NEWS


Ohio school district dropping Redskins name for sports teams

ANDERSON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school district has decided that its high school sports teams should no longer be known as the Redskins.The Forest...

July 3rd, 2020 |  


More than 200 grams of meth seized

More than 200 grams of meth seized

A drug trafficking investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and the US 23 Major Crimes Task Forces resulted in the confiscation of m...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Crimes & Traffic reports

The following crimes and traffic reports were recently released by Washington Municipal Court:State of OhioReem N. Bekheet, Wilmington, Ohio, 83/70 sp...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


High court sparks new battle over church-state separation

The Supreme Court elated religious freedom advocates and alarmed secular groups with its Tuesday ruling on public funding for religious education, a d...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Hugh Downs, genial presence on TV news and game shows, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more tha...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


July 4 events to be held in Greenfield, Rocky Fork, Hillsboro

Though many Fourth of July celebrations, including fireworks, were canceled this year, several organizations throughout Highland County are still hold...

July 2nd, 2020 updated: July 2nd, 2020. |  


SPORTS


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Lady Lion softball

MLB cancels All-Star Game for first time since 1945

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.The game scheduled for July 14 was...

July 3rd, 2020 |  


Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

The 2020 NBA champion, if one is crowned, will have emerged as the ultimate winner from a season that lasted more than a full year from start to finis...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Column: Fans may not like what they see on return to stands

Don’t be too eager to sit in the stands if your favorite team is lucky enough to open play over the next few months.Going to the game will be ri...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


French Open to allow fans in stands at the tournament

PARIS (AP) — The French Open will allow fans to attend this year’s postponed tournament.The French Tennis Federation said Thursday up to 6...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Majors ResultsJune 25, 2020Game 1McDonald’s 13, Super Sport 3Sam Pfeifer started and got the win for McDonald’s.He pitched 1.1 innings wit...

July 1st, 2020 |  


Despite virus cases, Nets say no thought to skipping restart

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving aren’t coming back. DeAndre Jordan and Wilson Chandler aren’t going, either.Spencer Di...

July 1st, 2020 |  


LIFE


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Some books stay with you
Country Cooking with Lou Ann: Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Country Cooking with Lou Ann: Zucchini Chocolate Cake

Hello! This week’s recipe just goes to show how versatile Zucchini can be.Just don’t tell everybody how nutritious it actually is, and the...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


The Amish Cook: Sundays around the Yoder house

Somehow Sundays just put a relaxing slant on everything. I’m not sure what it really is, perhaps, it is the family times or the fact that itR...

July 1st, 2020 |  


Adena Home Health Care named a top agency

CHILLICOTHE – Adena Home Health Care has been named a Top Agency by HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agenci...

July 1st, 2020 |  


Adena Cancer Center earns ACR accreditation

CHILLICOTHE – Adena Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology, as the result of a recent review by...

June 30th, 2020 |  


Restaurant Inspections

Fayette County Public Health recently released the following restaurant inspections:June 16, 2020Hong Kong Buffet, 1142 Columbus Ave. Complaint inspec...

June 29th, 2020 |  


OPINION


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Set the people free

Waiting for the sun to return

Waiting for the sun to return

An enormous box arrived at our house. It was filled with food and cleaning supplies and, yes, toilet paper. I feel guilty. But the truth is, these sup...

March 24th, 2020 |  


We can fight COVID 19 together

We can fight COVID 19 together

Recently, the State of Ohio issued a “Stay at Home” order. I know that actions like this cause many citizens discomfort, uncertainty and e...

March 24th, 2020 |  


It’s still okay for us to smile

It’s still okay for us to smile

Fifty years ago — April 1970 — I put on my first lab coat, white shirt, white pants and shoes. My name tag read; “Randy Riley –...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

As spring unfolds, the deep red blooms of red maple trees along the roadsides and in the woods really stand out. Withing days, the blooms fall onto th...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


Supporting communities during a pandemic

In the middle of this public health crisis, I am in constant communication with Governor DeWine, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, and other health ...

March 20th, 2020 |  


World turns at God’s pleasure

World turns at God’s pleasure

I am always amazed at how suspicious we humans become in the face of, well, everything that comes along. Let’s examine.Communist infiltration in...

March 18th, 2020 |  


BUSINESS


‘Toast to Summer’ 2020 canceled

‘Toast to Summer’ 2020 canceled

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the cancellation of the 2020 Toast to Summer and also asked for support to help its members ...

June 12th, 2020 |  


Local restaurants begin reopening

Local restaurants begin reopening

Several local restaurants have been making plans to reopen while following guidelines in accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s plan to “R...

May 21st, 2020 |  


Local businesses make safety adjustments

Local businesses make safety adjustments

Many local businesses are still providing services while trying to maintain safety and guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.This article is the fir...

May 15th, 2020 |  


FCPH assists businesses with ‘Responsible Restart’

FCPH assists businesses with ‘Responsible Restart’

Fayette County Public Health (FCPH) recently sent a letter out to local businesses concerning how to properly identify possible COVID-19 cases, and wh...

May 13th, 2020 updated: May 13th, 2020. |  


Tanger Outlets to reopen today

Tanger Outlets to reopen today

Tanger Outlets in Jeffersonville will reopen today following a month-and-a-half of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state-ordered shutdow...

May 11th, 2020 updated: May 12th, 2020. |  


City welcomes Gilmore, Fine Antiques and Design

City welcomes Gilmore, Fine Antiques and Design

Gilmore, Fine Antiques and Design was welcomed to downtown by the City of Washington Court House recently with a new business plaque. Located at 137 E...

May 7th, 2020 |  


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