NEWS


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Vandalia Police Reports
Vandalia City Council to hold a special meeting

Vandalia City Council to hold a special meeting

VANDALIA — The Vandalia City Council will hold a special council meeting on Monday, August 1 at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Vandali...

July 25th, 2016 |  


ARC offers summer pet safety tips

ARC offers summer pet safety tips

DAYTON — The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is urging pet owners to take precautions for their four-legged friends during these hot su...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Butler Township Trustees move meeting to Tuesday

Butler Township Trustees move meeting to Tuesday

BUTLER TWP. — The Butler Township Board of Trustees have cancelled their regular meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting has b...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Hershberger graduates from Elon University

Hershberger graduates from Elon University

ELON, North Carolina — Samuel John Blue Hershberger graduated Cum Laude from Elon University on May 21, 2016, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degre...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


Vandalia-Butler City Schools Back-to-School Information

Vandalia-Butler City Schools Back-to-School Information

VANDALIA — The 2016-17 school year is right around the corner with the first day of school set for Tuesday August 16. The staff and administrati...

July 21st, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


Joseph Airport Toyota to host blood drive at Rec Center

Joseph Airport Toyota to host blood drive at Rec Center

VANDALIA — Joseph Airport Toyota in Vandalia will host a community blood drive Thursday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a chance to win the...

July 21st, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Aviators host 10th Annual Soccer Camp

Aviators host 10th Annual Soccer Camp

Over 30 boys and girls participated in the 10th Annual Aviator Soccer Camp held at the Vandalia Recreation Center the week of July 11-14. The camp for...

July 16th, 2016 |  


Fair Valley wraps regular season

Fair Valley wraps regular season

BUTLER TWP. — The Fair Valley Fins had their last regular meet last week, swimming against Oakcreek and Woodhaven. The Fins won with 554 points,...

July 12th, 2016 |  


Cope makes splash at Olympic Trials

Cope makes splash at Olympic Trials

OMAHA, Neb. — Tommy Cope, who just graduated from Butler High School six weeks ago, wanted to make a splash at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Tr...

July 5th, 2016 |  


Meng’s Martial Arts hosts International Team from China

Meng’s Martial Arts hosts International Team from China

HUBER HEIGHTS — One of the most famous names in the martial arts is the Shaolin Temple, a mecca of Chinese martial arts. Imagine a demo team tra...

June 29th, 2016 |  


King wrestles against autism

King wrestles against autism

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio — WVU Tech’s freshman wrestler Brannon King recently participated in the Ninth Annual Wrestle Against Autism (WAA) tour...

June 27th, 2016 |  


N. Dayto Wrestling Clib third at Baldwin-Wallace Duals

N. Dayto Wrestling Clib third at Baldwin-Wallace Duals

Pictured are the North Dayton Wrestling Clup that placed third out of 12 teams at the Baldwin-Wallace duels. Front row, left to right, Ethan Cyrette (...

June 22nd, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Rose Music concerts
Rose Music concerts

Rose Music concerts

Barenaked Ladies in concert June 8Barenaked Ladies are once again taking their boisterous live shows to audiences nationwide this summer announcing La...

February 11th, 2016 |  


Sister Cities Oktoberfest provides scholarships, youth exchanges

Sister Cities Oktoberfest provides scholarships, youth exchanges

VANDALIA — Sister Cities of Vandalia just hosted its 39th annual Oktoberfest at the Vandalia Sports Complex on September 11, 12, and 13. Since i...

September 15th, 2015 |  


Focus Vandalia – September 2015

Focus Vandalia – September 2015

VANDALIA — The latest issue of Focus Vandalia has been released by the City of Vandalia. In this episode, we get a look at the new Red Robin rest...

September 11th, 2015 updated: September 11th, 2015. |  


Guess What’s New in Reading?

Guess What’s New in Reading?

ENGLEWOOD — I recently returned from a trip to Norway to see two foreign exchange students who lived with us in the past. Norway is a beautiful ...

September 2nd, 2015 |  


Pack 307 to hold sign-up night

VANDALIA — Cub Scout Pack 307 will hold its annual sign up night on Tuesday, September 8 from 7 - 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. John̵...

September 1st, 2015 |  


Aullwood Audubon Center September Calendar

Aullwood September calendar at a glanceThrough September 7 – Aullwood is a Blue Star Museum (Center and Farm)Through September 13 - A Secret Gar...

August 31st, 2015 |  


OPINION


My view: While popular, council wrong on Dunkin Donuts

My view: While popular, council wrong on Dunkin Donuts

While I fully realize I am in a decided minority, I believe the Vandalia City Council whiffed not once, but twice, on the Dunkin Donuts decision.Let m...

June 21st, 2016 updated: June 21st, 2016. |  


Our view: Shame to those who compartmentalize tragedy

As a global community, it seems we still don’t get it.Perhaps it emanates from some compelling need to place blame after tragic acts such as thi...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Intimidation, threats won’t trump the First Ammendment in Butler Township

Intimidation, threats won’t trump the First Ammendment in Butler Township

It’s not unusual that some readers disagree with my opinion columns. Over the past four years I’ve taken some pretty strong stands on thin...

June 9th, 2016 |  


Butler Township residents left with few, if any options thanks to rejection of Limited Home Rule

Butler Township residents left with few, if any options thanks to rejection of Limited Home Rule

While Butler Township residents are outraged about the Trustees’ decision to contract with the Sheriff’s Office for police services, it appears th...

May 11th, 2016 updated: May 11th, 2016. |  


Combating infant mortality

Combating infant mortality

As Ohioans, we are blessed to live in such a great state that is often the leader in the nation for many admirable initiatives and accomplishments. Ho...

May 11th, 2016 |  


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