Scenes from the radio-telethon, part 1


Rita Blankenship, wife of the late Ernie Blankenship, in whose honor the annual radio-telethon is named, is shown with emcee Herb Day on Wednesday as she and other members of the Blankenship family made contributions.


Gracin Murarescu, lower left, 2017 poster child, is shown with, from left, his mother, Jodi, emcee Herb Day, his father, Sorin and his sister, Colie, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon. In the background is sheriff Donnie Barrera.


Sherry Mills, center left, and Claudia Klein of the VFW Auxillary to Post 9094 are shown with emcees Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day, right, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.


From left, emcee Rick Williams, Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins, Collins’ daughters Dalayna and Paysen and niece Jolee Setty are shown during Wednesday evening’s radio-telethon.


Members of the Red Hat Society are shown with emcee Rick Williams, left, as they make a contribution to the radio-telethon Wednesday night.


From left, emcee Rick Williams, Highland County Engineer Dean Otworth, county commissioners Jeff Duncan and Terry Britton, county sheriff Donnie Barrera and emcee Herb Day are shown as the GOP officials make a contribution from the Republican Party at Wednesday’s radio-telethon.


Video production technical support was again provided Wednesday by video engineer Terry Mikkelsen, foreground, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.


Highland County Common Pleas Judge Rocky Coss, left, discusses auction items with emcee Rick Williams during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.


From left, emcee Rick Williams, VFW Post 9094 Commander Rick Wilkin, vice commander Dwight Reynolds and emcee Herb Day are shown during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.


Hillsboro Rotary President Lee Koogler, right, makes a $6,000 contribution from Rotary to the radio-telethon as he speaks with emcee Rick Williams.


Ida Hecht of Heartland of Hillsboro, center, talks with emcees Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day as she presents a check for $2,169 that was raised from the annual chili cook-off held in support of the radio-telethon.


Gary Abernathy|The Times-Gazette

Rita Blankenship, wife of the late Ernie Blankenship, in whose honor the annual radio-telethon is named, is shown with emcee Herb Day on Wednesday as she and other members of the Blankenship family made contributions.

Gracin Murarescu, lower left, 2017 poster child, is shown with, from left, his mother, Jodi, emcee Herb Day, his father, Sorin and his sister, Colie, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon. In the background is sheriff Donnie Barrera.

Sherry Mills, center left, and Claudia Klein of the VFW Auxillary to Post 9094 are shown with emcees Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day, right, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

From left, emcee Rick Williams, Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins, Collins’ daughters Dalayna and Paysen and niece Jolee Setty are shown during Wednesday evening’s radio-telethon.

Members of the Red Hat Society are shown with emcee Rick Williams, left, as they make a contribution to the radio-telethon Wednesday night.

From left, emcee Rick Williams, Highland County Engineer Dean Otworth, county commissioners Jeff Duncan and Terry Britton, county sheriff Donnie Barrera and emcee Herb Day are shown as the GOP officials make a contribution from the Republican Party at Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

Video production technical support was again provided Wednesday by video engineer Terry Mikkelsen, foreground, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

Highland County Common Pleas Judge Rocky Coss, left, discusses auction items with emcee Rick Williams during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

From left, emcee Rick Williams, VFW Post 9094 Commander Rick Wilkin, vice commander Dwight Reynolds and emcee Herb Day are shown during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

Hillsboro Rotary President Lee Koogler, right, makes a $6,000 contribution from Rotary to the radio-telethon as he speaks with emcee Rick Williams.

Ida Hecht of Heartland of Hillsboro, center, talks with emcees Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day as she presents a check for $2,169 that was raised from the annual chili cook-off held in support of the radio-telethon.

Rita Blankenship, wife of the late Ernie Blankenship, in whose honor the annual radio-telethon is named, is shown with emcee Herb Day on Wednesday as she and other members of the Blankenship family made contributions.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-1-rita-herb.jpgRita Blankenship, wife of the late Ernie Blankenship, in whose honor the annual radio-telethon is named, is shown with emcee Herb Day on Wednesday as she and other members of the Blankenship family made contributions.

Gracin Murarescu, lower left, 2017 poster child, is shown with, from left, his mother, Jodi, emcee Herb Day, his father, Sorin and his sister, Colie, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon. In the background is sheriff Donnie Barrera.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-2-poster.jpgGracin Murarescu, lower left, 2017 poster child, is shown with, from left, his mother, Jodi, emcee Herb Day, his father, Sorin and his sister, Colie, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon. In the background is sheriff Donnie Barrera.

Sherry Mills, center left, and Claudia Klein of the VFW Auxillary to Post 9094 are shown with emcees Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day, right, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-3-auxillary.jpgSherry Mills, center left, and Claudia Klein of the VFW Auxillary to Post 9094 are shown with emcees Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day, right, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

From left, emcee Rick Williams, Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins, Collins’ daughters Dalayna and Paysen and niece Jolee Setty are shown during Wednesday evening’s radio-telethon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-4-anneka.jpgFrom left, emcee Rick Williams, Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins, Collins’ daughters Dalayna and Paysen and niece Jolee Setty are shown during Wednesday evening’s radio-telethon.

Members of the Red Hat Society are shown with emcee Rick Williams, left, as they make a contribution to the radio-telethon Wednesday night.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-5-red-hats.jpgMembers of the Red Hat Society are shown with emcee Rick Williams, left, as they make a contribution to the radio-telethon Wednesday night.

From left, emcee Rick Williams, Highland County Engineer Dean Otworth, county commissioners Jeff Duncan and Terry Britton, county sheriff Donnie Barrera and emcee Herb Day are shown as the GOP officials make a contribution from the Republican Party at Wednesday’s radio-telethon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-6-county-gop-officials.jpgFrom left, emcee Rick Williams, Highland County Engineer Dean Otworth, county commissioners Jeff Duncan and Terry Britton, county sheriff Donnie Barrera and emcee Herb Day are shown as the GOP officials make a contribution from the Republican Party at Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

Video production technical support was again provided Wednesday by video engineer Terry Mikkelsen, foreground, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-7-terry-m.jpgVideo production technical support was again provided Wednesday by video engineer Terry Mikkelsen, foreground, during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

Highland County Common Pleas Judge Rocky Coss, left, discusses auction items with emcee Rick Williams during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-8-auction.jpgHighland County Common Pleas Judge Rocky Coss, left, discusses auction items with emcee Rick Williams during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

From left, emcee Rick Williams, VFW Post 9094 Commander Rick Wilkin, vice commander Dwight Reynolds and emcee Herb Day are shown during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-9-vfw.jpgFrom left, emcee Rick Williams, VFW Post 9094 Commander Rick Wilkin, vice commander Dwight Reynolds and emcee Herb Day are shown during Wednesday’s radio-telethon.

Hillsboro Rotary President Lee Koogler, right, makes a $6,000 contribution from Rotary to the radio-telethon as he speaks with emcee Rick Williams.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-10-koogler.jpgHillsboro Rotary President Lee Koogler, right, makes a $6,000 contribution from Rotary to the radio-telethon as he speaks with emcee Rick Williams.

Ida Hecht of Heartland of Hillsboro, center, talks with emcees Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day as she presents a check for $2,169 that was raised from the annual chili cook-off held in support of the radio-telethon.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/03/web1_radtel-17-11-chili.jpgIda Hecht of Heartland of Hillsboro, center, talks with emcees Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day as she presents a check for $2,169 that was raised from the annual chili cook-off held in support of the radio-telethon. Gary Abernathy|The Times-Gazette