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From the Archives — July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM

One Year Ago

A few good ol’ boys from Van Wert attended the Three Rivers Raft Race on Saturday in Fort Wayne. The group of men known as the A-Billys include Alan Art, Andy Tracy, Adam Brower and Craig Black. They successfully finished the two-mile race in an Astro van that looks like The Mystery Machine.


Local 4-Hers qualify for 2014 Ohio State Fair
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM

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Club Leadership:

Maggie Cripe Ridge Buckeyes

Food & Nutrition

Yeast Breads on the Rise

Katelyn Welch – Bunny Hoppers

Limited edition Van Wert County Fair collector’s basket now available
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM
2014 VW Fair keepsake basket.

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VAN WERT — A long-standing tradition of the annual Van Wert County Fair is to offer a commemorative basket to fairgoers and basket collectors. These make a fun keepsake for yourself and an excellent gift for family and friends. They are offered at a reduced price by the Fairgrounds as a service to the local community.

State fair's butter cows named Scarlet and Grace
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

COLUMBUS (AP) — Scarlet and Grayce. Those are the names of the traditional butter sculptures of a cow and calf at this year's Ohio State Fair.

The names announced Tuesday by fair officials after a naming contest on Twitter are a play on the Ohio State University colors, scarlet and gray.

Rival candidate wants probe of DeWine bid process
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:00 PM

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's rival in the fall election said Tuesday that federal authorities should investigate DeWine's handling of lucrative collections contracts in the wake of a newspaper investigation.

DeWine's office challenged the factual basis for requesting any kind of U.S. Justice Department probe.