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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 Edition of The Daily Standard
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ST. MARYS - The fragrance of fresh-cut evergreens fills the small shop where Linda Burkholder works this brisk December afternoon. Her hands are steady as one by one she pushes the tips of the Scotch pine evergreen branches int . . .
Twenty-four Auglaize and Mercer County residents are facing various drug charges in the wake of a lengthy investigation by the Grand Lake Drug Task Force. The arrests took place last week but Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon . . .
Print Edition Only News Stories
• City looking to trim $500,000 from budget
• Resident's water problems blamed on village
• Agriculture program being considered
• Request for vote on Pork Checkoff ongoing at county FSA offices
Local Obituaries
James B. "Trapper" Block, 62, of 761 Gordon St., Piqua, died at 12:25 p.m. Dec. 7, 2008 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dayton. Death was due to natural causes. He was born Oct. 17, 1946, in Sidney to Clyde A. an . . .
James D. Houser, 72, 7360 Mercer Road, Mendon, died at 8:20 a.m. Dec. 5, 2008, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. He was born Aug. 2, 1936, in Celina to Clarence and Lavon Burden Houser. On July 7, 1956, he married Thelma . . .
Rosemary R. Metzger, 86, 224 Gwendolyn St., Fort Recovery, died at 5:01 p.m. Dec. 8, 2008, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. Arrangements are pending at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. . . .
James D. "Jim" Neff, 86, of Greenville, died at 6:15 a.m. Dec. 7, 2008, at Wayne Hospital, Greenville. He was born May 11, 1922, in Darke County to Harry J. and Mae Mong Neff. On Oct. 23, 1948, he married Doris Marker, who surv . . .
Mary Ann Saintignon, 76, 08989 C.R. 219-A, Celina, died at 4:30 a.m. Dec. 9, 2008, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. Arrangements are pending at Miller Funeral Homes, St. Marys. . . .
Bernice E. Smith, 88, 14248 Kohler Road, Wapakoneta, died at 4:45 a.m. Dec. 5, 2008, at the Gardens of Celina. She was born May 31, 1920, in New Knoxville, to Urban and Louetta Piepmeyer Stienecker. On May 19, 1938, she married . . .
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