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The ‘Woman In Black’

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She was the talk of the town Thursday, but she’s not talking.A black woman dressed completely in black and carrying black bags was walking east on U.S. Route 50 early Thursday afternoon just west of Hillsboro. But when she was asked why she was walking and where she was going she did not answer, did not acknowledge that she was being spoken to, and just kept looking at the ground immediately in front her and walking with her hands folded under her chin.What appears to be the same woman has been sighted and photographed in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia the past couple months, according to numerous online reports.


This day in sports history

National:1977 - Pete Rose gets his 2,881st hit, a record for a switch hitter. One year later, on the same date, Rose set a National League record by hitting in his 38th consecutive game.1990 - Actress Roseanne Barr butchers the National Anthem at a Major League Baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres. President George W. Bush calls the performance “disgraceful.”Local:1947 - Hillsboro High School begins to errec...

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Sports Briefs

HHS Basketball Golf ScrambleThe Hillsboro Basketball team will hold its 5th annual Alumni Golf Scramble on Saturday, August 2 at the Hillsboro Elks Golf Course.Tee times are available for both morning and afternoon.The cost is $200 a team and prizes will be awarded. There is also a 10,000 hole-in-one prize. Lunch & appetizers will be provided and there will be a social time after the event.If you have any questions, contact Bruce Mi...

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Plea agreement dismisses ‘more serious’ charge

In Hillsboro Municipal Court, a Peebles woman entered into a plea agreement Thursday in which a drug possession charge was dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to possession of drug paraphernalia.Rebekah A. Danigina, 38, appeared on first-degree misdemeanor possession of a schedule III controlled substance. According to an affidavit filed with the court, that substance was identified as hydrocodone.Danigina had initially been scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursd...

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Drug felonies heading to grand jury

A Hillsboro man facing a felony charge for possession of heroin was one of several defendants who appeared for preliminary hearings Thursday in Hillsboro Municipal Court.Ronald W. Captain, 33, was arraigned on the fifth-degree felony on July 17. On Thursday, he entered into an agreement in which his right to a preliminary hearing was waived and his case will be sent to a grand jury. As per the agreement, his bond was reduced from $25,000 to $10,000.Also waiving his right...

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Rudduck files for state education seat

Ron Rudduck, current District 10 Ohio State Board of Education representative, has filed his candidacy to retain his position as a member of the board.Rudduck has been serving on the state board since last August, having been appointed by Gov. John R. Kasich to fill the vacancy left by the death of Clermont County resident Jeff Hardin.Rudduck said, “I feel I bring a valuable perspective to the State Board of Education. My experiences as an educational leader are in...

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Technology in district topic at GEVS meeting

The ever-increasing necessity to upgrade technology, giving students and educators the ability to have access to a wide variety of educational tools, and Greenfield Schools’ efforts in that area was the topic of a presentation by the district’s technology coordinator this week.Jesse Mitchell, technology coordinator for Greenfield schools, told the Greenfield Exempted Village Schools District Board of Education that in the last two years, 568 student devices have been ad...

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McClain class of 1974 holds 40-year reunion

Front Row: Kelvin Bryant, Tom Taylor, Jim Hilliard, Tom Creachbaum, Tim Barr, Steve Rich, Jeff Boyll, Dan McCray. Second Row: RG Reser, Tim Larkin, Mark Alexander, Terri (Malott) Rhoads, Jay Harmount, Jack Bryant, Diane (Wallace) Barger, Crystal Crouch, Susan (Benner) Free, Susan (Dennis) Potter, Sue (Herman) Kreuzer, Tom Cole, Becky (Penn) Johnson. Third Row: Sherri (Cockerill) Beatty, Ellen (Cook) Raike, Teresa Grimsley, Chris (Amyx) Riddle, Jodi (Thompson) McKinley, Lana (Stuckey) Jackman,...

