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Yoga at the library

Fourteen area residents turned out for a free yoga class at the Forest-Jackson Public Library on Thursday evening. Shannon Barnes (left), of Bending Tree Yoga, Forest, led the beginner’s yoga class, which included her daughter, Eden. Barnes, who is certified to teach core strength vinyasa, said she plans to offer yoga at Gormley Park in the near future.

Test drive

Reineke donation featured

Reineke Motors Inc. recently raised $3,040 for Upper Sandusky High School with a Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser. Pictured are owner Dan Reineke (left) and Tony Flood (right), general manager of the Upper Sandusky location, presenting a check to Ram Boosters President Patti Young. Dodge contributed $20 for each test drive taken in the 2014 Dodge Durango, Journey, Grand Canyon and …

Midstate wins county courthouse restoration job

The bid on the construction phase of the Wyandot County Courthouse restoration project has been awarded to a contractor that knows its way around Wyandot County’s 114-year-old centerpiece. Midstate Contractors, of Marion, won a contract Thursday to restore the roof of the courthouse, dedicated in 1900. The company refurbished Lady Justice in 2009. “The members of the selection committee studied …

Defendants face felonies

Defendants charged in multiple unrelated cases were arraigned in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, with a full docket of charges that included theft in office, possession of heroin and LSD and assault to a police officer. Upper Sandusky resident Trisha L. Pieracini, 36, appeared on three charges of assault involving two sheriff’s deputies in the Wyandot County Jail. …

High-speed pursuit ends near Upper

A vehicle pursuit ended near the U.S. 23-30 interchange outside Upper Sandusky on Thursday evening after authorities deployed stop sticks to halt two Columbus women allegedly involved in a theft offense. According to a report by the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office, deputies deployed stop sticks on U.S. 23 north of CH 4. The vehicle continued on until it struck more …

‘Peter Pan Jr.’ auditions slated Sunday

MARION — Director Kristi Wink has announced auditions for the Palace Theatre’s fall junior musical production of Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.” will be held Sunday. Wink will be selecting children ages 8-17 for the junior musical production. Those interested may audition from 1-3 or 5-7 p.m. Sunday and should enter through the front theatre doors. All auditioners are asked to …

‘Fantasticks’ set for Aug. 22-24 in Marion

MARION — The Marion Palace Theatre will stage the world’s longest running musical, “The Fantasticks,” for three performances in the Palace Theatre May Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22-23 and 2 p.m. Aug. 24. Tickets are $15 for general admission. The romantic comedy musical is about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall and features the songs “Try …

Popcorn Festival offering discounted ride tickets

MARION — The Marion Popcorn Festival is offering discounted tickets for amusement rides through Sept. 2 at the Marion Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1713 Marion-Mount Gilead Road, Bluefusion entertainment in the Plaza Shopping Center on Mount Vernon Avenue and both locations of the Marion Community Credit Union, 300 Barks Road and 810 Kenton Ave. Sheets of 20 tickets are available …

Riverdale teachers plan to bring majestic country to classrooms

Above the clouds

  MOUNT BLANCHARD — The majestic landscape of Japan left three Riverdale teachers in awe during their recent month-long visit, but the magic of the Japanese people left even more of an impression. Third-grade teacher Kristie Thacker, gifted education teacher Stephanie Higgins and high school world history teacher Jon Hayfield were in Japan from June 16 through July 15 as …

Area residents warned about called ID spoofing

A scam called “caller ID spoofing” has become more popular in the local area. Victims of the calls describe it as receiving “robo” calls selling a service such as credit cards or insurance while using local telephone numbers and people’s names that can be found in the phone book. The numbers and names are recognized by caller ID, which allows …

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