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Two killed in Union Township crash


Two people on a motorcycle died as the result of a crash with a truck on Sunday at approximately 5:15 p.m.

Fireworks light up Grimes Field


Fireworks light up the sky over a Grumman C-1A (TF-1) Trader, named “Mudflap Girl,” at Grimes Field in Urbana on Saturday, July 6. This year the traditional Rotary Chicken Barbecue was held on July 4 and the fireworks display was on July 6.

Summer Celebration is Saturday


By Alixandria Wells-Good

‘Uncle Sam’ cruises in style


The Champaign Cruisers held their 26th Annual Firecracker Car, Truck & Bike Show at Skelley Lumber Co. on Thursday, July 4. Pictured, “Uncle Sam” stands with his 1954 Chevy and 1931 Ford. Urbana’s fireworks show will be held Saturday night preceded by a holiday festival, all at Grimes Field.

Lima prison hosts Ohio’s first full symphony concert behind bars


LIMA – Incarceration is intended to punish those who break the law by separating them from the rest of the world and the beauty it contains. On Sunday afternoon, however, some of that beauty broke through as the Lima Symphony Orchestra filled a state prison with the beauty and emotion that can only come through music.

Summer fun in St. Paris


James Williams flips around in the fun house prior to the fireworks in St. Paris Saturday evening. The fireworks capped off a day of summer festival fun.

Fireworks in St. Paris


Pictured are the fireworks in St. Paris on Saturday night. The fireworks capped off a day of summer festival fun. Urbana’s fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 6 at Grimes Field.

Surprise party for Vogel


On Friday, friends of former WL-S cross country and girls track coach Ann Vogel surprised her with a retirement party at Ohio Caverns. Many friends and family members, as well as former WL-S runners, were there to honor her and all of her accomplishments. Vogel is pictured at the bottom center.

Summer solstice garden


Tourists stroll through the Lafayette Avenue garden of Charles McLaughlin and Brandon Clyburn during the 30th Annual Champaign County Preservation Alliance Historic Home & Garden Tour on Sunday, June 23. The garden was in full bloom.


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