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Local resident fostering agriculture, food security in west Africa

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ANNA — Anna native Dustin Homan, 26, recently deployed to Ghana for an 11-month assignment to teach agriculture with AgriCorps. Homan, class of 2007 at Anna High School, is one of seven individuals selected to the first cohort of AgriCorps members.AgriCorps, a nonprofit organization, sends American agriculture volunteers to developing countries to share information about agricultural technologies, and to help communities work towards food security.According to AgriCorps founder Trent McKnight, “Food security is more complex than increasing food production; the economic, environmental, and social issues surrounding food production must also be tackled to create a food secure world.”

 

Ohio lottery

Thursday drawingsRolling Cash 5: 10-13-23-26-37Pick 3 Evening: 6-5-3Pick 4 Evening: 0-0-1-0Pick 5 Evening: 1-6-5-3-6Friday drawingsRolling Cash 5: 27-22-7-39-15Pick 3 Evening: 8-6-5Pick 3 Midday: 5-3-6Pick 4 Evening: 1-2-6-4Pick 4 Midday: 2-7-6-0Pick 5 Evening: 6-6-8-2-8Pick 5 Midday: 0-0-6-3-2Mega Millions numbers will appear in Monday’s edition...

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Minster graduate leading Sinclair volleyball team

By Ken Barhorstkbarhorst@civitasmedia.comMinster graduate Claire McGowan is having another outstanding volleyball season at Sinclair Community College in Dayton.At this point in the season, she is leading the team in kills with 319, has 13 solo blocks and 108 digs.In her most recent outings, she had 15 kills against Cincinnati Tech, 13 against Lorain County Community College, 11 and seven digs against UC-Clermont, a...

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Non-Chase driver McMuray on pole

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR’s championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway.McMurray, who did not qualify this year for the Chase for the Sprint Cup title, set a qualifying record with a lap of 99.905 mph to nudge the six championship-eligible drivers who had advanced with him into the final round of qualifying. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver felt he had a shot at the pole based on a str...

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Park levy on ballot

AUGLAIZE COUNTY — Auglaize County residents will vote on parks funding when they go to the polls Nov. 4.On the ballot is a 0.6-mill additional tax to benefit Heritage Trails Park District preservation and development.The tax would be in effect for seven years.According to supporters, cuts in Local Government Funds from the state have reduced the parks funding by 75 percent of its budget. The estimated cost would be about $1.75 per month to the owner of a...

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DeWine to visit

SIDNEY — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will be hosting an event Monday to promote Senior Advocate Fraud Education (SAFE) Toolkits at Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St.,The event will begin at 4 p.m.More than 700 Ohio libraries have received toolkits through a grant obtained by the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section.

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Family Fun Night set

SIDNEY — The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Child Development Center will hold a Play, Learn, Discover: Preschool Family Fun Night on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The center is located at 300 E. Parkwood, Sidney.Preschoolers will enjoy story time, snack, craft and gross motor play with a Thanksgiving theme. Parents will listen to a presentation by Sidney City Schools curriculum specialists on kindergarten readiness. The library will also be on hand with some fun activities...

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Vote for Right to Life candidates is on Nov. 4

To the editor:Jim and I believe that Right to Life is not only a priority issue for us, it is also the foundation for all other rights. We believe that by protecting the baby, we are protecting the mother. What is good for one is good for the other.Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, is an advocate for abortion, which destroys the baby and causes harm to the mother in numerous ways. Planned Parenthood has endorsed all the Democratic candidates for state office....

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County record

Fire, rescueFRIDAY-1:32 p.m.: combine fire. Anna and Jackson Center Fire were called to the area of Ailes and Meranda roads, where a combine was on fire in a field.-10:15 a.m.: fire alarm. Russia Fire was called to Francis-Schulze Co., 3880 Rangeline Road, where there was a problem with a sprinkler alarm switch.-8:53 a.m.: medi...

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Board of Directors supports Sidney income tax levy

To the editor:The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors resolved to support passage of the 0.25 percent increase in city income tax scheduled to appear on the November ballot.A key component of this issue is the city’s commitment that 100 percent of the funds collected will be used exclusively for the construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, and maintenance of city streets, alleys, bridges, curbs and gutters. The general condition of our cit...

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Build on a legacy by voting yes

To the editor:There are times in the history of a community when we have the opportunity to make a difference and leave a legacy. Nov. 4 is one of those times for Auglaize County residents.Auglaize County’s Heritage Trails Park District was established in 1996. For 18 years the county park district received a small portion of the annual Local Government Funds allocated to the county by the state.

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Community forum set on Ebola, enterovirus, flu

SIDNEY — A “Community Forum: What You Need to Know About – Ebola/Enterovirus D-68/Influenza” will be held Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Sidney High School auditorium.This forum will provide more information about how community leaders are prepared to treat, protect and inform community members about viral illnesses in Shelby County, organizers said. The event is free and open to the public.Presenters at the forum will be Dr. Paul Weber, medical directo...

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Services host after hours

SIDNEY — Compassionate Care of Sidney hosted a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Thursday evening, inviting the business community in for a look behind the scenes at the free health clinic.Samaritan Works jointly hosted the event, offering literature and information about its rehabilitation services.Traci Milanese, executive director of Compassionate Care, offered a tour of the cheerfully decorated premises to anyone interested in a better look.Th...

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Physician supports Garrett

To the editor:As a physician I am aware of the struggle many families experience when they take ill. Without insurance they either put off their medical care or go to the hospital emergency room. If they postpone their care, their condition may worsen, resulting in greater costs. The Affordable Care Act provides medical insurance to help avoid worsened outcomes. Janet Garrett supports this act. Jim Jordan opposes it. On Nov. 4, vote for Janet Garrett for Congress....

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Vote yes for parks levy

To the editor:The natural beauty of western Ohio has always been important to me. I especially enjoy bird watching. I have been an active member of the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society and National Audubon Society for many years. I have discovered that Auglaize County is a very special place in terms of migratory birds.

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City record

Police logFRIDAY-2:59 a.m.: contempt. Police arrested Arvinia C. Hudgins, 47, 117 Beech St., in the area of North Street and West Avenue.-12:58 a.m.: property found. A big-wheel cycle and a T-shirt found at 302 S. Main Ave. were given to police.THURSDAY-9:28 p.m.: burglary....

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An epic battle

Dressed as the Hulk J.P. Gorongsay, left, 4, of Sidney, son of Joy and Anthony Gorongsay, does mock battle with his friend Aaron Short, 8, of Piqua, son of Kati and John Short, on Park Street before heading to a homeschool Halloween party at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Friday, Oct. 24. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

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Regional almanac

TemperaturesHigh Thursday 60Low Thursday 32Precipitation24 hours through 7 a.m. Friday 0Month to date 1.75Year to date 32.65

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