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Low corn prices, big crop

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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 under $4 a bushel. That meant he lost money compared to the cost of producing that corn.


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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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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Hillsboro Elks donate to Highland County veterans

The Hillsboro Elks lodge donated 26 care bags containing items for daily living to the Highland County Veteran’s Service Office. Pictured is lodge past exulted ruler Dan Pearce and Veterans Service workers Barb Suttle, Steph Roland and Becky Williams.

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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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Trimble Plaza committee established

A new uptown park in Hillsboro adjacent to the county courthouse is a project mayor Drew Hastings is continuing to pursue, and his most recent step toward the realization of that plan is the establishment of a committee that will assist in formulating the look of such a park.What is now being called “Trimble Plaza” would serve as a central gathering place for residents and visitors, and enhance the already picturesque landscape of the Highland County Courthouse.

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McClain soccer wins both

The McClain girl’s soccer team can breathe a little easier now after picking up their first victory of the year a 9-2 win over Miami Trace.Taylor Polley was the offense catalyst in the opening half when she got the hat trick scoring three of McClain’s five goals. Macy Walker and Natalie Butterbaugh also scored a goal each in the first half when the Lady Tigers led 5-2 at the break.Jillian Sollars and Daria Thomas both scored a goal for the Lady Panthers in th...

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Lady Panthers outlast McClain in five sets

The Miami Trace volleyball team picked up a big league win Thursday night by defeating McClain in five sets.The Lady Tigers jumped out early and looked very good winning the first two games of the match by scores of 25-20 and 25-22. But Miami Trace bounced back winning the final three games by scores of 23-25, 21-25, and 10-15.“Our communication in those last three games totally stopped which led to our intensity level dropping as well,” said a disappointed M...

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HHS wins on new field

On Thursday night, for the first time this season, the Hillsboro High School soccer teams were playing on the track and soccer field complex outside of the high school. The game marked the innagural game for the field and both teams were successful in giving the field an opening night of wins. The two teams both faced off against South Central Ohio League opponent Washington Court House and the boys won their game 2-0 and the girls won with a score of 5-0.Boys:

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They keep on giving

Four local businesses have stepped up for the fifth consecutive year to help the Highland County Extension Support Committee kick off its annual effort to raise $50,000 to help the local Extension office continue its programming.Five Points Implement, Merchants National Bank, NCB and Southern Hills Community Bank combined to donate $10,000 to the fundraising effort.“It helps tremendously and without their support the program would not be what it is today. It would ...

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Production of meth case continued

The last of three defendants facing production of methamphetamine charges appeared in Hillsboro Municipal Court this week for a preliminary hearing.Dallas P. Clark, 35, of Peebles, was arrested on Aug. 13 following the execution of a search warrant. Also arrested were Kevin Colville, 26, and Amanda Campanaro, 32, both of Hillsboro.The Times-Gazette previously reported that Campanaro’s case was bound over to a grand jury. Colville’s case was dismissed per a bi...

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Plea agreement reached in felony case

A Cincinnati man facing a felony charge for unauthorized use of a vehicle entered into a plea agreement concerning a different felony charge in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Thursday.As per the agreement, Damon C. Roland, 35, pled guilty to an amended and reduced charge of unauthorized use of property, a first-degree misdemeanor. He had originally been charged with fourth-degree felony driving without consent.The state recommended a suspended sentence and was not opposed ...

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Hillsboro residents indicted in Clinton Co.

A pair of Highland County residents are among 14 people that were indicted during the August session of a Clinton County grand jury.Michael Cole, of 8044 Hightop Road, Hillsboro, was indicted for improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, specification to count one, discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises, and aggravated menacing.Misty Patton, of 218 Cedar Woods Drive, Apt. 35, Hillsboro, was indicted for illegal assembly or possession of chemicals fo...

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