NEWS


9:19 pm |    
Mayor candidate challenged
7:32 pm
Updated: 7:40 pm. |    
Celebrating archaeology
2:24 pm |    
In the Kitchen with Sharon
History on display

History on display

About 10 months ago the Highland County Historical Society was discussing a way observe the 175th anniversary of both its Highland House Museum and Sc...

August 15th, 2019 |  


Another step forward for rural transport system

Another step forward for rural transport system

The Highland Area Rural Transportation System (HARTS) committee has been dreaming of providing the community with more widespread public transportatio...

August 15th, 2019 |  


Sapp guilty of trafficking in heroin, fentanyl and meth

Sapp guilty of trafficking in heroin, fentanyl and meth

WILMINGTON — A Hillsboro man was sentenced a man to a 30-month prison term after Clinton County jurors found him guilty of trafficking in heroin...

August 15th, 2019 |  


SSCC opens Portman tour

SSCC opens Portman tour

Senator Rob Portman kicked off his three-day tour of Southern and Southeastern Ohio at Southern State Community College on Wednesday.Following a brief...

August 14th, 2019 |  


Baking contest will be part of HCHS Pioneer Day

As part of the inaugural Highland County Historical Society’s Pioneer Day coming up Aug. 24, and to celebrate the importance of food in the pion...

August 14th, 2019 |  


Three added to Women’s Hall of Fame

Three added to Women’s Hall of Fame

Nearly 100 of their fellow Highland countians were on hand as Sue Boatman, Mary Stanforth and Jane Tissot were welcomed Tuesday into the ranks of 113 ...

August 14th, 2019 |  


OPINION


1:44 pm |    
Humanity and the press
What a mess we have on our hands

What a mess we have on our hands

I am writing this just a couple of days after the recent mass murders in both El Paso, Texas and Dayton. Although random massacres like this seem to b...

August 13th, 2019 |  


Time for self-examination

Time for self-examination

It was brought to my attention over the weekend that in the craziness of day to day life we tend to take important things for granted. Things that you...

August 12th, 2019 |  


Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

Seeing words a sight for sore eyes

I came home from the eye doctor a few days ago, and my phone buzzed.I pulled it out and realized something terrifying: I couldn’t read.My eyes w...

August 9th, 2019 |  


Dog Spit and other sports memories

Dog Spit and other sports memories

As a boy I was placed on a baseball team called the Gnats, and as a man I played on a softball team named Dog Spit.Is it that I don’t like sport...

August 8th, 2019 |  


Church in the lonesome pines

Church in the lonesome pines

My wife’s late mother, Margaret Whitt Freeman, grew up in southwest Virginia not far from the Clinch Mountains, where the air is pure, the strea...

August 7th, 2019 |  


We have to do something, right?

We have to do something, right?

I would wager that you were horrified when you read about the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Only a maniac could condone the taking of i...

August 6th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


McClain hosting new Jamboree

McClain hosting new Jamboree

A new event, the inagural McClain Jamboree/Meet The Teams will be held Friday, Aug. 23 at McClain Field in Greenfield.Gates will open at 6 p.m. and th...

August 15th, 2019 |  


Local sports briefs

15th Fairfield Lion OpenThe 15th annual Fairfield Lion Open will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at Buckeye Hills Golf Course. Lunch and registration are at...

August 13th, 2019 |  


Park visits Leesburg

Park visits Leesburg

Ohio State football broadcaster Jack Park was in Leesburg Saturday for the annual Leesburg Festival. He is shown here autographing a copy of his book ...

August 12th, 2019 |  


HHS fish fry

HHS fish fry

It’s that time of the year again — kids are going back to school and the high school fall sports has commenced. The Hillsboro High School ...

August 12th, 2019 |  


Tigers continue to win

Tigers continue to win

The McClain boys varsity golf team defeated Paint Valley at Buckeye Hills, 190-231, Thursday.Tiger senior Trenton Newkirk went on to be a match medali...

August 9th, 2019 |  


Indians fall to Unioto

Indians fall to Unioto

The Hillsboro Indians boys golf team traveled to Unioto High School to face the Unioto Shermans on Wednesday.Unioto won the match with a total score o...

August 8th, 2019 |  


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LIFE


5:14 pm |    
Food insecurity and seniors
Bluegrass festival returns to Bainbridge

Bluegrass festival returns to Bainbridge

This year’s indoor Bluegrass in Bainbridge event at the Paxton Theatre will feature seven bluegrass groups and take place on Saturday, Aug. 17 f...

August 14th, 2019 |  


Patrol to focus on impaired drivers

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to drive sober. During a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, troopers will focus enforcement ef...

August 14th, 2019 |  


Reserve Grand Champ at Ohio State Fair

Reserve Grand Champ at Ohio State Fair

The Tamworth boar raised by the Overstake/Dettwiller family was selected as the Reserve Grand Champion at the 2019 Ohio State Fair. The families said ...

August 13th, 2019 |  


Bobbitt earns scholarships

Bobbitt earns scholarships

Hillsboro Emblem Club 277 had announced that Syndey Bobbitt has been awarded a $2,000 Supreme Emblem Club of the United States Scholarship and a $1,00...

August 12th, 2019 |  


Careys celebrating 50 years

Careys celebrating 50 years

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Lanasue Carey of New Vienna are celebrating their golden anniversary. The former Lanasue Bloom married Robert D. Carey on Aug. 23,...

August 12th, 2019 |  


Firefighting event for young women

Attention young women, age 15 and older: Join local women fire service professionals for a free day of hands-on activities to learn more.The class, ca...

August 9th, 2019 |