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Community Calendar
Vandalians encouraged to participate in City Hall Selfie Day

Vandalians encouraged to participate in City Hall Selfie Day

VANDALIA — Tuesday, August 15 is City Hall Selfie Day, and the City of Vandalia is inviting citizens to come to one of eight locations to take a...

August 14th, 2017 updated: August 15th, 2017. |  


Lighthearted breakfast gathering welcomes teachers, staff for new schol year

Lighthearted breakfast gathering welcomes teachers, staff for new schol year

VANDALIA — The Force was with the teachers and staff of the Vandalia-Butler City Schools as they met for their annual kickoff breakfast at the H...

August 14th, 2017 |  


What’s Up? Exploring the Solar Eclipse

What’s Up? Exploring the Solar Eclipse

By Scott Oldfield Smith Planetarium Director VANDALIA - The last time any type of solar eclipse was visible from Ohio Bill Clinton was the Presi...

August 14th, 2017 updated: August 15th, 2017. |  


Minster Bank donates school supplies

Minster Bank donates school supplies

VANDALIA — During the late morning of Tuesday, August 1, 2017, two corporate officers of Minster Bank stopped by the With God’s Grace ware...

August 10th, 2017 |  


What’s happening in Vandalia-Butler Schools

What’s happening in Vandalia-Butler Schools

VANDALIA — The following is important back to school information for parents and students in the Vandalia-Butler City Schools:Meet the Staff Nig...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Celebrate National Aviation Day at the Air Force Museum

Celebrate National Aviation Day at the Air Force Museum

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Celebrate National Aviation Day with free educational activities at Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday,...

August 10th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Lady Aviators host clinic
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Lady Aviators fall to Alter
Sports Calendar

Sports Calendar

Aviator boys hoops to hold golf outingTIPP CITY — The Butler boys basketball program is hosting a golf outing on Saturday, August 12 at Homestea...

August 9th, 2017 |  


Klosterman reaches athletes through Leadership Summit

Klosterman reaches athletes through Leadership Summit

BUTLER TWP. — Over 400 high school athletes from all across the area descended on Christian Life Center on Sunday evening to hear a message abou...

August 8th, 2017 updated: August 8th, 2017. |  


Lady Aviators tie for eighth at GWOC Preseason Tournament

Lady Aviators tie for eighth at GWOC Preseason Tournament

ARCANUM — The Butler girls golf team tied for eighth at the Greater Western Ohio Conference Preseason Tournament on Monday at Beechwood Golf Cou...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Aviators tie for third at GWOC Preseason Tourney

Aviators tie for third at GWOC Preseason Tourney

ARCANUM — The Butler Aviators tied for third by shooting 324 at the Greater Western Ohio Conference Preseason Tournament held at Beechwood Golf ...

August 7th, 2017 updated: August 7th, 2017. |  


Meet the Aviators, Midnight Hits ushers in fall sorts season

Meet the Aviators, Midnight Hits ushers in fall sorts season

VANDALIA — A chilly and breezy Friday night gave way to an incredibly energetic opener to Butler’s fall sports’ seasons.Meet The Avi...

August 7th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


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


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It’s time to work together
Good communication vital to our democracy

Good communication vital to our democracy

Do ordinary citizens still have a voice in Washington and in their state capitals? Despite the cynicism of these times, my answer is, yes, we do…...

August 12th, 2017 updated: August 14th, 2017. |  


Protecting Ohioans from Wall Street Scams

Protecting Ohioans from Wall Street Scams

Always read the fine print.Almost a year after millions of fake bank accounts were uncovered, Wells Fargo is still using fine print “forced arbi...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Finding yourself, in your youth

Finding yourself, in your youth

A few days ago, I was digging through the barn at my family farm and uncovered a blast from my young past, my first bicycle. I was 5 years old when I ...

August 4th, 2017 |  


​Not a ‘great first step’ at all

​Not a ‘great first step’ at all

Recently, State Superintendent of Public Instruction for Ohio Paolo DeMaria announced that state lawmakers have eliminated the fourth and sixth grade ...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Fighting the opioid epidemic

Fighting the opioid epidemic

From funding vital state services to ensuring that our children are receiving a quality education, the state budget is always the largest and most com...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Restoring faith in representative democracy

Restoring faith in representative democracy

There’s no shortage of threats to our democracy. Russian meddling in elections, the vulnerability of state voting systems to hacking, politician...

July 28th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA