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Taxpayers fleeing Ohio, IRS report shows
State-to-state migration was a net drain of $1.2 billion on Ohio’s economy in 2011 and $1.1 billion in 2012. Almost 24,000 fewer IRS returns were filed in Ohio in 2013 than in 2011 as a result of Ohioans moving to other states.
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Rep. Brad Wenstrup kicks off re-election campaign

On Saturday, Oct. 3, Congressman Brad Wenstrup announced his candidacy for re-election to Ohio’s Second Congressional District. At campaign events in Scioto, Brown, and Hamilton counties, supporters are joining Wenstrup as he discussed the importance of principled, conservative leadership in Washington and restoring the American Dream for Ohio workers and families.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
McClain crowns homecoming queen, 1st homecoming king
McClain High School’s Homecoming court was honored in a ceremony prior to the Tigers’ football game vs. the Miami Trace Panthers, Friday night at MHS.
Friday, October 2, 2015
DeWine announces rock salt settlement funds Sent to entities in 87 Ohio counties

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that his office is sending checks to 850 Ohio public entities as part of the Attorney General’s $11.5 million settlement to resolve an antitrust lawsuit against Cargill Inc. and Morton Salt Inc. over past rock salt prices. Entities in 87 Ohio counties are receiving settlement funds.


Friday, October 2, 2015
Rep. Doug Green votes to provide greater employment fairness for ex-offenders
During Friday’s session, State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) voted in favor of legislation that helps give ex-offenders a fair chance when looking for a job with public employers.
Friday, October 2, 2015
State Rep. Green applauds passage of legislation recognizing police officers and first responders
State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) applauded the House’s passage of House Bill 244.
Friday, October 2, 2015
New Young Ag Professionals state committee members announced
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has named the newest members of its Young Agricultural Professionals State Committee: Greg and Theresa Corcoran of Chillicothe, Eric and Shelly Prysi of New Philadelphia, Doug Toops of South Vienna and Jennifer Wilson of Jenera.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Portman issues statement on new military assistance to Ukraine
On Thursday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) released the following statement on the State Department’s announcement that they will provide $20 million for long-range counter-battery radars for the Ukrainian military.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Daileys named 2015 Ohio Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farmers
Nick and Jessica Dailey of Sardinia have been named winners of Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s (OFBF) 2015 Outstanding Young Farmer Award.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Large crowd gathers for Historical Society's presentation on county sheriffs

Former sheriffs Tom Horst and Ron Ward were in attendance as was Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera. Patsy Rogers and several members of Hugh Rogers family were there, including two of his brothers. Earl Mahaffey was unable to attend but assisted with Burwinkel's research.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Kasich calls Energy Mandates Study Committee report 'unacceptable'

Ohio’s Energy Mandates Study Committee recommended today that the state’s “renewable and energy efficiency standards” should remain frozen indefinitely. The committee examines Ohio’s clean-energy standards which were enacted in 2008.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Paint Creek board announces regular meeting
The Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District board will hold their regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Commissioners proclaim Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Highland County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Highland County during their Sept. 30 board meeting.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Former Preble County Historical Society executive director indicted
An Auditor of State partnership with the Preble County Prosecutor and Sheriff led to the indictment of former Preble County Historical Society Executive Director Mellanie “Jane” Lightner.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
America's farmers making a positive impact in Ohio
America’s Farmers Grow Communities will partner again with farmers to award more than $3.3 million to community nonprofits across the country. In Ohio, 65 organizations will receive donations in 2016.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Secretary Husted's office to hold open office hours across Ohio in October
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has announced his office’s October regional office hours.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Restrictions to be imparted for U.S. 62 at Hobart Road
Additional restrictions will be imparted on U.S. Route 62 in Highland County this week in conjunction with the Hobart Road extension project at Hillsboro.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Adena's free lung cancer screening program to be highlighted at national conference
Adena Cancer Center Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey VanDeusen will be among the presenters at this week’s Lung Cancer Screening & Continuum of Care Conference, to be held in Cleveland.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Portman introduces End Government Shutdowns Act as amendment to spending bill
On Monday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) offered his legislation aimed at preventing last-minute budget deals that fail to address out-of-control spending, as well as aimed at ending the threat to cut off essential federal government services, as an amendment to the continuing resolution (CR).
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Greenfield Historical Society hosts annual History Day Oct. 3

The Greenfield Historical Society will hold its ninth annual History Day on Saturday, Oct. 3. The event will be held at the society's complex of historical buildings on the east edge of Greenfield, near the state Route 28 bridge.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
FSA reminds producers of approaching NAP deadlines for 2016 crops
The USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers who are interested in the 2016 Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), of the need to apply for coverage by the following crop deadline dates.
Monday, September 28, 2015

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