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Fair off to strong start

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The 2014 edition of the Highland County Fair got off to a strong start over the Labor Day weekend, with large crowds turning out for the various shows and exhibits.A steady stream of fairgoers made their way through the gates to enjoy the sights and sounds of the annual fair, which included among many other events the Junior Fair Queen contest and a Goat Outstanding Market Exhibitor Skillathon on Saturday, a Horse Skillathon, Rabbit Outstanding Market Exhibitor Skillathon, Open Class Feeder Calf Show on Sunday, Central Ohio Truck Pull Circuit truck pull and Eric Huff concert on Sunday, and a senior citizens and veterans free day on Monday.

 

US Bank donates to YMCA

The Highland County Family YMCA recently received a donation of $1,000 from US Bank in Hillsboro. The Highland County Family YMCA is a non-profit charity whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Shown are Cam Marsh, Hillsboro US Bank manager; Deb Jones, board president of the Highland County Family YMCA; Charlie Guarino, treasurer of the Y; and Mike Lozano, CEO of the Y.

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Fox new Lynchburg Village Council member

Betty D. Fox took the oath of office to become the newest member of Lynchburg Village Council. Fox was sworn in Aug. 21 by Mayor Gary T. Jones. Fox replaces Debbie Greenwood, who recently resigned from council. Fox has lived in Lynchburg nearly all of her life. She has been in the work force for nearly 40 years in positions including executive secretary and credit and collections manager. The American Red Cross, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and and Lynchburg Historical Society are ...

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Housing market downturn fuels demand for affordable in-home care

As more than 75 million Americans will reach age 65 in the next two decades, the need for in-home senior care continues to soar. With the dismal housing market making it even more difficult to sell and get a good return on investment, more seniors are choosing to receive care in the comfort of their homes rather than relocating to assisted living facilities.Local Home Helpers & Direct Link owner Janet Dean is lending a hand to meet this critical, growing need by offering a complete...

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2014 Highland County Fair scenes

A pair of Highland County youngsters and a helper lead their goats to the weigh in area Saturday afternoon.Destiny Trefz of Greenfield washes a hog at the fair.Morgan Kelly, left, and Sierra Benney talk to spectators as they take a break from exercising their horses.Outgoing Highland County Junior Fair Queen Tara Karnes, The Times-Gazette’s 2014 Highland Scholar Athlete Award winner, right, crowns new queen Kaylee Achor.Megan Newland of Leesbu...

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L-Clay student dies after home accident

A Lynchburg-Clay student died Saturday in an accident at her home on Whitley Road in Salem Township.Sheriff Richard Warner said the accident happened when the girl was mopping up some water and became entangled in some electrical cords. She was taken to Mercy Hospital in Mt. Orab, where her death was determined to have been caused by electrocution.According to the Davis-Turner Funeral Home in Lynchburg, Jessica Erin Myers, 16, was a sophomore at Lynchburg Clay High Schoo...

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You’re only as old as you are

It’s a well- known fact of life that all young people want to look and act older, and all old people want to look and act younger. In psychiatry, this is called “The Grass is Always Greener Syndrome,” which I just made up.Women are often accused of being vain about their appearance, but really, men are no better, starting early in life. During their school years, most boys are as hypersensitive and insecure about their appearance as any female, even if they try to...

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Achor crowned 2014 Highland County Junior Fair Queen

Updated from 1:28 p.m. Saturday post.Hillsboro High School senior Kaylee Achor has been involved in queen pageants almost since she can remember. But she said she’s never had a feeling like the one she experienced Saturday when she was crowned 2014 Highland County Junior Fair Queen.“Winning this overrides anything I could possibly imagine,” Achor said just after she was crowned by outgoing queen Tara Karnes. “Representing the 4-H organiza...

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Brake failure leads to wreck on 73

Second update from original 1:48 p.m. Saturday post.Brake failure led to a wreck on SR 73 near Fenner Avenue in Hillsboro on Saturday.The Hillsboro Police Department said that Gerald E. Cline, 80, of the 6000 block of U.S. 62 south of Hillsboro, was driving a red 1996 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck southbound on 73 when his brakes failed.The vehicle struck a concrete sign base near Fenner Avenue, flipped, and landed in a yard along the roadway, pointed in...

