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Loramie hands Russia first loss

Staff ReportsRUSSIA — Fort Loramie handed the Russia Lady Raiders their first loss of the season in high school girls volleyball action, beating them in three Tuesday night 28-26, 25-22, 25-16.The Lady Redskins go to 3-0 in the league and 8-2 overall, and Russia is 1-1 in the County and 5-1 overall.For Loramie, Kelly Turner continued to pound down the kills, finishing with 17. Caleigh Barhorst added 10 and Ashley Pleiman eight....

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Bollheimer scores 6 goals for Anna

Staff ReportsCOLDWATER — It was an incredible game for Anna High School junior Raquel Bollheimer, and it came on a day when the Lady Rockets played their first-ever league game in girls soccer.Anna traveled to Coldwater Tuesday for a Western Ohio Soccer League game, its first, and came away with a 7-3 victory over the Lady Cavaliers.What made it an even more memorable victory was that six of those goals were scored by Bollheimer,...

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Browns sign O-lineman

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have signed offensive lineman Vinston Painter to their active roster off Denver’s practice squad.To make space, the club waived offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann, who failed a physical. Hauptmann was claimed off waivers on Sunday from Seattle.The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Painter was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round last year from Virginia Tech. He spent most of his rookie year on the Broncos’ practice squad. He was eleva...

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Sidney netters beat Piqua 4-1

PIQUA — The Sidney High girls traveled to Piqua Tuesday to take on their rivals in tennis action, and came away with a 4-1 victory.At first singles, Alexis Hall won 6-3, 6-2, and at second singles, it was Melinda McBride winning 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Sidney won by forfeit.At first doubles, Heidi Parker and freshman Maddie Frank won 6-2, 6-1.Sidney hosts Northmont today at 4:30.

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Russia, New Bremen runners claim top invitational spots

Staff ReportsGREENVILLE — The Russia girls cross country team took first place in the Division II portion of the Greenville Treaty City Invitational on Saturday, beating out Alter by 12 points.Russia had five runners finish in the top 16, led by Emily Borchers in fifth, Lauren Heaton ninth and Molly Kearns 10th.The Russia boys placed third, with Caleb Ball leading the way in 14th place.In the Division III boys race, New Bremen...

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Train strikes unattended car

RUSSIA — An unattended vehicle was struck by a train in the early morning hours Sunday, leaving more questions than answers as to how it got there.The 2003 black Suzuki XL7 was registered to Brittany M. VanHook, 223 Elizabeth St., Russia, but she was at home when a Shelby County Sheriff’s deputy delivered her intoxicated husband, Brandon, and his friend, Dustin Poole, to her care. Within about a minute, the deputy received word that a train had struck a car at the railr...

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Sidney selling football tickets

Tickets for Friday’s Sidney-Bellefontaine football game at Sidney Memorial Stadium will be on sale through Friday.Tickets will be sold in the athletic office at the high school until 3 p.m. Friday, and at Ernst Sporting Goods and Lochards until 4:30 Friday.Tickets in advance are $6 for adults and $4 for students, and all tickets at the gate will be $7.MinsterMinster is selling tickets for Friday’s home football game agai...

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Lady Jackets tie Northwestern 1-1

Staff ReportsThe Sidney High girls soccer team is 2-1-2 after tying Northwestern 1-1 in action Saturday at the stadium.The Lady Jackets started off well, and led 1-0 at the half. But Northwestern converted a corner kick at the 27-minute mark of the second half, and the game ended in a deadlock.“We came out dominating from the beginning and had several opportunities,” said Sidney coach Stacey Goffena. “We were controlling most...

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Realtors receive awards

SIDNEY — Four Realtors with Realty 2000 Group Inc. have been named top sales Realtors by the Ohio Association of Realtors (OAR).Tim Gleason, Susan Davis, Nikki Loudenback and Tim McMahon have been listed as members of the 2014 OAR President’s Sales Club, which means they are in the top 5 percent of Ohio’s real estate professionals in terms of dollar sales. All four earned Awards of Achievement for sales in excess of $1 million each.In addition to the Pr...

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Municipal Court

In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday, assigned Judge Mel Kemmer fined Brianna M. Thornton, 28, 121 Shelby St., $150 and $128 costs, sentenced her to 20 days in jail, and ordered her to do 40 hours of community service for carrying a concealed weapon. She also was fined $30 and $121 costs for a seat belt violation. A criminal trespass charge was dismissed, with $10 costs imposed.• Tod S. Gabel, 45, 618 E. Parkwood St., theft, $100 fine and $113 costs, 20 days jail, 40 hours commu...

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County record

Sheriff’s logTUESDAY-11:04 a.m.: larceny. Deputies took a report on a subject attempting to “take advantage of an elderly couple” at 5616 Smith Road, Loramie Township. MONDAY-9:11 p.m.: vandalism. Deputies responded to a r...

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Out of the past

100 yearsSept. 3, 1914A new industry has been established in this city on South Walnut avenue by J.B. Shine, to be known as the Sun Shine Bottling Works. Twenty different brands of soft drinks are to be bottled, including all the different soda drinks, syphon bottles and mineral waters. Mr. Shine says the plant has a capacity at the present time of turning out 280 cases of bottles a day.

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City record

Police logMONDAY-9:54 p.m.: grand jury indictment. Police arrested Geneva R. Russell, 34, 2365 Collins Drive, Apt. L, on a grand jury indictment charging her with receiving stolen property.-3:42 p.m.: probation violation and drug abuse. Police arrested Cameron Lawson, 22, 716 Park St., in the 100 block of East Clay Street on a warrant and on char...

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Local FSA helps in Oklahoma

SICNEY — The years-long drought in the Southwest became very real to Shelby County USDA workers this summer.Latham Farley, executive director of the Shelby County Farm Service Agency (FSA), and Amy Gehret and Larenda Cordial, both FSA program technicians, spent two weeks in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, helping drought-stricken ranchers to register for federal relief funds.

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Hometown runner wins 5K

RUSSIA — Amy Bensman, 25, of Russia, won the female division of the Running Raider 5K Sunday during the Russia Homecoming Festival.She is the first Russia resident to win either the maile or female division in the 11 years the annual race has been run. Her time was 20:09.9.The male winner for the fourth consecutive year was Aaron Baurer, 23, of Houston with a time of 16:18.6.Other festival contest winners were as follows:5/50: Kevin Borchers, ...

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Regional almanac

TemperaturesFriday high … 83Friday low … 60Saturday high … 83Saturday low … 69Sunday high … 80Sunday low … 68Monday high … 84Monday low … 68PrecipitationFriday traceSaturday … 0.27Sunday … noneMonday … 0.17...

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