Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Memorial Day preparations
By Daily Standard Staff
Various events and activities are planned throughout the area during the Memorial Day weekend.

Fort Recovery
The Fort Recovery American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a Memorial Day service at 7 p.m. Friday at the Wabash Bridge on North Wayne Street. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ST. MARYS - The race for the third open city council seat is still too close to call.
Auglaize County Board of Elections Director Carolyn Campbell on Wednesday announced final results of the May primary election after counting 51 provisional ballots. Results showed at-large council candidate Dan Uhlenhake with 590 votes, four more than in the unofficial count. Candidate Russ Bailey received 583 votes, three more than the unofficial count. [More]
St. Henry advances to the district final, Division IV Baseball District at Coldwater
By Gary R. Rasberry
COLDWATER - Damian Helm proved on Wednesday night that scouting reports don't always tell the whole story.
The Crestview left-handed pitcher held Minster's explosive offense to three hits and the Knights upset the two-time defending Division IV state champions 10-2 in district semifinal action on Wednesday at Coldwater's Veterans Park. [More]
Obituaries on May 23rd, 2013
Lois Jean Dillhoff, 82, St. Henry, died May 22, 2013, in Dayton.
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Bruce E. 'Screwy' Gehm, 51, of Burkettsville, died May 21, 2013 at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima. [More]
Jerry W. "Krogie" Krogman, 66, St. Marys, passed away peacefully at 2:20 p.m. May 21, 2013, at his residence. [More]
Geraldine R. Metzger, 88, New Knoxville, died at 11:10 a.m. May 18, 2013, at St. Marys Living Center. [More]
Ernest L. Muhlenkamp, 77, Portland, Ind., died May 22, 2013, at his daughter's residence in Portland. [More]
Ted Stott, 87, Celina, died May 21, 2013, at 7:55 a.m. at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Local pictures on May 23rd, 2013
Subscriber stories on May 23rd, 2013
The Mercer County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the theft of equipment, including a shotgun and ammunition, from an unmarked detective's car left at a Celina business for routine service.
ST. MARYS - A St. Marys native will return his alma mater as high school principal.
School board members at a special meeting on Wednesday hired Ge
NEW BREMEN - Seventy-eight seniors will graduate Sunday afternoon at New Bremen High School.
Commencement exercises are 2:30 p.m. at the high school gymnasium, immediately following the 1:30 p.m. baccalaureate service conducted by local ministers at the James F. Dicke Auditorium.
A 51-year-old Mercer County man, who was critically injured in a Friday afternoon accident at VonderHaar's Meat Market in Fort Recovery, died late Tuesday at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima.
ROCKFORD - Local residents who turned over an old military shell to authorities last month due to safety concerns will not be getting back the conversation piece.
CELINA - Toma Hainline has held many different coaching positions in Celina's athletic department, but she will now get the job she has always wanted.
Hainline will be introduced as the next Celina girls varsity basketball coach, pending school board approval at its next meeting in early June.
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Celina's boys track team opened the postseason on Wednesday at the Division I district meet at Frost-Kalnow Stadium in Tiffin and Sam Phares has the Bulldogs in fifth place after the first day of competition.
Division IV Softball District at Wapakoneta
WAPAKONETA - Hardin Northern's softball team squandered a one-run lead in the top of the seventh inning before rallying in the bottom of the inning to knock off Minster in Division IV district semifinal action on Wednesday.
FORT WAYNE - Sometimes when an iconic band loses its lead singer, it's hard to fathom its members carrying on under the same moniker with a new frontman.