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Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
By Claire Giesige
CELINA - School board members approved a new, three-year contract for teachers in a 3-2 vote, which led to celebrations for some and concerns for others.
After months of tense negotiations fraught with conflict, Bill Sell, Curt Shellabarger and Barb Vorhees voted Monday evening to approve the tentative agreement reached last week between the board and Celina Education Association negotiating teams. Matt Gilmore and Cindy Piper voted against the contract. [More]
By David Giesige
MARIA STEIN - Marion Local school officials are looking for ways to save money while providing students a better alternative for receiving college credit.
At Monday night's board meeting, superintendent Mike Pohlman outlined a plan to allow students to earn college credit without leaving the building. This can be done by encouraging teachers to become certified adjunct professors, he said. [More]
Obituaries on March 15th, 2016
Marcella M. Stammen, age 87 of New Weston, died on Monday, March 14, 2016 at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima. [More]
Merle E. Leininger, 95, of Sidney, passed away at 11:13 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney. [More]
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Subscriber only stories on March 15th, 2016
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Stechschulte steps down at Minster
Stammen named honorable mention
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VanTilburg tapped for state award