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?Saluting St. C. Rotary for 80 years of service

Doing something consistently well for others, over a long period of time, is to be both appreciated and applauded. It often requires the dedication and hard work of many with a giving spirit and persistence.This past year in the Ohio Valley we have been fortunate to celebrate three, 80-year ...

The few who know the real you

AS I'VE grown older, I've come to the realization that we never stop learning. Learning about life. Learning about ourselves.I graduated high school more than a decade ago, and it's been more than five years since I picked up my degree from West Liberty one chilly December afternoon.But as the ...

?Scio club holds picnic, honors pair

THE SCIO Altrurian Club held its annual family picnic June 10 and honored a local couple for their community service and leadership.President Michele Ten Broeck presented the award to Dee Ann and Harry Horstman.Dee Ann received the woman of the year award in recognition of her contribution to ...

Telephone tribulations

IN TODAY'S world, reaching out to touch someone has never been easier.We live in the age of cell phones, Skipe and Facebook.If someone wants to contact another person, there is a way to do it.In today's world the adage you can run but you can't hide has more than just a slight ring of truth to ...

Charter schools: Not the correct response

The Obama Race to the Top (RTTT) demands that states remove limitations on the establishment of charter schools. States are further required to provide funding and facilities to support charter schools.Otherwise, Federal funding is withheld. All this is, as Obama and Education Secretary/Czar ...

Celebrating the demolition of a landmark

THE DEMOLITION of the Bellaire Toll Bridge has been some two decades in coming. Many thought it would never happen.Those efforts to bring down the All-American Town landmark took on new life several weeks back, thanks to a reality television show. Now all that appears to be standing in the way ...

?U.S. 22 work set to commence Monday

U.S. Route 22 will not be closed to traffic on Monday for the removal of a bridge over an abandoned coal haul road just west of S.R. 519 in Moorefield Township.However, work will begin that day to build an earthen fill beneath the structure to be removed. Officials have indicated the roadway ...

Dodging mom’s ‘draft’

HAVING A family is always challenging.And, having a family in which all the members need to get out of the house at virtually the same time is akin to landing the troops on the beaches of Normandy.That is precisely the reason I think of myself as the commander-in-chief of this Graham army. I ...

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 ...