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Gas price free fall continues

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The gas price has once again dropped considerably, going down 14 cents since last week, with the national average now totaling $3.245, according to an American Automobile Association (AAA) news release and the AAA statistics website. AAA said the fall means that about 34 states have average gas prices lower than last year.

Library digitizing

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The annals of daily Highland County history will soon become more accessible to the public as the digitization of many of Highland County District Library’s microfilm of local newspaper records comes to fruition as early as later this month, according to director Suzanne Roberts.

Diverse ‘Pants Factory’ history

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The building known as the “Pants Factory” on North West Street in Hillsboro has had a diverse history and is a testament to the power of architectural preservation, adaptation and reinvention, according to Columbus preservationist Jeffrey Darbee.

Storm damage still being assessed

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The Highland County Board of Commissioners opened bids for planned improvements to the Rocky Fork Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant at its weekly Wednesday morning meeting.

Man who fled cops apprehended

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A man with a long criminal history and allegedly driving a stolen vehicle was apprehended Saturday after causing a three-vehicle crash last Thursday in Hillsboro and then fleeing the scene.

Jury convicts man in killings of 8 from another Ohio family

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Jurors convicted a man Wednesday in the killings of eight people from another Ohio family after weighing his denials and other testimony against the word of witnesses, including his brother and mother, who previously pleaded guilty for their roles.

Greenfield Christmas Parade

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The 41st annual Greenfield Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 2 p.m.

Close to dying from COVID

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GREENFIELD — When Kevin Jennings lost his mother to COVID-19 he hoped that would be the last of the pandemic’s wrath on his loved ones.

New Appalachia grant is county topic

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The Appalachian Community Grant was detailed at the morning meeting of the Highland County Board of Commissioners by Julie Bolender, director of Highland County Economic Development.

Koury is new CCO at Adena

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Adena Health System has announced that Shaheed Koury, M.D., will soon join the organization as its new chief clinical officer. In his role, Koury will have system oversight and leadership for directing Adena’s clinical operations and quality of care initiatives.