Today
87°
Chance Thunderstorms
42%
Tonight
70°
Chance Thunderstorms
55%
Tomorrow
82°
Thunderstorms
78%
Tomorrow Night
58°
Chance Thunderstorms
29%
Wednesday
75°
Partly Sunny
7%
Wednesday Night
54°
Mostly Clear
2%
Thursday
73°
Partly Sunny
13%
Thursday Night
52°
Mostly Clear
11%
Friday
74°
Mostly Sunny
2%
Friday Night
53°
Mostly Clear
2%
Saturday
76°
Mostly Sunny
3%
Saturday Night
56°
Mostly Clear
4%
3 Day
Extended
Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Fort Recovery man dies when vehicle strikes utility pole

By Margie Wuebker
A 22-year-old Fort Recovery man died early today when his car collided with a utility pole west of Burkettsville.
Lucas Staugler, 208 Gwendolyn St., was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash along Mercer-Darke County Line Road, west of Cochran Road.
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office was notified at 5:14 a.m. by Darke County Sheriff's deputies who initially responded to the scene and then determined the accident occurred just north of the Mercer County line.
Sheriff Jeff Grey told The Daily Standard that details are sketchy and the investigation is continuing.
Staugler, the lone occupant in a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, was driving westbound when he lost control for an unknown reason. The car collided with a utility pole and came to rest in a nearby field.
The accident report indicated he was not using a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Mercer County Coroner Dr. Timothy Heinrichs released the body to Brockman & Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery, where arrangements are pending.
Mercer County Emergency Response Volunteers were called to handle traffic control as the road was closed until responders left and the heavily damaged car was removed.
Staugler's death is Mercer County's first traffic fatality of the year.
Additional online story on this date
Farmland prices have increased locally and across the nation mostly due to high commodity prices and low interest rates.
Auctioneers selling land i [More]
Subscriber only stories on this date
Right to Life marchers get local send-off
Residents celebrate Chinese New Year
Wright State Lake Campus hires full-time police officer
BOE approves trimester schedule
Coldwater pulls away during second quarter
Second straight loss for Indians