NEWS


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County Covid vaccination rate slowdown continues
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ODNR to the rescue
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WC grad wrote 70 novels
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Ohio free fishing weekend

Ohio free fishing weekend

The free fishing weekend for Ohio residents is Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division ...

June 11th, 2021 |  


Highland County travel report

The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Highland County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting.NEW ̵...

June 11th, 2021 |  


S.R. 247 will be closed for 5 days

S.R. 247 will be closed for 5 days

S.R. 247 will be closed for five days between Berryville Road and Oak Ridge Road for the completion of a slide repair by Highland County ODOT maintena...

June 11th, 2021 |  


Rain totals below normal

Despite what has seemed like a rainy last few weeks, the Hillsboro area had received a below average 19.78 inches of precipitation for the year throug...

June 11th, 2021 |  


Coss hands down sentences

Coss hands down sentences

Two men and two women received three-year community control sentences in Highland County Common Pleas Court recently, with one gaining entry into the ...

June 10th, 2021 |  


Gas prices are on the rise, soar past $3 mark

Gas prices are on the rise, soar past $3 mark

Gas prices in Highland County and multiple areas in Ohio passed the $3 mark this week. American Automobile Association (AAA) Spokesperson Jeanette McG...

June 10th, 2021 |  


OPINION


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The VW with no gas guage
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The VW with no gas guage

It was about the most strange color of green you could imagine and I probably should have never sold it. But being 16, I wanted something a little mor...

June 11th, 2021 |  


Pop music has always been dirty

Pop music has always been dirty

My kids and I were listening to some modern music lately when my 13-year-old sprinted to her phone to try to skip to the next song.I asked her what sh...

June 9th, 2021 |  


A kinder, gentler capitalism?

A kinder, gentler capitalism?

Winston Churchill famously said, “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings.” As a corollary, he is also reporte...

June 8th, 2021 |  


The homes of dead people

The homes of dead people

A cousin of mine reportedly said, “I can’t imagine living in a house where other people have lived!”I don’t know if she really...

June 7th, 2021 |  


Itching to do some griping

Itching to do some griping

To be honest, I’m really not sure what’s more deeply ingrained in our DNA, our penchant to rationalize or our urge to complain. Being keen...

June 4th, 2021 |  


Chillicothe VA doors are open

Chillicothe VA doors are open

A veteran recently stopped by the Chillicothe VA Urgent Care to say thank you to the VA team for taking such good care of him. He was diagnosed with C...

June 3rd, 2021 |  


SPORTS


Division II regional track and field scenes

Division II regional track and field scenes

In the McClain boys 4 x 100-meter relay Seth Wise hands off to Matt Bliss.Hillsboro’s Zach Burns competes in the shot put.McClain’s Macey ...

June 3rd, 2021 |  


Sports brief

Elks Child Golf ClinicThe Hillsboro Elks will host its annual free Child Golf Clinic on Saturday, June 19. The clinic that includes a golf tournament ...

June 3rd, 2021 |  


Twelve named to All-SE District Baseball Teams

Twelve named to All-SE District Baseball Teams

Twelve players representing all five Highland County school districts have been named to the 2021 All-Southeast District Baseball Teams.On the Divisio...

June 2nd, 2021 |  


Five move on to state championships

Five move on to state championships

Five Highland County athletes — three from McClain High School and two from Whiteoak High School — finished in the top four in their respe...

June 1st, 2021 |  


Hillsboro scenes from district track and field meet

Hillsboro scenes from district track and field meet

Hillsboro’s Maliki Porter runs in the 4 x 400-meter relay at the Southeast Division II Track and Field Meet last week. The team that also includ...

May 27th, 2021 |  


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LIFE


Extension has new summer intern

Extension has new summer intern

Our summer intern for 2021 is Jacob Shuman. He is a resident of Ross County and graduated from The Ohio State University with his bachelor of science ...

June 10th, 2021 |  


Ohio University announces spring grads

More than 4,800 students graduated with bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for spring semester 2021. Highland ...

June 10th, 2021 |  


AAA7 volunteer advocates needed

AAA7 volunteer advocates needed

We have a unique opportunity at the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) for those who are interested in serving as a volunteer advocate for nursing...

June 10th, 2021 |  


FFA members receive agribusiness credentials

FFA members receive agribusiness credentials

Four Hillsboro FFA students received the Ohio AgriBusiness Association Credential during the 2020-21 school year. Lawton Parry, Gavin Puckett, Kelcie ...

June 10th, 2021 |  


Throckmorton receives Eagle Scout award

Throckmorton receives Eagle Scout award

Logan Conner Throckmorton of Lynchburg recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and his Court of Honor ceremony was held May 2 at the Lynchburg Fire ...

June 10th, 2021 |