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Four rescued from Paint Creek’s high water

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Two adults and two juveniles who were swept away by high waters Saturday in Paint Creek in Greenfield were rescued safely by six members of the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District and two officers from the Greenfield Police Department.

Muskies at RFL, MHS art at D.C., HES time capsule

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Editor’s note — We’re continuing our tradition of taking a look back each Saturday at some of the important, interesting or even odd events as they were reported during the same week throughout the years, along with interesting advertising features from years gone by.

Biodiversity project at Weastec

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In the past year, Weastec has taken steps to enrich the diverse ecosystem surrounding its premises in Hillsboro. In November 2023, a group of employees established Weastec’s Biodiversity Team, later named BioTEC, with the aim of utilizing the company’s land to restore ecosystems suitable for various native species of animals, plants, insects and others.

Brownfield Program could become permanent

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News regarding the possibility of a Brownfield Remediation Program becoming a permanent fixture in Ohio’s budget was among multiple updates given at the monthly meeting of the Highland County Land Reutilization Corporation (land bank).

HCHS will host Vintage Bridal Exhibit

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Have you ever come across a box in the attic filled with pictures of a wedding from the days when photos were taken in a studio and the happy couple look anything but happy? Maybe you found a Bible with the marriage certificate in the center, an old wedding invitation enclosed in not one but two envelopes. Perhaps you found a quilt of intertwined circles made from feed sacks and scraps of other fabrics as well as some embroidered pillowcases in a cedar chest. Have you heard your grandparents talk about a “belling” but had no idea what they were laughing about?

Commissioners approve airport cameras

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The Highland County Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of security cameras at the Highland County Airport at its weekly Wednesday meeting.

Local man facing poaching charges

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A Hillsboro man has been implicated in the alleged poaching of an 18-point antlered white-tailed deer, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced on behalf of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Measles cases moving closer to Highland County

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Measles is a highly contagious disease and has gained a lot of attention in the media lately. With confirmed cases getting closer and closer to Highland County, the Highland County Health Department is working to educate community members about measles and prevention measures.

Parking issues, flying record, jailbreak busted

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Editor’s note — We’re continuing our tradition of taking a look back each Saturday at some of the important, interesting or even odd events as they were reported during the same week throughout the years, along with interesting advertising features from years gone by.

Four years for sex with minor

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A Hillsboro man sentenced to four years in prison for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor was among four people sentenced recently in Highland County Common Pleas Court.