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Getting teens to ‘open their eyes’

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While prom night may be filled with dresses, corsages, and limousines, the days leading up to it are filled with careful planning and educational programs, all aimed at promoting safety and ensuring that a fun evening does not become tragic.According to people who help organize the events, driving is the riskiest part of prom night.The main danger, according to Hillsboro High School Principal Jason Snively, is that students are “on the road late in the evening.”Much danger, he said, comes from “just the time of the day.”“Student are tired after prom,” he added.

 

Greenfield woman could be facing federal charges

A Greenfield woman was arrested in Illinois this week following allegations of attempting to pass counterfeit $100 bills and possession of drugs.According to WXEF in Effingham, Ill., Effingham police officers responded Tuesday after a report of two suspects trying to pass bogus bills at a convenience store. Arrested were Lindsey N. Whaley, 22, of Greenfield, and 39-year-old Eric J. McCullom, of Columbus.According to WXEF, Effingham police had previously received a messag...

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Greenfield man’s rare Mustang going to national car show

A Greenfield man who owns a rare Ford Olympic Sprint Mustang will be taking the car to the largest all-Ford show in the world in June on a personal invitation.John Hill has been to a lot of car shows, both with a 1965 Ford Mustang he used to own, and now with the 1972 Mustang he bought more than a year ago.He purchased the car in Michigan after combing lots of places, including Tennessee and Missouri, for something unique, he said.And he said he would have con...

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Southern State students inducted into PTK honor society

The membership of one of higher education’s most recognized honor societies, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), was enhanced by the induction of several new members at an April 19 ceremony on the central campus of Southern State Community College.

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Merchants National Bank donates to Whiteoak’s After Prom

Merchants National Bank contributed to Whiteoak High School’s After Prom Party this year. MNB’s donation of $300 will go toward food and prizes for the event that will be held April 26 at Highland Lanes. Pictured is MNB representative Bertha Hamilton with WHS students Courtney Cummings, Brandon Ashbaugh and Kylie Douglas.

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Troop 171 prepares for 100 year anniversary

Troop 171 will be 100 years old in 2016. The Scouts of Troop 171 and 226 have started working on the five-acre camp on Greystone Drive to get it ready for the celebration.To help with the project the Hillsboro Lions Club has set up a BO-WA-GE Improvement Fund. To donate, send check to the Hillsboro Lions Club, P.O. Box 711, Hillsboro, Ohhio 45133.The club is the chartering organization for Troop 171.

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Edgewood Manor hosts egg hunt

On Saturday, April 19, there were 2,400 eggs spread out for ages 0 up to 10 at Edgewood Manor. Grand prizes were two bicycles per age group. The winners of those bikes were, Dakota John Piatt, Chloe Albright, Jobe Lugo, Mason Slagle, Kiaria Parr and Abi Brigner. Edgewood Manor would like to thank all the vendors who helped make the egg hunt a success.

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Fairfield Local Schools open enrollment meeting

Parents of students who want to enroll at Fairfield Local Schools for the first time under the open enrollment policy for the 2014-15 school year are invited to attend an informal meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in the district office conference room, 11611 SR 771, Leesburg. The open enrollment policy will be explained, questions answered, and applications will be available.

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