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HHS boys place second at Ohio Classic

The 2014 Ohio Classic Cross Country Extravaganza was held this Saturday morning in Hillsboro at Liberty Park. Hillsboro, Fairfield, and McClain were the three local schools participating in the races and Hillsboro was the big winner on the day.In the boys race, Hillsboro was just five points shy of a first place finish as a team but came in second behind Teays Valley. Teays Valley had the overall winner of the boys race with a time of 18 minutes flat, and Hillsboro’s De-Andre...

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Tigers lose 25-22 in season opener

Coach Randy Closson and his McClain coaching staff knew they would have their hands full at Adena Friday night but his young Tigers hung in there and played very well despite losing 25-22 on the road.“I thought we grew a lot as a team tonight and really fought hard,” Closson said “I’m awful proud of our kids and how hard they played.”“We knew coming into the season that we had a lot of guys needing to step up and play positions they di...

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Indians fall to Broncos 42-6

Last year the the Hillsboro Indians football team opened their season by hosting the Western Brown Broncos. They lost the game 49-6 and the Broncos went undefeated on the season. On Friday night, Hillsboro was set to open another season this time they traveled to Western Brown High School hoping to open their 2014 season on a positive note. The Indians were able to improve on last year’s score but, unfortunately for the Indians, the Broncos proved to be too much and the Hillsboro team w...

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Low corn prices, big crop

For Ohio corn growers, their future rides on two numbers – the price of corn per bushel, and how many bushels they sell. That may seem like Agribusiness 101, but in 2014, those numbers are worrying corn growers as never before.Corn grower Dan Yoder of Mechanicsburg is one of those growers. Attending a recent state Corn Growers Association event, he stood outside a large barn listening to the talk from fellow farmers about the price of corn. He had just sold some corn at well ...

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Hey doc, how ‘bout a shot?

Is medicine stronger than it used to be? I ask because of a kidney stone episode I had not so long ago.I’ve always thought I had a fairly high tolerance to medication, as I will relate shortly, but I’ve never had any medication like they gave me during this most recent kidney stone bout.I was once on a morphine drip due to an infected finger, part of which eventually had to be cut off. The morphine drip was somewhat self-administered. In other words you could...

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Probation extended for Sabina man

A man currently incarcerated on felony drug charges appeared in Hillsboro Municipal Court on a probation violation Friday.Phillip R. Bowling, 36, of Sabina, was convicted of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, in the municipal court in June of last year.A warrant for his arrest was issued after he tested positive for methamphetamine in Clinton County. Also in Clinton County, he was convicted on a felony for aggravated possession.Defense attorney Susan Zurface s...

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Woman hit with credit, fraud charges

A Hillsboro woman facing charges of identity fraud, credit misuse, and theft entered into a plea agreement in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday.Macaela D. McKinney, 25, was originally charged with two counts of theft, two counts of credit misuse, and one count of identity fraud, all first-degree misdemeanors.As per the agreement, one charge of theft was amended and reduced to unauthorized use of property, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. McKinney pled guilty to that charge...

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Sentencing deferred for unauthorized use of a vehicle

A Greenfield woman entered into a plea agreement in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Friday concerning a charge for unauthorized use of a vehicle.Tabitha A. Throckmorton, 19, pled guilty to the first-degree misdemeanor.According to an affidavit filed with the court, law enforcement was called on June 5 in relation to Throckmorton’s use of the victims’ vehicle. When officers contacted Throckmorton, they told her to return the vehicle or charges would be filed. The...

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County fair starts Saturday

The 2014 edition of the Highland County Fair gets under way Saturday.The annual event runs Aug. 30 to Sept. 6 this year.General admission to the fair is $10 each day and includes rides. Season and exhibitor passes are $25 each, but anyone holding those passes will also need to pay $7 per day if they want to enjoy the rides.On Monday, Sept. 1, all veterans and senior citizens age 62 or older will be admitted free.Plus, anyone entering the fairgrounds...

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