Thursday, October 1st, 2020
Expert says the right plants will bring back birds
By Leslie Gartrell
CELINA - Ohioans can bring songbirds and hummingbirds into the backyard with "birdscaping" - landscaping lawns and gardens with native plants.
Marne Titchenell, an Ohio State University Extension wildlife program specialist, spoke online Wednesday evening during the final Mercer County OSU Extension lawn and garden talk for 2020. [More]
Obituaries on October 1st, 2020
James P. Pape, age 72 of New Bremen, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1:41 A.M. at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center after a sudden illness. [More]
Barbara J. Reed, age 97 of Coldwater, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. [More]
Connie Harruff Shannon, 71, Wapakoneta, died at 4:10 a.m. Sept. 26, 2020, at Grande Lake Health Care Center, St. Marys. [More]
Charles F. Koester, 87, Coldwater, died on Sept. 30, 2020, at Briarwood Village [More]
Sara "Sally" Long, 81, St. Marys, died on Sept. 26, 2020, at St. Rita's Medical [More]
Local pictures on October 1st, 2020
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WAPAKONETA - A Celina man pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a second-degree misdemeanor charge of aggravated vehicular homicide, vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal traffic accident in June.
WAPAKONETA - Thirty Auglaize County businesses are set to receive Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act funding from the Auglaize County commissioners as part of the county's small business relief grant program.
CELINA - A program that uses growing plants to steer youth onto the right path continues to flourish in its third year in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WAPAKONETA - The Auglaize County Health Department reported its third death from COVID-19 in two days on Wednesday, raising the number of deaths in the county to 13.
Much like Ohio State and Michigan, Celina and St. Marys playing in the final game of football's regular season just seems appropriate.
And this year, it could possibly be a scouting session for both teams.
Computer Points In Review
  This past weekend saw the last games played before coaches vote on the seeding that will be used to determine playoff matchups. That makes this a bi
ST. HENRY vs. FORT RECOVERYBarrenbrugge Athletic Park
Last Season: A Cobe Wendel 30-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in the Indians' 24-21 win at St. Henry. KJ Jacobs rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown for St. Henry.
Impact Players of the Week
Offense
Owen Lefeld, RB St. Henry
27 carries for 237 yards and three touchdowns in the Redskins' 29-0 win over Parwkay.
Celina
Editor's Note: The Daily Standard asked local band directors to share their thoughts about how their band have reacted to this year's challenging conditions.
Coldwater
By DAN RUCKMAN
and KATIE KLOSTERMAN
Coldwater band directors
We would like to take this opportunity to salute the hard-working and talented members of the 2020 Coldwater Marching Band.
Fort Recovery
By REID KNUTH
Fort Recovery High School Band Director
The 2020 Fort Recovery High School Marching Band has had our season drastically reduced and altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as so many aspects of our lives have.
Marion Local
By BRAD SPETTEL
Marion Local High School Director of Bands
I've always been impressed with the strength and resiliency of the Marion Local Band, and this year has been no exception.
Minster
By JENNIFER L. BEAIR
Minster Local Schools band director
We believe that the new rules have impacted students in various ways. The premise of ba
New Bremen
By Rachel Wrobbel
New Bremen schools director of bands
The Cardinal Marching Band at New Bremen has risen to this unique situation. Our rehearsals look different this year, with the majority of them being held outdoors.
Parkway
By Ryan Twigg
Parkway Band director
It's my pleasure to introduce the 2020 Parkway High School Marching Band.
With 76 students in the marching band, it continues to be one of the largest student organizations at our school.
St. Henry
By Elisha Hartings
St. Henry Band director
The new rules and regulations have caused the band to find creative ways to bond and learn. Normally, we are in an environment where we can all intermingle and enjoy making music together, but things were different this year.