NEWS


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Out of the past
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County record
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Cleaning up her ice cream
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Meyer named salutatorian
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One injured in crash

Lottery

Friday drawings Mega Millions estimated jackpot: $73 millionPick 3 Midday: 9-8-7Pick 4 Midday: 1-8-4-1Pick 5 Midday: 2-5-3-1-1Powerball estimated jack...

May 25th, 2018 |  


PUCO approves overlay plan for pending 937 area code exhaust

COLUMBUS – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio today approved a plan to overlay a new area code over the existing 937 area code. The 937 are...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Edison, foundation announce name of academy

PIQUA — The Edison State Community College Center for Leadership Development and the Paul G. Duke Foundation are celebrating the 15th year of th...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Skylancer ‘flies’ back to Armstrong Museum

Skylancer ‘flies’ back to Armstrong Museum

WAPAKONETA — On Wednesday, a beautifully restored orange and white Douglas F5D Skylancer, once flown by Neil Armstrong, returned to the Armstron...

May 25th, 2018 |  


BWC to issue $1.5 billion in workers’ comp rebates

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will mail $1.5 billion in rebate checks to roughly 180,000 Ohio employers this s...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Walamart celebrates Veterans Welcome Home Commitment

COLUMBUS – In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Walmart is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment which g...

May 25th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Div. IV regional: Early errors doom Russia against Cincinnati Christian

Div. IV regional: Early errors doom Russia against Cincinnati Christian

SPRINGFIELD — Errors put Russia in a big deficit after two innings in a Division IV regional semifinal against Cincinnati Christian on Thursday ...

May 24th, 2018 updated: May 25th, 2018. |  


ScoresBroadcast.com to cover regional baseball games

Between the two of them, Jack Kramer and Chuck McBee of ScoresBroadcast.com will cover their 29th Division IV regional baseball tournament on Thursday...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Div. III regional track: Five athletes, four relays punch state tickets

Div. III regional track: Five athletes, four relays punch state tickets

TROY — Five area athletes and four relay teams punched their state tickets on Wednesday during the first night of the Division III regional meet...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Shelby County Youth Soccer creates Select, Premier teams

Shelby County Youth Soccer has announced the creation of two new competitive soccer programs for youth players: Western Ohio United.These programs, in...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Free Shelby County softball summer skills clinic in Sidney

A free six-week Fastpitch Softball Summer Skills Clinic will be held on Mondays from June 11-July 16 at Sidney’s Flanagan Softball Complex. The ...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


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LIFE


Council considers meeting cap

FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Village Council gave second reading, May 14, to an ordinance that would remove the cap on the number of meetings...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Puthoff

MINSTER — Mallory and Rob Puthoff, of Minster, have announced the birth of a daughter, Cora Elaine Puthoff, born April 4, 2018, in the Upper Val...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Tourism board offers trail map

COLUMBUS — Just in time for summer getaway planning, TourismOhio has unveiled a map of Ohio Adventure Trails at Ohio.org.Travelers can browse or...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Tuskegee Airman to speak in Troy

TROY — Tuskegee Airman Harold Brown and his wife, Marsha Stanfield Brodner, will speak and sign copies of their book, “Keep Your Air Speed...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Keister talks taxes at Rotary Club

SIDNEY — The Rotary Club of Sidney recently hosted fellow Sidney Rotarian Ralph Keister, of Faulkner Garmhausen Keister & Shenk, to speak ab...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Today in history

Today is Tuesday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2018. There are 223 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On May 22, 1968, the nuclear-p...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


OPINION


Illness mars wedding trip

Let me tell you about our recent trip to Ohio.On Friday morning at 3:00, the driver of a Journey Tour bus started making its rounds, picking up four f...

May 24th, 2018 |  


My life is going to the dogs

My life is going to the dogs

I have a gambling problem.For years, I’ve had trouble turning down a good wager, particularly if it involved a sporting event. I think after wat...

May 24th, 2018 |  


Editorial roundup

The Blade, May 12The nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA has yielded an important public benefit: Another reckoning with our government’s ...

May 24th, 2018 |  


Weigh things out with a scale of love

Weigh things out with a scale of love

There are all different kinds of scales: scales on the skin of an animal to a seemingly never-ending scales in music. A scale to understand the weight...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Playing the name game

Playing the name game

It seems that I know of quite a few people who have recently given birth to a child or will be giving birth soon. With these new bundles of joy that h...

May 23rd, 2018 |  


Underwriter laboratories provides local fire training

Underwriter laboratories provides local fire training

It was announced recently that the Underwriter Laboratories Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL FSRI) will partner with the Sidney Fire Departme...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


Bungee exercise in St. Marys

Bungee exercise in St. Marys

ST. MARYS — It’s exercise that’s unique, and bouncy, according to Kathy Wallace, owner of the new Heart and Sole Aerial Bungee Fitne...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


McDonald’s caters breakfast

ORLANDO, Fla. (McClatchy) — Orlando’s morning-meeting crowd has a new option for breakfast: catering from McDonald’s.On Tuesday, the...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Edward Jones in Fortune 500

SIDNEY — Financial services firm Edward Jones once again ranks among the Fortune 500, according to DiAnne Karas, a financial adviser in Sidney.T...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Midwest Electric makes loan

ST. MARYS — Midwest Electric recently awarded an economic development, low-interest loan to an affiliate of Buschur Custom Farm ServicesA.D. Unl...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Edison names Employees of Semester

PIQUA — Edison State Community College recognized outstanding employee performance at its most recent all-campus meeting in the Robinson Theater...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


Allenbaugh Insurance honored

JACKSON CENTER — Allenbaugh Insurance Agency Inc. has been recognized by Ohio Mutual Insurance Group President and CEO Mark C. Russell for 50 ye...

May 21st, 2018 |  


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