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Nine marathons in nine days

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When Hillsboro native Johnny Clemons lines up Monday for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, he will feel relieved. He’ll feel relieved because he wasn’t there last year with his family at the finish line as they were the previous two years, and because he will be starting the last of nine straight days of running marathons.A 1996 Hillsboro High School graduate, Clemons is one of 26 runners, most them fellow graduates of Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., who are running 1,075 miles from there to Boston, Mass. to deliver about $60,000 in relief efforts related to last year’s bombing at the marathon that left three dead and many others injured.

 

Patrol commander arrested for domestic violence

The commander of the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was arrested Friday on charges of domestic violence, according to the Wilmington Police Department.Wilmington Police Chief Duane Weyend said Saturday Lt. Michael Sanders was arrested Friday evening by law enforcement officials from the WPD after an investigation into an alleged incident that occurred Tuesday night.Weyand said his office received a call about a disturbance taking place downtown on the s...

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Lady Indians claim title at Paint Valley Invitational

BAINBRIDGE – Led by individual first place finishes from Allison Goolsby, Megan Overberg, Mallory Overberg and three really teams, the Hillsboro girls track team won the nine-team Andy Haines Paint Valley Invitational on Thursday.Final team scores were: Hillsboro 149, Zane Trace 131.5, Adena 128, Huntington 74, Paint Valley 70, Southeastern 55.5, Lynchburg Clay 41, Western Latham 5 and Fairfield 2.Following are the Hillsboro placers in each event:3200m R...

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Suicide squeeze in final at bat lifts Fairfield over Whiteoak

Down three runs and facing Whiteoak’s Kiley Sosby, who had pitched a perfect game the night before, the Fairfield Lady Lions rallied to tie the game with three runs in the sixth inning then won in dramatic fashion in their final at bat when Cynnamon Sova-Davy laid down a perfect two-out suicide squeeze bunt to score Kaitlin Evans from third base.“The Lady Wildcat defense was caught off guard as was most of the fans. Kaitlin Evans easily scored and Cynnamon was safe at f...

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Game of crash the eggs, anyone?

I was talking to my sixth-grade nephew the other day about his parents hosting the Gilliland family annual Easter gathering this year. “So, Gabe,” I asked, “are you going to hunt Easter eggs this year?”Being in the sixth grade, I thought maybe he was at the age where he might be thinking that Easter isn’t “cool” anymore. But the answer I got was nothing of the kind.I do not recall his exact words, but with almost no hesitation he...

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McClain Show Choir ‘Spectacular’ is April 26

The McClain Performing Arts Boosters will present the annual McClain Show Choir “Spectacular” on Saturday, April 26.The production has been a long-standing tradition of the performing arts program at McClain. The theme of this year’s show is “Dreams.”The production is very similar to “Opening Night,” which is presented at the beginning of each school year. It features songs, dances, and a running script which ties all the acts to...

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Earley accepts position in Germantown

Rick Earley, who was a part of the Hillsboro City School system for thirty years, was recently hired as superintendent for the Valley View School District in Germantown.“I realized I wasn’t ready to retire,” Earley said of the position in Montgomery County. “I still felt I had energy to give.”Earley retired in January, after having been superintendent of Hillsboro City Schools for three-plus years.“But I guess he’s not...

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Highland County drug deaths at state average

A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and a public health crisis, and Highland County officials are not surprised.The Times-Gazette recently took an in-depth look at the heroin epidemic in a three-part series produced by Civitas Media newspapers. This week, the state said that 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012,...

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