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Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 21, 1944, during World War II, U.S. troops captured the German city of Aachen (AH’-kuhn).On this date:In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides,” was christened in Boston’s harbor.In 1805, a British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Sp...

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Board OKs e-cigarette business

SIDNEY — Consumers of electronic cigarettes will have another place to buy and use the product as a result of a decision by the Sidney Zoning Board of Appeals Monday.The board interpreted the zoning code to allow an e-cigarette retail store, including a demonstration counter and product setup tables, in a B-2, community business district. Holland Resolute Solutions Inc., of Troy, plans to open the business at 2282 Michigan St. in the West Towne Square shopping plaza....

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McCrate, DeLaet adds staff

SIDNEY — McCrate, DeLaet & Co., CPAs has announced the addition of three professional staff members.Certified public accountant Scott Steineman, of Columbus, Paula Sheridan, of Troy, and Andrea Mescher, of Maria Stein, recently joined the full service accounting and tax firm.Steineman is a graduate of Capital University with a degree in accounting. He specializes in audits of nonprofit organizations, manufacturing companies and employee benefit plans. He is a membe...

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New opportunities available for H-H students

HOUSTON The Hardin-Houston Local School District has completed its first nine week period of the 2014-15 school year.“The district is excited about new things taking place in areas ranging from technology, academic and athletic opportunities, as well as newly developed emergency/safety drills for students,” said Superintendent Larry Claypool.

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OSU Alumni Club awards scholarships

SIDNEY — The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Shelby County has announced its eight scholarship recipients for the 2014-15 academic year.Ian Harvey from Sidney High School was selected as this year’s freshman recipient of the Ralph J. Stolle Academic Scholarship, a four-year renewable award which was first given in 1992. He joins recent area scholars who have earned this award: Victoria Rosengarten, Fort Loramie, Devon Alexander, Anna, and Stacie Seger, Fort Loramie...

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Archdiocese to hold Holy Hour for Vocations

CINCINNATI — The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will hold a Holy Hour for Vocations on Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. at more than 20 parishes simultaneously across the archdiocese. More parishes will open their doors for a Holy Hour on Thursday, Nov. 6.Area churches planning Holy Hour Nov. 5 from 7 to 8 are Holy Angels, Sidney; St. Michael, Fort Loramie; and Holy Redeemer, New Bremen.A Holy Hour is a special time set aside for prayer in front of the tabernacle in ...

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Dagtes set for 2015 air show

DAYTON — Officials at the Vectren Dayton Air Show Presented by Kroger have announced the 2015 show will be held on June 20-21 at the Dayton International Airport. The year 2015 marks the 41st consecutive year for the show, a premier summer event in the Dayton/Cincinnati/Columbus region.June show dates have become a tradition for the show in recent years.“It’s a little cooler and positions us well for scheduling by the popular U.S. military jet teams,...

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Top 10 finalists named in ‘Cruze-in’ blood drive

DAYTON – Ten blood donors will gather at the downtown Dayton Community Blood Center (CBC) Thursday, Oct. 23, to find out who will be cruising in a brand new car. All are computer-selected finalists in the “Summer Cruze-In Blood Drive” drawing to win the grand prize 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.CBC partnered with REACH Magazine on the “Summer Cruze-In” campaign to encourage blood donations during the challenging summer months. The grand prize Chevrolet Cruze is...

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Mullen completes basic training

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pfc. Brandon J. Mullen has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, mi...

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In the service

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — Army Pvt. Marrcus A. DeLoye has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Missouri. The course of instruction included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).

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UNOH to host 2014 POSIES Driven Dirty Tour

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio will be a stop on the 2014 POSIES Driven Dirty Tour (PDDT) on Oct. 27, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. This is the ninth annual Tour for PDDT which is an annual trek of up to 20 hot rodders from the Eastern United States to Las Vegas to attend the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. Participants on the tour are primarily automotive aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, journalists and hot rod/custom car builders.

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Commissioners discuss park maintenance

SIDNEY — Park maintenance was discussed during the September meeting of the Shelby County Park District Board of Commissioners meeting.The board continues to mow and maintain the Lockington Reserve. The search and rescue team wants to use the park for training.Hardin Park and been mowed and maintained, as has the Renner property.The commissioners are in search of volunteers willing to help with the parks. Anyone interested in volunteering should email th...

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Shelby County Board of DD promotes disability employment

SIDNEY — The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) has announced its plans to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual campaign that takes place each October. The purpose is to educate employers and the community about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities.

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We need to repent

Wow! Everything around us is a mess right now. We have the fear of the Ebola virus. We have fear of the terrorist group ISIS. We have fear of war and conflict. We have fear that the economy will bottom out again at any point. We have fear that our government will continue to mess things up. We have fear of natural disasters, fear of tragic accidents and death. Fear of failing finances, relationships and many other things that can fail that are out of our control.Fear is crippling a...

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Edison holds guidance counselor conference

PIQUA — Edison Community College recently hosted 28 area high school guidance counselors on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Robinson Theater. Previously known as the Guidance Counselor Luncheon, this year was the first half-day Counselor Conference, which allowed for more important topics to be covered.“It’s really important connecting with high school counselors since they are who students go to right away to get information about college,” said Christina Raterman...

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An evening of entertainment

An evening of entertainment

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Church plans bazaar

COVINGTON — St. Teresa Catholic Church, 6925 U.S. Route 36, will hold its annual church bazaar Saturday Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 pm.The event will include a quilt raffle, baked goods, crafts, massage therapist, and other outside vendors.

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