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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
First wet, then cold and now too dry
By Nancy Allen
Late planting due to a wet spring, unseasonably cool weather and a lack of rainfall are combining to put a triple whammy on local crops.
Rain has been in short supply lately and the crops are showing it, local ag officials say. Also, July broke a 25-year-old record for low temperatures, which continued until last weekend when the temperature soared to almost 90. [More]
Fort Recovery Junior High
By William Kincaid
FORT RECOVERY - For the first time ever, the school district will begin charging admittance to junior high athletic events, interim high school Principal Ed Snyder said.
"We've always been resistant to this," Snyder said during the regular school board meeting on Tuesday night, pointing out Fort Recovery is one of the last schools in the area to charge patrons. [More]
By Gary R. Rasberry
The golf season got underway this week, with Celina's girls opening up their season by hosting the Celina Invitational on Tuesday at The Fox's Den.
Perennial Southwest District power and returning Division II state qualifier Graham dominated the course on the day, winning the invitational with a blistering score of 326. Shawnee, a state qualifier as well last season, was a distant second with a 377. [More]
Obituaries on August 12th, 2009
Connie L. Prenger, 54, of 8 Sycamore St., Minster, died at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 10, 2009. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Jerome R. "Jerry" Schoenlein, 56, 6324 E. State Road 26, Portland, Ind., died a [More]
Former Celina resident David T. "Tim" Wendel, 49, 333 N. Prospect St., Marion, [More]
Local pictures on August 12th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on August 12th, 2009
Elderly not a priority for local H1N1 vaccine
Celina woman's death still under investigation
Sheriff working to stop ID theft
St. Marys assistant fire chief position eliminated
Auglaize County health officials debate the importance of TB testing at schools
Grant allows students to learn community relations first hand
New high school principal hired
Store gets approval for revolving loan
Shop offers unique choices
A pampering place in Minster