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Second Rite Aid robber is sentenced
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:03 AM

PAULDING – The second man found guilty of robbing the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Paulding in November 2012 was sentenced Monday morning in Paulding County Court of Common Pleas.

Explosion in Briceton injures 3
Monday, December 09, 2013 1:47 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:54 AM )
Dollar General grand opening
Monday, December 09, 2013 10:33 AM

ANTWERP – The Antwerp Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Antwerp would like to welcome Dollar General to Antwerp. The grand opening was on Saturday, Dec. 7. They celebrated the opening with $10 gift cards to the first 50 customers and goody bags for the first 200 purchases.

Among those who attended the ribbon cutting were, from left – Sam Walda, sales associate; Tiffany Hesselschwardt, manager; Karl Mielke, chamber member; Mayor Tom VanVlerah; Tom Daley, district manager of Dollar General; Sara Keeran, village administrator; and Nancy Lichty, chamber vice-president.
New Farmer’s Tax Guide now available on IRS website
Friday, December 06, 2013 2:09 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Farmer’s Tax Guide is now available on the Internal Revenue Service’s IRS.gov website for use in preparing 2013 tax returns. This IRS publication applies to individuals who cultivate, operate, or manage a farm for profit. For tax purposes, a farm includes livestock, dairy, poultry, fish, fruit, and truck farms, as well as plantations, ranches, ranges, and orchards.

“Ohioans filed more than 72,000 farm tax returns for tax year 2011,” said Jennifer Jenkins, IRS spokesperson for Ohio. “The newly updated Farmer’s Tax Guide offers useful information for all Ohio farmers, whether they’re farm owners or tenant farmers. If you’re on the front end of putting food on our tables, this guide provides information you really need to know. It’ll help you figure your taxes and complete your tax return.”

The guide includes tax updates for 2013 and 2014, to help farmers plan ahead. It also covers recordkeeping and record retention requirements. Other topics include tracking farm income, expenses, employment taxes and sample tax returns.

“Some Ohio farmers may be eligible to take the new, simplified method for business use of home deduction. Also, farmers and ranchers in several Ohio counties may qualify for special drought-related tax relief,” Jenkins said. The tax relief applies to Ohio counties Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Madison, Montgomery, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Warren, which were listed by the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) as having suffered exceptional, extreme or severe drought conditions. Farmers and ranchers in counties contiguous to a county listed by the NDMC may also qualify for the drought-related tax relief. Details are available at IRS.gov.

Electronic filing, or e-filing, is an option for many farmers. “E-filing is the fast, easy and accurate way to send your tax return to the IRS, and it’s not just for individuals filing their returns,” Jenkins said. “Farmers and other business owners can check out their e-filing options on the IRS website.”

The Farmer’s Tax Guide, as well as other IRS forms and publications, can be accessed at IRS.gov or ordered by calling toll-free, 1-800-TAX-FORM.

‘String’ along with Black Swamp String Orchestra
Friday, December 06, 2013 1:28 PM

DEFIANCE – Defiance College music programs is pleased to present the Black Swamp String Orchestra’s Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 in St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster St., Defiance.

The orchestra is under the direction of Nancy Davis and Andrew Favorito. The first half of the concert will include selections from Handel’s Messiah, including Carolyn Small on harpsichord and tenor soloist Andrew Schultz. Traditional carols will be performed in the second half as well as the ending the program with Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride!

The event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken at the end of the performance.

Join in as Defiance College concludes its holiday music presentation with the 60-piece Black Swamp String Orchestra.

Div. VI football championship
Friday, December 06, 2013 10:56 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:19 AM )

At Fawcett Stadium, Pro Football Hall of Fame, in Canton Friday, Dec. 5, 2013

FINAL: Kirtland Hornets 44, Wayne Trace Raiders 16

CONGRATULATIONS to the runner-up WT Raiders on an outstanding and memorable season! What a fantastic ride!

Wayne Trace ends the season at 13-2. The Raiders are the first Paulding County team ever to reach the state finals in football. They're the first GMC team to reach the finals since 1986.