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Downtown Van Wert is the place to be the night of July 9th

On July 9th, Van Wert is the place to be as three events come together in the downtown. Main Street Van Wert will be holding their first-ever block party on Central Avenue. It is billed to be the biggest summer event in the downtown area complete with food, kids' activities, and some special live music.
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Wapakoneta City Schools food service supervisor receives regional award

WAPAKONETA — The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association has named Lori McKean Brace, Food Service Supervisor for Wapakoneta City Schools, Ohio, the Mideast regional Director of the Year. The award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of school nutrition directors who manage effective school meal programs providing healthy, appetizing meals to students.

Try These Nine Restaurants With Outdoor Seating This Summer

In the summer, few things are better than dining al fresco. Whether you’re meeting friends for a cocktail or grabbing lunch after a day kayaking on the water, there’s a spot for everyone to try on the Great Miami Riverway. Take a mini road trip this summer to hit all the fun spots. Here are some of the most popular spots in each town along the river.
Sidney Daily News

Like a duck takes to water

Adrian Aguilar, 10, of Sidney, flips through the air off of a diving board at the Sidney Water Park on Thursday, June 30. Adrian said he has been diving since he was 6. Adrian is the son of Natasha Steel and Victor Aguilar.
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

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...
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

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.
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.”