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Rev. Dr. Floyd Faust
Rev. Dr. Floyd Faust
Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:20 AM
In honor of Worth and Sarah Gossett and their eight children, a Gossett reunion is held the third Saturday of June each year, and it’s safe to say it’s a tradition that has been around longer than all of us have been alive.
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 7:20 AM
    In honor of Worth and Sarah Gossett and their eight children, a Gossett reunion is held the third Saturday of June each year, and it’s safe to say it’s a tradition that has been around longer than all of us have been alive.
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  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:10 PM
    James Worth Gossett was born April 24, 1847 in Highland County. Sarah Ann Roberts was born in Highland County nearly four years earlier on June 4, 1843. According to tales that have been passed down through the years, young Miss Roberts was engaged to be married … but not to young Mr. Gossett. However, there was an event in history that happened called the American Civil War. Like so many who fought in the Civil War, Miss Roberts’ fiancé didn’t come home.
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  • Dr. C. Ted Roush and the days of smiles and stories
    Monday, November 20, 2017 6:47 PM
    I never realized as I walked out the door on a warm, sunny day in June that I wouldn’t be walking back through that door to see him on Dec. 18 – or ever again for that matter. Instead of celebrating Dr. C. Ted Roush’s 80th birthday on Dec. 9, there will be a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. that day at Hillsboro Christian Academy. I was fortunate to see Uncle Ted the day he passed from this earth. The last thing I told him was, “We love you and will miss you, Uncle Ted.”
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  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:53 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, when I was at a local grocery the other day, I couldn’t help but hear the Christmas music that emanated through the air as townsfolk shopped for edibles and other sundries. “Good gravy,” I thought to myself, “it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet.
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  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:32 PM
    Now, I’ve talked with several uptown business owners and they told me they weren’t among the “overwhelming” number cited by city leaders. However, I’m not a city leader, and while I did take theory and methods in grad school, I have not conducted a scientific survey on the matter at hand. But who needs surveys? If you’re offended by the recent events that led to Tuesday’s festival announcement, might as well stand up and say you’re offended.
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  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:23 AM
    Springing forward when we used to fall back can help make America great again. We can wear our shades, keep our faces to the sunshine and look at the bright side of life while flipping burgers in the evening.
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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:06 PM
    Then there was the time John Cooper and the OSU football team came over to Parke University Hotel pool. The older players had the freshmen players do a little skit and then tossed the rookies in the pool. Andy Katzenmoyer and David Boston were two of the freshmen who got tossed. That OSU team would go on to win the Rose Bowl. Other big names there that day were Orlando Pace, Joe Germaine, Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel. Vrabel came to the pool and I had to blow my whistle at him for diving in the shallow end. Yep, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound kid studying journalism threatening to kick out a 6-foot-4, 260-pound All-American defensive lineman who went on to be a star player in the NFL and won three Super Bowl titles. Anyway, he stopped diving in the shallow end and didn’t break his neck on my watch.
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  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:30 AM
    “We’ll scatter to the east and west, when college days are done. And memories will cling around, the dreams of everyone. We’ll play the game of living, with head and shoulders high! And where in wear the spirit of ‘The Buckeye Battle Cry!’”
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  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:11 AM
    Babe Ruth played for the Red Sox from 1914 to 1919, but the day after Christmas in 1919, Boston sold Ruth’s contract to the New York Yankees. What a present that turned out to be. With the Yanks, the Babe’s transition from pitcher to hitter became complete, and Ruth clubbed a whopping 54 homers in 1920 while hitting .376, and after smacking home runs left and right to start the 1921 season, it attracted the attention of famous sportswriter and Hillsboro native Hugh Fullerton.
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  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:15 AM
    From 1914 to 1919, the Babe pitched in 158 big league games but only pitched a total of five games between 1920 and 1933. He was a two-time 20-game winner (1916-17), had a career 94-46 record and a stellar 2.28 ERA. Of course, it was Ruth’s prolific hitting – namely home run hitting – that turned him into a baseball immortal. He finished with 714 homers and had a career batting average of .342.
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