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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
By Shelley Grieshop
The two calamity days taken from Ohio school districts this year may be restored after Gov.-elect John Kasich steps into office.
Kasich, who will be sworn in Monday, has promised to overturn Gov. Ted Strickland's actions in 2009 that decreased calamity days from five to three for this school year. But implementing the changes for the current school year will require the help of state legislators, Ohio Department of Education (ODE) spokesman Patrick Gallaway explained. [More]
Former roller rink being demolished
By Amy Kronenberger
CELINA - Local couple Kenny and Janet Stein remembered the day they met 55 years ago at the former Beyer's Skating Rink as they stood and watched demolition crews tear it down Monday.
"I think we were here every Friday, Saturday and even Sunday," Janet Stein said. "My girlfriends and I would walk along the corn fields and tell horror stories on our way here. We were always terrified by the time we got here."
Kenny Stein said he and his dad, Ernest, also skated at the rink years ago. [More]
Obituaries on January 4th, 2011
Linda C. Kable, 63, Celina, died at 8:10 p.m. Jan. 1, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater. [More]
Ruth "Sue" Yarnnelle Fallang Anderson, 88, Centerville, died Jan. 3, 2011.
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Local pictures on January 4th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on January 4th, 2011
Celina school levy will be on May ballot
Ohio, U.S. EPA officials to discuss lake alum test
Lake grant project back in contest
Kenton man killed in Auglaize County crash
Wapakoneta man killed when struck by train
Court postpones sentence for drug related-death
Sewer separation project almost done
Mendon man robbed in alley
Minster starts quick, rolls to easy victory
Panthers win for first time this season