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City, Wilkin dismissed from Wagoner suit

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The city of Hillsboro and its safety and service director, Todd Wilkin, have been dismissed as defendants in a lawsuit filed by Doug Wagoner Insurance.The motion to dismiss the city and Wilkin was granted Wednesday in Hillsboro Municipal Court by judge Robert Judkins, who is presiding over the case.Judkins was ruling on a motion by Doug Wagoner Insurance to volutarily dismiss the action against the city and Wilkin.

 

Dog park meeting set Sunday

A proposed dog park for Hillsboro is growing closer to becoming a reality after a city council committee unanimously recommended proceeding with the idea, and the organizer of the park announced a meeting Sunday to form an association.Ken Rentz said this week that a meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the meeting room of the new fire station, where the newly-formed Dog Park Association will vote to elect officers, set an agenda and discuss fundraising for the park. The meeting...

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Family and pet activities Saturday at Tractor Supply

The Tractor Supply Co. in Hillsboro will host family and pet activities on Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week.Held Sept. 17-21, Pet Appreciation Week (PAW) is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the joy of owning animals. As part of the main event on Saturday, Sept. 20, Tractor Supply will feature pet adoptions through a partnership with Petfinder.com (check the store for times and details), demonstrations on pet nutritio...

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Hillsboro FFA students participate in Junior Fair Demonstrations contest

Each year students participate in the annual Junior Fair Demonstrations contest. Contestants have the opportunity to demonstrate skills ranging from animal showmanship to arts and crafts projects. Hillsboro FFA students Brittany Rhoads, Jackie Marietta, Janice Smith, Natalie Stanley, Ashley Chaney, Taryn Magaluc, Bryanna Buerkle, Erin Clark and Hillary Hamilton all took part in this experience. In Senior Ag Individual, Rhoads placed second and Jackie Marietta placed third. In Senior Ag Team, ...

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Hillsboro FFA members rank in general livestock contest

The annual general livestock judging contest at the Highland County fair went on as planned this year, early Friday, Sept. 5.There were slight changes within the contest this year; the addition of goats to the contest, due to changes with FFA and invitational contests within the state FFA, was made this year and market hogs were excluded from the contest this year. There were 11 teams competing for the team recognition and countless other individuals participating.Two di...

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Community Calendar

TODAYBoy Scout Troop #171, 9-11 a.m., Camp Bowage off Greystone Drive, Hillsboro. For more information call 393-9065.AmVets Post 61 Bingo, 11541 North Shore Dr., doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7 p.m.Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Hillsboro Beginners Group, open discussion, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 234 North High St., Hillsboro.Alcoholics Anonymous, 8:30 p.m., Friday Night Group, open lead, St. Mary’s E...

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Take Note

Spaghetti SupperThe Dodsonville Community Church is hosting a Spaghetti Supper, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1810 U.S. 50 in Lynchburg. Free will donations will be accepted. Carry out is available. Come join us for the good food and great fellowship.Stephany’s WayStephany’s Way, a poker run in memory of Stephany Shriver to raise funds for scholarships for individuals with disabilities at McClain High...

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Tigers beat Hillsboro, improve to 6-1

The McClain boys lost their first game of the season last week at Chillicothe but bounced back Tuesday to defeat county-rival Hillsboro 3-1 in a hard-fought battle in Greenfield.“This was a big bounce-back win for us against a pretty good team after that tough loss at Chillicothe last week,” McClain head coach Jon Chamblin said “Hillsboro is a lot better team than their record really shows and the Greenfield/Hillsboro rivalry is always tough and competitive.”...

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Lady Indians jump out early, defeat McClain

The Hillsboro Lady Indians soccer team evened their league record at (2-2) on the season after a convincing 9-1 victory over McClain in Greenfield Tuesday night.Hillsboro’s Trista Rhodes led the way scoring three goals in the game, two coming in the opening half when the Lady Indians jumped out to a (6-1) lead at the break. The Lady Indians scored early and often with four goals scored in the first seven minutes of the contest, two by Rhodes and one each from Kaylee Anchor an...

