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Two arrested following heroin tip

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Two men were arrested Monday night following a tip to the Highland County Sheriff’s Office that one of them was in possession of heroin.According to Highland County Sheriff Richard Warner, the tip reported that Preston Cress, 24, of Hillsboro, had heroin. Upon arrival to the Careytown Road residence, deputies said they noticed Brandon Allen, 21, of Blanchester, place something under a blanket on the front porch.Under the blanket, deputies found 21 caps of a brown substance that later tested positive for heroin, according to Warner.Allen was charged with fourth-degree felony possession of heroin. According to the Highland County Justice Center website, he is scheduled to be arraigned in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Wednesday.


Hillsboro wins on Volley for a Cure night

The annual Volley for a Cure was held at Hillsboro High School on Monday night. The Lady Indians played host to South Central Ohio League opponent Wilmington and breezed through the Hurricane in just three sets with scores of 25-19, 25-17, and 25-19.“We definitely didn’t play up to our level tonight,” said coach Amy Vance. “We were playing to keep up and not to win. I think we can play a lot better. But we got the three sets and the win. We’re currentl...

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Supreme Court delays early voting in Ohio

The Supreme Court late Monday blocked early voting scheduled to start Tuesday in Ohio.The last-minute decision means early voting will not start on Tuesday, but instead will be delayed one week, the Associated Press reported.Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and Attorney General Mike DeWine asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse or delay the district court order restoring Golden Week, a week-long window when people could both register to vote and cast a ballot in Ohio,...

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HHS soccer falls to Wilmington over weekend

The Hillsboro girls and boys soccer teams hosted Wilmington in two very physical soccer games on Saturday morning. Unfortunately for both team, the Hurricane of Wilmington came out on top in both games.In the girls game, the Lady Indians couldn’t find a way to score and dropped to 9-4 on the season with a 2-0 loss.

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Nightmares, stoplights, campaigns, loss

Years of digesting old horror films, coupled with poor late-night dietary habits, leave me susceptible to nightmares.Over the years I’ve regularly been chased by werewolves, plagued by vampires, lost in the deep, dark woods, haunted by ghosts, or experienced that old standby, endless falling. Probably once or twice a month Lora finds herself shaking me awake from my latest terrifying adventure in slumber.A few nights ago, I had a new nightmare. I dreamt that I was ...

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Some ‘good family fun’

The old school in Buford recently became the home of classic country music, local performances, and overall “good family fun,” according to volunteer Pat Mallot.Mallot is one of several Buford volunteers who works to maintain the old school, which will now be a venue for The Central Ohio Opry Band.The Times-Gazette previously reported that The Central Ohio Opry Band began in 2012. Since that time, Mallot said, the band has changed.With some new mem...

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Two sentenced after violations

Two defendants on Monday were sentenced to treatment and community control after previously admitting to probation violations.Highland County Common Pleas Court Judge Rocky Coss told each one that this would be their last chance with the court.Robert D. Throckmorton, 25, of Leesburg, was sentenced to three years community control and the STAR program on fifth-degree felony possession of cocaine.Throckmorton’s case initially began as an intervention in li...

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Firefighters respond to Johnson Street blaze

Updated from 11:20 a.m. post.Firefighters responded on Monday morning to a fire in a trailer park off Johnson Street in Hillsboro.Paint Creek and Lynchburg firefighters and EMS personnel were on the scene of the fire that was contained to a single trailer home in the Blair Modern Trailer Court.According to Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District Chief Bradley George, the residents of the home were away at work when the fire occurred.George said...

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Oktoberfest brings out community

The smell of sauerkraut, the steady hum of many voices engaged in conversation and the sounds of the accordion and tuba lent to a festive air during Greenfield’s Oktoberfest on Saturday.Opened by the German tradition of the breaking of the pretzel, Greening Greater Greenfield’s (G3) fourth annual event offered those attending the sounds of the Zinzinnati Bierband, German culinary delights, and activities for the kids like pumpkin painting, the rubber chicken toss, face ...

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Recent grads should expect to ‘grow with the company’

With most college students now back to campus, many of their counterparts who graduated last spring may find themselves still looking for a job.Until employment can be found, according to Tom Payton, coordinator of Career and Counseling Services at Southern State Community College, graduates should realize that “looking for a job is your job.”Payton said that a rule of thumb for job hunting is that for every $10,000 a person expects to make, he or she should ...

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Check it out

October is the start of our busy holiday season here at the Leesburg Library.

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Country Quilters present quilts to veterans

Members of the Country Quilters of Highland County traveled to the Ohio Veterans Home in Georgetown recently with Hillsboro VFW Post 9094 to present handcrafted quilts for the veterans in residence at Georgetown. The Country Quilters of Highland County meet at the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro. For more information call Pat Roads 937-393-4768.

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Heartland of Hillsboro hosts pool party

Heartland of Hillsboro residents are pictured enjoying an annual pool party at the home of Patty Roades, Heartland activities director.

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Take Note

Voter registration deadlineThe Highland County Board of Elections would like to remind the citizens of Highland County that the deadline to register to vote is Oct. 6 by 9 p.m. Voter registrations are available in the board office, local public library, bureau of motor vehicles, or county treasurer’s office. If you are already a current registered voter and need to update your address, you can go to www.highlandcountyelections.com and update online....

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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.Marshall Community Ladies, 6:30 p.m.Rotary Club, 11:45 a.m., Ponderosa Banquet Center, Hillsboro.AmVets Post 61 euchre, 11541 North Shore Dr., 5:30 p.m.Alcoholics Anonymous, Beginners Group, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 127 South West St...

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Tigers strike first but fall 62-7 to Miami Trace

On a picture-perfect night for high school football, the Miami Trace Panthers welcomed long-time rivals the McClain Tigers for the 2014 Homecoming Friday.After an early onside kick and a quick touchdown to start the game for the Tigers, the night belonged to the Panthers as they broke a two-game losing streak with a 62-7 victory.The win lifts Miami Trace to 3-2 overall, 1-1 in the SCOL and the Tigers are now 0-5 overall, 0-2 in the SCOL.McClain’s score c...

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Indians shocked by Cavaliers, 55-0

The Indians started the night off with a bang on Fright night, but the rest of the game wasn’t as bright as the Indians (2-3) lost to the Chillicothe Cavaliers (3-2) 55-0.The Indians were able to get the ball first and on the kick off, Latrell Haithcock sprinted his way all the way to a 40 yard pickup and set up his team on the opponents 45 to start the game.Even with the great field position, the Indians were unable to make any head way, went for it on fourth down...

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Financial trouble forces SWRMC to close

Southwest Regional Medical Center shut down on Friday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. due to financial issues.Roger Rieger, SWRMC’s chief operating officer, delivered the news to employees on Friday afternoon after the hospital learned it was unable to make payroll. Employees’ wages were garnished, and, in addition to not knowing what lies ahead for the hospital’s future, they were not paid on Friday.An employee was seen leaving the hospital in tears just minutes b...

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