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April begins peak tornado season

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While tornadoes can occur at any time, the upcoming months often see the most tornado activity, and preparing for such severe weather can help ensure safety when it strikes.“We’re heading into having a better chance of tornadoes in this area,” said Steve Hrebenach, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. “Generally, there’s an increase in chances from April through June.”Similarly, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness cites the peak tornado season as April through July, with most tornadoes occurring between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.


A little bit of nourishment

My earliest memory happened when I was about 2 years old. I was sitting in our hallway, leaning against the wall, and feeling quite frustrated that I couldn’t get these little eggs out of a toy carton.Of course, they weren’t supposed to come out; they would have been a choking hazard.But all I knew was that I was pretending to bake, and how was I supposed to do that without proper eggs?Perhaps that moment was a sneak preview into my later years. No...

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Body of missing man found

The body of a Concord Township man who had been missing since April 4 was found Tuesday by the Highland County Sheriff’s Office.Kenneth A. Shafer, of the Sugar Tree Ridge community, had been missing since the evening of April 4 when he was last seen at his Concord Township home, the sheriff’s office said in a press release late last Friday. The sheriff’s office said that circumstances surrounding events on April 4 led to an investigation into Shafer’s disapp...

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Emptiness full of promise

This week in the church calendar is known as Holy Week. It is the time when Christians the world over celebrate Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection from the dead.Some of the most profound words in all of Scripture are, “He is not here; He has risen!” Those words, spoken on that first Easter Sunday morning by the angel at the tomb where Jesus had been buried just a few days earlier, are words which provided hope for those closest to Jesus then and they provide...

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Garden Club slips into spring with glass flowers

For the March meeting of the Hillsboro Garden Club, members answered roll call with their perennial personal favorites and their plans for the growing season. Rose Marie Cowdrey presided.The club received recognition from the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs for their Flower Show Book with a superior score of 95 percent. Compiled by Carol Gorby, the volume is a detailed recounting of the successful floral shows presented at the Katherine Granger Floral Hall during the 2013 Highland...

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‘Today’ seminar April 17 at Southern State

A free seminar on Street Drugs Today: Taking Back Our Families & Communities will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium on Southern State Community College’s Central Campus, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro.Immediately following the presentation will be a question-and-answer session and reception.What can you do when you see drugs in action? What do you do if you find this issue within your own home? According to Sgt. Ran...

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Local Religion Briefs

Holy Communion serviceThe Hillsboro First Presbyterian Church will commemorate the Lord’s Last Supper with a Holy Communion service at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, April 17. It is also inviting the public to an Easter morning service to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection by having a sunrise service at the Liberty Park Shelter House at 6:30 a.m. Donuts and coffee will be provided for a time of fellowship after the service. The church will have another Easter c...

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Take Note

Lynchburg Historical Society bake saleThe Lynchburg Historical Society is holding a bake sale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19 at the Lynchburg City Building on Main Street.Highland County Baby ShowerThe third annual Highland County Baby Shower, for expectant mothers with babies up to 6 months old, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at the Hi-TEC Center, Suite 200, 1575 N. High St., Hillsboro....

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