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Drugs fuel ‘explosion’ in female offenders

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While there are many effects of local drug addiction, the increase of female offenders is one that has had far-reaching impacts for not only the individual, but also for their families and the community as a whole.“It’s definitely increasing,” said Hillsboro Municipal Court Judge David H. McKenna. In 2000, he said, roughly one out of every six or eight cases he saw involved women. “It just was not a significant part of my daily work here,” he added.That started to change, McKenna said, about four to six years ago, which was “about the same time heroin started showing up.”


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September is Library Card Sign-up Month and the staff at the Leesburg Library would like to remind parents that your children need to have the “smartest card” in their wallets – a library card. Please bring your children to the front desk and sign them up for a card if they don’t already have one. The only requirement is that their parent must have a library card in good standing within the Highland County System.

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Hillsboro High School graduate starts medical school

Kyle Nowak, a graduate of Hillsboro High School, went through his White Coat Ceremony at the University of Toledo on Aug.15 and started medical school three days later. After graduating from high school Nowak went on to Southern State Community College where he had a 4.0 GPA before transferring to the University of Cincinnati. He earned his bachelor’s degree from UC’s McMicken College of Arts and Sciences with honors in biological sciences in April 27 of 2013. He then went on to b...

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This girl is outta here

I’m gone this week and in my place I have left these words.I’ve had the opportunity to explore a lot of our very diverse nation, but this week I get to see places I have never seen.In the first family vacation we’ve taken for some time, we decided to not only head to South Dakota, but to tent camp while we are there.I look at this as the first real adventure I’ve had in a very long time.My husband and I are hopeful this will ...

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Community Calendar

TODAYBainbridge Senior Citizens.Lynchburg Boy Scout Troop #120, 7 p.m., Lynchburg Lions Club.Lynchburg Lodge #178 F.&A.M., 7:30 p.m.Free anonymous confidential HIV testing, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Highland County Greenfield Community Action.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 Counseli...

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Free mammogramsWomen age 40 and older should receive a mammogram every year. Early detection of breast cancer can significantly improve a woman’s chance of survival.Thanks to a grant from the Susan G. Koman Foundation and St. Elizabeth Hospital, women in the area now have the opportunity to receive a mammogram at no cost. On Friday, Sept. 5, St. Elizabeth Hospital’s mobile unit will be providing mammogram screenings at the Highland County Hea...

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Former Hillsboro fireman charged with equipment theft

Updated from original 10:42 a.m. post.A former Hillsboro Fire Department firefighter and head of the Hillsboro fire union has been charged with fifth-degree felony theft.The Hillsboro Police Department said Tuesday that an investigator from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office contacted HPD on Aug. 8 in reference to a case that involved the Clinton-Highland Joint Fire District, where David Snider Jr. had worked recently. The Clinton County Sheriff’s O...

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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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Fair off to strong start

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 Cla...

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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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