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Several sentenced to community control

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A Hillsboro man was sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court to community control on counts of breaking and entering and possession.

Defendant denies knowledge of plot to kill 8 people in 2016

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WAVERLY — A man on trial in the 2016 slayings of eight current and prospective members of another family in southern Ohio testified Wednesday that he had no idea his relatives planned to kill the victims and that he would have taken action to prevent the slayings had he known about such a plan.

Daniels named new commander of officer academy

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Southern State Community College has announced that Doug Daniels of Greenfield is the new commander of the Ohio Basic Peace Officer Academy (OPOTA) at the college.

Thompson queen; Rocky Fork funds; 1st lost, last game

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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.

Holdup attempt, fire damage and Christmas parade

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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.

Unemployment numbers climb a bit

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The unemployment rate in Highland County climbed in October to 4.7 percent, a rise of 0.4 percent from the previous month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).

Coal for workers, Christmas sale, Kroger access road

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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.

An Ohio-shaped rock of ages

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Jerry Goodbar recalls farming with his father right out of high school in 1962 when he noticed a rock stuck in the plow blades. He immediately noticed the granite was shaped like the state of Ohio with its squared-off western border with Indiana, the meandering Ohio River’s distinct demarcation and Lake Erie’s presence from Toledo to Conneaut.

Sewer rate increases in two places

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The Highland County Board of Commissioners announced approval for an increase to the rates for both the Rolling Acres and Lake Side sewers at its weekly Wednesday morning meeting.

A Christmas tradition

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Every year about this time the hills and hollers of Highland County brighten up with the arrival of Christmas displays. People will drive down roads that they travel once or twice a month just to see what their neighbors have thought up this year. If you find yourself on one of these excursions you may want to drive up past Lowe’s on Careytown Road to see what Nick and Patty Lindsey have done this year with Plainview Farm.