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West end of Leesburg under boil advisory
The west end of Leesburg is under a boil advisory until further notice.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

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UPDATED: 43rd telethon raises $103,964 for Highland County Society for Children and Adults
With generous donations from individuals, organizations and businesses throughout Highland County and beyond, the 43rd annual Ernie Blankenship Radio-Telethon raised over $100,000 for the Highland County Society for Children and Adults Wednesday evening.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Sen. Peterson announces passage of Senate bill protecting clean drinking water
State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) has announced the passage of legislation to protect the state's water supply and ensure that all Ohioans have access to clean drinking water.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ernie Blankenship Memorial Radio-Telethon raises $100,414
The Hillsboro and Greenfield Rotary Clubs are hosting the 43rd annual Ernie Blankenship Memorial Radio-Telethon from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 25. Pledges can be made during the event by calling 937-393-4246 for the Hillsboro event and 937-981-7731 for the Greenfield location.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Wenstrup comments on House-passed budget
“We’ve presented and passed a responsible budget blueprint for the American people and an indication of our priorities: addressing our staggering national debt, balancing the budget in less than 10 years, and repealing Obamacare in full. Just like every Ohio family must balance their family budgets, so should the federal government."

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Greenfield Village Council approves emergency legislation on Rail Line Improvement Project
Greenfield Village Council met in special session Wednesday evening and approved emergency legislation to go forward with the long-awaited Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Portman attends joint session of Congress with Afghan President Ghani
On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) attended a joint session of Congress with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. Portman was joined by Lieutenant Colonel Bill Bundy of Columbus, Ohio, who attended as his guest. Portman first met Bundy during a visit to Afghanistan in 2012.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Portman offers amendment returning power to the states regarding EPA regulations
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), a member of the Senate Budget and Finance Committees, offered an amendment to the Senate Budget Resolution that would establish a reserve fund for legislation to give any state the option to opt-out of greenhouse gas regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) if the state determines the regulations would increase retail electricity prices, threaten electricity reliability or have a negative impact on the state’s economy.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
UPDATED: Greenfield council to meet Wednesday regarding railroad project
The Greenfield Village Council has scheduled a special meeting to discuss and consider emergency legislation regarding the Greenfield Rail Line Improvement Project.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Access to public records a struggle, even for a city councilman
Ohio has one of the most specific public records laws in the country with an entire section of the Ohio Revised Code dedicated to defining what is and what is not a public record. The law favors disclosure of records and includes penalties against public entities for noncompliance.

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Former Ohio House page charged in letter forgery
Former Ohio House page and Ohio State University student Carlos Arrigo is facing a fifth-degree felony charge of forgery after allegedly sending a political letter with ties to a recent Republican primary election in southern Ohio.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Portman issues statement on Obamacare 5-year anniversary
On Friday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) released the following statement on the upcoming five-year anniversary of President Obama signing Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010:

Friday, March 20, 2015
Recorder warns public of mailed deed notices
Highland County Recorder Chad McConnaughey reports that several local citizens have received recorded deed notices in the mail in the past week offering a “Grant Deed and Property Assessment Profile.”
Friday, March 20, 2015
Biennial STIP meetings scheduled
Are you interested in learning more about proposed projects that may affect the transportation system in your area? If so, the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 will host a series of meetings during the next two weeks, as the public review and comment period for the 2016-2019 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) gets under way.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Ohio 2015-16 hunting regulations proposals amended
After receiving public input about regulations proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council on Feb. 11, modifications were made to some of the proposed season dates for the 2015-2016 hunting regulations.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Attorney general seeks reimbursement from dealership accused of failing to deliver titles
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against a Clinton County used car dealership accused of failing to deliver motor vehicle titles as required by law.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Portman sponsors bipartisan legislation to reform examination process for financial institutions
On Thursday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) sponsored The Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act (S. 774).
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Portman urges continuation of H-2B visa program
This week, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) urged the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to continue issuing H-2B visas given the reliance that businesses in Ohio and around the country have on the program to staff their operations.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Herb Day to co-host 43rd annual Ernie Blankenship Memorial Radio-Telethon
Longtime Buckeye Country 105.5 radio personality Herb Day as agreed to act as co-host of the Hillsboro Rotary Club’s 43rd annual Ernie Blankenship Memorial Radio-Telethon to be held Wednesday, March 25 at NCB Bank from 6-9 p.m. 
Thursday, March 19, 2015
U.S. Term Limits asks Ohio legislators to state views on Term Limits Repeal
U.S. Term Limits the nation’s oldest and largest pro-term limits group, has sent a survey to every member of the Ohio Legislature, asking them to clarify whether they will vote to lengthen or abolish the term limits enacted by 68 percent of Ohio voters in 1992. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Highland-247 bridge replacement set to begin
As the 2015 construction season gets under way, a bridge replacement project on state Route 247 in Highland County will begin next week. Crews from the Eagle Bridge Company will be replacing the bridge situated over Rocky Fork Creek.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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