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Ebola virus unlikely here

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Health officials in Highland County say they are prepared to take action against the Ebola virus should it strike here, but they’re not overly worried about such an occurrence actually happening.Dr. Jim VanZant, the county health commissioner, said Tuesday that the fears over Ebola in the U.S. are somewhat overblown, stressing that there are no actual cases in Ohio, although some Ohioans are being monitored.“It’s not a real infectious disease,” said VanZant, noting that it can only be spread through direct contact. He said that the three cases identified in the U.S. are mostly health care workers, who were at risk because of their direct contact with patients.

 

Lady Indians upset undefeated Jackson 4-1

The Hillsboro Lady Indians traveled to Jackson on Tuesday night to take on the No. 1 seed in their bracket, and undefeated Jackson on their home field. Hillsboro was the underdog in the game and managed to pull off the major upset, giving Jackson their first loss of the season and ending their year with a 4-1 victory.Trista Rhodes started the scoring for the Hillsboro girls, Kaylee Achor added her own after that, and Trista Rhodes had two more goals in the game earning her a hat tr...

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Lady Mustangs blank North Adams 4-0

The Lynchburg-Clay girls soccer team isn’t letting the weather slow their tournament run at all this fall as they are heading to the District finals once again after a 4-0 win over North Adams on Tuesday night in the District semi-finals.

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Recorder will present historical society program

Highland County Recorder Chad McConnaughey will give a presentation describing what happens in his office during a free session offered by the Highland County Historical Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Highland House Museum in Hillsboro.“It’s something I think is very interesting. We have a lot of history recorded here from slaves who were emancipated to transfers of land,” McConnaughey said.The recorder who took office in January of 2013 sai...

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Guilty pleas get Hillsboro man prison

A Hillsboro man pled guilty to multiple charges in two separate case in Highland County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday and was sentenced to a total of three years in prison.Jamal K. Hopkins, 46, pled guilty to two counts of fifth-degree felony forgery in one case and three counts of fifth-degree felony breaking and entering in another case.He was sentenced to consecutive terms of eight months on one forgery charge, and seven months on all the other charges for a total of ...

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Report card system detailed

Ohio’s new system of assigning grades to schools across the state based on their performance was broken down at Monday’s meeting of the Greenfield Board of Education.Deanne Link, director of instruction and student achievement for the district, said the letter grades released in September were based on four areas: achievement, gap closing, progress, and graduation rate. Data for two additional categories, K-3 literacy and prepared for success, will be released with the ...

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It’s all in how you look at it

I remember as a child my grandmother watching the nightly news, and more often than not she would lament the fall of humanity into such dark times.I still hear the same types of comments all the time, each of them tinged by a woebegone edge, like all of humanity has gone to Hell in a hand basket and there is no hope of redemption.It’s not true.It’s easy to see all that is wrong with society, with humanity. But I’ll wager a majority of the thi...

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Opening Night at McClain High School

Scenes from last weekend Opening Night production, the traditional opening theatrical performance for McClain High School students each year, are shown here.

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Health department looking for volunteers

The Highland County Health Department will be conducting an exercise on Oct. 29th 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The department is in need of volunteers from the public who drive to participate in this drill.Participants will be asked to drive to the new fire station on North East Street, then will be asked to drive through distribution line to receive simulated medication. The infection being simulated is from anthrax exposure.Anyone having questions or who can participate please con...

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Arrest made for meth, outstanding warrant

A Hillsboro man who was indicted in August on methamphetamine charges – and who also had outstanding warrants on multiple cases in the Hillsboro Municipal Court – was arrested Monday.According to a news release from the Hillsboro Police Department, an officer went to an apartment complex on Holmes Street at 12:22 a.m. to serve an outstanding warrant on John Mark Ervin, 53.Ervin was found in a closet, where he had been allegedly hiding from the officer, the ne...

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Kiser appointed as interim director of YMCA

Kellie Kiser has been appointed interim director of the Highland County Family YMCA it was announced Monday.Kiser replaces Michael Lozano, the previous interim director, who resigned to assist with the health care of a family member out of state.“Kellie is an experienced Y leader who has overseen YMCA business functions … and has supervisory experience with the staff and programs in a variety of areas,” according to Sandy Berlin Walker, the president an...

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Take Note

L-C Board of Ed. special meetingThere will be special meeting of the Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 5:45 p.m. at the board of education office for the discussion of employment. This is change of date from a previous notice.Spaghetti SupperThe Greenfield Rotary Club will have its annual Spaghetti Supper on Oct. 24 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the McClain High School Cafeteria before the McClain vs. Wilmington...

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Wenstrup visits Highland District

Highland District Hospital is doing well financially and last year saw its fifth straight year with a positive bottom line.That’s what HDH CEO Jim Baer said Monday during a tour of the facility with U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup. Baer said three years ago the hospital was losing $1 million a year in its OB department, but decided to not to close it because that would have a left a five-county gap in the area with no hospitals with maternity wards.Baer said that when DHL ...

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Southeast All-District golf teams announced

Coaches met on Sunday afternoon at Vinton County High School to vote on All District golf teams.For Hillsboro, Austin Bagshaw was named to the first team. His teammates Jacob Deatley and Alex VanZant made second team, and Travis Wehrung made honorable mention.For McClain, Shania Massie was named to the second team, Kaylee Smith, honorable mention, and Aaron Sharp made honorable mention for the boys team.For Fairfield, Zach Schular was named to the second team,...

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Cross Country teams find success over weekend

Three cross country teams made some noise over the weekend at Rio Grande and Groveport High School.The Fairfield High School boys cross country team captured their fourth straight Southeast District title at the University of Rio Grande Saturday morning with a low score of 20 for the day. Leading the way and capturing the individual title was Wyatt Evans (17:18). Following Evans was runner-up Matthew Mangus (17:38). The third place runner overall ...

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Lady Mustangs are Sectional Champs

The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs are Southeast District sectional champions once again after a blow out, 7-0 victory over fellow Southern Hills Athletic Conference team Peebles on Saturday night.Lynchburg faithful as well as the players had to endure some shilly and wet conditions as temperatures were low and rain fell for the entirety of the game. The girls got out to an early lead with a goal by Sydney Cromer just under nine minutes into the first period of play (31:48). Sam Pier...

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Fair offers ‘one-on-one’ look at colleges

Highland County students will have the opportunity on Thursday afternoon to have a “little more personal” look at colleges and universities, according to Hillsboro High School counselor Joni Layne.On Oct. 23, a college fair will be held in the high school gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public. The fair will go from 4 to 7 p.m. More than 45 colleges and universities will be in attendance. All branches of the military will also be present.Also dur...

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Hillsboro Garden Club attends regional meeting

The Hillsboro Garden Club was enlightened Oct. 9 at A Fall Tailgate Event held in Fairborn’s Senior Citizen Center by Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Region 16, which was presided over by Linda Morgan of Fayette County.

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