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Relay for Life

SIDNEY – The main event for the Shelby County Relay for Life commenced on the shaded courtsquare on Aug. 5 with no rain and over $50,000 raised for the cause. Emotions permeated the air as survivors and their friends and families gathered for the opening ceremony and the survivor’s lap. Most who attended seemed to have been attending for years and greeted each other as they passed by, and many survivors had large support systems, like Kathy Marsh, an Event Leadership Team (ELT) committee member.
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August is Child Support Awareness Month

SIDNEY — This month, Shelby County is joining counties from across the country by recognizing August as Child Support Awareness Month. It’s a national initiative to help inform families about child support and the services that are available to assist them. Studies have shown time and time again when both parents are actively involved in raising children, they are much better off. If children truly are our future, then it is imperative the child support program aid in the healthy development of children, including the emotional and financial support of both parents.
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Summer Employment Program underway

COLUMBUS — The Summer Employment Program for students with disabilities is underway throughout Ohio. The program provides students (ages 14-21) with a disability the opportunity to explore the world of work and gain on-the-job training. Approximately 2,700 students across the state are participating in summer jobs, while an additional...
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Homeowner fatally shoots daughter’s ex-boyfriend who broke into their home

A homeowner shot and killed his daughter’s ex-boyfriend after the ex smashed through the front door of his Ohio home on Sunday. According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old James Douglas Rayl tried breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home on the 2900 block of North Kuther Road around 11 a.m. in Sydney, Ohio, WDTN reported.
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Anniversary celebration set

SIDNEY — The FISH Thrift Shop and Food Pantry will be celebrating its 40th anniversary Aug. 8–13. The FISH organization has actually existed for a little longer than 40 years, but the store itself has been a part of the Shelby county community for the past 40 years. Co-founders Barbara Smith and Farrel Kaplan opened the first FISH Thrift Store just south of the courthouse in downtown Sidney on South Ohio Avenue in May 1982. With humble beginnings, but a great desire to be a good neighbor to all in Shelby County, FISH store earned only $22.65 in sales that very first day, but it was a start.
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2022 United Way Campaign leaders announced

SIDNEY — Duane Gaier, Shelby County United Way 2022 Campaign Chair, has announced the volunteer team to lead the 65th United Way fall campaign. The theme this year is “United for Impact.”. Gaier, Ed Thomas, Large Manufacturing Division Leader, and Scott Barr, President of the Shelby County United...
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Frye, Sell issue statment on fatal shooting

SIDNEY — In response to a recent event in Shelby County, involving a shooting at a private residence and in an effort to continue to remain transparent, Shelby County Prosecutor Tim Sell and Shelby County Sheriff Jim Frye issued a joint statement. The statment says,”On Sunday, July 31, 2022,...
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Shelby County creates CONNECT Shelby County for improved broadband access

SIDNEY – Shelby County is participating in a 14-week, fast-track program to create a countywide plan for expanding broadband access. State agencies, BroadbandOhio and Ohio State University Extension Office is supporting community leaders as they gather information about current broadband access and options in Shelby County, connect with other communities on best practices and successful models, and go through an opportunity analysis to identify the best path forward.
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Barhorst wins 85th District GOP primary

In unofficial results Tuesday night, in the Republican primary for the 85th District representative seat, Tim Barhorst of Shelby County defeated Urbana’s Lilli Johnson Vitale and Rochiel Foulk. Barhorst had 4,555 total votes, Vitale had 2,803 and Foulk had 728. In Champaign County, Barhorst had 1,029 votes, Vitale had...
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Relay for Life participant celebrates five years in remission

SIDNEY – Sidney teacher and Sidney High School graduate Julie Henman has been an active participant in the Shelby County Relay for Life through the years by participating in teams and team fundraisers, promoting the Links Against Cancer event, walking in the survivor lap, and even being a co-chair of the event. This year, she celebrated five years of being cancer free.
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bonding with the community

Sidney Police Capt. Bill Shoemaker knocks down a sparring dummy while completing an obstacle course on the courtsquare. The course was part of a National Night Out event put on by the Sidney Police Department, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Sidney Fire Department and other organization on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
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Grand jury says no to homeowner indictment

SIDNEY — The Shelby County grand jury voted not to indict the homeowner who was involved in a fatal shooting on July 31. A joint statement by the Shelby County Prosecutor and Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is expected to be released Friday morning. According to a statement released...
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Reaching out

Sidney Tactical Response Team member Matt Dembski, center, helps Jaxson Agner, 8, of Sidney, try on one of the vests that Tactical Response Team members wear. Watching is Sidney Tactical Response Team member Jim Luana. Dembski and Luana were showing kids the tools of their trade at National Night Out event on the courtsquare. The event was held on Tuesday, Aug., 2. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and Sidney Fire Department also took part along with a variety of other businesses and organizations. Jaxson is the son of Melissa Agner.
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Barhorst unofficial winner

SIDNEY — After months of waiting, voters were finally able to select their choice for their Republican candidate for the Ohio House’s 85th District race. The winner of Tuesday’s special election will be unopposed in the November Primary. The district is composed of voters from Shelby, Champaign and Logan counties.
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All-star spreads the word through tried-and-true methods

SIDNEY – The Shelby County Relay for Life is just a few days away, and Mary Stahlman, a retired Sidney teacher who taught third- and-fourth grade for 29 years, has played a monumental role in the event since it started in Shelby County. “I think I missed one year...