Shelby County, OH

Fort Loramie, OHSidney Daily News

Get ready for a ‘Good Time’ at Country Concert

FORT LORAMIE — Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes in Fort Loramie is back and ready to help “cure the summertime blues” with the celebration of its 40th anniversary. The action kicks off with the camper party on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The concert on the country club saloon and main stages begins Thursday, July 8, and continues through Saturday, July 10.
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Farewell Shelby County

I took my last run around the streets of Anna Monday morning. Runs always give me a chance to think and reflect. This brought a twinge of sadness to my heart, and as I think of moving away from Anna and Shelby County I thought – with much joy – of the people of this area who have helped me along the way, supported me in many endeavors, been there when I needed help, and prayed with and for me many times.
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Girl Scout earns Gold Award

SIDNEY — A love of animals has led a Houston High School graduate to the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Kierstyn Oberdorf, daughter of Christine and Brian Helman, and Larry Oberdorf Jr., earned the girl Scout Gold Award by creating a dog course for the Shelby County Animal Shelter. She received her Gold Award from the Girl Scouts in the spring.
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Boerger still passionate about saving lives

DAYTON – Englewood donor Melvin “Mel” Boerger has discovered a passion in his retirement years for marshaling at major golf tournaments. But it doesn’t rival his deeper passion for helping save lives. Boerger celebrated his milestone 400th lifetime donation with a platelets and plasma donation June 10 at the Dayton...
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Shelby County’s COVID-19 cases decline

SIDNEY – After an increase in COVID-19 cases last week, Shelby County once again is reporting a decline this week. In the past two weeks, Shelby County has reported 35.0 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents, which is down from the 59.7 cases per 100,000 residents it reported last week.
Sidney, OHSidney Daily News

Catanzarite backs out of managing fair’s beer tent

SIDNEY – The Shelby County Fair Board will need to manage the beer tent at this year’s fair as Rocco Catanzarite said staffing shortages would prevent him from doing so. Board member Jason Howell reported during Wednesday’s monthly board meeting that Catanzarite, from Murphy’s Craftbar + Kitchen, no longer would be able to provide the required workers as he previously committed to doing.
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Norris Scholarship reopens application window

SIDNEY — The Heidi Norris Scholarship is reopening its application process until July 15. A $1,000 scholarship is available for students with a major in Respiratory Therapy or related fields. The scholarship will be awarded to an Auglaize, Mercer or Shelby County resident who has surpassed college freshman status. Eligible...
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Honoring the American flag

ANNA — Flag Day took on a new meaning for two local Boy Scouts. Twin brothers, Aaron, 16, and Blaine Simpson, 16, of Anna, both completed their Boy Scout Eagle award by working on projects associated with Flag Day. Anna Boy Scout Troop 301 celebrated the event with a dedication ceremony and flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day, June 14.
Sidney, OHSidney Daily News

Out of the past

—— George A. Marshall, who was nominated for Congress at the Fourth District Democratic convention at St. Marys Wednesday night, was given a grand ovation at his home on North Ohio avenue last evening. The citizens of Sidney, irrespective of party, to the number of several hundred and accompanied by the Klute band, marched to the home.
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On the agendas

SIDNEY — The Shelby County board of Elections will meet Monday, June 21, st 10 a.m. at the board office. Items on the agenda include the HAVA grant, the summer conference, approving chargebacks for the May special election, performance feedback meeting date, PEOs survey feedback and the September meeting date.
Sidney, OHSidney Daily News

Sex charges, probation violations lead to prison sentences

SIDNEY – Two Sidney residents were sentenced to 12 months in prison for probation violations while a Youngstown man was sentenced to 11 months in prison on sex-related charges in Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Judge James F. Stevenson sentenced Alex J. Moorman, 32, of Sidney, to 12 months in...
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Council discusses city staff succession planning

SIDNEY — The Sidney City Council discussed succession planning at its Monday evening meeting. Aside from four senior staff members retiring in 2021, planning is also necessary due to other potential senior staff retirements in the next five years (2022-2026). Council is also seeking a possible solution “to slow the brain drain in these key management positions,” City Manager Mark Cundiff noted.
Sidney, OHSidney Daily News

Out of the past

—— The exercises connected with the dedication of the new L.O.O.F. hall in this city are being held in the hall this afternoon. A large number of Odd Fellows from out of town are in attendance. This evening the members of Sidney lodge will give a reception in the hall to which all Odd Fellows and their friends are invited.
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Let yourself go

• Packer Historical Center, 112 W. Main St., Anna, is open Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. • Amos Memorial Library is currently open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Patrons are asked to wear a face mask when entering the library and limit their visit to 30 minutes. Children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Patrons should expect a three to four day delay on returns due to cleaning procedures. Curbside pickup is still available during library hours.
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Search warrant nets drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash, loaded gun

JACKSON CENTER — The execution of a narcotics search warrant by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the confiscation of drugs, drug paraphernalia, cash and a loaded gun. Charges are pending as the case is currently under investigation. According to a press release from Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye,...
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BBBS Annual Duck Derby & Duck-N-Run 5K is just around the corner: Don’t miss out!!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County will be launching ducks down the river very soon! The 15th Annual Duck Derby & Duck-N-Run 5K is coming up on Thursday, June 17th, at Tawawa Park in Sidney. It’s not too late to adopt your ducks or register for the 5K event, but time is running out. By “adopting” a duck for $5 each or 6 for $25, you not only have a chance to win $1,000 and other fantastic prizes, but you will help make a difference in a child’s life by providing financial support for local youth mentoring programs. The Duck Derby and 5K are a fun and exciting way to support children within the Shelby and Darke County communities. To adopt your ducks, go to or swing by the Sidney office located at 121 E. North Street.
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Out of the past

—— It was a year Sunday since Prof. Worrell came to Sidney and took charge of the Klute band as director. The members of the band commemorated the event last evening by serenading Mr. Worrell at his home on South Miami avenue. —— Bicycle riders complain about glass and other...
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In with the new

SIDNEY — The Shelby County DARE program will be riding in style this summer with a brand-new dedicated vehicle. “The DARE vehicle, it is across the board with DARE programs. That’s the one thing we use that DARE officers, that are lucky enough to have one like the one that we’re getting — it’s out of this world, it’s fantastic, and we’re looking forward to be able to utilize that in a way that’s going to benefit the kids,” Deputy Brian Strunk, DARE officer, said.