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Lowe’s celebrates 10 years

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Celebrating a decade

 

Today in history

Today is Friday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 19, 1777, the first Battle of Saratoga was fought during the Revolutionary War; although British forces succeeded in driving out the American troops, the Americans prevailed in a second battle the following month.On this date:In 1796, President George Washington’s farewell address was published.In...

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Project to close road

SIDNEY — The Shelby County Highway Department will begin the replacement of a bridge on Schenk Road Wednesday, Sept. 24, according to County Engineer Bob Geuy.The road will be closed to traffic between Hardin-Wapakoneta and Lindsey roads beginning on that date. The project will take about one month to complete.

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Anna girls fall 2-0

LIMA — Lima Catholic scored one in each half to defeat Anna 2-0 in Western Ohio Soccer League action Thursday in Lima.The Lady Rockets are now 2-1 in the league and 5-5 overall after their second straight loss.“We had three good shots, but couldn’t get them to go,” said Anna coach Jim Hague. “We have some girls out and our bench is getting pretty thin right now.”The Lady Rockets host Franklin-Monroe Monday....

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Loramie girls third in tri

CELINA — Fort Loramie was third behind Versailes and St. Henry in a three-team girls golf match at the Mercer County Elks Thursday.Versailles had 183, St. Henry 199 and Loramie 207.Emily Knouff had a 44 for Loramie, Allysa Campbell 46, Kristin Barhorst 57 and Kayla Rosengarten 60.For Versailles, Hannah Niekamp and Lauren Heitkamp both had 45, Lauren Durham 46 and Kaitlyn Middendorf 47.Versailles is 10-0 in dual matches this season....

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Dalton: no sacks and no INTs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton’s most impressive numbers so far: zero interceptions, zero sacks. When it comes to avoiding the big mistake, the Bengals quarterback is perfect through two games.So is his team. And there’s a close correlation.The Bengals (2-0) are one of seven unbeaten teams, and the only one that so far hasn’t fumbled, thrown an interception or allowed a sack. Dalton and Houston’s Ryan Fitzpatrick are the only quarterbacks wit...

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Strong start for Browns’ Kruger

BEREA — Paul Kruger’s devotion to explosion has meant the demolition of opposing offensive linemen and several plays blown up in the backfield.Through two games, he’s been dynamite.“His start, it’s electric when you watch the way he’s playing,” inside linebacker Karlos Dansby said Wednesday.Kruger has two sacks, two quarterback hits, eight tackles, three tackles for loss and a pass defensed from his outside linebacker ...

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Sidney Youth Basketball League announces five sign-up days

The new Sidney Youth Basketball League will begin practicing on Oct. 18, and sign-up days have been scheduled.The league is for boys in grades 3-through-6. Third- and fourth-graders will play together and fifth- and sixth-graders will play together.League games start on Nov. 1 and run every weekend until Christmas. Teams will have to practices a week until the start of the season, and one per week after that.Each player will receive a team T-shirt.S...

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PIQUA — It was a big win, and a convincing one, for the Sidney Lady Jacket soccer team Wednesday night at archrival Piqua.Sidney rolled to a 4-0 victory over a Lady Indian squad that came into the game with a 4-1-2 record. Sidney goes to 2-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division standings, and Piqua, which played both Fairmont and Northmont to ties, drops to 1-1.“I knew this game was going to be very aggressive with both teams wanting the win,...

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Elections board allocates scanners

SIDNEY — The Shelby County Board of Elections at its recent meeting discussed allocating optical scanners for the November election.Board Director Dawn Billing asked the board to allocate the number of precinct count optical scanner M100’s for the polling locations following a state directive. Billing and Philip Warnecke, deputy director, recommended that the board allocate two M100’s for the multiprecincts at the Sidney Veteran of Foreign Wars and the Shelby Coun...

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Troubling trends lead to Big 10 hitting bottom

NEW YORK (AP) — The numbers don’t lie. The Big Ten is in bad shape.Troubling trends in recruiting and some reluctance by schools to invest the way it’s done in the Southeastern Conference have been dragging down Big Ten football in recent years. This season looks as if it could be rock bottom.The gory details through three weeks:— 1-10 vs. other Big Five conferences.— 24-14 overall in nonconference games, worst among re...

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OSU focusing on pass defense during week off

By Jim Naveau jnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was asked Wednesday afternoon if he was concerned Cincinnati might throw the ball 75 times against the Buckeyes when they take on the Bearcats on Sept. 27 after a bye week this week.“I’m worried they will catch it 75 times,” Meyer said.Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel, playing his first college game, threw six tou...

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Community welcomes hospital CEO

SIDNEY — “We will always put the patient first,” Mark Dooley told more than 200 guests who greeted him during a reception Wednesday at Shelby Oaks.The new president/CEO of Wilson Memorial Hospital and his wife, Shelly, met community leaders from throughout the area while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.

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Students take on reading challenge

JACKSON CENTER — Students in the first through sixth-grade at Jackson Center Schools took on a reading challenge over the summer.This students were invited to participate in The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and read for the World’s record. JC students read and logged a total of 134,795 minutes for the challenge. They ranked seventh in the state of Ohio and 312 in the World.Together with students worldwide, JC’s students set a new world record mor...

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Scholarships available for leadership series

PIQUA — Edison Community College’s Academy for Community Leadership (the Academy) is currently accepting applications for scholarships to participate in the 12th annual series. The Academy consists of five, day-long workshops that begin Jan. 21 and conclude May 20.Based on the book, “The Board Member’s Guide,” course topics include the fundamental practices of board recruitment, planning, staffing, budgeting, evaluation, board meetings and community aw...

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The Rebel Run Rod & Custom Nationals runs through Sunday, September 18 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds

State of Kentucky Director for Kustoms of America. co Johnny Renaker, of Dry Ridge, Ky. drives his 1941 chopped Chevy onto the Shelby County Fairgrounds to attend The Rebel Run Rod & Custom Nationals which runs from Sept. 18-21. Rebel Run registration continues until noon Sunday. A few of the event’s activities include a cruise-in at Menards Thursday, September 18. On Friday, September 19 there will be a best mural contest at 1 p.m., on Saturday there will be a model car contest from 9 ...

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County record

Sheriff’s logTHURSDAY-11:25 a.m.: larceny. Deputies responded to a report that someone took a vehicle title from a McLean Township resident and had it notorized for a new title. -7:39 a.m.: crash with injuries. Deputies responded with Anna Rescue and Van Buren Township Fire to...

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Out of the past

100 yearsSept. 19, 1914“Grace Hussey,” Smith and Bland trotting mare, won second place in the 2:15 trotting race at the Kentucky State Fair at Louisville yesterday. She won the third heat in 2:14 1/2. The best time made was 2:11 1/4, which is the world’s record on a half-mile track.–––––Val Lee, re...

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