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ODOT uses Work Zone Enforcement Program

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SIDNEY — State transportation and safety officials have increased traffic enforcement on Interstate 75 between Sidney and Piqua following numerous crashes in the work zone.Ohio Department of Transportation District 7 is working with the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio State Highway Patrol to increase enforcement efforts, ODOT said.The enhanced efforts are part of the Work Zone Enforcement Program, which allows for increased patrols in critical work zones on Ohio interstates. The goal is increase safety by increasing enforcement. District 7 requested the funding after numerous crashes in that work zone that were a result of speed and improper lane changes.

 

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Sheriff’s logFRIDAY-10:29 a.m.: stolen vehicle. A driver had not returned a truck to 11333 Fair Road.-6:57 a.m.: accident with injuries. Deputies and Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services were called to an auto accident at County Road 25A and Interstate 75.TH...

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Kenney joins Living Dayton

DAYTON — WDTN-TV has announced the addition of Dayton native Katie Kenney to the Living Dayton team. Kenney comes to Living Dayton after serving as Dayton’s CW Star, where she was the face of the television station’s on-air, online and community initiatives. Over the past year, she has also served as a Living Dayton contributor and fill-in host.“We are thrilled to have Katie join our Living Dayton family,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN-TV president and gener...

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Dud seeks a touch of sophistication

Dud Campbell, our resident would-be novelist, was busy on his day off. Anita watched him excitedly as he removed something from the box that had arrived. It was a CD. And it was something he hadn’t asked her about. Sometimes Dud just did things like that.So here, on his day off, Dud was walking around the yard wearing ear buds and talking to himself. Anita opened the window and listened.“Low,” Dud said.“Hi,” said his wife....

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Regional almanac

TemperaturesHigh Thursday 75Low Thursday 69Precipitation24 hours through 7 a.m. Friday 1.58Month to date 2.37Year to date 29.14

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Honoring our vow to America’s veterans

In recent weeks, hundreds of Ohioans have called or written about the critical need to fix the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system and ensure that our veterans are receiving quality healthcare without long delays. The great majority of VA employees are dedicated to serving their patients, and many are veterans themselves, but the wrongdoing of a few has tarnished the VA’s reputation, and underscored the need to address existing problems with the claims backlog, the suicide r...

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Bayhan, Mabry to wed next month

JACKSON CENTER — Tiffany Nicole Bayhan, of Jackson Center, and Christian Kaleb Mabry, of Cherry Pointe, North Carolina, have announced their engagement and plans to marry Sept. 14, 2014, in St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in Jackson Center.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jay and Kristi Bayhan, of Jackson Center. She graduated from Jackson Center High School in 2014 and is employed by Subway in Jackson Center and Trojan’s Den Pizza in Botkins.Her fiance i...

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Today in history

Today is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 22, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war against Belgium.On this date:In 1485, England’s King Richard III was killed in the Battle of Bosworth Field, effectively ending the War of the Roses.In 1787, inventor John Fitch demonstrated his steamboat on the Delaware River to delegates from the Constitutional C...

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Shedding light on gov’t spending

By Bethany J. Royerbroyer@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel is on a statewide informal tour to promote State House Bill 175, or Open Ohio, which would put the state checkbook online. This would allow taxpayers to have access to billions of dollars in government spending via a searchable database available on the treasurer&#...

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Historical Lock 1 Rededication in Lockington

Site Manager for Lockington Locks Andy Hite, left, of Piqua, talks to Ohio History Connection Board of Trustees President Glenda S. Greenwood as they survey the renovated Lock 1 during the Lock One Rededication ceremony Thursday, August 21. Objects found during the renovation of the lock were on display for people to look at including a 1950’s toy race car. Speakers included Ohio Department of Transportation District 7 Deputy Director Randy Chevalley, Canal Society of Ohio President Mik...

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Lady Jets win second in a row

Staff ReportsSIDNEY — Fairlawn made it two in a row to start the high school volleyball season Thursday, defeating Covington with ease in non-league action in the Hangar, 25-19, 25-11, 25-8.The Lady Jets had a balanced attack, with Audrey Francis getting 11 kills, and Cheyenne Driskell, Molly Roe and Katie Nuss all pounding down five apiece.Abbie Roe led in digs with 18, Francis had 17, Nuss 16 and Driskell 11.M. Roe had three...

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McElroy starts off with a 74

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.He could afford a day off.That wasn’t the case for players like Bo Van Pelt and Paul Casey, and they picked a good time to produce good scores.With no guarantee of playing beyond this week, Van Pelt opened with three straight birdies Thursday and chipped in for eagle late in his round for a 6-under 65 ...

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Tension in Bradford over football

Headline: Bradford football program creates tensionSubhead: Emails indicate Enis resigned due to low turnoutBy Kyle Shanerkshaner@civitasmedia.comBRADFORD — Concerns about low numbers of players in the Bradford football program has led to disputes among administrators, coaches and parents about the future of the team and the school, records obtained through a public records request show.In more than...

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Sidney golfers drop North match

VANDALIA — The Sidney High boys golf team lost to Vandalia in Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division play at Cassel Hills. The scores were 152-195.Cole Cartwright shot a 44 to lead the Jackets, and Zane Walker added a 46. Jared Lindsey finished with a 52 and Austin Simon 53.Sidney is 0-1 in the North and 1-1 overall.——JC, Anna, FLwin County matchesSIDN...

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Lady Jacket netters defeated

Sidney opened its high school girls tennis season at home Monday and lost a tough one, 3-2 to Fairborn.Melinda McBride won at second singles, 6-3, 6-0, and Desire Newton at third singles, 6-0, 6-1, for Sidney’s points.• Sidney also lost 4-1 to Centerville Tuesday. Melinda McBride won at second singles 7-5, 6-0.

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Reds send Hoover down

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds revamped their struggling bullpen before the start of a series against Atlanta on Thursday, sending right-handers J.J. Hoover and Carlos Contreras to Triple-A Louisville.Cincinnati called up right-handed reliever Pedro Villarreal and left-hander David Holmberg from Louisville to start the opening game of the series. Holmberg started the second game of a doubleheader on July 8, getting no decision in a 6-5 win over the Cubs.The bullpen has...

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Junior Cavs cheer clinic this Saturday

The Lehman High School cheerleaders will be offering the Junior Cavs Cheerleading Program to girls in grades K-to-6 this school year.A one-day clinic will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at Lehman from 9 a.m. to noon. The girls will also participate in Sidney’s Applefest Parade on Sept. 6 and perform at Lehman’s home football game on Oct. 11.The cost is $35 and includes camp fee, a T-shirt, Applefest parade entry, and admission to the varsity football game....

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Women’s tennis league ends season

The Sidney Women’s Tennis League completed its 2014 summer season recently, and the winners have been announced.In the advanced division, the highest average games per match was Francie O’Leary and Jean Smith, with Amy West second and Rikki Unterbrink third.The most consistent score in the advanced division also went to O’Leary and Smith.In the beginners division, the highest average games per match went to Anna Lisa Reinhart, second was Elai...

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