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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
By Doug Drexler
COLDWATER - The district will spend more than a quarter of a million dollars next year to put new technology in the hands of students and teachers.
Chromebook computers will be given to 700 students in grades 7-12 next year at a cost of about $325 apiece; 75 devices also have been bought for teachers, Superintendent Rich Seas said. [More]
Nicholas Schwieterman in prison for traffic crash that killed four
By Margie Wuebker
A former Chickasaw man serving 24 years in prison for a 2008 quadruple traffic fatality could get a trial after a U.S. appeals court recently upheld a claim that his attorneys were ineffective.
The Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on May 5 granted 28-year-old Nicholas Schwieterman's claim that his defense team - Dayton attorneys Marc T. Ross and Scott Calaway - failed to properly investigate circumstances of the crash and advised him to plead with inadequate information. [More]
Division II Sectional Softball
By Gary R. Rasberry
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP - Kierstan Courtney's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning scored McKayla Wolff as Shawnee outlasted a determined group from Celina for a 7-6 win in the Division II sectional.
The Indians (19-6) make the short trek to Elida on Friday for the sectional final. Celina ends the season at 11-13. [More]
Obituaries on May 14th, 2014
Mary Ann Brotherwood, 86, St. Marys, died at 8:59 a.m. May 12, 2014, at Lima Memorial Health System. [More]
Donald Barger, 76, of rural Decatur, Ind., died May 12, 2014.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Decatur. [More]
Local pictures on May 14th, 2014
Subscriber only stories on May 14th, 2014
Auglaize mumps case suspected
Teacher concerned about new tests
Auglaize health commissioner retiring
New Bremen buys property for possible future development
Bids come in low for resurfacing project
Heroin arrest made under new program
Treasurer reports Parkway's finances stable if levies approved
Thunderbirds hold off Cavaliers for 5-2 victory
Wildcats take first day lead
Redskins clinch share of MAC title
Wildcats rally to beat Versailles