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Get your fresh-made lemonade

IT'S SAFE to say that most people have heard the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."Life has literally given me lemons. A lot of lemons and the saying is actually not bad advice, because when you get stuck with a bunch of lemons, finding something to do with them is a bit ...

?Cadiz High Alumni banquet slated

THE CADIZ High School Alumni Association will hold its annual banquet on Aug. 14 at the Hopedale Social Hall.The schedule include social hour with hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar from 4-6 p.m., dinner from 6-7 p.m., program honoring the classes of 1960 and 1985 from 7-8 p.m. and music/dance from ...

?Memorial Day services abounding

COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT the county will be holding Memorial Day services to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.Services will begin at 9 a.m. on Memorial Day in Adena when members of the American Legion host a program at St. Casimir's church followed by a community parade at 10 ...

Bellaire Bridge would be useful today

FINALLY, after two decades of looking at a decaying eyesore, it appears the end is near for the Bellaire Toll Bridge.Closed since 1991, all it took to make it happen was for reality television to become involved.An Idaho-based firm -- Advanced Explosives Demolition Inc. -- recently purchased ...

Special concert set at Cadiz church

A SPECIAL fund-raising concert will be held Sunday at the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz.Scio resident, Abi Hoyt, will be in concert beginning at 2:30 p.m. She will perform a range of songs from Mozart to Sondheim.The concert will assist Hoyt in funding her studies in opera at Interlochen, the ...

Beware the hasty text!

GADGETS TEND to be a pain in my world and their use usually results in my having a headache at day's end.Of course, in the world today the use of some gadgets - computers, iPods, cell phones, is a daily and somewhat necessary part of life.Truth be told, it is the cell phones that get me in ...

Childhood memories last forever

IT DON'T mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.My Great Uncle Lawrence was disabled in a coal mine accident. His back was broken, and he was not able to do much at all after the surgery to repair the damage.He had a small woodworking bench he could sit at and he would build little crafts out ...

Happy Mother’s Day to all

TODAY IS the day in which motherhood is celebrated.Many have spent hours wandering up and down aisles of cards, looking through racks of items in department stores and browsing the web for the perfect way to honor mom.The powers that drive commerce show us images of the perfect mom - dressed ...

?Harrison Central FFA holding sale

THINGS ARE blooming at Harrison Central High School and just in time for the spring planting season!Students of the school's FFA are currently holding a flower and produce sale.The produce was grown from seed by the Ag Science and Ag Business students and the school's Botany class.Items ...

When towels go missing, ask the boys

THE UNIMAGINABLE just happened!I asked my three sons to clean their room and - wait for it - they did!Normally, I try to just block out the mess those three boys live in. Their room is a sore spot with me but they, and their friends, seem to see nothing wrong with a bunch of able-bodied young ...

?Farm and City Luncheon planned

IT'S TIME for the Harrison County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee's annual Farm and City Luncheon.This year's event will be held Thursday, May 6, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Jewett Firehouse.The theme will be "Cheese Please" and will feature speaker Phil Mueller of the Minerva ...

Cadiz Junior Auxiliary helping others

HELPING OTHERS is a way of life for the members of the Cadiz American Legion Post 34 Junior Auxiliary. The members are currently planning a trip to the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in mid-May and need your help.They are seeking donation of items to take to the hospital including ...

Ferry Chamber hears clean-up talk

CLEANUP WAS the prevailing theme at Tuesday's Martins Ferry Chamber of Commerce meeting.Mayor Phil Wallace announced the city has received a $300,000 grant. Half of that amount is earmarked for the Habitat for Humanity Program while the remaining $150,000 will be used to raze dilapidated ...

Ho hum! No hum!

THINGS ARE getting really weird at my house - OK, weirder than normal!The house is usually buzzing with noise and activity as four kids and their parents are constantly coming and going, rushing around and going about their busy lives. There is usually so much activity one can hear a low hum.In ...

Glorious old road made area famous

BELMONT County once had the longest paved road in Ohio, and it received a lot of attention, just as Interstate 70 has been getting in recent weeks.In 1916, the longest paved road in the Buckeye State was the National Road, stretching 30 miles from Brookside (Bridgeport wasn't mentioned) to ...

Three Bellaire BPA recommendations

IT'S OFFICIAL: Bellaire is bidding farewell to a village administrator and ushering in a board of public affairs.That change was put into motion Thursday night when Bellaire Village Council voted unanimously to go in that direction.If nothing else, it will save the village money, as the ...

Volunteering is worthwhile for all of us

NATIONAL Volunteer Week is being observed throughout country beginning today through Saturday.Established in 1974, it has grown in scope each year, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent U.S. presidents, governors, mayors and other elected officials.It is an excellent time for ...

?Jewett voters to decide on police levy

JEWETT RESIDENTS will have the opportunity to support a 1.5-mill levy for the village's police department when the measure appears on the May 4 ballot.Leaders have noted an increase in drug and other crimes in the village and made the decision to ask residents to approve a first-ever levy in ...

May Primary just around the corner

IT'S HARD to believe but Ohio's Primary Election is just a shade over three weeks away.The campaign rhetoric started months ago and now has boiled down to a 23-day sprint to the polls.For many, like myself, they have requested ballots by mail. I received mine early last week. It affords ...

Adena Lions preparing for minstrel

LET THE fun begin.The Adena Lions are busy preparing to perform its 60th annual minstrel show on April 16 and 17 at the Buckeye West Elementary School.Dustin Kinsey will once again serve as music director for the production with the theme of "Tube Time" and featuring songs from classic ...