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Hillsboro resident’s first CD will benefit Haiti missions

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When Angie Sawyer’s son passed away at age 5 she tried several ways to deal with her grief. But none of them worked, she said, until she turned to God. So to tell her story, she recently recorded her first CD, “On The Right Track.”All proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit mission efforts in Haiti.“I was driving home from work one day and felt that before I died, I wanted to leave behind my testimony of grief and loss, and about how I lost my son, to help someone else who has lost a loved one,” the Hillsboro area resident said this week.

 

‘A cousin to the prescription pill’

While narcotic painkillers have become a staple of pain management in modern medicine, alternatives to such prescriptions could help not only the patient, but society as a whole.“A lot of times, if someone has been on long-term narcotics, it’s difficult for them to quit on their own,” said Highland District Hospital Emergency Department Manager Tracey Coss. “The biggest thing … with narcotics is people abuse them.”“The illegal dr...

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Treatment ordered for Greenfield woman

A Greenfield woman will have the opportunity to have a felony charge removed, following a hearing in Highland County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday where she was granted intervention in lieu of conviction.Kassie Brigner, 18, of Greenfield, was given the chance at treatment instead of conviction after pleading guilty to fifth-degree felony possession of heroin.While Brigner is in treatment, further criminal proceedings on the matter will halt. If Brigner is successful in...

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County OKs pursuing RLF pump upgrade

A $949,000 upgrade at the Rocky Fork Waste Water Treatment Plant was discussed by the Highland County Board of Commissioners with Environmental Engineering Services (EES) during Wednesday’s meeting.Commissioners approved 2-1 a resolution allowing EES to pursue funding through a loan agreement with the Ohio Water Development Authority to upgrade the plant’s pump system, with Jeremy Shaffer casting the lone vote against.Frank Leone with EES presented a financia...

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Lions, and greasers, and witches – oh my!

Jack Kerouac once said, “The only truth is music.”But, to expand on that, I can’t help but think another truth is this: It’s nearly impossible to find someone who doesn’t like music.There are different kinds of music-listeners. There are those who use it as a companion on the drive home from work; those who take it seriously with classical pieces and operas; and those who use it as an emotional outlet, whether through listening to a favorite...

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SSCC announces honors lists for spring semester

Southern State Community College has released its president’s and dean’s list for academic excellence for Spring Semester 2014. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average while carrying a specific number of academic credit hours. Those who achieve the dean’s list are full-time students who have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0.

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Elam wins FOB Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

Terri Elam was the winner of the $100 first-place prize in the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest sponsored by KFC during the Festival of the Bells. Elam is pictured with KFC’s Maddie Cupp and Keith Chambers.

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Leesburg Summer Fest looking for assistance

The weather was not good to the Leesburg Summer Fest on June 20. It started raining about 4 p.m. while the vendors were setting up. There were several showers that came through and it finally stopped raining in time for a small crowd to hear the Blue Steel Band to play at 8 p.m.

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