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GNG Back To School Free Sale Aug. 2

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Free clothes, school supplies and more will be available to local students when the annual Back To School Free Sale is hosted this Saturday by Good News Gathering.The event runs from 1-4 p.m. and will be held in the Rabbit/Poultry Building on the Highland County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.In past years the event, along with a similar Christmas Free Sale, have been held from 8-11 a.m., but church member Ron Hennison said that’s been changed because people used to start lining up the night before the event and sleeping in their vehicles.

 

Drug use = kids’ removal

An emergency hearing held Wednesday in Highland County Juvenile Court left temporary custody of four children with the county.According to a representative with Children Services, who testified in the hearing, a report was filed with the agency last week claiming that the childrens’ mother was using drugs. Upon agency investigation, a drug screen was administered to the mother of the children and to the mother’s reported boyfriend.Both tested positive for met...

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When we discover the raisins

There are a lot of pictures on Facebook that I didn’t really understand until I graduated from college. They are usually shared by people around my age, which shouldn’t come as a surprise.These pictures usually say things like, “I’ve decided that I no longer want to be an adult … If anyone needs me, I will be in my blanket fort, coloring.”They say human nature wants what it can’t have, and that perfectly describes growing up. Whe...

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Deputy dog warden down to two people

A fountain proposed last week by the city of Hillsboro, the new dispatcher system at the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, and the progress of deputy dog warden interviews were among the topics discussed during Wednesday’s Highland County Commissioners meeting.According to commissioners, the deputy dog warden position has been narrowed down to two applicants. A decision, they said, will be made soon.In relation to Hillsboro’s proposed fountain, Commissi...

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Elks donation leads to new ipad

The Hillsboro Elks Foundation made a $700 donation to the city of Hillsboro which was used to purchase a new ipad, which will be used by city IT manager Eric Daniels, who doubles as a code enforcement and parking enforcement officer. The ipad will allow Daniels to deal with IT issues while he is in the field on other duties. From left are mayor Drew Hastings, Dan Pearce, PER of the HIllsboro Elks, Daniels and chief Todd Whited. The funds were initially distributed to local Elks foundations by...

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New patrolman joins HPD

Adam Day was sworn in Wednesday as a new patrolman with the Hillsboro Police Department. Day has served the last six years with the Sabina Police Department. Also on hand were Day’s parents, Leroy and Debbie Day, along with his fiance, Bethany, and daughter, Peyton. From left are chief Todd Whited, Day and mayor Drew Hastings.

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Rogers graduates from basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Quincy Rogers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force....

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Stinsons to celebrate 45 years of marriage

James A. Stinson Sr. and the former Evelyn Black will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Aug. 1. They were married Aug. 1, 1969 at the Hillsboro Nazarene Church. They have lived all their married life in Hillsboro. They have two sons, James A. Stinson Jr. of Xenia and Lawrence Stinson of Hillsboro.

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Marshall Church of Christ to host homecoming

The Marshall Church of Christ, 10611 SR 124, east of Hillsboro, will hold its homecoming Sunday, Aug. 10 featuring preaching by Alex Butler and special music by Lauren Allen.Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 10:30 a.m., a dinner on the grounds at 12:30 p.m. and a gospel concert at 1:30 p.m.A nursery is available and everyone is welcome.

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Traffic! Don’t you just love it?

Traffic! Don’t you just love it? The other day I was driving through Hillsboro and was stopped behind three other vehicles at one of the traffic lights in the uptown business area. Behind me was a vehicle, the driver of which I did not know. He pulled up behind me at seemingly break-neck speed, and slammed on the brakes stopping just a few inches away from my rear bumper. Planning to turn left at the light, I was sitting there with my turn signal blinking and waiting for the light to ch...

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Local Religion Briefs

Fall kick-off in LeesburgCome and join the Leesburg Church of Christ on Sunday, Aug. 3 for their annual back-to-school kick-off. The church will be “kicking” the school year off right with a hog roast and games for the kids. Prizes will be school supplies (including a backpack). The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. The Leesburg Church of Christ is located at 236 South Fairfield Street....

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Take Note

Highland County Honor Guard fundraiserA community fundraiser for the Highland County Honor Guard will be hosted by Bob Evans Restaurant in Hillsboro from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 31. When you present a coupon at checkout the restaurant will donate 15 percent of the cost of the meal to the honor guard. The coupons are available at the Veterans Service Office at the Hi-TEC Center in Hillsboro or from any of the veterans organizations. The coupons can also be r...

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AVC receives rape crisis funding

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine visited the Alternatives to Violence Center (AVC) on Tuesday in recognition of a recent grant awarded to the organization.The grant, which is for $31,000, is one of two that will be awarded to the AVC. The second, DeWine said, will come in October and will be for $47,000.AVC director Julie Brassel said the funding will go towards rape crisis services. She added that, while some are already in place locally, there is still a “great ...

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Gahanna woman out of chances, heading to prison

A Gahanna woman whose case originated in Highland County Common Pleas Court with an April 2013 indictment has run out of chances and was sentenced to nearly a year in prison on Tuesday.Jennifer M. Anderson, 25, was taken into custody following a hearing in which she admitted to supervision violations, to begin her 11-month prison term.According to the court’s records, Anderson was first admitted into the prosecutor’s diversion program last June after pleading...

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An eye-opening experience for seniors

A couch and chair were intentionally set on fire like a candle had fallen on them and within four minutes they were entirely engulfed in flames. It was one several eye-openers Highland County Senior Citizens members received Tuesday during an educational session provided by the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District.Some of the other facts Branden Jackman, a firefighter/medic with the fire district who’s also a member of the center’s board of directors, presented included:...

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It’s a numbers game

Have you ever noticed how much numbers come in to play when you are taking a drive? In California, I would kid that if I wanted to go anywhere I had to take several freeways and, of course, they are all numbers, Interstate 5, 405, 91, etc. When we moved to Hillsboro, I noticed that we have more numbers here than anywhere I have lived. And so our journeys begin with the numbers game.Which route do we want to start off on and how far will it take us? Did you know that if you start of...

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Blake Kibler takes over reigns at Southern State

Southern State Community College has announced that Whiteoak High School graduate Blake Kibler has been named the men’s head basketball coach. Kibler will take over the reigns of a team that didn’t have a team last year because of academic issues.Kibler, a 2005 Whiteoak who then moved on to Southern State Community College for his associate’s degree before his bachelor’s in special education degree at the University of Cincinnati, is currently attending Conc...

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Amazing Race ‘about just having fun’

The Amazing Race of Highland County is about having fun and raising money for a variety of good causes.That was the message Tuesday from Dr. D.J. Jamieson, a race organizer, who told Hillsboro Rotarians that the event is designed to help organizations, charities, churches and sports teams in Highland County, with 100 percent of the profits donated to local causes.This year the second annual Amazing Race of Highland County will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, beginning near the...

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