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Thursday, June 25th, 2009
State proposed budget cut could have major impact locally
By Daily Standard Staff
By William Kincaid and Janie Southard
Governor Ted Stickland's latest proposed funding cuts would drastically hurt the state's 251 library systems, including those in Auglaize and Mercer Counties, say local librarians.
The library systems in both counties are already working on reduced revenue compared to last year, they report. The proposal would cut close to 50 percent of library funding. [More]
By William Kincaid
Celina City Councilman Ed Jeffries supports the creation of a skateboard park, but under one condition - a new location.
Jeffries wants the city to change the location of the proposed park from along Lake Shore Drive - near existing trailers - to some place else. [More]
Action follows lengthy probe by bi-county Grand Lake Task Force
By Margie Wuebker
The first round of drug offenders charged in connection with lengthy Grand Lake Task Force investigations appeared recently in Mercer County Common Pleas Court for sentencing.
They include:
• Joshua P. Bernholt, 20, 921 Chestnut St., Celina, was sentenced to community control sanctions after pleading guilty to two counts of trafficking in marijuana. The terms include up to three years supervision, $150 restitution and a one-year operator's license suspension. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
In softball, the pitcher is usually the best all-around athlete on the team, not only dominating in the pitching circle, but also carrying a big bat at the plate.
St. Marys' Kayla Thornsberry and Parkway's Emily Crowell have proved to be the go-to players for their successful teams this season. [More]
Obituaries on June 25th, 2009
Lynn Cattell, 54, 3311 St. Johns Road, New Bremen, died at 6:05 p.m. June 24, 2 [More]
Former Celina resident Charles R. DuPuis, 90, died at 2:57 p.m. June 21, 2009, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. [More]
A. Eugene Engel, 81, 503 E. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, died at 2:18 p.m. June 24 [More]
Christina Lorraine Hazlett, 55, of Alexandria, Va., died June 22, 2009, at her home. Death was due to cancer. [More]
Bettie Knostman, 97, formerly of South Main Street, Minster, died at 1:25 p.m. June 24, 2009, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community. [More]
Paul C. Rutschilling, 80, of Coldwater, died at 6:52 p.m. June 23, 2009, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater. [More]
Darell Spencer Smith, 87, 1901 Winston Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:57 p.m. June 23, 2009, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on June 25th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on June 25th, 2009
Mercer excluded from fed funding
Marion Local High School band director resigns to take new position
Business seeking loan for massive remodeling project
Ag education supported
Meetings set on new USDA program
Commissioners get grief for landscape work
Fire at local business caused by electrical problem
Luebke gets promoted to Padres' Class AA squad
Mariners extend win streak to eight games
Celina falls on the road at Shawnee
Cavs clinch top seed for ACME tourney