Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
By Jared Mauch
ROSSBURG - Gov. John Kasich said he understands 4-H participants are disappointed they cannot show bird projects this year.
He also understands people learn from disappointments in life.
"This is a big disappointment. It's a tough one and sometimes we learn from our disappointment but there's going to be another day," Kasich told about 25 4-H students Monday at The Zumbrink Family Farm south of North Star. [More]
By Doug Drexler
COLDWATER - Coldwater officials are considering joining a police mutual-aid agreement with St. Henry, Rockford and Fort Recovery.
Police chief Jason Miller at Monday's village council meeting answered village officials' questions about the plan.
In case of a large incident in Coldwater, officers from the other villages would respond automatically rather than waiting to be called in, Miller said. Coldwater officers would likewise help in an emergency situation in the other villages, he said. [More]
Obituaries on June 9th, 2015
Richard "Dick" M. Brisch of Egg Harbor, 66, passed away Thursday morning, June 4, 2015, at home with his wife by his side. [More]
Hayden Thomas Schwieterman, son of Otto & Laura (Pohlman) Schwieterman of Cranb [More]
Michael Hardin, 56, Lima, died on June 8, 2015, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayto [More]
Local pictures on June 9th, 2015
Subscriber and paid stories on June 9th, 2015
Change would provide more funds for Celina street work
CELINA - Mayor Jeff Hazel has set a public forum to discuss a second attempt at repealing and replacing a 0.5-percent income tax to allow funds currently set aside for fire and police expenses also to be spent on street repairs.
New Bremen
NEW BREMEN - Village council members on Monday night approved final reading of a resolution to put on the general election ballot in November a 2-mill, five-year replacement levy for Emergency Medical Services.
ST. MARYS - City council members Monday night agreed to help a local arts group acquire a new home this summer.
City council passed an emergency or
CELINA - City officials and Celina Rotary Club members on Monday night were presented checks totaling $65,000 as part of being named a quarterfinalist in the America's Best Communities Competition.
ST. HENRY - It's back to the drawing board for a new athletic complex proposed by the St. Henry Athletic Boosters Club.
After talking with community members, club leaders have decided to add a walking track above the main floor, which would house two basketball courts and a storage room.
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local Schools Board of Education members at Monday's meeting approved several personnel changs and heard reports on activities planned this summer.
ST. HENRY - Village council members at Monday's meeting accepted a $137,000 bid from Buehler Asphalt Paving, St. Marys, to repave five streets.
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The Daily Standard's Softball: Dream Team
When it came to hitting statistics this season, Minster senior Regan Hahn and Parkway freshman Haley Hawk were in a league of their own.
And for that reason, the hard-hitting pair earn co-Daily Standard Dream Team Softball Player of the Year honors.
Celina uses six-run fourth to put game on ice
CELINA - C.J. Kimmel threw six-plus innings of two-hit baseball and the Celina ACME team pulled away from Parkway with a six-run fourth inning to come away with a 9-2 victory on Monday night at Montgomery Field.
Craig and Katie Szymcak to take over St. Marys boys basketball, swim teams
While Craig Szymczak is from New Jersey and has lived in Kansas the last several years, he already knows a good deal about the Grand Lake area.
His wife, Katie (Grubaugh), is a 2002 graduate of Celina.
Wedding gown is center of attention
ST. HENRY - When a bride walks down the aisle, she wants to look and feel like the most beautiful woman in the world.
The gown makes all the difference as everyone turns to focus on her. Picking that right gown can be a real challenge.