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Man hit by car

A man is evaluated by Sidney firefighters after he was struck by a car while trying to cross East Court Street next to Vera Event Rentals formerly the location of the Alpha Center shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday, June 24. The Sidney Police Department is investigating. No other information was available by press time.
Lima News

Roundup: Bassitt advances in 400 hurdles at US Outdoor Championships

EUGENE, Ore. — Bluffton High School graduate Trevor Bassitt advanced to the finals of the 400 meter hurdles at the U.S. Outdoor Championships. Bassitt had the third-fastest time with a personal best of 48.38 during Saturday’s semifinals behind first place Rai Benjamin (47.93) and runner-up Khallifah Rosser (48.34).
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....

Panera ‘at-home’ chowder recalled

(WWTI) — Panera’s at Home Southwest Corn Chowder which was sold in 12 states across the nation, including New York, has been recalled. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, 2,569 cases of the 16-ounce chowder were recalled due to an undeclared wheat allergen. The item was only sold in refrigerated cases in […]
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.”

Bicycle tour pedals through Wapak

WAPAKONETA — The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure has made a stop in Wapakoneta for its 33rd annual bicycle tour. This great tour made its debut in 1989 by founder Edward Honton. According to GOBA director Jeff Stephens, cyclists across the nation meet in a designated city to tour Ohio...
Sidney Daily News

Celebrating 65 years of memories

FORT LORAMIE — Memories of years gone by were shared when 13 members of the Anna High School Class of 1957 gathered for their 65th class reunion at Morrie’s Landing in Fort Loramie on June 7. When the class started school, they were in three buildings, Anna, McCartyville...

Nine tips for the perfect sunset cruise

Warm summer weather is finally here after what felt like a never-ending winter. Like everyone else, I’ve been dying to get out on the boat. I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite times to go for a boat cruise is right around sunset. You get all the beautiful scenery without the intense heat of the day.
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]

Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure Arrives to Wapakoneta

The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, also known as GOBA, rolled into the Auglaize County Fairgrounds in Wapakoneta on Monday. GOBA is an annual eight-day bicycle tour. On average, bicyclists ride 50 miles per day exploring the different attractions and destinations that predetermined host cities have to offer. Host cities also provide a large camping site for riders known as a Gobaville. This year, the tour takes place in western Ohio with riders arriving in Sidney on Saturday. On Sunday, some participated in an optional loop from Sidney to Versailles and back while others explored the City of Sidney before arriving in Wapakoneta today. While GOBA provides an opportunity for bicyclists to ride, the impact on nearby communities goes far beyond the trail.
Sidney Daily News

Senior Center spotlight

SIDNEY — Deborah Wheeler, from Sidney, is a newer member who joined so she could come and work out in the Fitness Room. “It feels like I am at home and not a big gym,” Wheeler said. “I can work out, talk to people and be comfortable. Everyone is so friendly and nice!”
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

A biking adventure

Marge Gray, left, of Springfield Va., and Nancy Julia , Annandale Va., check the readiness of their bikes as they prepare their campsite at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 18. The women were just two of over 800 bikers taking part in the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure. Julia and Gray spent Saturday night at the Shelby County Fairgrounds before their ride began on Sunday, June 19 morning. The bikers will return to Sidney on Sunday, June 26 ending their 350 mile trip.