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Out of the past

Together with Farmers’ ads helps launch membership campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (OFBF) – Problems get solved when people work with each other. That’s the belief behind Ohio Farm Bureau’s new member...

February 26th, 2017 |  


2017 Ohio Stormwater Conference to be held

SANDUSKY – Watershed and stormwater management experts from across Ohio and surrounding states will take part in a three day conference addressi...

February 26th, 2017 |  


FFA Emblem fundraiser kicking off

RICHMOND, Va. — Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative will kick off its annual FFA fundraiser on March 1 in an effort to support agri...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Farm Bureau tells lawmakers: property taxes hurting family farmers

COLUMBUS — Ohio Farm Bureau members recently made their case for property tax relief during testimony before the Ohio Senate Ways and Means Comm...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Fort Recovery farmer wins sweepstakes

FORT RECOVERY — The December winner of the Real Yield Sweepstakes, sponsored by Bayer, is Bill Knapke, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, aho will receive ...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Ohio Botanical Symposium set for March 24

COLUMBUS — The potential healing powers of the plants growing in your backyard, conservation of lady’s-slipper orchids and the flora and g...

February 26th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Purk, Long are champions
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Rockets upset Carlisle
Russia, Jackson Center advance to district

Russia, Jackson Center advance to district

By Matt Zircherand Ken BarhorstWhen it comes to consistency in county girls basketball, Fort Loramie has been the model, especially under head coach C...

February 26th, 2017 |  


D-4 play opens

D-4 play opens

Staff reportPIQUA — Second-seeded Fairlawn wasn’t expected to have much difficulty advancing in the Division 4 Sectional Boys Basketball T...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Lee, Fogt getAll-NWCCrecognition

Lee, Fogt getAll-NWCCrecognition

Staff reportThe Northwest Central Conference recently announced its boys and girls all-league basketball teams, and two players from Lehman were on fi...

February 24th, 2017 |  


SHS boys advance to district

SHS boys advance to district

Staff reportKETTERING — The Sidney High boys bowling team extended its season Thursday by qualifying out of the Division 1 Sectional to the dist...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Lady Rockets fall inDivision 3 semifinals

Staff reportPITSBURG — Anna clamped down defensively on Preble Shawnee in the second half, but the Lady Rockets never got going on offense, and ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Couple to wed in June

Village connection

OSGOOD — On Saturday, March 4, Osgood Legion will having a dance. The dance runs from 8 to 11 p.m. There will be a DJ to provide the music. The ...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Sidney resident to celebrate 100th birthday

Sidney resident to celebrate 100th birthday

SIDNEY — Marcella Wick will reach her 100th birthday on March 5, 2017. Feted by her sons and daughter, Marcella will have a reception at Ohio Li...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Today in history

Today is Sunday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2017. There are 308 days left in the year.Today’s Highlights in History:On Feb. 26, 1917, President Wo...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Botkins continues to see growth in 2016

Botkins continues to see growth in 2016

BOTKINS — For the Botkins community, the defining word for 2016 is growth.“Over the last year, Botkins has grown its community, increased ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


Railroad program to be presented at meeting

Railroad program to be presented at meeting

WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society will host its first quarter membership meeting on Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul U...

February 24th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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A journey in time

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The real story here is …
My life is one giant lost and found bin

My life is one giant lost and found bin

From my sight to my sanity, I have a bad habit of losing things.All my life, I’ve never been very good at keeping track of things. Every morning...

February 26th, 2017 |  


Please help return stolen memory cards

To the editor:My purse was stolen out of my vehicle on Jan. 5, 2017, in downtown Sidney. I believe it was stolen downtown when I was parked in front o...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Stopping surprise hospital bills

Stopping surprise hospital bills

Far too many Americans face out-of-control surprise medical bills, often for emergency care, despite the fact that they spend their hard-earned money ...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


The Amish Cook: Daniel’s Favorite Molasses Crinkle Sandwich Cookies

The Amish Cook: Daniel’s Favorite Molasses Crinkle Sandwich Cookies

“Okay, it’s time for an afternoon nap. Let’s all settle down and be as quiet as possible,” I told my little ones.“Mom, m...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Governor’s budget includes pitfalls

Governor’s budget includes pitfalls

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently unveiled his 2018-19 Budget. The 3,512 page document includes a number of provisions which will further harm munici...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Being the official town dog is not easy

Being the official town dog is not easy

I don’t mind Boots. He just curls up quietly against my belly and stays put. But sleeping with Desdemona can be a bit unnerving. She snores. Som...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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U.S. Bank has outstanding year in 2016
Visitors Bureau reaches 5 million people in 2016

Visitors Bureau reaches 5 million people in 2016

SIDNEY — As has been its mission since inception in 2002, increasing the regional visibility of Sidney and Shelby County as a recreation travel ...

February 24th, 2017 |  


U.S. Bank has outstanding year in 2016

U.S. Bank has outstanding year in 2016

SIDNEY — The 2016 year was an outstanding one for U.S. Bank in the Northern Ohio Region.“I am proud of the effort and dedication of our re...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


McCrate, DeLaet & Co. sees leadership change in 2016

McCrate, DeLaet & Co. sees leadership change in 2016

SIDNEY — The 2016 year was another positive one for McCrate, DeLaet & Co. as well as its client base.“The big story in tax planning fo...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


RE/MAX ONE ends year on high note

RE/MAX ONE ends year on high note

SIDNEY — RE/MAX ONE ended 2016 on a high note with over $17 million in sales and an average price of $138,973 surpassing that of our larger comp...

February 23rd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


Community Insurance Group celebrates record-breaking growth

Community Insurance Group celebrates record-breaking growth

Sidney — Community Insurance Group announced a 23 percent revenue growth in 2016, the largest increase in the company’s 22-year history. J...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


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