Excerpts from an article by William Kincaid published in the Daily Standard:

– Republican Sen. Keith Faber of Celina was unanimously elected president of the Ohio Senate on Monday afternoon, becoming the first person from Mercer County to preside over the chamber since Thomas Godfrey in the late 19th century.

– When asked about Grand Lake, Faber said he is very concerned about the unanticipated costs of things such as lawsuits involving the spillway and their impacts on improving the quality of the lake.
– Faber said the lake is a state asset; however, it's important that a system be developed so that the local community can invest in it too.
– "It's going to be real tough to ask people in Cleveland who are fighting Lake Erie issues as well to continue to sink millions and millions of dollars in Grand Lake St. Marys," he said. "And so one of the issues … is going to be 'what are we spending the money on and are we doing something that has value?' "