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Thursday, December 19th, 2013
By Shelley Grieshop
CELINA - A bill giving a majority of Ohio adoptees access to their adoption records is expected to be signed into law today by Gov. John Kasich.
The Ohio Adoptee Bill will give an estimated 400,000 adults adopted between 1964 and 1996 access to official records including their birth certificates. Currently, the information is only released to that population through a court order. [More]
Last Curtain Call
By Robb Hemmelgarn
Jerry Schacht hasn't diagrammed a play, blown a whistle or instituted strategic adjustments at halftime of a boys basketball game in many years.
The 77-year-old's body hasn't been a fixture in New Bremen for decades, but after speaking with him, it isn't difficult to determine his mind isn't all that far away. [More]
Obituaries on December 19th, 2013
James C. Garman, 87, a former Celina resident, passed away Dec. 17, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, Ky. [More]
Richard Dean Huffman, 67, Celina, passed away at 1 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2013, at his residence with his family. [More]
Amy Nicole Martin, 29, Gallipolis, passed away peacefully Dec. 17, 2013, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. [More]
Larry Townsend, 71, St. Marys, died suddenly Dec. 18, 2013, at his residence. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on December 19th, 2013
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Truck strikes, kills woman at Van Wert Walmart
St. Henry board talks possible levy for May
Jones to play volleyball for NAIA's Indiana Tech
Bertelsen will play golf for Wartburg
Bulldogs face stiff road test Friday against the Titans