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Lady Mustangs get past Eastern

Both Lynchburg-Clay boys and girls soccer teams were at home on Wednesday night and bot were matched up against rival Eastern Brown. Both games were the Southern Hills Athletic Conference games as well.In the boys game, the two teams played to a stalemate with the final score being 0-0 after 80 minutes. This took their record to“We were just stale the first half,” head coach Dennis West said after the game. “This was our first game in almost three weeks...

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Who knew rudeness could stop a plane?

Not long ago, I read an Associated Press article with the headline, “It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat.”Now, flying and I have a sort of love/hate relationship. I love the view from miles above the earth, and I love how 16-hour long trips are reduced, almost magically, to a mere two or three hours.However, I hate the idea of something going wrong. I have always been afraid of flying, and, even though I’ve done it several times, it ...

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Power boat races start Friday at RFL

Power boat racing returns to Rocky Fork Lake this weekend, and for the first time in the 25 years the races have been held they will be a three-day event.Friday’s races will start at 5:30 p.m. and will involve the three most powerful boat classes – the grand nationals, national modifieds and two and a half modifieds, according to race chairman Dean Armstrong.“This is the first time we’ve ever raced on Friday night and we’re calling it a happ...

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Despite felony history, Piketon man gets another chance

A Piketon man avoided prison on Wednesday despite a recommendation for incarceration from Highland County Prosecutor Anneka Collins.Billy Leatherwood, 48, pled guilty to fifth-degree felony nonsupport and was sentenced to five years community control.Collins recommended a term of prison “no less than nine months,” basing her decision, she said, on Leatherwood’s history, which includes three prior felony convictions and prior prison.“I&#...

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‘We’re here to help’

The Walk for Life has been an annual event at the Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center for over two decades, and while this Saturday’s walk will be different from previous years, it will, as always, bring “awareness to the community,” according to executive director Cathy Griffith.Griffith said there will be “lots of changes” during the Sept. 20 Walk for Life, which, she added, is entering its twenty-second year.In the past, the walk occurred at t...

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Greenfield man gets 4 years for burglaries

A Greenfield man was sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court to two years each on two counts of burglary, the minimum sentence for the second-degree felony offense.Branton Schrader, 24, pled guilty to the charges in August and on Wednesday was taken into custody by a sheriff’s deputy after the four years of prison was imposed.Prosecutor Anneka Collins told the court that while these were Schrader’s first felonies, they were “very serious.”...

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Driver cited for OVI

A Hillsboro man was cited for OVI Wednesday after two-vehicle accident on SR 73 just south of Hillsboro that closed the road for more than an hour.The accident happened on a curve just outside the city limits at 11:47 a.m.According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Rodney Ferguson Jr., 25, of Hillsboro, was northbound on SR 73 in a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire when he went left of center and struck a southbound 2006 Ford F150 pickup truck that was pulling a trailer. The pickup t...

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Board of DD superintendent introduced to commissioners

The new superintendent of the Highland County Board of DD was introduced to the Highland County Board of Commissioners during Wednesday’s meeting.Debra Buccila began on the first of September and is shared with the Fayette County Board of DD, serving part time at both places as superintendent.Buccila hails from Fairfield County and has 35 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities in both the public and private sectors, which includes w...

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Over 85 participate in Farm Tour event

The inaugural Highland County Farm Tour, a joint effort between Highland County Farm Bureau and Highland Soil and Water Conservation District, took place Sept. 13. Over 85 people took part in the event. The tour consisted of stops at the following locations: J Boeckmann Farms, Millstone Creek Farm, Donald Roberts Farm, and Jeff Boike Farms. At the end of the tour a meal prepared by High on the Hog and Shoelace Catering that was sponsored by Amy Boeckmann of Premier Crop Insurance and J Boeckm...

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