The Weekly Newspaper serving the citizens of Morenci, Mich., Fayette, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Banks robbed in Lyons, Ridgeville Corners 2011.10.19

Written by David Green.

The State Bank and Trust office in Lyons was one of two northwest Ohio banks that were robbed Friday.

At about 11 a.m. Friday, a lone white male, armed with a dark handgun, entered the State Bank branch in Lyons and demanded money from a teller. The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, according to the FBI.

Forty-five minutes later, a lone gunman robbed the Sherwood State Bank branch in Ridgeville Corners.

Witnesses said the suspect fled in a black, older car, described as small to mid-sized, with black-painted rims, shiny hub caps, and possibly a rear fin. There was said to be orange-colored lettering on the back of the vehicle.

The suspect is described as 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet, 1 inch tall. He has a thin build, approximately 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing what appeared to be a dark, two-tone jacket, zipped in the front, with a hood, dark sunglasses, a black ski mask and black gloves.

In both robberies, the suspect provided tellers with a blue Meijer reusable shopping bag.

The Fulton County and Henry County sheriff departments are participating in the investigation.

Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to contact the Fulton County Sheriff Department at 419/335-4010, the Henry County Sheriff Department at 419/592-8010, or the FBI at 419/243-6122.

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