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Fair just around corner

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The 2014 edition of the Highland County Fair gets under way Saturday, with a special free admission day Monday for veterans and senior citizens, plus another Wednesday morning featuring free admission for everyone.On Monday, Sept. 1, all veterans and senior citizens age 62 or older will be admitted free.Plus, anyone entering the fairgrounds before noon on Wednesday, Sept. 3 will not have to pay. Those accepting the opportunity are welcome to enjoy the fair and all its free attractions the entire day, but if they want to ride rides they will have to play $7 per person.The fair runs Aug. 30 to Sept. 6 this year. A special supplement in Tuesday’s print edition of The Times-Gazette features a full fair schedule.


McClain volleyball notches big win

The McClain girls varsity volleyball team picked up their second win of the season and evened the league record at 1-1 after defeating Clinton Massie 3 games to 1 Tuesday night in Greenfield.The Lady Tigers jumped out early winning the first two games 25-18 and 25-22 before dropping the third game. McClain was able to re-group in the fourth game and pull-out an exciting 26-24 win and take the match.“This was a big win for us,” McClain Coach Emma Gall said ...

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McClain boys soccer beats Massie 1-0

The McClain varsity boy’s soccer team stayed un-beaten on the season improving to (3-0) after beating Clinton Massie Tuesday night by a slim 1-0 margin.Moritz Rehra scored the only goal of the contest on a rebound shot at the 15:34 mark of the first period. It would b all senior goal-keeper Cameron Spangler would need because he was outstanding again at the net in registering his second shut-out in three games for the Tigers.“It was a great defensive game,...

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Lady ‘Cats fall in four

The Whiteoak volleyball team hosted Southern Hills Athletic Conference opponent Eastern Brown on Tuesday night and fell in four with a score of 3-1. The game scores were 25-13, 18-25, 19-25, and 20-25. This brings the record of the Lady ‘Cats to 3-2 on the year.The Lady ‘Cats seemed to be making a come back in the fourth game, starting off with an 8-2 lead. Eastern came back towards the end of the game to tie it at 17 points and ended up pulling out the win and keep Whi...

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Local golf teams in action

Hillsboro girls:The HIllsboro Lady Indians golf team held a tri-match at the Hillsboro Elks golf course on Monday against fellow Highland County school Fairfield and West Union. Hillsboro came out on on top with a score of 230 with Fairfield close behind with a 242. West Union shot 264 as a team.Individual scorers for Hillsboro were Hannah Rumpke, who was the match medalist with a 47, Hanna Breeden, 54, Kody Knoblauch, 62, and Delaney with a 67....

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SOS holding gala in September

For the volunteers who have long been a part of the Samaritan Outreach Services food pantry, it is nearly impossible to pick just a few highlights of the nonprofit’s 25 years.According to director Wade Hamilton, longtime volunteers said, “How do you begin to narrow it down?”In an email, Hamilton summarized those volunteers’ responses when asked for standout moments: “It’s hard to pinpoint exceptional moments when each day we get to com...

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Suppression of evidence yet to be decided

A Hillsboro man facing felony drug charges came before the Highland County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday in an effort to suppress evidence obtained during and following what the defense contends was an illegal traffic stop.Kyle M. Ross will have to wait for common pleas judge Rocky Coss to make a ruling on the matter.During the course of about an hour, testimony was heard from law enforcement officers with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. It was only after a l...

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Kasich touts farming in Fayette County

Gov. John Kasich visited Fayette County Tuesday on one of his latest campaign stops, touting his administration’s economic accomplishments in Ohio and stressing the importance of agriculture to the state’s future.Although raised just outside of Pittsburgh, Kasich told a crowd of more than 200 people at the family farm of State Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) that he has developed a great affinity for farmers and for the agricultural industry over the years.

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Hillsboro FFA holds summer meeting

Every year the Hillsboro FFA holds a meeting during the summer. This meeting is designated to welcome new and present members of the chapter to a new school year. The day is spent getting to know new members and bonding with fellow students, chapter officers and advisers. This year’s meeting was held at the Hillsboro Swim Club on West Main Street. The night was filled with games including a frozen T-shirt relay race and Dizzy Izzy Race. The chapter also reviewed events for the upcoming ...

