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G3’s 4th annual Oktoberfest is Saturday

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With the chill of fall beginning to settle in and leaves starting their turn to vibrant colors, Greening Greater Greenfield (G3) is poised for the season with the fourth offering of the annual Oktoberfest set for Sept. 27.From 5-10 p.m. on Saturday everyone is welcome to come on down to the intersection of South and South Washington streets in Greenfield where a number of activities can be enjoyed.German food, live music, face painting, a beer (and wine) garden, sidewalk chalk for the kids, games, and more will be offered.

 

Special Hillsboro City Council meeting Friday

The Hillsboro City Council will meet in Special Session on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. in the Hillsboro Firehouse Community Room at 204 North East Street to vote on legislation authorizing the Mayor to apply for Ohio Public Works funding. The meeting is open to the public.

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A country drive east of Hillsboro

This week, we decided to see what we could find if we took a short country drive close to home.We started out at State Route 753 and turned right on to U.S. Route 50 heading toward Rainsboro. We turned right on to Barrett Mill Road and loved the rolling hills and turns on this country road. It wasn’t long before we were behind an Amish wagon carrying a family. The kids were sitting with their little legs dangling and smiling as we waved to them. Soon we saw a couple riding th...

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SCOL golf

Both the girls and boys South Central Ohio League golf tournaments were recently with the Hillsboro boys grabbing first place on their own home course, the Hillsboro Elks, and the Lady Indians clinching a second place spot.For the boys on Monday, the Indians had the low score of 165, 15 points better than second place East Clinton with 180. Austin Bagshaw was the medalist for the event with a low score of 36. The Indians end the year with a 20-1 record in the SCOL. Other scores for...

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Bohrer, Phelps to wed

Steve and Lisa Bohrer of Hillsboro have announced the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Victoria Bohrer, to Ryan Phelps, the son of Merle and Janet Phelps of Lewisburg. The wedding ceremony is planned for Oct. 18, 2014 at Roberts Arena.

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First State Bank donates to Hillsboro athletic program

First State Bank recently donated $900 to the Hillsboro athletic program for the fall sports season. The contribution toward the program was made at the Hillsboro football game Sept. 12. The official check presentation was made between the first and second quarters. The check was presented by Hillsboro Banking Center Manager Amy Hamilton to Jason Snively, principal; Jim Smith, superintendent; and Dave Dietrick, athletic director. “We are a locally owned and operated community bank and s...

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Take Note

Bright Local Board of Ed. meetingThe Bright Local Board of Education will be holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Whiteoak High School for the purpose of acting on a union contract.Soups OnThe Soups On free meal will be held on Sept. 27 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, corner of North High and North Streets. Prayer and Praise is at 4:30 p.m., with dinner beginning at 5 p.m. The menu will be spaghe...

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You just never know

I had another column lined up and was putting the finishing touches on it when my content manager came into the newsroom and delivered the shocking news that a coworker had passed away.I dropped my revised, nearly-done column and stared at my computer screen.What else can you do but grab for breath, grab for understanding when you’ve been delivered a blow?I still don’t know what to do, except write.I’ve always found that navigating...

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Paxton Theatre alive with music

The historic Paxton Theatre in Bainbridge is under new ownership and in the midst of an entertainment season featuring popular acts performing in a modern, renovated setting.Owner Tim Koehl said he was “looking for a project” after a career spent working for companies like Bell’s Foundry, Kenton Iron Products and Edward D. Jones.Learning that illness was forcing the longtime former owners of the theater to step aside and the venue was in danger of closi...

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Community Calendar

TODAYLynchburg Boy Scout Troop #120, 7 p.m., Lynchburg Lions Club.Hillsboro Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1161, 7 p.m.Al-Anon, noon to 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church Parlor, 133 East Walnut St., Hillsboro.Alcoholics Anonymous 7:30 p.m., Serenity Group, Big Book/12&12 Study, FRS Counseling Inc., 313 Chillicothe Ave. (U.S. 50 East), Hillsboro (use door 4).THURSDAY, SEPT. 25Highland Coun...

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Thunder roars on Rocky

Despite the best attempts of the weather and other factors, the running of what this year was dubbed the Dr. Paul “Doc” Yinger Memorial Rocky Fork Thunder returned to Highland County for a 25th year over the weekend after a one-year hiatus.While there were issues from the beginning on Friday to the end on Sunday, race chairman Dean Armstrong said that overall the crowds were good and the racers were satisfied.“All in all I think we had a successful even...

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Alleged assault ends in head injury

A report to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office concerning an injured female led to a charge of felonious assault, according to an affidavit filed with the Hillsboro Municipal Court.When a deputy responded to the call on Saturday, he observed a female lying unconscious in the front yard of the residence. The affidavit states that she was “bleeding from the face and head” and was “covered in silver paint.”The deputy spoke to those who had ca...

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Greenfield teen remains in detention

A Greenfield teen admitted Monday in Highland County Juvenile Court to resisting arrest nearly two weeks ago and will remain in detention until Friday.Judge Kevin Greer said that according to the complaint, the 17-year-old was “obviously” impaired at the time of the incident.Charges of underage consumption and disorderly conduct were dismissed in the agreement reached.The boy will be on community control indefinitely, Greer said, and has a 90-day c...

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Farm Credit gives Highland Co. Extension $1,500

Farm Credit Mid-America, an agriculture lending cooperative serving farmers, rural residents and agribusinesses throughout Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, recently contributed $1,500 in funding to support the Highland County Extension Support Committee. The Extension Support Committee helps fund 4-H programming in the county. The contribution was presented earlier this month at the Highland County Fair. Pictured, from left to right, are: Wendy Osborn, regional vice president, Farm Cred...

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Dollar General has new Hillsboro location

Dollar General hopes to make shopping easier and more convenient for customers in Hillsboro with the grand opening its new store at 1410 N. High St. on Saturday, Sept. 27 beginning at 8 a.m.Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.The new store will continue to ...

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Dog park group elects officers

A new association was formed Sunday to take the lead in providing the city of Hillsboro with a public dog park.The Hillsboro Dog Park Association elected officers and board members, and took the first steps in a fundraising drive to come up with the $9,000 or so that will be needed to make the park a reality.At Sunday’s get-together held at the meeting room of the new fire station, officers were elected, including: Richelle Fair, president; Diana Griffith, vice-pre...

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Deer hunter workshop at Spring Valley range Oct. 23

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife (ODNR/DOW,) in conjunction with the Ohio Trapper and Hunter Education Instructor Association (OTHEIA), will host a Deer Hunter Workshop from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Spring Valley Shooting Range, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.There is a $5 fee per person for the workshop. The fee will cover a lite meal that will be served at 6:30pm. Participants under 12 years of age attend for free.Presentations will include s...

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Two students from Greenfield named to CSCC dean’s list

Patrick Henson and Daniel Miller, both of Greenfield, have been named to the summer semester dean’s list at Columbus Sate Community College. To be named to the list, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled for six or more credit hours.Article submitted by Columbus Sate Community College.

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