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Ehemann advocates for county priorities in Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Shelby County Commissioner Julie Ehemann joined nearly 2,000 county leaders from across the country for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference Feb. 10-13. Conference attendees shaped NACo’s legislative agenda, received updates on key federal policies, and advocated for county priorities on Capitol Hill.

Solvita donors can win ‘Circle of Life’ Lion King tickets


DAYTON – The Solvita slogan is “From one to many” because we are all connected in the great circle of life. Everyone who registers to donate with Solvita March 4-16 at any Solvita blood drive or at the Solvita Dayton Center, 349 S. Main St. is automatically entered in one of two weekly drawings to win two tickets to the May 9 Schuster Center performance of Disney’s “The Lion King.”

Concert set


SIDNEY — Award-winning Southern gospel group “Soul’d Out” will be concert at New Hope United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 8985 W. Mason Road, Sidney. An offering will be received to support the ministry.


125 Years

Upkins found guilty of drug trafficking


By Kimberly Pistone

Master Gardeners of Shelby County host 2024 Gardening Series


SIDNEY — The Master Gardeners of Shelby County will present another line-up of gardening programs for 2024. Each program will be on the second Thursday of the month from March through September (except for July: Fair month) from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. All programs will be held at the Amos Memorial Public Library. The March program will be in the lower-level meeting room via stairs or elevator. All other programs will be held in the Community Room on the first floor.

SUV crashes into building


An SUV crashed into a brick building at 223 North Main Avenue at around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29. One of the tires on the vehicle partially melted.

Gateway Arts Council releases Spring Fling information


SIDNEY — The Gateway Arts Council recently announced the 24th annual Spring Fling Fine Art Exhibit and Sale. Fine artists from throughout Ohio and eastern Indiana are invited to enter their work in the exhibit. The exhibit will open on March 22 with an awards ceremony and reception.


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