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Cast members announced for rollicking southern comedy production
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:00 PM
Hallelujah Girls



VAN WERT — Off Stage Productions, Inc., opens its 2014-2015 season and announces the cast for its upcoming dinner theatre show “The Hallelujah Girls,” a two-act Southern comedy written by the popular play-writing team of Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Carol Snyder returns to direct this show after her directorial debut this past spring with “Nana’s Naughty Knickers.”

VW County Fair offers Saturday Night Triple Play
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:00 PM
Emerald Blue



VAN WERT — Summer isn’t over until after the fair!

The last Saturday of summer, Aug. 30, come out to the Van Wert County Fair and catch the Triple Play in the Grandstand. For just $5 after paid admission into the fair, you can enjoy a calf scramble, balloon glow and country duo Emerald Blue.

IRS repeats warning about phone scams
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:00 PM



WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.

Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams.

Ground-breaking ceremony held for new pool at 4-H Camp Palmer
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:14 PM
Helping with the ground-breaking are, left to right, Kathie Johnson of Auglaize County; Heather Gottke of Van Wert County; Chuck Wurth, Program Director at Camp; Mel Krill of Fulton County; Bob Sachs of Williams County; and Bill Goodson, Executive Director of 4-H Camp Palmer. (Submitted photo)



The groundbreaking for the new pool at 4-H Camp Palmer took place on Aug. 10. It is scheduled to be ready for use by summer of 2015.

Scott and Neil Oberlin of Oberlin Farms Demolition and Recycling will begin the demolition of the 1957 pool in late August.

Then Patterson Pool Company of Columbus will begin construction of the new pool in September.

For more information on ways to support 4-H Camp Palmer pool project or order your memorial brick, an ongoing program to support the new pool, please call 419-237-2247 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lovina's Amish Kitchen — A wedding filled with sweet nothings
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:12 PM



August is well underway, and 2014 is more than half gone. Time just goes faster and faster. It is just amazing how the years go one after another. What matters most is that we live our lives pleasing to God. The world is full of temptations and we as parents need to pray daily that God will guide our children in the direction of His will.