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Wilmington man pleads guilty to child porn charges in Highland County

Wilmington man pleads guilty to child porn charges in Highland County

A Wilmington man is slated to be sentenced next week after he entered an Alford plea of guilty to child pornography charges in Highland County Common ...

November 20th, 2017 |  


New Hillsboro Police Department chief a longtime Union, Ohio lieutenant

New Hillsboro Police Department chief a longtime Union, Ohio lieutenant

Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings said Monday that Union, Ohio Police Lt. Darrin Goudy will be the new chief of the Hillsboro Police Department.Goudy has ...

November 20th, 2017 updated: November 20th, 2017. |  


Highland County Sheriff’s Office reports

Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports for the week of Nov. 13-19, the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received 263 911 calls, answered 145 requests fo...

November 20th, 2017 |  


TONIGHT: Jon Husted to visit Highland County Tea Party

Ohio gubernatorial candidate and current Secretary of State Jon Husted will speak to the Highland County Tea Party tonight at 7 p.m. at the Hi-Tec Cen...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Updated: Brown County man charged in connection with death of his 11-year-old step-grandson; $100,000 bond set

Updated: Brown County man charged in connection with death of his 11-year-old step-grandson; $100,000 bond set

Bond was set Saturday at $100,000 for a Brown County man charged in connection with the death of his 11-year-old step-grandson, according to the Brown...

November 19th, 2017 updated: November 20th, 2017. |  


Board of Elections to hold final count Nov. 21

The Highland County Board of Elections will hold its official ballot count for the 2017 General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 8 a.m. in the board o...

November 17th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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Current council has duties; enjoyable visits here and elsewhere

Current council has duties; enjoyable visits here and elsewhere

While we await final results from last Tuesday in local races that are so close they won’t be decided until provisional votes are considered, le...

November 13th, 2017 updated: November 13th, 2017. |  


Here’s to you, John Wend

Here’s to you, John Wend

I do not know when or where I first met John Wend, but I am certain it was at some kind of ball game somewhere. John passed away last week at the age ...

November 10th, 2017 |  


Trying to make sense of it all

Trying to make sense of it all

One of the more important lessons my mother has taught me in my 35 years on this earth is, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t s...

November 7th, 2017 |  


Election fatigue; negativity; stores coming and going; festival changes

Election fatigue; negativity; stores coming and going; festival changes

It’s over, thank goodnessAs it always does, election fatigue set in long ago for local races, and the overwhelming comment I hear from everyone ...

November 6th, 2017 |  


A prayer made them late

A prayer made them late

It has been said that old football players never forget their days in pads. Judging from a phone call I received this week, I have to agree.One of my ...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Fortune teller and Ohio Lottery

Fortune teller and Ohio Lottery

Many in our community observed Halloween reccently with customary costumes as the children scurried around town trick or treating in the various neigh...

November 2nd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Highland Lanes hosts opening matches for Hillsboro, Fairfield, Whiteoak and Lynchburg-Clay

Highland Lanes hosts opening matches for Hillsboro, Fairfield, Whiteoak and Lynchburg-Clay

The Lynchburg-Clay boys and Hillsboro girls teams lead the way in a five team bowling match Monday at the Highland Lanes bowling center.For the boys c...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Ohio State and Urban Meyer happy JT Barrett would leave Texas

Ohio State and Urban Meyer happy JT Barrett would leave Texas

The story of how Tom Herman convinced Urban Meyer to offer J.T. Barrett a scholarship without either of them seeing Barrett throw a football except on...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Ohio Valley Hoops Classic set to kick off Friday Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.

Ohio Valley Hoops Classic set to kick off Friday Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.

In its first three years the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic has showcased 30 players who are currently on NCAA Division I college basketball rosters throug...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Frontier Athletic Conference fall sports awards banquet held at Hillsboro High School

Frontier Athletic Conference fall sports awards banquet held at Hillsboro High School

Selections for the First-team All-FAC football team pose for a picture on Thursday at Washington High School as part of the FAC fall sports awards ban...

November 20th, 2017 updated: November 21st, 2017. |  


McClain girls hold foundation game in memory of John Wend; beat Peebles 33-24

McClain girls hold foundation game in memory of John Wend; beat Peebles 33-24

The McClain Lady Tigers varsity basketball team hosted the Peebles Lady Indians on Saturday afternoon for a foundation game that benefited the memoria...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Lynchburg-Clay varsity boys basketball preview

Lynchburg-Clay varsity boys basketball preview

The Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs open their season on December 1 when they face Souther Hills Athletic Conference rivals the Ripley Blue Jays in the Ohio V...

November 20th, 2017 |  


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LIFE


Auditions for upcoming SSCC production

The SSCC Theatre Company will hold auditions for the reader’s theatre winter production of “Love, Loss, & What I Wore,” by Nora ...

November 21st, 2017 |  


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22Lynchburg Boy Scout Troop #120, 7 p.m., Lynchburg Fire House.Hillsboro Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1161, 7 p.m.Al-Anon, noon to...

November 20th, 2017 updated: November 21st, 2017. |  


McClain FFA sixth in district at Food Science Contest

McClain FFA sixth in district at Food Science Contest

On Nov. 15, 14 members of the McClain FFA Chapter competed in the District Food Science Contest held at Whiteoak High School in Mowrystown. The McClai...

November 20th, 2017 |  


McClain class of 1948 celebrates 69 years

McClain class of 1948 celebrates 69 years

The Edward Lee McClain High School class of 1948 celebrated hits 69-year reunion recently at Buckeye Hills Country Club near Greenfield. Seven classma...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Precious Pearls visit Woodhaven Farm

Precious Pearls visit Woodhaven Farm

The day was perfect for an elegant luncheon served recently by Jane Carmean of the Woodhaven Farm B&B in Leesburg to the Precious Pearls Red Hatte...

November 20th, 2017 |  


Highland County travel report

For the week ending Nov. 25, the following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring long-term lane restric...

November 20th, 2017 |