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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Law enforcement investigating deaths of father, daughter
By Margie Wuebker
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a man in his 70s and a woman in her 40s found dead this morning in a home near Fort Recovery.
"At this point it definitely appears to be homicides," Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey told The Daily Standard late this morning. [More]
St. Nicholas Church
By Margie Wuebker
OSGOOD - Finding a way to provide warmth and comfort for the homeless is in the bag, according to volunteers at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.
They turn plastic shopping bags - the kind that come from supermarkets, department stores and a host of other retail outlets - into sleeping mats for St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter in Dayton. [More]
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - The University of Findlay's biology department received a $4,978 Ohio EPA mini grant to fund educational experience related to Grand Lake.
University officials will learn alongside high school students studying floating wetland plants at the Tri Star Career Compact greenhouse in Coldwater, while younger students will participate in water quality programs. [More]
By Daily Standard Staff
Letters sent from area youngsters to Santa Claus will be published in The Daily Standard on Dec. 23.
Children should include their full names and hometowns on the brief correspondence. Letters may be e-mailed to Santa's elf at or put into the mailbox at Santa's house on the Mercer County Courthouse Square. The letters also may be brought or mailed to The Daily Standard office, 123 E. Market St., P.O. Box 140, Celina, Oh 45822. [More]
Obituaries on November 30th, 2011
Thomas C. Tompkins, 84, Minster, died Nov. 29, 2011 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Frank Engle, 51, Dayton, died Nov. 28, 2011.
He was born June 16, 1960, in Me [More]
Mary Jane Wysong, 82, Miamisburg died Nov. 22, 2011.
She was born April 10, 1 [More]
Raymond B. Holscher, 82, Newport, died Nov. 28, 2011 at his residence. He had been ill for several months. [More]
Former St. Marys resident Mike Alge, 57, died Nov. 28, 2011 at University Medic [More]
Former St. Sebastian/Coldwater resident John G. Wermert, 93, St. Henry, died at 2:30 a.m. Nov. 29, 2011 at the Gardens at St. Henry. [More]
L. G. Carmean, 87, St. Marys, died Nov. 29, 2011 at Golden Living Center/Valley [More]
Local pictures on November 30th, 2011
Subscriber only stories on November 30th, 2011
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