucks Firearms and Sporting Goods, St. Henry. The students learn and practice archery every Saturday morning. [More]
Obituaries on February 11th, 2015
Connie D. Finke, 80, St. Marys, died at 8:27 a.m. Feb. 9, 2015, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Helen Steinlage, 63, St. Henry, died on Feb. 10, 2015, at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville. [More]
Reba "Ann" Steinke, 72, St. Marys, passed from this world at 6:30 a.m. Feb. 8, 2015, at Van Crest of St.Marys. [More]
Local pictures on February 11th, 2015
Subscriber stories on February 11th, 2015
CELINA - The Celina Police Department has been awarded a $5,000 state grant to help pay for nearly $10,000 worth of undercover equipment.
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WAPAKONETA - The influenza season is winding down but a nationwide measles outbreak could pose a new challenge to local health officials.
The Auglaize County Board of Health on Tuesday morning heard director of nursing Cindy Jones' report on the status of influenza.
CELINA - City council members intend to pay off the city's lease agreement on an aerial firetruck two years early, saving the city $7,293 in financing costs.
COLDWATER - Coldwater Exempted Village Schools will get less state money if Gov. John Kasich's proposed 2016-17 budget is approved.
Treasurer Michelle Mawer told board members the budget would cut back on state funding to school districts.
ROCKFORD - Parkway Local Schools officials say they are ready if Gov. John Kasich's school-funding plan is approved and their funding is cut.
Treasurer Debbie Pierce told board members Tuesday night Kasich's plan would cost the district $105,000 in 2016 and $104,000 in 2017.
CELINA - A 22-year-old Celina man was arrested on drug chargers Tuesday after police officers noticed him dozing away at a fast-food restaurant.
Second half scoring burst leads state-ranked St. Henry past Minster
ST. HENRY - A 22-10 third quarter outburst allowed St. Henry to pull away from Minster and remain undefeated in MAC boys basketball action with a 66-47 win over the Wildcats in a Tuesday night game at Redskin Gymnasium.
MARIA STEIN - Bath coach Greg Mauk likes the challenge teams from the Midwest Athletic Conference present.
And although his team's last setback came at the hands of a team from the MAC just before Christmas, Bath didn't slip up against one of the top teams from the conference on Tuesday.
Area Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Crestview jumped out early on Celina and never looked back as the state-ranked Knights remained unbeaten with a 62-38 win over the Bulldogs in Convoy in non-conference girls basketball action.