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Thursday, December 13th, 2012
St. Marys school
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - Public participation at school board meetings will be distinctly structured after a resident repeatedly has raised his voice and refused to cooperate during sessions.
Board members Wednesday unanimously agreed to modify the district's public participation policy to limit each speaker's time to three minutes. Previously, speakers were only limited to three minutes if several people wanted to talk. The board has a total public participation time of 30 minutes. [More]
Students find giving toys brings Christmas joy
By Amy Kronenberger
CELINA - A group of Celina High School students packed nearly 1,300 new toys in a school bus and van Tuesday afternoon.
The students and donated gifts were headed to Dayton Children's Hospital.
"It's just amazing to make someone smile at Christmas, and that's what we're doing," junior Jack Hinders said as he waited to board the bus. [More]
Last Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
Chris Stucke learned early in life to embrace obstacles.
Whether it was taking on the older boys in the neighborhood in a pickup basketball game, breaking into the starting varsity rotation as an inexperienced sophomore or battling outstanding opponents throughout his high school career, Stucke engaged it all with a "bring it on" attitude. [More]
Obituaries on December 13th, 2012
Walter Roy Burckholter, 80, Celina, died at 1:15 p.m. Dec. 12, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. [More]
Clarence E. Langenkamp, 76, Fort Recovery, died Dec. 12, 2012, at his home.
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Leroy Earl Lower Jr., 62, St. Marys, died at 11:15 p.m. Dec. 7, 2012, at VA Medical Center, Dayton. [More]
Allie Avery Steinbrunner was stillborn on Dec. 11, 2012, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. [More]
Local pictures on December 13th, 2012
Subscriber only stories on December 13th, 2012
Not all local residents find Christmas time so merry
New Bremen improves reading test score
Grant will help inmates with mental health issues
City to bid farmland at renewable energy center
Moody Blues puts the rock back in Baby Boomers
Bulldogs open WBL play against Titans
St. Henry hosts battle of unbeatens
Grand Lake Hoop-la