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Body of missing man found

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The body of a Concord Township man who had been missing since April 4 was found Tuesday by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office.Kenneth A. Shafer, of the Sugar Tree Ridge community, had been missing since the evening of April 4 when he was last seen at his Concord Township home, the sheriff’s office said in a press release late last Friday. The sheriff’s office said that circumstances surrounding events on April 4 led to an investigation into Shafer’s disappearance.Shafer’s body was found Tuesday in a remote wooded area in Concord Township, a press release that was issued Wednesday by the sheriff’s office said. His body was transported to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.


Two men going to prison after Wednesday hearings

With six defendants pleading guilty in Highland County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday, two are heading to prison while the others await sentencing next month.Colby W. Freeman, 29, of Hillsboro, pleaded guilty to third-degree felony illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs and was sentenced to 36 months in prison, the maximum term for the offense.In going over the plea agreement, Judge Rocky Coss said the state would not oppose judicial re...

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Commissioners to facilitate meeting for parent and Board of DD

After hearing from a parent and parent advocate Wednesday in regard to services for a special-needs child, the Highland County Board of Commissioners agreed to try to help where they could, perhaps facilitating a meeting between the mother and the local Board of DD.Kim O’Madden, whose young daughter has Downs Syndrome, spoke to commissioners along with parent advocate Dana Berryman about the services for O’Madden’s daughter.Berryman said they are trying...

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Long will portary F.R. Harris at GHS Spring Tea

A man who was a custodian, longtime Greenfield educator, author, planned the building of McClain High School, and flew on the Hidenburg will be portrayed when the Greenfield Historical Society holds its annual Spring Tea in the Konneker Education Center on South Street.Frank Raymond Harris, better know as F.R. Harris, will be portrayed by former longtime Greenfield educator Danny Long.“Long has done research about F.R. Harris and will become Harris for the afternoo...

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April begins peak tornado season

While tornadoes can occur at any time, the upcoming months often see the most tornado activity, and preparing for such severe weather can help ensure safety when it strikes.“We’re heading into having a better chance of tornadoes in this area,” said Steve Hrebenach, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. “Generally, there’s an increase in chances from April through June.”Similarly, the Ohio Committee for S...

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Emptiness full of promise

This week in the church calendar is known as Holy Week. It is the time when Christians the world over celebrate Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection from the dead.Some of the most profound words in all of Scripture are, “He is not here; He has risen!” Those words, spoken on that first Easter Sunday morning by the angel at the tomb where Jesus had been buried just a few days earlier, are words which provided hope for those closest to Jesus then and they provide...

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Garden Club slips into spring with glass flowers

For the March meeting of the Hillsboro Garden Club, members answered roll call with their perennial personal favorites and their plans for the growing season. Rose Marie Cowdrey presided.The club received recognition from the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs for their Flower Show Book with a superior score of 95 percent. Compiled by Carol Gorby, the volume is a detailed recounting of the successful floral shows presented at the Katherine Granger Floral Hall during the 2013 Highland...

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‘Today’ seminar April 17 at Southern State

A free seminar on Street Drugs Today: Taking Back Our Families & Communities will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro.Immediately following the presentation will be a question-and-answer session and reception.What can you do when you see drugs in action? What do you do if you find this issue within your own home? According to Sgt. Ran...

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On Wednesday, March 19, the Hillsboro Police Department...

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Emptiness full of promise

This week in the church calendar is known as Holy Week.

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New, longtime CMH employees assume leadership positions

Several new as well as longtime Clinton Memorial...

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