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Thursday, December 24th, 2009
Schmidt sold pain patch which killed local woman
By Margie Wuebker
Phillip Roy Schmidt is headed to prison for 13 years after an unsuccessful bid to withdraw his Alford guilty plea, obtain new court-appointed attorneys and head to a jury trial.
The 60-year-old Celina man, charged in connection with the drug-related death of a local banker, learned his fate in Mercer County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday morning - two days after filing a motion citing coercion, duress and badgering during plea negotiations. [More]
Christmas past and present
By Shelley Grieshop
It's tough to describe the jubilance of finding that perfect, gotta-have present under the Christmas tree.
As a child, it's a moment like no other - one that's rarely matched in adulthood by leather wallets and fancy perfume.
Area community leaders recently shared their "best gift ever" with The Daily Standard. Interestingly enough, some still have their decades-old gifts. [More]
Obituaries on December 24th, 2009
Dorothy A. Brandewie, 80, 2030 Golf View Drive, Celina, died at 4:02 a.m. Dec. 23, 2009, at her residence. [More]
Mary Ann Klosterman, 87, 1899 Flaler Road, Fort Recovery, died at 8:12 p.m. Dec. 22, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Phyllis J. Myers, 82, of Celina, died Dec. 23, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Jerome L. Pottkotter, 84, 2150 state Route 119, Fort Recovery, died Dec. 23, 2009, at his residence. [More]
Sharon A. Tobe, 46, 2632 Fort Recovery-Minster Road, Fort Recovery, died of nat [More]
Karma W. Van Schoyck, 92, 04373 Ohio 197, Celina, died at 8:45 p.m. Dec. 22, 2009, at her residence. [More]
Audie M. Wilcutt, 83, 1609 E. Market St., Celina, died at 12:56 a.m. Dec. 22, 2009 in her daughter's home in Deland, Fla. [More]
Local pictures on December 24th, 2009
Subscriber only stories on December 24th, 2009
Local children write to Santa
VoluTEENs at hospital bring Christmas joy
Being cut in seventh grade motivated IC's Myers
High school bowlers roll on Wednesday
Pilarczyk retires, Archbishop Schnurr takes helm