Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
By William Kincaid
MONTEZUMA - Developer Rick Uppenkamp's plan to establish a new area for recreational campers in Franklin Township came one step closer to fruition on Tuesday night.
Franklin Township Zoning Commission members in a 2-1 vote recommended changing the zoning of 18 acres of Uppenkamp's land near Behm Road from medium density to resort commercial. The final decision will be made by Franklin Township Trustees. [More]
By Margie Wuebker
NORTH STAR - A 33-year-old North Star-area man is to be arraigned this afternoon on attempted murder charges in Darke County Common Pleas Court.
Justin Douglas Thomas, 13394 U.S. 127, was arrested at his home Monday afternoon after he had fired a gun in his wife's direction. Two children were in close proximity to the 34-year-old woman at the time. [More]
By Amy Kronenberger
ROCKFORD - Parkway High School has started a boys wrestling club, hoping to have a varsity sport in three years.
High school business teacher Kevin Browning has been working with athletic director Doug Hughes to develop the club and find a location for practices. [More]
Division IV Sectional Softball at New Bremen
By Mark Ruschau
NEW BREMEN - Tuesday afternoon's Division IV sectional final between the New Bremen Cardinals and the St. Henry Redskins was a game of opportunities.
The Redskins took full advantage of their chances, both offensively and defensively, to capture the sectional championship with a 9-3 win. [More]
Local pictures on May 9th, 2012
Subscriber stories on May 9th, 2012
District, teachers agree on 2-year contract
FORT RECOVERY - Teachers at Fort Recovery will get a 1 percent raise next school year and a 1.88 percent raise the following year.
Board of educati
ROCKFORD - Emotions ran high at Tuesday's school board meeting as one teaching candidate pleaded for a job.
Board members then questioned the administration's hiring process and ultimately voted against all 43 items on the consensus agenda.
WAPAKONETA - Funding woes will prevent Auglaize County health board members from filling an open health education specialist position.
Janet Bassitt, a 27-year employee, announced her retirement, effective July 1, during a health board meeting Tuesday.
WAPAKONETA - Nurses are worth their weight in gold.
That was the message Auglaize County Medical Director Dr. Juan Torres gave health board members
NEW BREMEN - Some parking spaces along Monroe Street may be eliminated as a safety measure during the coming weeks.
Council members Tuesday night g
CELINA - A Celina-area company will be overseeing a large, federally-funded bridge project in Butler Township.
VTF Excavation snagged the contract
FORT RECOVERY - Renovation work on the high school should begin this summer as board of education members on Tuesday night approved $2.064 million in related bids.
COLDWATER - The STAR assessment program at the elementary school "drives education based on data," intervention specialists Marjorie Good and Tessy Huwer told school board members at Tuesday's meeting.
MENDON - Dennis Adams has returned home to open a used car dealership in a downtown Mendon building he remodeled.
Adams, whose nickname is Doc Holi
Day One of Midwest Athletic Conference Track Meet
NEW BREMEN - The Midwest Athletic Conference track meet got underway on Tuesday as finals were contested in nine field events and the two 3,200-meter relays.
Division IV sectional Softball at Lincolnview
VAN WERT - Sierra Fent pitched a one-hitter and belted two of Parkway's five extra-base hits as the Panthers earned a 4-2 win over Lincolnview on Tuesday in a Division IV sectional final on the Lancers' home field.
Division III Sectional at Elida
ELIDA - Coldwater's softball coach Ken Fisher could only breathe a sigh of relief after Tuesday's Division III softball sectional game.
His Cavaliers scored four times in the top of the first and were up 6-1 before Liberty-Benton scored seven times in the third inning to take a lead.
Local Roundup
Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
New Bremen maintained a share of the lead in the Midwest Athletic Conference baseball title race after defeating Fort Recovery 3-1 on Tuesday.