Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
By Margie Wuebker
Investigators continue to look for similarities between a Sunday morning home invasion and attempted murder in Van Wert and two unsolved cases in Mercer County.
Van Wert County Sheriff Stan Owens told The Daily Standard this morning there is a collaborative effort. However, he stopped short of linking the cases. [More]
Unusual weather cues allergies, insects
By Shelley Grieshop
The unseasonably warm weather is sprouting more than daffodils.
Allergy season arrived several weeks earlier than normal this year due to the summer-like temperatures. Residents across the region are experiencing the classic itchy eyes and congestion that typically hits in mid-April. [More]
Obituaries on March 21st, 2012
Almeda Mae Spriggs, 85, Celina, died at 3:40 p.m. March 19, 2012, at Celina Manor Nursing Home. [More]
Maryhelen "Mari" Dorfmeier, 85, a resident of Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, St. Marys, died at 3:30 a.m. March 3, 2012, at Otterbein. [More]
Former Celina resident Lura Delle Kramer, 85, Carol Stream, Ill., died March 15, 2012, at her residence. [More]
Clifford W. Fisher Jr., 64, Celina, died March 21, 2012.
Services are pending [More]
Local pictures on March 21st, 2012
Subscriber stories on March 21st, 2012
CELINA - Residential contractors working within city limits may be required to register with the city in the future.
City council members this week
ROCKFORD - Residents with junk vehicles, trash and overgrown lawns in village limits soon may receive citations and tow notices.
Rockford council o
Minster wastewater treatment plant
MINSTER - Work on the wastewater treatment plant is ahead of schedule due to unseasonably good weather.
Council members toured the site prior to their Tuesday night meeting. The anticipated completion date has been bumped up from late this year to August or early September.
The sheriff's office is hoping the second time is a charm.
After being rejected last year for a COPS Hiring Program grant to fund a new officer, th
ROCKFORD - Spencerville resident Brian Woods is the new middle school principal for Parkway Local Schools.
School board members met in special sess
MINSTER - New high school course requirements loom on the horizon, guidance counselor Kim Seaver told board of education members Monday night.
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Avon, is a career politician who has held public offices for decades and is part of the problem in Washington, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel says.
Mercer County Board of Elections
CELINA - Mercer County Board of Elections members rejected a proposal to set a policy on how the directors are appointed and board chairperson assigned.
Fort Recovery and St. Henry had the longest boys' basketball postseason runs in the Grand Lake area and both teams were represented when the Associated Press announced its All-Ohio honors on Tuesday evening.
CELINA - The floor general of Celina's volleyball attack is headed to central Ohio as Angie Fisher signed her letter-of-intent to attend Capital University on Tuesday evening.