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Out of the past

Zoning Board of Appeals approves two variance requests

SIDNEY – The Sidney Zoning Board of Appeals approved two variance requests during a meeting on Jan. 17.Cindy Helman of Piper Visions, LLC/WiseBr...

January 26th, 2023 |  


Happy birthday to you!

Happy birthday to you!

SIDNEY – Lillian Symonds celebrated her 95th birthday on Jan. 26, 2023. She began her day working at Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in Sidn...

January 26th, 2023 |  


DeWine, Husted announce plan to cut Ohio Administrative Code

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted have announced a new plan that, when complete, will eliminate nearly one-third of the O...

January 26th, 2023 |  


Miami University dean’s, president’s lists

OXFORD — Miami University has released its dean’s and president’s lists for the fall semester 2022-23.Students who are ranked in the...

January 26th, 2023 |  


County record

Sheriff’s logWEDNESDAY-1:44 p.m.: vehicle in ditch. Deputies responded to a vehicle in a ditch in the area of state Route 274 and McCartyville R...

January 26th, 2023 |  


City record

Police logWEDNESDAY-11:56 p.m.: intoxicated driver. Police responded to an intoxicated driver in the 2000 block of Michigan Street.-11:56 p.m.: warran...

January 26th, 2023 |  


SPORTS


Friday basketball roundup: Sidney can’t keep up with Stebbins

SIDNEY — Sidney’s boys basketball team lost its third consecutive game on Friday night in a 65-56 defeat by Stebbins in a Miami Valley Lea...

January 21st, 2023 |  


Thursday basketball roundup: Big first half lifts Anna over Houston

Thursday basketball roundup: Big first half lifts Anna over Houston

ANNA — A big first half help Anna earned a 52-34 victory over Houston in a Shelby County Athletic League girls basketball game on Thursday.The R...

January 20th, 2023 updated: January 20th, 2023. |  


Sports Extra with Dave Ross: Former Reds third baseman deserves Cooperstown

Back in 2010, the Cincinnati Reds moved spring training from Florida to Arizona, and I had full media access. After the first workout I attended, Medi...

January 20th, 2023 |  


Girls basketball: Sidney pulls away late, beats Butler 49-35

Girls basketball: Sidney pulls away late, beats Butler 49-35

VANDALIA — Sidney played one of its sloppiest games this season on Wednesday but was able to beat Vandalia-Butler by about the same margin it di...

January 19th, 2023 updated: January 19th, 2023. |  


Monday/Tuesday basketball roundup: Sidney can’t keep up late with Northmont

Monday/Tuesday basketball roundup: Sidney can’t keep up late with Northmont

CLAYTON — After cutting the deficit to four points early in the fourth quarter, Sidney couldn’t keep up the rest off the way and lost a no...

January 18th, 2023 updated: January 18th, 2023. |  


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LIFE


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Five generations
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Scholl, Siefring exchange vows

Schmiesing

ANNA — Aaron and Jessica Schmiesing, of Anna, celebrate the birth of their daughter Leona Schmiesing on Nov. 22 at 11:07 a.m. at Wilson Health H...

December 14th, 2022 |  


Work on the garden never stops

Work on the garden never stops

First, I want to acknowledge the sad news of our Pastor John Geissler’s passing this month. He was the one who agreed to begin the work of estab...

December 9th, 2022 |  


FFA chapter plans food drive

VERSAILLES — The Versailles FFA is hosting its 27th annual Can Food Drive to benefit the Versailles Area Council of Churches.Students participat...

December 6th, 2022 |  


Five generations

Five generations

Grandmother Jacqualin Jenkins, of Columbus, holds her grandson Easton Jenkins while sitting to the right of her grandmother, Janice Johnson, of Sidney...

November 30th, 2022 |  


Scholl, Siefring exchange vows

Scholl, Siefring exchange vows

WAPAKONETA — Frances P. Scholl and Mark J. Siefring were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta on Nov. 5, 2022.The ceremony was pe...

November 24th, 2022 |  


OPINION


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Launching the technologies of the future

Launching the technologies of the future

This week, I visited the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and met with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, the Glenn leadership team and Ohio econo...

January 21st, 2023 |  


Imagination can give you wings

Imagination can give you wings

There’s old-fashioned recipes that have been around for decades, then there’s the new concoctions that leave me amazed at places a good im...

January 20th, 2023 |  


A time to reflect on the state of our democracy

Is our representative democracy under threat, as some say? If so, who or what is the source of that threat? What is democracy anyway? And what must we...

January 17th, 2023 |  


Seeking an ‘egg-free’ life

To the Editor:Egg prices have tripled in some states in the past year, largely because of the slaughter of nearly 58 million birds sickened by bird fl...

January 16th, 2023 updated: January 16th, 2023. |  


Ohio Republicans betray Ohio Republicans

To the Editor:Ohio Conservatives are furious with 22 Republicans in Columbus. We celebrated historic wins in November with a 67-32 super-majority in t...

January 16th, 2023 updated: January 16th, 2023. |  


Top ranked diets for 2023

Top ranked diets for 2023

Dear Readers: As we begin anew in 2023, many Americans will resolve to eat better, exercise regularly and take better care of themselves. The U.S. New...

January 14th, 2023 |  


BUSINESS


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Cox receives recognition

Bank offers Welcome Home grants

MINSTER — Minster Bank is offering the Welcome Home Program sponsored by The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. The Federal Home Loan Bank of...

January 20th, 2023 |  


Edward Jones financial advisers get involved

Edward Jones financial advisers get involved

SIDNEY — DiAnne Karas of the financial services firm Edward Jones believes that to truly become a part of a community, one must invest in that c...

January 20th, 2023 |  


Bank donates $5,000 to chamber of commerce

Bank donates $5,000 to chamber of commerce

SIDNEY — Farmers & Merchants State Bank recently donated $5,000 to the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.Debra Geuy, former president...

January 20th, 2023 |  


Helman receives Patrick T. Dodds Award

Helman receives Patrick T. Dodds Award

SIDNEY – The WiseBridge Wealth Team was honored with awards on Jan. 6 at Money Concepts Tailwind Network’s Annual Kickoff event in Dublin....

January 17th, 2023 |  


Midmark earns Gold VETTY Award

Midmark earns Gold VETTY Award

VERSAILLES —Midmark Corp., a leading animal health solutions provider focused on the design of the clinical environment to improve the delivery ...

January 17th, 2023 |  


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