Burkettsville, OH

Dylan Andrew Ball, 1999 – 2022

Dylan Andrew Ball, 22 years old, passed away unexpectedly Monday June 27th 2022 at his residence in Continental, Ohio. Dylan was born on a beautiful crisp fall morning on October 19th, 1999 to the late Nicole Marie Fowler and John Andrew Ball. While growing up, he loved spending time on his grandparents farm, playing sports with friends, gaming with his dad, enjoying his grandmother’s cooking, watching CSI Miami with his 2nd mom, hanging out with his siblings, and loved any social event. In his adolescence he attended Celina High School and later on to Elida High School where he was both an outstanding football player for each school. Dylan was known as a jokester with lots of friends and could be found most of the time sporting the most beautiful smile that could light up the room. He found an extended family in his employer, Valerio Construction Company in Continental, where he excelled at Roofing.
Picture for Dylan Andrew Ball, 1999 – 2022
Daily Advocate

Palestine man sentenced on rape charge

GREENVILLE — A Palestine man entered a no-contest plea to one count of rape, a felony of the first degree and one county of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a felony of the second degree Wednesday in the Darke County Common Pleas Court. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided. Byron...
Sidney Daily News

Fans sing praises for Country Concert 22

FORT LORAMIE – Country Concert (CC) 22 starts next week on July 6, and new and returning fans all have a unique story to tell about their experiences and what they are looking forward to during the long weekend event. The Sidney Daily News asked fans to tell their...
Sidney Daily News

A special barber pole

Downtown Barbershop owner Andrew Steenrod, of Sidney, puts the bottom back onto his barber pole on Wednesday, June 29. About once a year the pole stops turning and Steenrod has to open it up to add some oil to loosen it back up. The pole uses an electrically powered magnet to rotate. Steenrod believes the pole to be about 60 years old. Steenrod was given the pole by James Theis, who owned a barbershop in downtown Sidney that was located next to The Spot according to Steenrod. Steenrod said Theis cut his hair when he was a kid.
Lima News

Honor St. Marys bicentennial by sponsoring playing cards

ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Historical Society will celebrate St. Marys’ bicentennial with a custom deck of playing cards that will feature different historic photographs from St. Marys on the face of the cards and educational facts that highlight St. Marys and its history. The Historical Society...
Lima News

Walk for wellness planned July 23 in Celina

CELINA — The “Women’s Walk for Wellness” will begin at 8:05 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Lion’s Club Shelter House on Ash Street, at North Shore Park, Celina. Walkers will follow Rotary Walkway, taking the ramp at the docks to West Bank Road to the half-way turn around, then returning to complete the 5K.
Sidney Daily News

Upper Valley CC hosts summer camps

PIQUA — Even though school is out for the summer, the campus of Upper Valley Career Center has been busy with summer camps. Superintendent Jason Haak told board of education members during Monday, June 27 meeting that two camps took place in June. Camp Excel brought in 58 students in grades 4-7 to participate in activities ranging from Basic Building & Carpentry, Cosmetology, Engineering Imagination, Science of Bees, Planes, Rockets & Drones, STEM Fun, and Vet Science. Schools represented this year were Anna, Jackson Center, Greenville, Holy Angels, Houston, Miami East, Piqua, Sidney, Troy, Tipp City and a homeschooled student.
Sidney Daily News

Let yourself go

• Packer Historical Center, 112 W. Main St., Anna, is open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. • Martial arts classes teaching karate and jujitsu will be held from children aged 6 through adults at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Classes will be held on Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. for beginners at a cost of $22 for members and $40 for non-members for four classes. Advanced classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and cost $44 for members and $80 for non-members for four classes. All classes are taught by Sensei David Smith, in partnership with Jukido-Kai School-Martial Arts.
Sidney Daily News

Barn 2.0 gym expansion project nearly complete

NEW KNOXVILLE – The New Knoxville school district board of education learned at their June 27th meeting that the district’s Barn 2.0 gym expansion project is close to completion. Treasurer Andy Meckstroth told the board the district had paid $540,692.75 toward building the $2,359,900 project. He said it...
Sidney Daily News

Dahlinghaus celebrates 90 years

NEW BREMEN — Willard Dahlinghaus will celebrate 90 years of life with an open house from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at the New Bremen Senior Center. Willard will celebrate with his wife Eunice, children Kathy and Mike Broering, Joe and Betsy Dahlinghaus, Chris and Irene Dahlinghaus, Connie and Ken Mering and Becky and Chris Niekamp, along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Daily Advocate

Travel Review: Experience a glorious elm that defies oblivion

Once upon a time, every hamlet in the American Midwest had an Elm Street. But around 1930, a killer stalked our neighborhoods. The homicidal maniac wasn’t Freddy Krueger in fedora and red and green sweater. No, this Nightmare on Elm Street was a blight hailing overseas from the Netherlands....
Sidney Daily News

Beating the heat

Portia Hill, 10, of Sidney, takes her turn to go down a slip-n-slide during a water party behind a house on Twinbrook Place. The water party, held on Friday, June 24, featured lots of water balloons and water guns. Portia is the daughter of Paula and Zach Hill.

Stacey Vest Creates Costume Couture in Covington

Stacey Vest has been making wigs for 17 years, but these are not typical hairpieces. In one of her latest creations, faux leaves, flowers, and jewels pile upward and outward on blonde and blue strands, Marie Antoinette-style. Her work has always been inspired by the Club Kids scene from the ’90s. “It was a lot of self-expression, dancing, and non-gender-specific ways of decorating yourself,” Vest says. “I was going to parties, and I’d see someone dressed in a head-to-toe suit with spikes coming out, and I’d think, I want to know that person. Meanwhile I was the kid putting battery-pack Christmas lights down my pants.”
Daily Standard

Lagoon Deodorant

FORT RECOVERY - Odor stemming from the village wastewater treatment lagoons has improved, village council members learned at Monday night's regular meeting. [More]