NEWS


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Snow returns to the area
Urbana officer graduates from academy

Urbana officer graduates from academy

COLUMBUS – Friday afternoon, Jan. 20, 2023 was the graduation of the 147th Basic Police Officer School, held at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Ac...

January 23rd, 2023 |  


January is time to test homes for radon

January is time to test homes for radon

January is National Radon Action Month.Champaign Health District (CHD) promotes radon awareness along with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency an...

January 23rd, 2023 |  


PETS OF THE WEEK

PETS OF THE WEEK

Barely Used PetsHi! My name is Major and I am a big 5-1/2 year old chocolate lab boy! I am all of these things: friendly, affectionate, loyal, playful...

January 20th, 2023 |  


CLUB NEWS

CLUB NEWS

2023 West Liberty Business Association hosts annual dinnerWEST LIBERTY - The 2023 West Liberty Business Association Annual Dinner was held on Thursday...

January 20th, 2023 |  


Village effort seeks women who served in military

Village effort seeks women who served in military

WEST LIBERTY - The Village of West Liberty is looking for women from Logan and Champaign counties who have served in the military that would be willin...

January 18th, 2023 |  


Mechanicsburg Middle School Honor Roll

MECHANICSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOLHIGH HONOR ROLL2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR(Second Quarter) 3.75 or Higher6th Grade: Willow Bradley, Kylie Hoewischer, Addison O&#...

January 18th, 2023 |  


SPORTS


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DeLong commits to Florida State

Urbana, Graham fall in boys hoops

HILLIARD – Urbana lost to Hilliard Bradley, 47-36, in non-league boys basketball.The Hillclimbers trailed, 28-13, at the half.For UHS (6-2), Wil...

December 31st, 2022 |  


Falcons win GMVWA holiday tournament

VANDALIA – Graham won the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association’s Holiday Tournament small team and overall titles with 289.5 points,...

December 29th, 2022 |  


Falcons lead at GMVWA tournament

VANDALIA – Graham was leading the small school division of the GMVWA Holiday Wrestling Tournament at the Vandalia Butler Activity Center after T...

December 28th, 2022 |  


Graham defeats Versailles in wrestling

Graham defeats Versailles in wrestling

ST. PARIS – Graham defeated Versailles in a dual wrestling match on Senior Night.Varsity results:190 Chett Mannier (G) md 9-0 Ethan Stover (V)21...

December 24th, 2022 |  


Indians defeat New Bremen in girls hoops

NEW BREMEN – Mechanicsburg defeated New Bremen, 68-47, in non-league girls basketball.The Indians led, 29-22, at the half.For Mechanicsburg (8-3...

December 24th, 2022 |  


WL-S, Triad earn wins in boys basketball

DeGRAFF – Taran Logwood had a team-high 23 points as West Liberty-Salem beat Riverside, 56-51, in non-league boys basketball.For the Tigers (5-3...

December 24th, 2022 |  


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LIFE


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Bucks mark 74th anniversary
Purks mark 35th anniversary

Purks mark 35th anniversary

Bill and Keri Petty Purk will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Dec. 24, 2022.They were married on that date in 1987 in Sidney, Ohio, at the home of...

December 13th, 2022 |  


Vernons mark 30th anniversary

Vernons mark 30th anniversary

Mr. & Mrs. David and Tammy Vernon celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary over the weekend.The couple was married on Nov. 27, 1992 in Bethany Un...

November 28th, 2022 |  


Marshes mark 25th anniversary

Marshes mark 25th anniversary

Gregg and Cynthia Tehan Marsh will be celebrating their 25th anniversary on Nov. 29, 2022. They were married on that date in 1997 by the Rev. Larry Po...

November 17th, 2022 |  


Vargos celebrate 49th

Vargos celebrate 49th

Charles and Beverly Vargo of Urbana will celebrate their 49th anniversary on Nov. 21.They have four children, 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchild...

November 7th, 2022 |  


Castles mark 65th

Castles mark 65th

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Castle of Mechanicsburg recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a gathering of their close and loving family. The g...

October 13th, 2022 |  


Slones to mark 71st

Slones to mark 71st

James Erwin and Virginia Slone of Urbana will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary on the September 29. They were married on that date in 1951 by ...

September 20th, 2022 |  


OPINION


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The Case for Minutiae

Wishin’ and Hopin’ and Thinkin’ and Prayin’

A simple postage stamp recently sent me down “memory lane” again in search of “the good old days.” I’m never quite sure ...

January 10th, 2023 |  


Kitchen scrap gardening? Regrow your fruits and vegetables!

Kitchen scrap gardening? Regrow your fruits and vegetables!

Looking for something to do different in 2023 besides the same ole boring “lose 5 pounds” or “exercise more” or any other asso...

January 4th, 2023 |  


’Tis the Season for Spectives!

To close out each year’s calendar, I indulge in a final pleasure that is retrospective in nature: a celebration of the accumulated achievements ...

January 3rd, 2023 |  


Yes! Yes, We Do!

Thirty-some county fairs ago, I attended for the first and only time a demolition derby. I still don’t completely understand this motorsport, in...

December 27th, 2022 |  


The Magic of Christmas

Here is my favorite Christmas story, one I wrote as a gift for my parents several years ago. Perhaps my reminiscences will help you remember the magic...

December 20th, 2022 |  


Football, Soccer, Fussball: All the Same to Me!

It will amaze my family and friends that I’m even attempting to write about soccer, while my acquaintances in the land of Fussball will be appal...

December 13th, 2022 |  


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