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  • Ohio Farm Bureau supports Ohio Issue 1

    Issue 1, a ballot initiative that asks Ohio voters if the state should strengthen the petition process and raise the threshold to 60% for approving constitutional amendment proposals, has the support of Ohio Farm Bureau.
  • John Paycheck, son of country music icon Johnny Paycheck, returns for Greenfield Music Festival
    The legacy of traditional country music carries on, as John Paycheck, the gifted son of country music legend Johnny Paycheck, is set to return to his father's hometown of Greenfield, Ohio, during the anticipated Greenfield Music Festival on June 3.
  • Former Sunnyside tavern on fire
    The former Sunnyside Inn on U.S. 50 in Allensburg was heavily engulfed in flames Tuesday, May 30.
  • Disband the mega-cities
    Cities have become a breeding ground for dissent and violence and are a very costly place to live. People packed in like sardines are angry and in a constant state of turmoil.
  • Community happenings, events, etc.
    On Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. SATH's KAMP Dovetail will host its 14th annual auction and carnival at Rocky Fork State Park campground.
  • Washington High School: Commencement etiquette exemplified
    A tip of the cap (or mortarboard) goes to Washington Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey, Board of Education members Jennifer Lynch, Mark Chrisman, Kenneth Upthegrove, Zach Camp and Dennis Garrison and the faculty and administration. The new graduates will come to appreciate all you've done through the years. I'm guessing their parents also appreciated a formal and dignified commencement ceremony for the class of 2023 – a great example of how it should be done.
  • Litigation, prosecutions in HB 6 corruption scandal move forward
    Judges denied two delays in recent days that would have been key to a bribery and money laundering scandal that took place in Ohio between 2017 to 2020. Lawyers in one suit called it “one of the largest corruption and bribery schemes in U.S. history.” Denial of a delay in one court case means that a player will still be sentenced late next month. 
  • Sean Poole to perform June 3 at Greenfield Music Festival
    Driven by the motto, "Music straight from the Heartland," Sean Poole & Buckin' Krazy are not just a band – they're a testament to the enduring spirit and rich musical heritage of the American Midwest.
  • Our sweet, spunky Dailey 
    Ladies and gentlemen, a famous doctor once wrote, “How did it get so late so soon?” I didn’t expect to pen this one this year, or the next, or the next. Certainly not today. But here we are.  
  • Johnny Paycheck prints will highlight Rotary Charity Auction June 3
    Ten limited edition, framed prints of country music icon Johnny Paycheck will highlight the Rotary Charity Auction scheduled Saturday, June 3 from 12:30-3 p.m.
  • A few kudos, a thank-you or two, and a long goodbye
    This past week’s mail brought a couple of interesting items. First off, while I was anticipating the arrival of a new gas cap for my wife’s Jeep Compass to correct an emissions issue, the package that arrived felt more like a hardcover book than a Jeep gas cap. Much to my surprise, I received a copy of Dr. Robert T. Sharp’s new book, “The Bull in the Darkness and the One-Eyed Dog,” a followup to his well-received classic, “No Dogs in Heaven? Scenes from the Life of a Country Veterinarian.”
  • McClain FFA excels at state convention
    On May 4-5, the McClain FFA chapter sent several members across the stage at the Ohio FFA State Convention where thousands of FFA members gather to celebrate the year’s accomplishments. 
  • Wilmington OSHP Post investigating fatal crash in Clinton County
    The Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash. The crash occurred May 19 at approximately 6:49 p.m. on U.S. 68 in Washington Township, Clinton County.
  • Bradds to open Sweet Pea and Me on U.S. 62
    A new shop is opening soon near Hillsboro. Sweet Pea and Me features many unique items that you'll simply want to see for yourself, according to owner and operator Brenda Bradds.
  • Cracker Barrel, friendship and memories
    He was sitting there in the white rocking chair on the front porch at the Cracker Barrel in Cookeville, Tenn. about 1 p.m. on May 16 of this year. That is where he said he would be, and as always, he had done exactly what he said he would do. A small, unassuming old man, about 80 years old, baseball cap, blue T-shirt, with a nice blue and white striped dress shirt over it, open as if it were a light jacket. Jeans and sneakers completed the ensemble. No one would know he got shot up badly in Vietnam and was awarded the Silver Star. 
  • Free helmets, bike drawings May 20 at Highland County Bike Safety Rodeo
    The Highland County Health Department is excited to announce the Highland County Bike Safety Rodeo happening this Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in downtown Hillsboro at the old fire station, 108 Governor Trimble Place. 
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