Wapakoneta, OH

Vehicle Crash in Logan County Results in Injuries

A vehicle accident in Logan County yesterday afternoon resulted in injuries. The report indicates the crash took place at the intersection of County Road 18 and Township Road 216. Officers say a 2017 Hyundai Elantra operated by 29-year-old Myranda J. Griffith of North Lewisburg pulled out into the path of an oncoming 2003 Ford F-150 driven by 46-year-old Joseph H. Jackson of Bellefontaine. Both drivers were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.
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Trial begins for Lima woman charged with murdering two

LIMA — The first day of trial for a Lima woman charged with two counts of murder began Tuesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court. Michelle Alves, 32, was charged with shooting and killing Charles and Tarissa Sanders in June 2020 at a home on South Atlantic Avenue in Lima. The start of the jury trial comes one week after Alves rejected the plea deal offered to her by prosecutors.
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Sidney Daily News

Harris guilty of attempted murder

SIDNEY — Case closed. The 2006 death of a Sidney woman is officially closed. Allen Romell Harris, 48, was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday for his role in the murder of Melinda McKinney (Shaffer). Shelby County Common Pleas Court Judge Jim Stevenson accepted an Alford plea of guilty from Harris. The plea agreement reduced the charged from murder with a repeat violent offender specification to attempted murder without specification, a first degree felony.
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Lima man faces 10 counts of gross sexual imposition

A Lima man gets charged with having sexual contact with a young child. 58-year-old James Spears was indicted by the Allen County Grand Jury on 10 counts of gross sexual imposition. According to the indictment, the victim is under 13 years old and the alleged offenses took place from January of 2014 to June of 2021. He is being held on a $750,000 bond.

Lima juvenile gets five to seven years for robbery

LIMA — A Lima juvenile who pleaded guilty to felony robbery will spend five to seven years in prison, a judge ruled Monday. Joseph Hildreth, 17, also known as Joseph Lewallen, after accepting reduced charges from a plea deal that he accepted in August. He was charged as an adult and will serve four to six years in prison for first-degree aggravated robbery. The charge also carried a mandatory one-year sentence for a firearm specification.

Home invasion suspects face additional charges

Two men arrested after a home invasion in July will be facing more charges. Durand Tyson and Tarockis Greer were indicted by the Allen County Grand Jury on the charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and two counts of felonious assault. On July 12th, Lima Police Officers were called out...

7-year-old girl travels by limo to get new puppy thanks to Make-A-Wish

A New Hampshire girl met her new best friend in grand style on Monday thanks to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. Gabby Pagan, 7, was surprised at her school on Monday by a limousine that took her to a Massachusetts breeder, where she could select her very own Berne-doodle puppy — which is a cross between a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle.

La Femme Wax & Skin opens in Lima

LIMA — Lima native Ashley Hardy is living the dream as she starts her own business, La Femme Wax & Skin at 130 W. Northern Ave., Lima. On Wednesday, the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce welcomed her new business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Hardy started her path towards entrepreneurship by...
Sidney Daily News

Shelby County Bassmasters host a day of fishing

FORT LORAMIE — Youth mentor volunteers from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County and their “Littles” recently enjoyed a Youth Day Fishing Derby and cookout at the home of Mike Meyer, of Fort Loramie, thanks in part to the Shelby County Bassmasters. Throughout the year, local fishermen...
Sidney Daily News

Anna Homecoming set for Sept. 24 and 25

ANNA — Anna Homecoming, which will be held Sept. 24 and 25 this year, will celebrate with a “Blast from the Past” theme. The dance will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8 to 11 p.m. in the auxiliary gym at the high school. Students must have a pre-sale ticket to attend.
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Roots & Shoots Garden Club to hold fall sale

WAPAKONETA — The Roots & Shoots Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 2, at Veterans Park, 602 S. Rauthland Ave., Wapakoneta. Perennials, bulbs, seeds and other items will be available for purchase.
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Book sale planned at Van Wert’s Brumback Library

VAN WERT — The Brumback Library Fall Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, in the library’s Reading Room at 215 W. Main St., Van Wert. Books, DVDs, paperbacks and a wide array of other materials will be available for purchase.
Sidney Daily News

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. • 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.
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Gym Plays Role in Helping Youth

CrossFit Crave is in its third year teaming up with Expanding Horizons, a program dedicated to the betterment of youth within the court system. Run by Matt Shindeldecker and Debbie Wagner, the gym is going another year with this program to help strengthen the bodies, minds and emotional stability of people that need it the most — kids on probation. The Expanding Horizons program has gone on for four years now, with most of that time being spent with CrossFit Crave.

Why Those Soft Serve Ice Cream Machines Aren’t As Clean As You Think

In one restaurant, Inside Edition correspondent Lisa Guerrero found the restaurant’s ice cream dessert contained 28 million different types of bacteria. Over the years, fast food chain Mcdonald’s has also come under fire for illness related to the cleanliness — or lack thereof — of their soft serve machines. In 2004, over 100 people in the town of Piqua, Ohio became severely ill after consuming ice cream served at a local McDonald’s whose soft serve machine was found to contain traces of staphylococcus, the bacteria responsible for staph infections, according to NBC News.
Sidney Daily News

Out of the past

——— The attendance at the Pythian Industrial Exposition and Midway Exhibition last night was three times that of the opening night. The armory was well filled and the Midway was crowded to it utmost capacity. 100 Years. Sept.18, 1921. A business transaction of interest has been completed with the purchase...

Allen Lima Leadership orientation at Fassett Farm

The newest class in the Allen Lima Leadership program had a unique orientation Thursday at Fassett Farm. The leadership and community development program allows 30 people a year to spend ten months growing their skills and building character. Thursday, the group got the opportunity to spend some of their orientation alongside horses at the Fassett Farm. Inside the barn, they were seen working directly with some of the animals for different team-building activities.

Tree Board Announces Tree Sale

The Sidney Tree Board is excited to announce that the 2021 Tree Sale is underway. The trees selected to be a part of the sale this year include:. Red Maple (stems turn red in winter, new leaves are red-tinged, turning to green; Fall color is deep red or yellow) Shumard...
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Every dog has its day

A Van Buren TWP firefighter Dakota Blair poses with Mika, a pomsky, owned by the family of Candace Alig, Jason Alig and Hope Alig, all of Botkins. Mika was one of 11 dogs and 1 cat that raised enough money to be included in the 2022 SCARF Top Pet Calendar. On Monday, Sept. 13 the pets were photographed for the calendar with local firefighters at the Sidney Fire Department.

Hardin Northern FCCLA Students Selling Pastries as a Fundraiser

Hardin Northern FCCLA students will be selling pastries from the Stoller Fundraising company again this year. The sale dates are now through September 27. Money earned from the sale will be used to pay for local, state and national FCCLA dues. The school earns 35 to 40% of every item...