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Weather slows fair’s last day

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SIDNEY — The threat of storms made for a slow day on Saturday, the last day of the Shelby County Fair.Rides were closed during early Saturday evening due to lightning and a small amount of hail. The storm hit exactly when attendance typically begins to pick up — right when everyone is getting off of work, said Jerry Schaffner, secretary of the Shelby County Agricultural Society Staff.“(Saturday was) really slow,” he said. “We still expect those last-minute fair people to get that last bit of fair food.”

 

Large hail hits county

ANNA – Afternoon and evening storms brought hail and lightning through the Miami Valley Saturday, with hailstones as large as 1 3/4 inches in diameter.Shelby County bore the brunt of the afternoon storm, according to WDTN’s Storm Team 2. Sidney also had hail measuring at least half an inch.National Weather Service-trained spotters reported hail from an inch to 1 3/4 inches in Anna and Botkins, and quarter-inch hail in Sidney. The NWS said a photo was posted s...

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Records set at livestock sales

Friday’s Junior Fair livestock sale at the Shelby County Fair featured chickens, cattle, goats, lambs and ducks. Four records were set with the sales of the reserve champion steer, champion lamb, reserve champion lamb and reserve champion gilt hog.Saturday’s livestock sale featured rabbits and hogs, with record was set for the champion single fryer rabbit.

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Dalton’s future with Bengals secure — for now

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals took the field for their first training camp practice, applauded by several hundred fans in the metal, temporary bleachers.Not far away, a couple of fans on a public bridge that overlooks the practice fields were unfurling two white sheets with printed messages.“Don’t Sign Dalton,” the first banner said, adding a derogatory comment about the quarterback.“A.J. to A.J., The F...

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Gordon wins record 5th Brickyard 400

JENNA FRYERAP Auto Racing WriterINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago.Gordon nailed the final restart of the race — no given because restarts have been Gordon’s Achilles heel — to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Fister handles slumping Reds, 4-2

CINCINNATI (AP) — Doug Fister took advantage of facing the slumping Cincinnati Reds to extend the best season-opening start by any Washington pitcher in a 4-2 Nationals’ win Sunday.Fister (10-2) allowed just three hits with one walk and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings to reach 10 wins in 14 starts, one fewer than any previous Washington pitcher. Gio Gonzalez reached 10 wins in 15 starts ...

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Charles Robert Laird “Bob” Staley

FINDLAY — Charles Robert Laird “Bob” Staley, age 93, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, after a valiant battle with pneumonia.Bob is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Seibert (Steve); grandson, Ben Wilkinson (Heather Rader); and great-granddaughter, Molly Wilkinson; three stepgrandchildren and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren.Bob was born May 8, 1921, to Dana W. and Helen K. (Korn) Staley, of DeGraff, Ohio, who preceded him in death. He also was preceded ...

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Margaret ‘Margie’ Dirksen

MARIA STEIN — Margaret “Margie” Dirksen, age 76, of Maria Stein, Ohio, died at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Otterbein St. Marys Retirement Community.She was born on April 26, 1938 in Philothea, Ohio, to Joseph and Theresa (Stahl) Pleiman, who both preceded her in death. On June 18, 1960, she married Paul J. Dirksen. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1996.

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Jeffrey Thomas Supinger

SIDNEY — Jeffrey Thomas Supinger, 54, of 1249 Cinnamon Ridge, Sidney, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 12:46 p.m. at his home.He was born on Oct. 10, 1959, in Piqua, Ohio, the son of Elmer “Tom” and Judith A. (Vogler) Supinger, of Sidney.In addition to his parents, Jeff is survived by three children, Jessica Supinger, of Columbus, Thomas Jeffrey Supinge, (Rachel), of Monroe, and Kayla Supinger, of Sidney; two grandchildren, Leo and Myles Langdon;...

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Rosalee Anna McGlinch

SIDNEY — Rosalee Anna McGlinch, 84, of 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at 11:32 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.She was born on April 15, 1930 in Sidney, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Marguerite (Shade) Buirley. On May 20, 1950, she married Carl R. McGlinch, who preceded her in death April 10, 1994.She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Diana (Eric) Nordstrom, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mrs. Carol (Michael) Fis...

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William “Bill” Poeppelman

MINSTER — William “Bill” Poeppelman, age 91, of Minster, Ohio, died at 10:10 p.m. on Friday July 25, 2014, at Elmwood of New Bremen.He was born on May 7, 1923 in Minster, Ohio, to the late Bernard (Ben) and Mary (Schelhaus) Poeppelman. He married Martha A. Knostman on June 27, 1947 in Minster. She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2009.

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Edith M. Stroh

WAPAKONETA — Edith M. Stroh, 94, of Wapakoneta, died 2:43 p.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Otterbein Cridersville, from complications of a recent stroke.She was born Jan. 28, 1920, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Higgins) Kohler, who preceded her in death. On July 9, 1942, she married Harold V. Stroh, and he survives.

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City record

SUNDAY-5:11 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 500 block of North Vandemark Road.SATURDAY-10:53 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 200 block of Doorley Road.-8:42 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 200 block of Doorley Road.-5:21 p.m.: electric problem. Firefighters were ca...

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Donna J. Knick

PIQUA — Donna J. Knick, 84, of Piqua, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 9:40 a.m. at Piqua Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, Ohio.

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County record

Sheriff’s logSUNDAY-10:46 a.m.: property-damage accident. A vehicle slid off the road at 3439 Russia-Versailles Road.-10:21 a.m.: theft. An air conditioner was stolen and damage done at 14811 State Route 119.-8:51 a.m.: property-damage accident. A two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Botkins and Morr...

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Conservation Day Camp an excellent adventure

SIDNEY — Take 125 campers, 25 counselors, three student helpers and 20 adults; add one beautiful location at the Shelby County Fish and Game Club with two wonderful overseers (Jim Bashore and Steve Zimpfer). Stir gently with cooperative weather and add dashes of generosity from many local sponsors. Add in magnificent presenters and you have the recipe for an excellent adventure at the 2014 Shelby County Conservation Day Cam.Day one found the campers tie dying T-shirts, launch...

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Today in history

Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2014. There are 157 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 27, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee voted 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging he had personally engaged in a course of conduct designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case. (In the days that followed, the Committee also adopted articles accusing Nixon of abuse of power and...

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Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education

PIQUA — The Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the Adams Board Room.The board will confirm a delegate and alternate for the Ohio School Boards Association Capitol Conference, consider revision to policies and regulations, receive a lunchroom report, consider repayment of an advance from a grant, approve a Microsoft lease agreement, and approve a purchase order for cafeteria operations.The board also will approve purchases fo...

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