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Milford man facing multiple charges after traffic stop

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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 abuse instruments were found and confiscated.Peaco was arrested and transported to the county jail. He is charged with receiving stolen property, failure to reinstate license, and possession of drug abuse instruments, all misdemeanor offenses, according to the jail’s website.

 

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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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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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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Hillsboro Tennis loses to Chillicothe; Defeats East Clinton

The Hillsboro Tennis team was in action on Thursday of last week against Chillicothe and again on Monday when they played East Clinton. The boys split the games, losing to Chillicothe 2-3 at home and defeating East Clinton 4-1 on their home court as well.The following are the scores for the loss to Chillicothe:Singles1. Alex Rhoads def Paul Luttrell6/2, 6/22. Zack Basford lost to Luke Meares 4/6, 4/63. Michael Gunderman def Marshall Picke...

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Lady ‘Cats rough up Manchester 9-0

The Whiteoak softball team improved to 7-7 overall on the year after Monday night’s defeat of Manchester. The Lady ‘Cats won the game 9-0 and Kiley Sosby recorded 15 strikeouts in the game.“I’m proud of the way my girls played tonight,” Lady ‘Cats coach Trisha Hauke said after the 9-0 win. “They were hitting the ball well and we were able to capitalize on getting girls on base. Kiley was dominant again on the mound with 15 strikeouts, and h...

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Indians lose 12-8 in extras to Amelia

The Hillsboro Indians fought hard on Tuesday night and pushed the game into extra innings, but they didn’t have enough and lost to the Amelia High School Barons 12-8 in eight innings.Things started off good for the Indians as they were the first team on the board when Zach Young came across the plate in the second inning after being walked earlier. The Barons answered with a run of their own in the top of the next inning to even the score but Hillsboro was able to score anoth...

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National Day of Prayer observance May 1 in Hillsboro

While it has been observed across the country for 63 years, a communitywide National Day of Prayer observance was not held locally until three years ago when Becky Gotherman and others revived a program they believe was last held in 1996.This year’s observance in Hillsboro will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1 on the Highland County Courthouse lawn.“We started it back up because the Lord laid this on my heart,” Gotherman said. “When I found out n...

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Hillsboro After Prom will be held for 8th year in a row

More than eight years ago Hillsboro parents concerned with what there was for their students to do after the prom started meeting to develop with new ideas. What resulted was the Hillsboro After Prom, which will be held for the eighth consecutive year Saturday at Hillsboro Elementary.“The whole purpose is to keep our children in a safe environment throughout the evening,” After Prom Committee member Elaine Gilliland said. “The After Prom was started, in part, beca...

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'Start Talking' initiative coming to Greenfield

State and local officials will participate in a program Friday at McClain High School called “Start Talking,” a program which will be a “community conversation” about drug abuse and prevention, according to promotional material. “The goal of the program is to heighten awareness,” said Lori White-Sanders, Legislative Service Commission Fellow and organizer of the event....

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‘What more could you ask for?’

The love and attention that comes with owning a pet is something that affects, not only the animal, but also the person who cares for it.From a medical standpoint, local veterinarian Dr. Rob Sharp said pet owners can recognize and treat serious illnesses and injuries that “in the wild aren’t obvious.” However, protection and care alone are not all animals receive from their owners.“The more time you spend with them, the more benefits you both get....

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Appalachian roots music and fish fry on for Friday

An evening of Appalachian roots music presented by Greenfield’s SPARK! Creative Artspace is coming Friday, April 25, and there’ll be a fish fry, too.Roots in the Field will feature the music of The Gypsy Jug Band and One Damn Man. A silent auction featuring donated guitars, keyboards, handmade art, artisan crafts, themed gift baskets, gift certificates and services donated by local and regional artists, artisans and businesses will benefit SPARK! Creative Artspace....

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