Monday, May 7th, 2012
By Nancy Allen
GRAND LAKE - An old beach at Windy Point could be fixed up and ready for use by Grand Lake visitors by the end of this week.
The nonprofit Lake Improvement Association is paying for the $4,700 beach rehab project, which started this morning.
"It should be done in about three days, if the weather is good," LIA Vice President Mark Piening said during the nonprofit's meeting Saturday. [More]
Division IV Softball Sectional at New Bremen
By Gary R. Rasberry
NEW BREMEN - Auglaize County came out on top against Mercer County in a pair of border battles in the Division IV softball sectional at New Bremen, which was played on Sunday after wet field conditions forced a postponement.
Minster, having its best season ever, won its 21st game and captured its first sectional title with a 10-1 win over Fort Recovery in the second game of the twinbill. The top-seeded Wildcats move on to the Wapakoneta district next week. [More]
Obituaries on May 7th, 2012
Dylan Matthew Thomas Everage, 16, St. Marys, died at 11:47 p.m. May 4, 2012, at his residence. [More]
Catherine M. Grundish, 93, St. Marys, died May 2, 2012, at Golden Living Center [More]
Charles Kitchen, 68, of St. Marys, died May 4, 2012, at his residence.
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Gladys M. McGee, 86, of Celina, died at 8:05 a.m. May 6, 2012, at Celina Manor [More]
William D. "Bill" Sorensen, 75, of Lima, died at 4 a.m. May 4, 2012, at his residence. [More]
Local pictures on May 7th, 2012
Subscriber stories on May 7th, 2012
Veterans' memorial, new theater damaged
ST. HENRY - Police continue their search for vandals who last week caused damage in South Park, including a new amphitheater and veterans' memorial.
"It's a shame," village administrator Ron Gelhaus said.
WAPAKONETA - A routine traffic stop early Sunday morning resulted in one of the largest pot busts by local troopers.
The Wapakoneta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol confiscated 17 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $112,392 and placed two out-of-state men behind bars on drug charges.
The Daily Standard
Five Daily Standard reporters received honors from the Associated Press Society of Ohio on Sunday.
Nancy Allen won first place in the explanatory w
Division IV Baseball Sectional at Minster
MINSTER - The storied rivalry between the Marion Local Flyers and the St. Henry Redskins added another chapter on Saturday afternoon as the Redskins
Division II Bath Softball Sectional
BATH TOWNSHIP - The Celina softball team connected for 14 hits, nine of them doubles, and the Bulldogs rolled to a 9-2 win over St. Marys in Division II sectional action at Bath High School.
Local Weekend Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Shawnee got a taste of revenge on Celina, knocking the Bulldogs out of the Division II baseball tournament with a 9-1 win on Saturday in sectional play at Ed Sandy Field in Elida.
ROSSBURG - As the World of Outlaws' 30-lap main event on Saturday at Eldora Speedway ran under caution with just two laps remaining, Sammy Swindell found himself thinking back to last year's Kings Royal.