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Racing for Emma
Emma and Owen Dickman model the Cerebral Palsy Awareness shirts their mother designed for Emma's Greatest Dream Team at the Columbus Marathon.(Photos courtesy of the Dickman family)

Emma and Owen Dickman model the Cerebral Palsy Awareness shirts their mother designed for Emma's Greatest Dream Team at the Columbus Marathon.
(Photos courtesy of the Dickman family)

A Highland County distance runner who has competed in some of the nation’s most challenging marathons and 18,000 other runners will be racing with a goal other than a trophy or a record time in mind this weekend.
Friday, October 17, 2014

Stevens hardware

ODH announces new restrictions on travel related to Ebola
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has strengthened the state’s recommended Ebola quarantine protocols to limit travel of people currently required to have their health condition monitored daily by a local health department.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Ohio Department of Health seeks to be ready to support possible local needs across the state
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is adding to its stockpile of health care personal protective equipment in order to support any requests that may come from frontline health care providers treating suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola virus infection.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ohio Department of Transportation launches partnership with counties, cities on bridge repair projects
This year, the Ohio Department of Transportation launched a partnership with counties and cities to fully fund the replacement or repair of locally-owned bridges.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Ohio's jobless rate 5.6 percent
Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in September 2014, down from 5.7 percent in August 2014. Ohio's nonfarm wage and salary employment increased 6,000 over the month, from a revised 5,297,400 in August to 5,303,400 in September.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Muzzleloader hunters checked 6,613 antlerless white-tailed deer Oct. 11-12
Ohio’s muzzleloader hunters checked 6,613 antlerless white-tailed deer during a two-day season, Oct. 11-12, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). That is an 18-percent increase from 2013, when hunters checked 5,608 deer, the first year for the antlerless muzzleloader season.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Nurses' group expresses concerns over Ebola preparedness across U.S.
“Not one more patient, nurse, or healthcare worker should be put at risk due to a lack of health care facility preparedness.” 
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Commissioners sign proclamation, agree to postpone union negotiations
Highland County Commissioners Shane Wilkin, Tom Horst and Jeremy Shaffer met with representatives for the annual Red Ribbon Week proclamation Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
After Ebola patient in Ohio, Portman urges administration to act
'The latest troubling news regarding the Ebola crisis demonstrates why our government must be more proactive in the fight to prevent the spread of Ebola. I have been calling on the president to take such proactive measures for weeks and it's time for the administration to act.'
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Paint Creek Joint EMS & Fire to host district-wide open house
Paint Creek Joint EMS & Fire will host a district-wide open house on Saturday, Oct. 18 from noon to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Highland County Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition celebrates Red Ribbon Week
The Highland County Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition (HCDAPC) invites the residents of Highland County to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week from Oct. 27-31.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Community invited to Humane Society re-organizational meeting
The Highland County Humane Society will hold a re-organizational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the County Administration Building.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
MediGold now available to local seniors
For years now, many local seniors have wondered when the Ohio-based Medicare Advantage plan, MediGold, would become available in Highland County. That question is now answered. Starting Oct. 15, local Medicare beneficiaries may apply to join MediGold for coverage to begin Jan. 1, 2015.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Long lost Johnny Paycheck recording of Janet Chapman's 'Pie Crust Promises' found
In the early 1960s, Dunk’s basement was a gathering place for musicians; and after an evening of listening to music at Angel’s my now wife, Janet, decided she would write a song for the basement band to play. She came up with a ditty she called "Pie Crust Promises" and took it to Dunk’s.
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Strawmyer joins Army Recruiting Center
Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Strawmyer recently joined the U.S. Army Indianapolis Recruiting Battalion’s Central Illinois Recruiting Company as a detailed recruiter with the Champaign Recruiting Center, Champaign, Ill.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Clark County bank account used to fund campaign committee
The Clark County Department of Jobs and Family Services (CCDJFS) transferred $25,000 from an off-book account to a levy campaign, according to an audit released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Antlerless deer muzzleloader, bow weekend Oct. 11-12
Ohio is again offering an antlerless deer muzzleloader hunting season Oct. 11-12. It is legal to bowhunt during this weekend, but no bucks may be killed regardless of hunting implement during these two days.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
County commissioners consider changes for One-Stop, Help Me Grow
Highland County Commissioners Shane Wilkin, Tom Horst and Jeremy Shaffer approved action for new proposals on county One-Stop services and Help Me Grow during their Wednesday, Oct. 8 board meeting.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Lunar eclipse under way this morning
The October 8 lunar eclipse is visible above the Hillsboro First United Methodist Church in this photo from 5:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Greenfield Historical Society's annual Ghost Walk Oct. 13
Greenfield Historical Society's annual Ghost Walk will be held Monday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. The Old Burying Ground will come alive with the story of early residents of Greenfield.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Honor Star Sales to Benefit Folds of Honor
Fifth Third Bank of Central Ohio has launched, "Honoring Our Veterans," to honor those in the area who have served our country in the armed forces.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014


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