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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Produce and unusual category on display
By Margie Wuebker
Tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers and squash everywhere. Toss in green beans, wax beans, pumpkins and peppers of every shape and size. Stir in unusual specimens for added interest.
Judge Terry Hipsley of Van Wert faced a veritable smorgasbord of local vegetables and fruit Tuesday afternoon at the 154th Mercer County Banner Fair. [More]
By Timothy Cox
It is too soon to determine the exact effect the merger of Reynolds & Reynolds Co. and Universal Computer Systems will have on the company's Celina production facility.
"At this time, I don't know. It's very early in the integration process," Reynolds spokesman Mark Feighery told The Daily Standard this morning. [More]
By Timothy Cox
Mercer County Board of Zoning Appeals members are close to approving a variance that would allow 84 park model homes to be built at Kozy Marina on the north shore of Grand Lake, but still delayed the decision another month.
Board members told Kozy Marina representative Ted Goodwin they would approve his request, but only with several extra conditions. One of the conditions is a fence between the Kozy Marina ground and the golf course next door off state Route 703 between Celina and St. Marys. [More]
By Timothy Cox
Mercer County will spend $30,000 from its solid waste funding to hold its annual household hazardous materials pickup later this month.
This is the 8th year for the event, which remains popular among residents, said Carla Buening in the county solid waste office. Officials from Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Braintree, Mass., will be at the county fairgrounds in Celina Aug. 26 to accept a number of items not considered suitable for regular trash disposal. [More]
Obituaries on August 9th, 2006
Dick L. Craft, 52, 408 Webb St., St. Marys, died at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 8, 2006, at his residence following an extended illness. [More]
Vera M. Kittle, 86, Celina, died Aug. 8, 2006, at The Gardens of Celina.
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H. Mildred Klingel, 98, formerly of Madison Township, died Aug. 7, 2006, at Woodlands Nursing Care, Muncie, Ind. [More]
Roma J. Linn, 87, 8038 Linn Road, Celina, died at 8:25 p.m. Aug. 8, 2006, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. [More]
Betty A. Morris, 71, 210 Enterprise St., Celina, died at 8:15 a.m. Aug. 6, 2006, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Ruth Joan Sickles, 72, of Celina, died Aug. 5, 2006, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Living Community. [More]
Local pictures on August 9th, 2006
Subscriber only stories on August 9th, 2006
Local health official fears vaccine shortage
Agency pushing for exclusive rights to handle permits and building inspections
Projects can be inspected locally
Official feels time frame for revisions may not be met
$2.1 million sewer extension headed for final approval
County hopes to keep money
New pay ordinance considered
Some voters say they won't show ID
Drug charges net man more than seven-year prison term
Miami Mutual likely to affiliate with Celina Insurance Group