NEWS


Ohio unemployment rate in December unchanged

Ohio’s unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in December 2018, unchanged from November. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment incr...

January 18th, 2019 |  


SNAP recipients reminded that no benefits will be issued in February

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has learned that some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipie...

January 18th, 2019 |  


Woman charged after FRHS finds emaciated dog

Woman charged after FRHS finds emaciated dog

A woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after an emaciated Great Dane was reportedly found in her Bloomingburg home.Fayette Regional Humane S...

January 17th, 2019 |  


Robinson wins Belle Aire Spelling Bee

Robinson wins Belle Aire Spelling Bee

On Tuesday night, Washington Court House City Schools’ Liberty Hall was packed for an evening of academic competition, including a total of 32 s...

January 17th, 2019 |  


Peterson honors MT students

Peterson honors MT students

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, a number of Miami Trace students were honored for their exemplary performance on an Ohio State Test (OST) administered this past ...

January 17th, 2019 |  


SPORTS


Man finally given discus medal he won in 1944 Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 93-year-old World War II veteran has finally been given a medal he won at the 1944 Drake Relays track meet.The Des Moi...

January 18th, 2019 |  


All of 17, Anisimova of US scores upset at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impressi...

January 18th, 2019 |  


Record 135 forgo college eligibility to enter NFL draft

NEW YORK (AP) — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.The 135 play...

January 18th, 2019 |  


Turk Schonert, Bengals backup in Super Bowl run, dies at 62

CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Turk Schonert, who came off the bench and led the Cincinnati Bengals to an opening victory during their first Supe...

January 18th, 2019 |  


Hillsboro beats Blue Lion bowling

The Washington Blue Lion bowling teams hosted Hillsboro for a Frontier Athletic Conference match at Le Ella Lanes Thursday, Jan. 17.Hillsboro won the ...

January 18th, 2019 |  


LIFE


The Yoders ham it up in Flat Rock

The Yoders ham it up in Flat Rock

Since our move here to “the home place,” which is an Amish term used for the homestead where the parents used to live, we have been blesse...

January 15th, 2019 |  


Some food allergies really aren’t food allergies

Some food allergies really aren’t food allergies

My husband has always assumed he is allergic to strawberries, but it turns out that he’s not allergic at all. He just has an intolerance to them...

January 15th, 2019 |  


What’s happening at Carnegie Library?

Coming up: Carnegie Public Library and Jeffersonville Branch Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Both locations...

January 14th, 2019 |  


US flu season appears milder, one year after brutal one

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s early, but the current flu season is shaping up to be gentler than last winter’s unusually brutal one, U.S. hea...

January 11th, 2019 |  


Adena and area partners set to open east side Chillicothe clinic

Adena and area partners set to open east side Chillicothe clinic

CHILLICOTHE – Adena Health System, in collaboration with Hopewell Health Centers and the Chillicothe City School District (CCSD), revealed plans...

January 11th, 2019 |  


OPINION


The Sunday reunion: Irreplaceable

The Sunday reunion: Irreplaceable

I walked over to a closet in my office, blew a bit of dust off the top shelf, and picked up a box.To my delight, I opened the bulky package to find wh...

January 16th, 2019 |  


Treasures in the trash

Treasures in the trash

I guess you could call me a hoarder, at least when it comes to memorabilia and clothes. I don’t feel like the label fits, but my wife keeps tell...

January 15th, 2019 |  


What is it about dogs?

What is it about dogs?

“Histories are fuller of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” Alexander PopeWhat is it about dogs?In the wild they search fo...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Plants need winter weather

Plants need winter weather

Most plants have a natural “sleep” period (called dormancy) during the winter, because actively growing plants can’t stand freezing ...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Where everyone knew your name

Where everyone knew your name

I spent my New Year’s Eve last week in much the same way I’ve spent it for the past decade: sitting on my couch at home, surrounded by fam...

January 11th, 2019 |  


Life at the children’s home

Life at the children’s home

In a sense, today’s story came about by chance.Two weeks ago, former Blanchester Mayor Lee Miller was laid to rest in his beloved town of Blanch...

January 9th, 2019 |  


BUSINESS


Smith joins EXIT Strategy Realty

Smith joins EXIT Strategy Realty

Lifelong resident of Fayette County and licensed real estate agent Mikki Hunter Smith is pleased to join EXIT Strategy Realty, located at 408 E. Court...

December 26th, 2018 |  


United Way named December Business of the Month

United Way named December Business of the Month

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce has named The United Way of Fayette County its December Business of the Month. The UW is an organization whose ...

December 21st, 2018 |  


Domtar funds books for Belle Aire

Domtar funds books for Belle Aire

Domtar Corporation announced this week that employee volunteers from the company’s converting center in Washington Court House visited Belle Air...

December 20th, 2018 |  


Tanger Outlets Jeffersonville donates to area sheriff, EMS, fire departments

Tanger Outlets Jeffersonville donates to area sheriff, EMS, fire departments

Tanger Outlets Jeffersonville recently showed its thanks and support to several area agencies. Checks were presented at a special ceremony during Faye...

December 20th, 2018 |  


Beford Ford donates to help local children

Beford Ford donates to help local children

Beford Ford in Washington C.H. made a donation this week of $4,000 to United Way of Fayette County in order to help local underprivileged children thi...

December 14th, 2018 |  


New Travel & Tourism director named

New Travel & Tourism director named

Stephanie Dunham, a Fayette County native, has been named the new executive director of Fayette County Travel & Tourism.“I am honored to be ...

December 14th, 2018 |  


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