NEWS


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Help wildlife stay wild
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Plenty of places to camp
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PETS OF THE WEEK
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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
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Chili fest postponed a year
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STUDENT NEWS

Mechanicsburg Alumni Assn. awards scholarships

MECHANICSBURG - The Mechanicsburg Alumni Association is awarding scholarships to seniors of the class of 2020.The Homer R. Evans Scholarship is awarde...

May 25th, 2020 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Contact event organizers for updates before attending events/meetings during the COVID-19 restrictions.Wednesday, May 27Mechanicsburg Street Committee...

May 25th, 2020 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Contact event organizers for updates before attending events/meetings during the COVID-19 restrictions.Saturday, May 23West Liberty Splash Pad Grand O...

May 22nd, 2020 |  


PETS OF THE WEEK

PETS OF THE WEEK

Barely Used PetsMeet Shelly, a 4-year-old Hound Mix who came from another shelter with her 2 daughters. She is a friendly girl who needs someone with ...

May 22nd, 2020 |  


STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

West Liberty-Salem Middle School’s May Students of the Month are, from left, 8th graders Abby Harris and Gabe McGill, 7th graders Lilly Guyan an...

May 22nd, 2020 |  


Ohio 4-H adapts to serve youth amid pandemic

COLUMBUS - Ohio 4-H camp has been called “the best week of summer.” It’s all about tie-dyeing T-shirts, learning new line dances, si...

May 21st, 2020 |  


SPORTS


OHSAA updates schools on status of spring sports

OHSAA updates schools on status of spring sports

COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association released an update sent to its member schools on the status of the delayed spring sports se...

April 9th, 2020 |  


Racing at Shady Bowl halted by coronavirus

DeGRAFF – Shady Bowl Speedway is complying with orders from President Trump and Governor DeWine that has brought racing to a halt.The orders lim...

April 9th, 2020 |  


Ohio suspends sale of non-resident fishing & hunting licenses

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, if you live outside of Ohio you will no longer be able to purchase an Ohio fishing or hunting license until further n...

April 7th, 2020 |  


OHSAA officially cancels winter tournaments

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ic...

March 26th, 2020 |  


Prep sports still in holding pattern

Prep sports still in holding pattern

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association left open the possibility of resuming the postponed winter sports tournaments, as well as m...

March 20th, 2020 |  


Reds’ employee in Arizona tests positive

CINCINNATI (AP) — An employee who works year-round at the Reds spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona, has tested positive for the new cor...

March 18th, 2020 |  


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LIFE


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Smith/Karns
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Smiths celebrate 40th
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Souders celebrate 25th
ME senior donates $3K to shelter

ME senior donates $3K to shelter

MIAMI COUNTY — While it may be awhile before she can again enjoy the peanut butter and chocolate dessert, Miami East High School senior Kearsten...

February 20th, 2020 |  


Baldwins celebrate 50th

Baldwins celebrate 50th

Frank and Nancy (Lokai) Baldwin of Urbana are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married on Jan. 31, 1970, in Urbana.They have two sons, Ma...

January 31st, 2020 |  


BIRTHS

Luke Harrison ErwinLuke Harrison Erwin was born Aug. 26, 2019, at 1:16 a.m. in Madison County Hospital to Heather Hurley Erwin and Alek D. Erwin. Mate...

December 19th, 2019 |  


BIRTHS

Emily Grace LickfeltEmily Grace Lickfelt was born Dec. 9, 2019, at 12:39 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Marysville to Dawna and Jeffrey Lickfelt of Bell...

December 19th, 2019 |  


Vargos celebrate 46th

Vargos celebrate 46th

Charles and Beverly Vargo of Urbana will celebrate their 46th anniversary Nov. 21.They have four children, 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren...

October 30th, 2019 |  


OPINION


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To the Class of 2020

Friends, community provide needed support

Experts in the longevity field tell us that living alone doesn’t support optimal health. If we’re smart, the experts say, we will find lik...

May 24th, 2020 |  


Info on nursing home safety should be transparent

The headlines have been grim. Seventeen bodies piled up in the morgue at a New Jersey nursing home. Fifty-five residents dead in Brooklyn, N.Y. In one...

May 23rd, 2020 |  


Reader: Coronavirus could surface here dramatically

The most recent Urbana City Council meeting Mayor Bean announced the cancellation of the fireworks and the popular chili cook-off. These are not easy ...

May 22nd, 2020 |  


Is meat safe during COVID-19 pandemic?

Is meat safe during COVID-19 pandemic?

QUESTION: Is it safe to eat food or meat if it has been handled by someone who has COVID-19?ANSWER: According to food safety and meat science experts,...

May 20th, 2020 |  


Commencement has been/will be commencement

Longtime Graham math teacher Howard Pickering declared to an entire generation of Falcon Boomers – including me - that COMMENCEMENT IS COMMENCEM...

May 19th, 2020 |  


Changing how we respond to dementia

As adult children of aging parents and the owners of an in-home senior care company, my wife and I have experienced the joys and struggles of caring f...

May 17th, 2020 |  


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