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Thursday, May 10th, 2012
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - Blue-green algae toxin levels in Grand Lake already are more than 20 times higher than they were last year at the same time. Blame the weather, officials say.
Samples taken near Celina's water intake pipe show the levels for microcystin - a liver toxin - were 46.4 parts per billion (ppb) on April 12 and 46.2 ppb on April 18. Last year they were 2.3 and 0.4 ppb in corresponding weeks. [More]
By Nancy Allen
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer said it was never the state's intention to miscommunicate information about this year's alum treatment on Grand Lake.
Zehringer and other state representatives met with the editorial board of The Daily Standard on Wednesday. [More]
Division IV Baseball Sectional at Minster
By Mark Ruschau
MINSTER - Top-seeded Minster rode the right arm of senior Austin Knapke and the Wildcats produced one big offensive inning to defeat the Fort Recovery Indians 10-0 for a five-inning win in the finals of the Division IV sectional baseball tournament upper bracket on Wednesday at Hanover Street Park. [More]
Obituaries on May 10th, 2012
St. Joe native Eugene Ernest "Gene" Reinhard, 85, Plainfield, Ind., died May 8, 2012. [More]
Fred Sipes, 68, St. Marys, died at 7:19 a.m. May 9, 2012, at his home.
Arrang [More]
James Howard "Too Tall" Pontius, 81, Van Wert, died at 12:01 p.m. May 9, 2012, at Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert. [More]
Local pictures on May 10th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on May 10th, 2012
White substance altering look of new school
Two principals hired in New Bremen
Postal Service will keep rural offices: Local impact
Parkway's finances holding steady
Curriculum director retires, hopes to return
St. Marys school board approves purchases for locker rooms
'Plan 9 From Outer Space' kicks off movie series
Celina's girls jump out to an early lead
St. Marys loses on bases-loaded walk