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New Vienna fire battled Friday

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Updated from original 1:31 p.m. Friday post.A fire broke out in a garage in New Vienna Friday morning, but first responders said there were no injuries.The Clinton-Highland Joint Fire District responded to the scene in an alley off of West Main Street at approximately 11:43 a.m., according to the district.Mashell Laymon, of New Vienna, only lives a few blocks from where the incident occurred, and said she was one of the first at the scene.“Me and two other friends saw smoke coming out of the building,” she said. “We pulled into an alley and saw a lot, a lot of smoke.”Laymon initially only saw smoke, but said flames became visible as she was waiting for the crew to respond.

 

‘Most importantly, learn to swim’

July has been unseasonably cool, but with the hot and humid temperatures of August on the horizon, swimming will continue to be a popular activity. Staying safe in the water depends on supervision and careful judgment.“Most importantly, learn to swim,” said Becky Fiscus, senior program director at the Highland County YMCA.Drowning, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC)S, is one of the main causes of accidental death in the U.S.The CDC r...

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Three facing meth charges

Three defendants appeared in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday after law enforcement officials said they observed them buying numerous items used to manufacture methamphetamine.According to an affidavit filed with the court, Clarence Doss, 51, of Hillsboro; Courtney Louk, 23, of Greenfield; and Roger Sowers, 45, of Greenfield, allegedly purchased two boxes of Kroger brand Sudafed, Crystal Drain Opener, Damprid, coffee filters, clear tubing, and a lithium battery on July 31.

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Police Reports

On July 22 at 2:16 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a call reporting a shoplifter in Kmart. Upon officer arrival, it was found that Kyle Hollon, 22, of Hillsboro shoplifted from the named business. Hollon was arrested and transported to the Highland County Justice Center.On July 23 at 2:35 p.m., the Hillsboro Police Department received a report of theft from a female resident of Hillsboro. It was reported that two checks were forged and cashed; the checks appear t...

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Take Note

Pancake and sausage breakfast in LynchburgThe Lynchburg Lions Club will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Lynchburg Lions Club/Gun Club Building on Sharpsville Road in Lynchburg. The breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will feature an “all-you-can-eat” pancake and sausage breakfast plus other items such as sausage gravy and biscuits. The public is invited to come and enjoy the meal and support th...

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Charity car show returning Aug. 9

“The Past and The Furious II,” a community charity car and bike show, is slated for Saturday, Aug. 9.Four charities will benefit from the show including American Diabetes Association, the Clinton County United Way, the Clinton/Highland County Red Cross and the local food pantries.Individuals who bring in canned goods, can get a raffle ticket for each item brought. All canned goods collected will go to the Community Action Food Pantry.According to a...

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Burfict emerges as Bengals ‘D’ leader

CINCINNATI — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has gone from low-risk investment to the heart of the Bengals defense in only two years.Cincinnati thinks so much of its Pro Bowl linebacker that it’s molding one of the league’s best defenses around him in only his third season. And coach Marvin Lewis, who has craved a leader in the style of former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, thinks he has one in the making.“I thought Vontaze had those qualities really ear...

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HDH Foundation annual 5K Family Fun Day Run/Walk

The Highland District Hospital Foundation annual 5K Family Fun Day Run/Walk will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Rocky Fork State Park North Shore Activity Center. There will be a free children’s race following the run/walk.The cost for the regular race is $20 and includes a race and technical T-shirt. Additional donations to the foundation will be accepted and all proceeds go toward the purchase of a new ultrasound unit. Additional T-shirts are available for $12...

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Man who led police on chase enters plea deal

A man who led Lynchburg police on a 10-minute motorcycle chase, which ended after he crashed the bike, entered into a plea agreement Thursday in Hillsboro Municipal Court.Billie Joe Vaught, 45, of Fayetteville, originally faced a total of 12 charges, including fifth-degree felonious assault.Vaught had also been charged with first-degree misdemeanors of assault, domestic violence, endangering children, operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), fictitious registration...

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Niehaus case bound over to grand jury

The father of a 1-year-old child found dead and secretly buried in a woods last year, was among the defendants appearing on felony charges Thursday in Hillsboro Municipal Court.Ian Niehaus, 29, of Cleves, is charged with third-degree felony production of methamphetamine. On Thursday, he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. His case will be sent to a grand jury.Niehaus was never a suspect in the death of his son. The child’s mother and her boyfriend entered in...

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Thunder will return to Rocky Fork

It’s official. The Rocky Fork Thunder power boat races will return to Highland County in September.Race officials announced late Wednesday evening that what’s actually being called the Dr. Paul Yinger Memorial Rocky Fork Thunder will be held at Rocky Fork Lake on Sept. 20-21.Race director Dave Archiable said that the race committee has raised enough money to pull the races off and get them back in front of the people of Highland County, but they need about $1...

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Woman’s OVI, resisting arrest charges reduced

A woman originally charged with operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) and resisting arrest, first and second-degree misdemeanors respectively, entered into a plea agreement in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Thursday.Carly D. Wardlow, 30, of Hillsboro, pled guilty to reduced charges reckless operation, a third-degree misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a fourth-degree misdemeanor.According to an affidavit filed with the court, on May 23, Wardlow was arrested after ...

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First day of school upcoming for Greenfield Elementary

Greenfield Elementary will welcome all students in grades 1-4 on Wednesday, Aug. 13 for a full day of classes. Walkers are asked to report to school after 8:50 a.m. and before the start of school at 9 a.m. Students arriving at the proper time will report directly to their classrooms. No students shall be allowed on either playground before school, as no supervision will be provided. Any student who arrives before 8:50 a.m. must report to the McClain Cafetorium.

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Adena selects MedFlight for critical care air transport

Adena Health System has announced it is enhancing critical care patient air transportation in the region by entering into an agreement with MedFlight. To ensure the fastest response time, MedFlight will base a helicopter in Ross County by fall 2014 to better serve the area; and to compliment two other MedFlight aircraft located in southern Ohio.

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Take Note

Pancake and sausage breakfast in LynchburgThe Lynchburg Lions Club will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Lynchburg Lions Club/Gun Club Building on Sharpsville Road in Lynchburg. The breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. It will feature an “all-you-can-eat” pancake and sausage breakfast plus other items such as sausage gravy and biscuits. The public is invited to come and enjoy the meal and support th...

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A safe place to mend

The South Central Ohio Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Chillicothe, more commonly referred to as JDC, is what is most readily utilized by Highland County when a juvenile must be detained.From the outside, the building is not imposing and the high, chain-link enclosure visible at the sides is the only thing giving it away as a place of confinement.Even inside, it does not feel like a jail, despite having to pass through locked anterooms with doors controlled only by...

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Stolen vehicle found crashed on Muntz Street

A vehicle, later found to be stolen, was crashed into a tree on Muntz Street in Hillsboro on Wednesday afternoon, but the occupants fled, according to a report from the Hillsboro Police Department.According to HPD Chief Todd Whited, a witness to the crash said two males were in the vehicle, but when officers arrived on the scene in the 100 block of Muntz Street, no one was there.An officer investigation revealed that the vehicle had been stolen from its owner....

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Teen released after sex offender treatment

A now 15-year-old juvenile, after a year in sex offender treatment, was released back to his mother Thursday.The boy, who was 13 at the time of the offense, admitted to gross sexual imposition last year and was ordered by the court to successfully complete a sex offender treatment program at the Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation and Detention Center.A representative of the center said the teen had made “significant improvement” during his time at the facil...

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