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Greenfield Board of Zoning
Appeals to meet Sept. 20
    The Greenfield Board of Zoning Appeals has scheduled a meeting for
Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m.
    This meeting will be held on the third floor council/conference room to
discuss and consider a variance request for landscaping by the Greenfield
Exempted Village School District for 750 McClain Ave. as well as for signage
by Mayer Management Inc. for 1298 Jefferson St.

Board of Elections 
to meet Sept. 19
    The Highland County Board of Elections would like to notify the public
of an upcoming meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8 a.m. in the board office. The
public is welcome to attend. Also, like and follow the Board of Elections on
Facebook for updates and deadlines from their office.

to meet Sept. 19
    The Highland County North Joint Fire and Ambulance District Board of
Trustees meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. at 200 South St.,
Leesburg. For information, contact Roger Grimsley, fiscal officer, at (937)
780-6909 ext. 103.

Walnut Hill Church of Christ
in Christian Union's Veterans
Appreciation Dinner Sept. 30
    The third annual Walnut Hill Church of Christ in Christian Union's
Veterans Appreciation Dinner will be 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10449
Barger Road, Leesburg. The dinner is for veterans and one guest or the
spouse of a deceased veteran. There will be a free meal and door prizes.
Call Vikki at (740) 505-9849 or Margaret at (740) 505-1896 so they can get
an estimated attendance.

Leesburg community 
cleanup Sept. 21-28
    The Village of Leesburg is sponsoring a community cleanup event Sept.
21-28. Dumpsters will be available at the Village Office parking lot for
recyclables and other trash.
    Tires will be picked up in the corporation limits on Sept. 21. Limit
eight passenger tires per corporation resident.

Alternatives to Violence
Center trvia night Oct. 27
    The Alternatives to Violence Center will hold its 12th annual trivia
night fundraiser on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro Orpheum, 135 North
High St. This year¹s theme is Marvel Heroes ­ ³Not All Heroes Wear Capes.²
Tickets are $400 per table for a minimum of five and maximum of eight
players per team. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and
third-place teams. 
    Dinner is provided, and there will be a cash bar. There will be a
costume contest, and attendees are encouraged to dress like your favorite
Marvel hero. 
    The registration deadline is Oct. 20. To register, or for more
information, call (937) 393-8118 or follow the Alternatives to Violence
Center on Facebook.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
    St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Mary Catholic Church will be holding
an outreach session on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the St. Mary
Parish Hall, 119 E. Walnut St. in Hillsboro. 
    This is an opportunity to meet with SVDP volunteers to discuss financial
and physical needs. Please bring copies of bills and verification of income.
For more information, call (937) 205-0919 or email

SOPC Walk for Life Sept. 16
    The Southern Ohio Pregnancy Center will hold its annual Walk for Life on
Saturday, Sept. 16. The two-mile walk will begin and end at the Center (135
W. Walnut, Hillsboro). Registration for Walkers begins at 8:30 a.m., and the
Walk will start at 9 a.m.
    Those who cannot participate in person may donate money to be a "virtual
participant." For more information and to receive a Walk Brochure, contact
the Center at (937) 393-2990.
    The annual Bike for Life (motorcycles) will begin Saturday, Sept. 16 at
10 a.m. Bikers will leave from the Center for a two-hour ride. Registration
will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the fee for registration will be a donation to
the SOPC. 
    For more information on the Bike for Life, please contact the SOPC at
(937) 393-2990 or Brian Robinson at (937) 402-0353.

Community Care Hospice
hosts 19th annual Golf Classic
    Community Care Hospice is holding its 19th annual Golf Classic on Sept.
22 at Snow Hill County Club (11093 S.R. 73, New Vienna).
    The day will begin with breakfast and registration at 7:45 am with a
shotgun start at 9 a.m. The day will conclude with lunch at noon and awards
at 2 p.m. The cost to register as an individual golfer is $95. To register
as a foursome, it is $350. Registration includes 18 holes of golf with a
cart, breakfast, lunch, drinks, and snacks. Proceeds benefit patient care
and services at Community Care Hospice. To register, visit: For more information, call Candis Conley at
(937) 382-5400.

Beggars' night Oct. 26
    Trick or treat (beggars' night) will be observed in the City of
Hillsboro on Thursday, Oct. 26 during the hours of 6-8 p.m.

HUBA meetings
    The Hillsboro Uptown Business Association meetings are held at 8:30 a.m.
at the Highland County Administration Building in the basement room. The
dates for the 2023 meetings are: Oct. 10 and Nov. 14. Anyone who has a
business or is interested in starting a business is welcome to join HUBA at
a meeting.

Senior food donations
    The Highland County Church of Christ is giving out senior food boxes on
the third Friday of each month. These are boxes of canned and shelf-stable
items, plus cheese. To qualify, you must be age 60 or older; submit an
income form (to be filled out one time); and pick up your food box between
11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at 6670 U.S. Route 50 West,
Hillsboro. For more information, call (937) 763-8311.

HCCAO Board meeting dates announced
    The Highland County Community Action Organization Governing Board will
meet in 2023 on the following dates: Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 26.

Brushcreek Township
trustees' meetings
    The Highland County Brushcreek Township Trustees will hold the 2023
meetings for the entire fiscal year on the first and third Thursday of each
month at 7 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and will be held at 7 N.
Chestnut Street, Sinking Spring 45172.

HDH Board meetings
    The Highland District Hospital Board of Governors meetings for 2023 will
be held on the last Wednesday of each month, January-November, at 7 p.m. in
the Education Room at Highland District Hospital. Meeting schedules for
specific committees can be obtained by contacting Melinda Russell at (937)

Hillsboro meetings
    The City of Hillsboro has issued the following meeting schedule for
    • City Council meets the Thursday after the second Monday of the month
at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Courtroom.
    • The Planning Commission meets the third Monday of the month at 5:30
p.m. in the old firehouse on Governor Trimble Place.
    • The Revolving Loan Fund committee has a quarterly meeting scheduled
for Nov. 15. Meetings are held at the City Building at 10 a.m.
    • The Community Improvement Corporation meets the second Wednesday of
the month at 9 a.m. at the City Building.
    • Meetings for the Records Commission and Civil Service Commission are
    Changes in schedule or special meetings must be published a minimum of
24 hours prior to meeting time.

Reformers Unanimous
    Reformers Unanimous offers Christian support for all types of addiction
every Friday from 7-9 p.m. Meetings are held at Greenfield Area Christian
Center, located at 912 North Fifth Street in Greenfield. Call (937) 515-6748
or (937) 876-9868 for more information.

Peace Lutheran Church
    Peace Lutheran Church continues to serve as the location for AA, NA and
AlAnon. There is also a model train group which sets up at the Highland
County Fair and has their meetings at the church. Call Peace Lutheran at
(937) 393-1837 with any questions.

Lynchburg Historical Society
    The Lynchburg Historical Society will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. The Society is located at 151 S. Main Street near the police office.

New Life Church & Ministries
resumes food giveaway
    New Life Church & Ministries, located at 6101 S.R. 247 in Hillsboro, has
resumed its weekly food giveaway. The food pantry will be offered every
Friday from 1-4 p.m. Individuals are asked to wait until after 10 a.m. at
the absolute earliest to get in line for the food giveaways.

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