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AGMC Volunteers donate furniture to hospital

Adena Greenfield Medical Center has new furniture in both the main lobby and outpatient rehab areas thanks to a recent gift of $18,000 by the AGMC Volunteers.The volunteers support the hospital in a variety of ways, from staffing the information desk to year-round fundraising. They have donated over $35,000 to AGMC in the past year for rehab and surgery equipment, dining room chairs, lobby furniture, and pediatric toys.Funds are raised through the hospital gift shop, uni...

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Upcoming SOGS programs feature array of topics

The following programs have been planned for upcoming meetings of the local Southern Ohio Genealogical Society. Even if you were not born in Highland County, the society offers tips and research assistance for “armchair” genealogists as well as seasoned researchers.Meetings take place at 7 p.m. at the North High Business Center, 1487 N. High St., Hillsboro.• Sept. 11 – Highland County Land Records – Tips on searching land records in Highland...

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Take Note

Soup’s On free mealThe Soup’s On free meal will be served Saturday, Aug. 30 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Hillsboro. Prayer and praise begin at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. The menu will be taco salad, chips and ice cream sundaes. The mean is served eat-in only.Free mammogramsWomen age 40 and older should receive a mammogram every year. Early detection of breast cancer can significantly improve a woman&...

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The ABCs of a Monday smile

As I have been free to point out in previous columns, I tend to be a Gloomy Gus, and as I have also said previously, I’m OK with that. But sometimes a little reminder to smile is a very good thing, and I had one of those this week that ended up making me not just smile, but laugh out loud.In my Monday blahs, which were more blah than usual, I was reminded by someone I run into quite frequently in the course of a work day that there is plenty to be thankful for.She ...

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City revisits sidewalk signage

Two committees of Hillsboro City Council are working to come up with ordinance language that permits uptown businesses to place sidewalk signage in front of their businesses while at the same time keeping sidewalks clear of “junk.”The Property, Maintenance and Restoration Committee and the Street and Safety Committee held a joint meeting Monday night to hear the concerns of Joe Mahan, president of the Hillsboro Uptown Business Association and owner of Bon Appetit on Wes...

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Community Calendar

TODAYLynchburg Boy Scout Troop #120, 7 p.m., Lynchburg Lions Club.Hillsboro Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1161, 7 p.m.Al-Anon, noon to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church Parlor, 133 East Walnut St., Hillsboro.Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 p.m., Serenity Group, Big Book/12&12 Study, FRS Counseling Inc., 313 Chillicothe Ave. (U.S. 50 East), Hillsboro (use door 4).THURSDAY, AUG. 28Highland Count...

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Whiteoak hopes to be in mix at tourney time

Coach Cory Copas enter his very first year of coaching the golf team at Whiteoak High School. The number one goal of this year’s Wildcat golf team is to be in the mix when the league tournament rolls around.“We finished seventh in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference last season,” Coach Copas said. “This year we’re looking to move up in those standings and be in the mix of things when tournament time comes around.”The Wildcats’...

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Mustangs golf looking to get over the hump

Coach Shawn McLaughlin has been coaching the golf team at Lynchubrg-Clay for 14 years and the 2014 season will be a very unique one. This will be the first year that Lynchburg will field a full girls squad with its own schedule.“I have never had more than one girl on the team,” McLaughlin said of having a girls team this year. “It is exciting to see the girls team become a reality.”Also this year, the girls golf teams will be having their own Sout...

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McClain girls linksters hope to reach district

The McClain girls varsity golf season, like the boys, is under way and for second-year coach Matt Shelton low numbers is a big concern.The Lady Tigers have already notched a team victory over Clermont Northeastern and senior Shania Massie has earned a meet medalist honors.“We didn’t lose any seniors to graduation and low numbers are still a big problem for us,” Shelton said. “I think inexperience is my other main concern due to the fact that we ha...

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