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That new car smell

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Checking out a newly purchased 2012 Chrystler Dodge Charger recently are, l-r, Shelby County Commissioner Bob Guillozet, Chief Deputy Jim Frye and Shelby County Commissioner Tony Bornhorst. The vehicle only had a few thousand miles on it when it was bought from a nearby police department. Besides needing a new paint job the car was pretty much ready to roll. The vehicle was a welcome addition to an aging fleet of Shelby County Sheriff’s cars. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News


Schwartzes mark golden date

FORT LORAMIE — Jerry and Mary Jane Schwartz, of Fort Loramie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 26, 2014, at a 5 p.m. Mass of thanksgiving in the St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, followed by a dinner and reception at Walkup School.Jerry and the former Mary Jane Wolters were married April 18, 1964, at 9 a.m. in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Maria Stein by the Rev. Vincent Parr. It was a cool and cloudy day.Witnesses were m...

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Puthoffs celebrate 50th anniversary

Robert and Teresa Puthoff, of Sidney, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 27, 2014, at an open house hosted by their children from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Minster Knights of Columbus Hall, 40 N. Main St., Minster, followed by a dinner dance for invited guests.

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Couple set June date

MARIA STEIN — Jenna Barhorst and Nicholas Boeckman, both of Maria Stein, have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 7, 2014, in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Maria Stein.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gregg and Mary Barhorst, of Maria Stein. She graduated from Marion Local High School in 2006 and from the Ohio State University in 2010 with a degree in biology and in 2013 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is employed by Alliance Rehab at ...

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Deadline nears for music competition

DAYTON — On May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Building 2 on the campus of Sinclair Community College, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO) will conduct its annual David L. Pierson Young Musicians’ Concerto Competition.The competition is open to those area high school students who will be in grades 10-12 during the 2014-2015 school year and who reside in Butler, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby or Warren County. The application fee is $...

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SHS class of 1955

The Sidney High School class of 1955 will meet for breakfast at the Moose Lodge, 1200 N. Broadway, April 26 at 9 a.m.Members and guests are welcome. For information, call 492-1361.

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Perin to mark 90 years

NEW BREMEN — Esther Perin, of New Bremen, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house April 27, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Elmwood Assisted Living, 711 S. Walnut St., New Bremen.She was born April 22, 1922, to the late Louis and Lauretta Eilerman. She married Carl Perin in 1947. He died in 2008.Perin has four daughters and two sons-in-law, Jan Bruns, of Sidney, Judy and Jim Monnier, of Indianapolis, Jackie and Rich Siefring, of Beavercreek, and Jeanne Maurer, ...

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Anna boys win Grove Invitational title

COLUMBUS GROVE — The Anna boys track team stopped the streak of Columbus Grove in Grove’s own invitational track meet held Thursday night.The Rockets took first place with 137 points to 110 for Columbus Grove, and it snapped a string of four straight championships for the host team. Anna was second the past two years.The Rockets set two new records in winning the meet, in the 800 and 3200 relays. They were first in all four relay events.In the 800,...

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I found one!

Abigail Arnett, 2, of Sidney, finds an egg during the Easter Egg Hunt on the Square put on by the Downtown Sidney Business Association Friday. The Easter Bunny also was there posing for photos and handing out candy. Cast and crew of the play “Princesses and Super Heroes” handed out fliers for their Sidney Dance Company production that will be May 3 and 4 at 2 p.m. Abigail is the daughter of Josh Arnett and Tabitha Thompson. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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Women’s Night

Getting manicures at Lane Park of Sidney’s “Women’s Night” Thusday are, l-r, Barb Smedley, Kate Schemmel, and Darla Wilges, all of Sidney, The manicurist, front, right, is Alexis Kelley, of Anna. Women were treated to wine, treats and back massages during the event. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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Anna Talent Show

Lily Welsh, 9, of Anna, sings during an Anna Elementary student talent show Thursday. Lily is the daughter of Dwight and Nicole Welsh. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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Dollar General may move to new site

Dollar General wants to relocate one of its Sidney stores to another site in the city, a company official said Friday.“We are currently in the due diligence phase for a relocation of our store No. 1920 in Sidney, which means we’re interested in relocating the store to a new location, but have not committed to doing so yet,” Crystal W. Ghassemi, public relations manager at Dollar General Corp. in Goodlettsville, Tenn., said in an emailed response to questions about...

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Monnins celebrate 50 years

VERSAILLES — Floyd and Rosemary Monnin, of Versailles, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 25, 2014, and on a trip with their children and grandchildren in the summer.Floyd and the former Rosemary McEldowney were married April 25, 1964, in the St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles by the Rev. Edward J. Herb. Witnesses were Alice (McEldowney) DeMange, sister of the bride, Phyllis (Monnin) Eilerman, sister of the bridegroom, Rita (McEldowney) Subler, cousin of...

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A cool ride

Aubrey Watson, 1, center, rides with Conner Mackall, 4, in a wagon pulled by Cailyn Mackall, 6, all of Sidney, in Sidney, Friday. Aubrey is the daughter of Marissa Jones. Connor and Cailyn are the children of Traci Mackall. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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City record

Fire, rescueFRIDAY-9:44 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 300 block of East North Street.THURSDAY-11:39 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 700 block of South Walnut Avenue.-7:16 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 800 block of Merri Lane....

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County record

Sheriff’s logFRIDAY-11:34 a.m.: vandalism. Someone was reported to be “tearing it up” at 11555 Eilerman Road. Fort Loramie Police and a deputy responded.-9:10 a.m.: theft. Two bottles of medication were stolen from 5301 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, Unit B, overnight.THURSDAY...

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White House updates online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.“Information you choose to share with the White House (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as public information,” the new policy says.The Obama administration also promis...

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They’ve earned our support

To the editor:Back when the original 9.9-mil levy passed by one “Magical Mystery Vote,” a lot of folks said they’d never vote for a school levy again. I was one of them.Time passes and things change, in this case, the Sidney City Schools administration. John Scheu was brought on board as superintendent to turn things around, and I believe he’s done that. Everywhere John has been superintendent, he’s done good things, and he’s doing the...

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