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Wenstrup visits Highland District

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Highland District Hospital is doing well financially and last year saw its fifth straight year with a positive bottom line.That’s what HDH CEO Jim Baer said Monday during a tour of the facility with U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup. Baer said three years ago the hospital was losing $1 million a year in its OB department, but decided to not to close it because that would have a left a five-county gap in the area with no hospitals with maternity wards.Baer said that when DHL closed a few years ago, the hospital looked at ways it could save money. He said it adjusted its purchasing by joining a network and adjusted staffing. He said no staffing cuts were made, but some staff was transferred and when others left they were not replaced.

 

Southeast All-District golf teams announced

Coaches met on Sunday afternoon at Vinton County High School to vote on All District golf teams.For Hillsboro, Austin Bagshaw was named to the first team. His teammates Jacob Deatley and Alex VanZant made second team, and Travis Wehrung made honorable mention.For McClain, Shania Massie was named to the second team, Kaylee Smith, honorable mention, and Aaron Sharp made honorable mention for the boys team.For Fairfield, Zach Schular was named to the second team,...

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Cross Country teams find sucess over weekend

Three cross country teams made some noise over the weekend at Rio Grande and Groveport High School.

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Lady Mustangs are Sectional Champs

The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs are Southeast District sectional champions once again after a blow out, 7-0 victory over fellow Southern Hills Athletic Conference team Peebles on Saturday night.Lynchburg faithful as well as the players had to endure some shilly and wet conditions as temperatures were low and rain fell for the entirety of the game. The girls got out to an early lead with a goal by Sydney Cromer just under nine minutes into the first period of play (31:48). Sam Pier...

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Fair offers ‘one-on-one’ look at colleges

Highland County students will have the opportunity on Thursday afternoon to have a “little more personal” look at colleges and universities, according to Hillsboro High School counselor Joni Layne.On Oct. 23, a college fair will be held in the high school gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public. The fair will go from 4 to 7 p.m. More than 45 colleges and universities will be in attendance. All branches of the military will also be present.Also dur...

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Hillsboro Garden Club attends regional meeting

The Hillsboro Garden Club was enlightened Oct. 9 at A Fall Tailgate Event held in Fairborn’s Senior Citizen Center by Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Region 16, which was presided over by Linda Morgan of Fayette County.

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11th CROP Hunger Walk held in Hillsboro

Supporters of several local food pantries walked through the city of Hillsboro during the 11th CROP Hunger Walk on Oct. 12. Beginning at the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church parking lot, the walkers were led by Valeta Doorneweerd.The funds raised by the participants were shared among several local food pantries including: Friendly Village Community Center in Leesburg; Greenfield Area Christian Center in Greenfield; New Life Ministries in Hillsboro; Highland County Homeless S...

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Failure to register lands man in prison

A Hillsboro man was sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court to two and a half years in prison on Monday after a jury found him guilty of a third-degree felony.Eric W. Snyder, 39, will spend 30 months in prison for failure to register a change of address as a registered sex offender.Judge Rocky Coss said following the verdict it was Snyder’s seventh felony conviction.According to testimony, Snyder was staying in a tent behind two residences on Wes...

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Highland Soil and Water Conservation District holds annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Highland Soil and Water Conservation District was held Oct. 16 at the Hi-Tec in Hillsboro. During the meeting several awards were presented and the election of supervisors took place.

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Everyone loves a fall festival parade

The McClain High School Tigerettes and marching band are pictured during the 47th annual Fall Festival of Leaves Parade in Bainbridge. Despite some dreary weather the first two days of the festival, Sunday was seasonable and sunny with large crowds filling the village.

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Royalty reigns over Fall Festival of of Leaves Parade

The Fall Festival of Leaves queen, her court, and winners from pageants for young ages are pictured Sunday during the Fall Festival of Leaves Parade in Bainbridge. The queen and court, from left, are third attendant Bailey Mosley from Chillicothe High School, second attendant Kindal Reader from Huntington High School, queen McKenna Newman from Chillicothe High School, fourth attendant Hannah Hodge from McClain High School and first attendant Kaylee Hurley from McClain High School.

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Take Note

L-C Board of Ed. special sessionThe Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the board of education building for the purpose of discussion of employment.Celebrate My DriveHillsboro High School is asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from Oct. 15-24. The more safe driving commitments the community makes, the better their chance ...

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What we really care about is food

Our community may have ongoing assaults, thefts, drug problems, education challenges, weather catastrophes and political campaigns and debates, but what we really care about is food.That’s right, food.Last week, tucked in between The Times-Gazette’s coverage of all the other typical news events of the week – the court news, city council actions, humane society developments, high school sports, even our political endorsements - nothing stirred the readin...

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Paint Creek dedicates newest station

After fighting a morning fire in Greenfield, firefighters joined other Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District personnel, along with supporters, elected officials and candidates in the coming election who gathered in Rainsboro on Saturday to dedicate the new fire station in Paint Township.Paint Creek fire chief Bradley George said that planning for the 1 p.m. event was put on hold when a fire broke out at a residence in Greenfield on Saturday morning. The fire gutted the home, but the ...

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Community Calendar

TODAYTops, 6 p.m., Tree of Life, 545 N. 6th St., Greenfield.Narcotics Anonymous, 6:30-8 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 231 Harry Sauner Rd., Hillsboro. Call 937/763-0750, Arnold.Highland County Homeless Shelter, 1 p.m., Hi-Tec Center, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro.H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Express) Support Group.Greenfield Garden Club.Agri Farm Bureau, 8 p.m.Bainbridge Historical Society, 7 p.m....

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Last minute Astro TD ruins night for Tigers

A touchdown by East Clinton with only 1:06 left in the game was the difference in the game for McClain on Friday night as they lost by a score of 25-22 to fall to 0-8 overall and 0-6 in the South Central Ohio League.East Clinton grabbed an 8-0 lead in the first quarter when Moore hooked up with Snow on a 12-yard scoring pass at the 7:38 mark. That capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive for EC. Snow then passed to Moore for the two-point conversion.McClain came back and tied the...

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Indians blanked by Panthers 41-0

The Hillsboro Indians hit the road Friday night for a South Central Ohio League matchup with the Panthers of Miami Trace and were unable to score for the fifth week in a row.It was a ground-based attack for the Panthers that the Indians simply could not stop.The senior tandem of Russell Miller and Jerimiah Jones did most of the scoring for the Panthers. Both runners had over 100 yards rushing in the first half.The Panthers scored on their first possession of t...

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Years of adventure revisited

My Hillsboro High School class of 1979 held its 35th reunion last weekend at the Hillsboro Elks. It was not a heavily advertised event and there was a small turnout, but it was fun nonetheless.I can understand why some people don’t attend such events. We have, after all, seen nearly double the number of years pass since we were 18-year-olds roaming the halls of our now demolished alma mater building. Some, no doubt, feel that they’ve moved beyond such trivial pursuits. ...

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