Thursday, December 9th, 2010
By Margie Wuebker
The newest deputy at the Mercer County Sheriff's Office saunters down the hall with ears perked and eyes pealed in the event of some miscue or - better yet - a treat.
Zak, a 2-year-old German Shepherd who hails from the Czech Republic, joined the sheriff's office staff Oct. 18. He replaces Bleck, the former K9 unit who died in August from complications of an intestinal disorder. [More]
Lawyers contacted about pollution damage
By Shelley Grieshop
Several Grand Lake-area business owners are planning a class-action lawsuit against local farmers whom they blame for the polluted lake and their own loss of revenue.
Local businessman Bill Goodwin said he held a meeting at his home on Tuesday to discuss the issue with about 20 area individuals. Three law firms from Georgia, Missouri and Indiana intend to jointly pursue the case, according to documents obtained by The Daily Standard. [More]
Obituaries on December 9th, 2010
Joann Ida Cochran, 72, St. Marys, died at 9 p.m. Dec. 7, 2010, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Paul J. Brown, Celina, died at 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 2010, at the Gardens in Celina. [More]
Former Celina resident Linda Lou Ross, 71, Ohio City, died Dec. 5, 2010.
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Bernard "Ben" Albert Aselage, 85, Fort Loramie, died Dec. 7, 2010, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. [More]
Local pictures on December 9th, 2010
Subscriber and paid stories on December 9th, 2010
COLDWATER - The five-member Butler Township Zoning Commission met on Wednesday night for the first time in four years to prepare for a zoning request by local developer Steve Klosterman.
ROCKFORD - Officials who own a landfill in northern Mercer County apparently don't agree with a contract penned by the Mercer County health department.
The environmental director of the local health department has begun researching information on possible effects on health from wind turbines.
NEW BREMEN - A local lift truck manufacturer is one of two companies in the state to receive an environmental stewardship award.
Crown Equipment Co
MARIA STEIN - A Darke County man received serious injuries Wednesday morning when a vehicle fell on him at Schoenlein Truck & Salvage, 8931 Mercer-Darke County Line Road.
Last Curtain Call
For the past few weeks, the landscape on the southeast corner of South and Front Streets in St. Marys has been littered with multiple mounds of rubble, as backhoes rummage on a daily basis through the site of the former Memorial High School.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
The Coldwater swim and dive team competed at Ottawa on Tuesday in a double dual meet format with Ottawa-Glandorf and Elida.