NEWS


7:30 pm
Updated: 7:30 pm. |    
Smith Middle School holds Field Day
Vandalia Police offer free safety series

Vandalia Police offer free safety series

VANDALIA — The Vandalia Division of Police is offering a series of free training throughout the summer. To be eligible for the training, you mus...

May 24th, 2017 updated: May 26th, 2017. |  


Butler Township Police Activity

Butler Township Police Activity

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The following police activity report was received from the Butler Township Police Department. All subjects are innocent until ...

May 24th, 2017 updated: May 26th, 2017. |  


Vandalia Police Reports

Vandalia Police Reports

VANDALIA - The following police reports were received from the Vandalia Division of Police. All subjects are innocent until found guilty in court of l...

May 24th, 2017 updated: May 26th, 2017. |  


Vandalia-Butler Schools honor retirees

Vandalia-Butler Schools honor retirees

VANDALIA — The Vandalia-Butler Board of Education honored five retirees with a reception and a proclamation on Tuesday evening.Retiring are Lind...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Butler Township welcomes new police officers

Butler Township welcomes new police officers

BUTLER TWP. — Butler Township welcomed two new police officers during Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Chief of Police John Porter admi...

May 23rd, 2017 |  


Miller wins Smith Spelling Bee

Miller wins Smith Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all participants in the Smith Middle School Spelling Bee held on Tuesday, May 23. Pictured are front row, left to right, Nicholas T...

May 23rd, 2017 updated: May 23rd, 2017. |  


SPORTS


11:50 am
Updated: 5:25 pm. |    
Strong District performances send Aviators to Regional
Survive and advance – Aviators come from behind, head to District

Survive and advance – Aviators come from behind, head to District

CENTERVILLE - Thursday’s sectional championship game between Butler and Beavercreek played out just as expected - a tense pitcher’s dual w...

May 19th, 2017 |  


Sports Briefs

Lady Aviator hoops camp slatedVANDALIA — The Butler Lady Aviators have announced the details for their summer basketball camp.The Lady Aviators ...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Aviators primed for District

Aviators primed for District

TROY - Butler track and field participated in the Greater Western Ohio Conference meet at Troy High School last Wednesday and Friday. Butler’s g...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Morton wins GWOC Silver bracket

Morton wins GWOC Silver bracket

Congratulations to the Morton Middle School softball team as they won the Greater Western Ohio Conference Silver bracket championship. After a first r...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Aviators beat Mason in walk-off fashion

Aviators beat Mason in walk-off fashion

VANDALIA - Butler hosted Greater Miami Conference stalwart Mason (18-7,12-6) Saturday afternoon, in a regular season tune-up game that had the look an...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Aviators defeat Springfield, advance to sectional final

Aviators defeat Springfield, advance to sectional final

VANDALIA - The Aviators plated four runs in the fifth inning to beat visiting Springfield 5-1 in Thursday’s Sectional Semi-Final at Butler High ...

May 12th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


8:20 am |    
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


Not another bailout

Not another bailout

Too many in Washington and on Wall Street seem to have amnesia about the devastation the Great Recession wreaked in communities across the country ...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Vandalia Drummer Letter to the editor policy

The Vandalia Drummer News encourages readers to write letters to the editor:• Letters should be typed, or printed legibly, signed and include cu...

May 17th, 2017 |  


The scientific ignorance of the GOP

The scientific ignorance of the GOP

I am the product of science. Well, the fact is, we are each a product of biological and chemical chain reactions that create human life. But, in my ca...

May 12th, 2017 |  


Valuing work and the people who do it

Valuing work and the people who do it

Last week, we commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day, to recognize the sacrifices American workers have made for our country.Throughout our nation&#...

May 12th, 2017 |  


A president struggling to get on track

A president struggling to get on track

I have significant differences with Donald Trump’s political stances, but I want him to enjoy a successful presidency. It’s good for neith...

May 5th, 2017 |  


The Value of All

The Value of All

Each one of us, at some point in our lives, experiences a time when we’re uncertain of our own value; not just to others but to ourselves. When ...

April 27th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA