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Ministerial association planning NDP observance in Greenfield

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The Greenfield Area Ministerial Association is inviting the public to a National Day of Prayer observance that will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 1 at the Greenfield City Building.The observance will include prayer for political leaders, churches, families and others, plus a message from a speaker to be named on prayer and its importance to the nation’s present and future, according to Joseph Cunningham, president of the Greenfield Area Ministerial Association (GAMA).


Lady Indians beat McClain 9-3

The Hillsboro varsity softball team defeated McClain 9-3 last night on Daryle Unger field in Greenfield despite being out-hit 7-4 in the game.Kerstin Thornburgh got the win on the mound for the Lady Indians with a complete game performance. Sarah Thompson was the hard-luck loser for McClain.“I thought Kerstin (Thornburgh) pitched well today and Rachel (Sexton) did a nice job behind the plate of keeping their hitters off balance for most of the game,” Hillsbor...

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Hillsboro hangs on to defeat McClain

Hillsboro benefited from four McClain miscues in the top of the third inning and scored six runs then held on to beat McClain 7-4 on Tom Hixson field in Greenfield Wednesday night.R.J. Collard started for the Indians and was the winning pitcher in the game but needed some relief help from Alex VanZant to preserve the victory.“It was good to see us score some runs early but we still let them back in the game,” Hillsboro head Coach Tim Hunt said “But that...

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Binkley’s 16 RBI’s lead Lynchburg to 31-5 victory

Hits, hits, and more hits. That was the story for the Lynchburg-Clay softball team on Tuesday night when they traveled to Manchester to take on the Lady Greyhounds. The team tallied a total of 30 hits in the five innings it took them to beat the Manchester squad 31-5. With the big win, the Lady Mustangs improved to 7-9 overall and 5-3 in the SHAC.

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Mustangs only needs five to move past Manchester 19-5

The Lynchburg baseball team only needed five innings to defeat Southern Hills Athletic Conference opponent Manchester on Tuesday night. They were able to get their bats hot early, scoring six runs in their first at-bat, and moving on to a 19-5 run-rule victory. The Mustangs improved to 13-2 overall and 8-1 in the SHAC with the win.

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Indians Tennis defeats Western Brown 3-2

The Hillsboro Indians Tennis team traveled to Western Brown on Tuesday afternoon and came back home with another win for the season, defeating their opponent 3-2.The following are the scores for the matches:SinglesFirst Singles: Alex Rhoads def Quade Kidwell6/3, 6/2Second Singles: Zack Basford lost to Anthony Howard2/6, 5/7Third Singles: Michael Gunderman lost to Tanner Luck3/6, 4/6Double1st Doubles: Ryan Palmer/Patr...

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Whiteoak baseball loses close battle with Ripley

The Wildcats of Whiteoak were able to produce 14 hits against the Ripley Blue Jays baseball team on Tuesday night, but 11 eleven costly errors led to their defeat at the hands of the Southern Hills Athletic Conference opponent 12-11. The Wildcats fell to 5-10 overall with the loss and 2-5 in SHAC.

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Wagoner suit adds new defendants

The lawsuit by Doug Wagoner Insurance against the city of Hillsboro has been amended to add Hillsboro’s safety and service director and the city’s new health insurance agent and her company as defendants.A motion approved Monday by Judge Robert Judkins adds Todd Wilkin, the safety director, along with insurance agent Liz Fortney, the Hukill Hazlett Harrington Agency, and Anthem insurance as defendants in the case.Judkins, the Madison Township County Court jud...

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Homemakers Show Friday at SSCC

Only about 30 tickets remain for the 2014 Salt Homemakers Show sponsored by The Times-Gazette and Salt magazine, scheduled for Friday at Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.Sharon Hughes, sales manager for The Times-Gazette and organizer of the show, said the 600 tickets available for the annual program always go fast.“This is always one of the most fun and popular events of the year,” said Hughes. “People are excited to see what’s in st...

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Milford man facing multiple charges after traffic stop

A Milford man is facing multiple charges following an early-morning traffic stop on Tuesday by the Hillsboro Police Department.According to information released by HPD, Richard E. Peaco, 31, was stopped by an officer in the 200 block of South High Street at 1:59 a.m. He was found to have an active warrant out of Warren County for larceny, no valid driver’s license, and was driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Clermont County, HPD reports. Additionally, drug abus...

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Mayor proclaims Healthy Kids Day

Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings, right, signed a proclamation Wednesday declaring Saturday, April 26 Health Kids Day at the Highland County Family YMCA. Also pictured, from left, are Deb Jones, YMCA board president; Mike Lozano, interim YMCA director; and Tim Hughes, past YMCA board president.

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Greenfield woman granted judicial release

After more than two years of incarceration, a Greenfield woman on Wednesday was granted judicial release from prison just three months shy of her July release date.Amy Waugh, 24, appeared in the Highland County Common Pleas Court by video from the Ohio Reformatory for Women for a hearing for judicial release that was set by the court last week, according to records.And as a result of that hearing, Waugh was “released from further incarceration,” records state...

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‘It’s really nice here’

Not long ago, I was walking through Hillsboro on my way back to The Times-Gazette office. I can’t remember precisely what I’d been covering, but I know the route was one I’d taken countless times before.But on that particular day, something struck me. It was one of those first really nice days of spring – the kind where every color is brighter and every feeling more vibrant. The day was slightly breezy, the air was warm, and in those few moments, I couldn...

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Whiteoak Task Force organizes egg hunts at Bright Elementary

For several years the Whiteoak Task Force has organized and produced Easter egg hunts at Bright Elementary. There was a hunt for the first-graders and then another one for the kindergarteners. This year a lot of little jewelry and toys were put in the eggs in addition to the candy. The kids especially love the Easter Bunny who always comes along. After the kids came back from the Easter egg hunt at Bright Elementary, they organized another hunt for the MH unit.

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Southern State Singers to perform spring concert on April 27

The Southern State Singers will present their spring concert at 2 p.m. April 27 at St. Mary’s Episcopal church, 234 N. High St., Hillsboro.The group, comprised of community members from the Southern State Community College area, is directed by John M. Glaze. Accompanist for the group is Melanie MacDowell.Music being presented will be from a wide variety of musical periods. The concert begins with a few pieces of early music, then moves into a selection of contempor...

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Lynchburg-Clay Elementary announces honor roll

LYNCHBURG-CLAY ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL3rd Nine Weeks2013-2014 School Year (** Denotes All A’s)3rd-Mrs. McGinnisJazilynne BorgemenkeBrady ChismanSteven Elliott **Isaiah Lawson **T.J. Mootz **Bridget Wilkin **3rd-Mr. MeddockBrooklyn EdenfieldZachary HawkMack KeechKevin Malatt **Aiden McGinnis...

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Prayer: An international holiday

This year on Easter Sunday was the first time in a long time that we have not had at least one of our children with us to celebrate this most significant holiday in our year. So in light of that my bride and I decided that we would take advantage of our “empty nest” and just enjoy the day together. We decided to visit a church on the east side of Cincinnati, take in a special brunch buffet at a high class restaurant and then go see a movie we have wanted to see since it was first ...

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Local Religion Briefs

Annual Fish FryThe Sinking Spring Community Church Men’s Group will be having their Annual Fish Fry on Saturday, April 26 from 4-8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. The menu will include: Fish, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, french fries, hush puppies, assorted desserts and beverages. A freewill donation will be accepted. Open Door free mealThe Open Door free meal will be...

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