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Thursday, December 17th, 2009
Federal audit determines district illegally operated a former community school
By Margie Wuebker
Minster Local Schools may have to pay back more than $300,000 to the federal government for the illegal operation of a former community school.
Superintendent Gayl Ray and Treasurer Laura Klosterman learned during a meeting in Columbus this week the district will have to pay back $255,000, along with the possibility of $11,000 in fines and $48,000 in interest. [More]
By William Kincaid
Celina Police Department is the lead enforcement agency investigating possible thefts at Walmart stores in the Celina, Lima, Findlay, Sidney and Piqua areas, Police Chief Dave Slusser says.
The investigation was spawned after two women from Lima were arrested recently and each charged locally with two felonies and a misdemeanor related to a series of reported thefts during the last two months at the Celina Walmart Supercenter. [More]
Obituaries on December 17th, 2009
Byron Max Jerome, 90, of Dayton died at 2 a.m. Dec. 16, 2009, at Kettering Medical Center, Dayton. [More]
Robert Lee Gardner, 79, 646 W. Fulton St., Celina died at 9:40 a.m. Dec. 15, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Marilyn Kuhn, 74, 2685 Oregon Road, Rockford, died at 3:24 p.m. Dec. 16, 2009, [More]
Services for Jerry Newland will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Ellis Cemetery, Montezuma, the Rev. Lynn Huffman officiating. [More]
Mildred L. Ruck, 89, 1001 Meyers Road, Celina, and a former Sidney resident, died at 10:28 p.m. Dec. 15, 2009, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Audra J. Waterman, 71, of 05111 Auglaize County Road 33-A, St.Marys, died Dec. 14, 2009, at her residence. [More]
Cletus B. Wilker, 88, of Coldwater, died Dec. 16, 2009, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on December 17th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on December 17th, 2009
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St. Marys school offices may move to downtown location
Watershed coordinator encouraged by attendance
Stress relief tips addressed
Storyteller spins her Christmas tales at Lunch, Laughter and Learning program
Man facing felony charges for assault
Lammers enjoying time with Oregon
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