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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
By Janie Southard
Seven of the nine local school districts struggled with the social studies achievement tests last school year as did the rest of the state, according to the 2008-09 school year report cards released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Education.
The state requires as least 75 percent of students pass the social studies test in fifth and eighth grades. Only 51.9 percent of Ohio's eighth-graders passed the test and only 61.6 percent of the state's fifth-graders passed. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NEW BREMEN - Things were smoking in this Auglaize County village in an effort to locate sources of clear water infiltration into the sanitary sewer system.
Village Administrator Wayne York told village councilors Tuesday night smoke testing had been completed earlier in the day. Catch basins in two areas - along South Walnut Street near the elementary/junior high school building north to Plum and Front streets and North Main Street to Knoxville and Boesel streets - are the likely culprits. [More]
Obituaries on August 26th, 2009
Betty J. Griffith, 59, of Laverne, Ala. died Aug. 17, 2009, at home. Death was due to natural causes. [More]
Maxine Layland, 86, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:40 p.m. Aug. 22, 2009, at Auglaize Acres. [More]
Gisela E. Woltermann, 83, 215 W. Butler St., Fort Recovery, died at 10:03 p.m. Aug. 24, 2009, at Lima Memorial Hospital. [More]
Local pictures on August 26th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on August 26th, 2009
Recovery funds launch local sewer project
Projected amounts collected in 7 of 9 funds
Algae removal pilot study waiting vote
Minster Historical Society to serve as grand marshal
State funding sought for street work
Businesses to exhibit
Dance studio opens to teach variety of style to all ages
Lady Bulldogs win first dual match of season
Celina looks to build on winning tradition
Pohlman has high hopes for Cavaliers
Indians eager to continue climbing in MAC
Flyers have regional appearance as a goal
Minster loaded and ready for strong season
Cardinal runners looking strong this season
Parkway cross country a little shy on depth
St. Henry boys aim for another trip to state
Cisco excited to work with a young roster
Bulldog golfers striving for improvement
Coldwater golfers focused on improvement
Indians have young team this year
Flyers golfers look to be competitive
High expectations for Minster golf teams
Girls short on numbers; Boys have new coach
Parkway golf looking to move up in MAC
St. Henry golfers aiming high this season
Guarnieri takes over Roughriders' program
Celina soccer teams hit hard by graduation
Coldwater girls ready for first season of soccer
St. Marys soccer coaches feeling optimistic
Bulldogs expect to contend in WBL again
Roughriders hope to contend again in WBL