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PETS OF THE WEEK

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Contact event organizers for updates before attending events/meetings during the COVID-19 restrictions.Saturday, August 1Champaign County Farmers Mark...

July 31st, 2020 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Contact event organizers for updates before attending events/meetings during the COVID-19 restrictions.Friday, July 31St. Paris Farmers Market: Rain o...

July 30th, 2020 |  


28th year for ‘School Supplies for Kids’

The 28th annual School Supplies for Kids program is being organized by Messiah Lutheran Church and the Champaign County Kiwanis Club. Over 730 Champai...

July 29th, 2020 |  


COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Contact event organizers for updates before attending events/meetings during the COVID-19 restrictions.Thursday, July 30East Fork Buck Creek Conservan...

July 29th, 2020 |  


Avoid pesky mosquitoes with these tips

The Champaign Health District is working with residents to prevent and control the mosquito population.The Health District notes that mosquitoes can l...

July 29th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


Shady Bowl features a wild night of racing

Shady Bowl features a wild night of racing

DeGRAFF – Shady Bowl Speedway played host to three different classes of race cars Saturday night.The CRA Street Stocks competed along with the V...

July 26th, 2020 |  


Youth Sports

West Liberty 3, Wilcoxon Homes, defeated West Liberty 1, Mad River Masonic Lodge, 4-1, in Little League action.For WL3 (9-2), Carson Vesey threw a com...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


Youth Sports

West Liberty 3, Wilcoxon Homes, slid past West Liberty 2, Thoman’s IGA, 13-12, in Little League action.Trailing 12-11 heading into the bottom of...

July 21st, 2020 |  


Eaton wins Bill ‘Hot Rod’ McElfresh Classic

Eaton wins Bill ‘Hot Rod’ McElfresh Classic

DeGRAFF – It was a big night for Belle Center driver Austin Eaton at Shady Bowl on Saturday.Eaton was behind the wheel of his Zack Brandyberry R...

July 19th, 2020 |  


Youth Sports

West Liberty 1, Brecount Law Office, defeated West Liberty 2, Deer Run Farms, 9-1, in Pony League action.For WL1, Ethyn Griffith went the distance on ...

July 17th, 2020 |  


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LIFE


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Gardners celebrate 50th
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Browns celebrate 50th
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Smith/Karns
Smiths celebrate 40th

Smiths celebrate 40th

Steve and Valerie (Mohr) Smith of Mechanicsburg will celebrate this year’s 40th wedding anniversary with a family cruise the summer of 2021.The ...

April 6th, 2020 |  


BIRTHS

Bexley Addison ZischlerBexley Addison Zischler was born March 9, 2020, at OSU Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches, to Krysta...

March 12th, 2020 |  


Souders celebrate 25th

Souders celebrate 25th

Jade and Liza (Midgley) Souders of Urbana celebrated their 25th anniversary with a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.They were married in 1994 in The Litt...

February 21st, 2020 |  


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 |  


OPINION


The odd, the sad, and the lovely

After six years of sharing my articles, I still jot facts and quotations and observations on sticky notes for further consideration. This week as I si...

July 28th, 2020 |  


We must keep working to fight addiction

We must keep working to fight addiction

For more than 25 years, I’ve worked to address the drug addiction epidemic that has affected so many lives across Ohio. Over the last several ye...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


VFW/DAV says ‘Thanks’

VFW Post 5451 and DAV Chapter 31 wish to thank last years hole sponsors for their participation in the annual Les Lane Memorial golf outing. We thank ...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


HISTORY: The STORIES of People

I recently finished a trio of books that are still echoing through my mind. All three belong to my preferred category of history and focus on the era ...

July 21st, 2020 |  


Avoid hand sanitizers with methanol alcohol

Avoid hand sanitizers with methanol alcohol

QUESTION: I’ve been searching for hand sanitizer and finally found a large bottle at a nearby store. The problem is, when I got home, I found ou...

July 21st, 2020 |  


Re-examination of the Mechanicsburg mascot

Re-examination of the Mechanicsburg mascot

Native Americans have long fought to eradicate their use as mascots. In Massachusetts, Native American groups are demanding the passing of a bill bann...

July 20th, 2020 |  


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