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HHS class of 1964 holds 50-year reunion

The Hillsboro High School class of 1964 held its 50th class reunion on June 28 at the Hillsboro Elks Lodge. Forty-eight classmates attended. The evening included a dinner, short program, and socializing. _Those attending are pictured (front row) Gary Furnish, Lynn Sonner, Terry McConnaughey, Terry Barreras. Second row: Dale Bowman, Terry Fenner, Carol Fenner Washburn, Catherine Cook Greenburg, Kay Wright McFadden, Patty Riedel Roades, Dinah Thompson Phillips, Nancy Elmore Samuelson, Carolyn H...

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Major McCray receives Ambassador For Peace Medal

Major “Mac” McCray was honored to receive the Ambassador For Peace Medal on July 19 in Dayton.The ceremony was hosted by the Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton Area Korean Association and the Korean Veterans Memorial Association.The deputy consul general of the Korean Consulate of Chicago presented the medals to veterans of the Korean War as an expression of appreciation.The people of the Republic of Korea are dedicated to displaying their gratitude ...

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Hillsboro Boy Scouts successful at weeklong summer camp

Each year local Hillsboro Boy Scout Troops 226 and 171, which are managed by one committee, attend the Simon Kenton Council’s Chief Logan Reservation weeklong summer camp.Located about 20 miles southeast of Chillicothe, the camp is located on 250 acres framed by a ridge with the campsites nestled in the valley near Sproat Lake and a wide variety of ponds.

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SSCC expands bachelor’s, master’s degree opportunities to Fayette County

Southern State Community College is expanding its partnership with Lindsey Wilson College (LWC) to offer advanced degrees in Fayette County. Classes begin Friday, Aug. 29.Lindsey Wilson will now offer accelerated bachelor of arts and master of education degrees in mental health counseling and human development on two SSCC campuses – central campus in Hillsboro and Fayette campus in Washington C.H.In 2009, SSCC and LWC joined forces to offer LWC classes from 4 to 9:...

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Take Note

Water Day in GreenfieldIn cooperation with Highland County Community Action and the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District, a Water Day event is scheduled on Friday, July 25 on N. Fifth St. near Lafayette St. The firemen plan to open up water hoses from about noon to 2 p.m., allowing community children a chance to cool off on a hot summer day.Retirement reception for Ralph VanceA retirement reception for Ralph Vance will be held ...

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Community Calendar

TODAYAmVets Post 61 Bingo, 11541 North Shore Dr., doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7 p.m.Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Hillsboro Beginners Group, open discussion, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 234 North High St., Hillsboro.Alcoholics Anonymous, 8:30 p.m., Friday Night Group, open lead, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 234 North High St., Hillsboro.Reformers Unanimous, Christ Based Addiction Program, 7 p.m., Hill...

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Report of overdose leads to arrest

A report of a possible overdose led to a drug abuse instrument arrest, according to a news release from the Hillsboro Police Department.Law enforcement responded to the call Tuesday afternoon at a residence on East Beech Street. Upon arrival, the responding officer found a female sitting on a bed in an upstairs bedroom, according to an affidavit filed with the Hillsboro Municipal Court.When she saw the officer, the female allegedly “grabbed a syringe off a bedside ...

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Living their farming dream

Nathan Brown has done lots of farm interviews and promotion of agriculture over the past year, but he’d never been on television until last weekend when he and his wife, Jennifer, made a feature appearance on the “Our Ohio” television show “New Generation Farming.”The show aired last Saturday on PBS station CET and will air again this Sunday at 5 a.m. on WOSU TV. It can also be viewed in its entirety on YouTube.Brown and his wife were the wi...

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McClain Football report and camp information

McClain head football Coach Randy Closson and his staff are in the second week of camp for all high school players. Coach Closson and his staff will also be conducting a flag football and junior high camp starting Monday, July 28th thru Thursday, July 31st on the McClain practice field.The flag football camp for grades 2 thru 6 is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every night and the junior high camp runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Registration for both camps is Monday, July 28th at 5:...

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Community Action gears up for golf

The 8th annual Highland County Community Action Organization Inc. golf outing is fast approaching and still has plenty of spots to fill for both sponsors and teams. The outing takes place Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Buckeye Hills Country Club near Greenfield. The registration for the day will open at 11 a.m.So far, for this year’s outing, there are 19 sponsors with room for more. However, team spots are going quick.

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