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Friday, March 30th, 2007
Cursive writing may be dying art in U.S. schools
By Janie Southard
Some area middle school students cannot read cursive writing when they see it on the board. On a recent SAT test essay question, only 15 percent of 1.5 million high school students taking the test wrote in cursive. The rest printed.
Maybe the handwriting is on the wall for the curvy writing style that some consider an art form and others regard as a waste of teaching time. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A 33-year-old Spencerville man has submitted a written not guilty plea to charges he stabbed another man in the neck in a bar fight in St. Marys on March 12.
Eric C. Knopp offered the plea in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court where charges of felonious assault are pending against him. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina finally was able to feel what it was like to score a boatload of runs in the first inning after giving up eight runs combined in the first inning of their first two games.
Unfortunately, the good feelings did not last for the Bulldogs. [More]
By Shelley Grieshop
A plain, hard-cooked egg often turns into an eye-catching decoration at Easter time - just add a little dye, paint, foil, wax, sequins, even gold trim and gems.
Coloring Easter eggs is an ancient tradition. The egg - a symbol of fertility and new life - has been associated with the holiday for centuries. Originally, Easter eggs were painted with bright colors to represent the sunlight of spring and often given as gifts. [More]
Obituaries on March 30th, 2007
Corinne M. Kessen, 86, 1506 Meadowview Dr., Celina, died at 10 a.m. March 28, 2007, at the Miller House, Celina. [More]
Norbert J. Huber, 81, U.S. Route 127, North Star, died at 5:08 a.m. March 29, 2007, at Grandview Hospital, Dayton, of natural causes. [More]
Local pictures on March 30th, 2007
Subscriber only stories on March 30th, 2007
Animal carcasses dumped in creek near Ft. Recovery
Grand Lake bald eagles hatch unknown number of young
$65 million budget to be in the black
Man charged in assault of two police officers
Area man enters plea to sex charges
Increased rental of fairgrounds to up Mercer County Fair funding
Bruggeman has big day for St. Henry
Bulldogs break game open with six-run third
Cavs' James delivers game-winner in seventh