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Recalling a fateful day nine years later

IT IS hard to fathom that the 9-11 tragedy took place nine years ago yesterday.That fateful day is one that you always remember where you were at when the news broke.I can remember finishing up on deadline next to wire editor Stan Pawloski. As always, we had the Today Show on the tube.Once the ...

The Wal-Mart approach to school savings

Not long ago, we used the analogy of the "Lindberg method" to advocate greater efficiencies among Ohio's 612 traditional public schools, as well as the 320 or so charter public schools.Charles Lindberg had figured out how to reduce fuel consumption and increase aircraft efficiency during WWII ...

New Athens hosts?Steam?Threshers

TODAY MARKS the return of a Harrison County tradition...the 48th annual reunion of the Stumptown Steam Threshers.The event is held the second weekend of September just west of New Athens on Ohio 519 which is also known as Stumptown Road.The annual event, which was first started on the Raymond ...

A Green Day dawns in South Bellaire

You build it and they will come.And come they did.A seven-year construction project and a lifetime of dreams came to fruition Saturday in South Bellaire. A more impressive debut of St. John Central's new football complex could not have been scripted.Perfect weather, huge crowd, a strong alumni ...

Freeport celebrating Bicentennial

RESIDENTS OF Freeport will be celebrating the community's Bicentennial with a musical revue this weekend.The event will be presented on the stage of the former Lakeland High School on Sept. 3 and 4.The revue will begin at 8 p.m. nightly, with doors opening at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is ...

Future of Forest Hills again in limbo

WE HAVE been down this road before. It is not one we like to travel.The Forest Hills Community Association is on the brink of extinction. Such was the case at about the same time a year ago.The association's leadership plans to step down.The problem is the continuing lack of support from the ...

Oral rabies vaccinations available

THE OHIO departments of Health (ODH) and Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services program and local health departments (LHDs) began fall oral rabies vaccination (ORV) operations Tuesday in 14 ...

Mystery still surrounds Poor Richard

"A HORSE! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!"Those words from "Richard III" by William Shakespeare supposedly describe the plight of the English king, who died 525 years ago today during the Battle of Bosworth.King Richard has been maligned for centuries, mainly because of the writings of ...

Kidder golf outing draws large crowd

IF YOU recently noticed a rather large flock of Cardinals migrating to the Cadiz Country Club you do not need to be in fear.The gathering was mostly golfers who were graduates of Cadiz High School who were participating in the 10th annual Robert Kidder alumni golf outing.According to outing ...

Davies, DeLuca gain rightful spots in HOF

GAINING INDUCTION into a hall of fame is the pinnacle in any given profession.The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference did a wise thing seven years ago when it launched a hall of fame to pay homage to an area dripping in athletic tradition and achievement.The latest edition of the OVAC shrine will ...

Back to school rally on tap?Wednesday

WITH THE first day of school just around the corner, a back to school rally has been scheduled for students in the Harrison Hills City School District.The event will be held Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. at Harrison Scio Elementary School in Scio.Students who will be attending classes in Harrison ...

The Lindbergh Model for school improvement

It was 1944 and the American War effort in the Southwest Pacific Theater against the Japanese was a meat grinder for personnel. The almost incomprehensively yawning distances involved made supply tremendously difficult and dangerous. Casualty figures in the island hopping war were staggering ...

Judge Fregiato again taking court to schools

When you got a good thing going, why change?Such is the case with Belmont County Judge Frank Fregiato and his live courts in Belmont County high schools.The Northern Division Court judge initiated the program in the spring of 1997. It was first held at Martins Ferry High School to demonstrate ...

Dickerson church holding homecoming

THE ANNUAL Dickerson Church Homecoming will be held this Sunday at 2 p.m.The church is located on Dickerson Church Road, just off of S.R. 9 between Cadiz and New Athens. Pastor Richard Hasley of the Scott United Methodist Church in Cadiz will be the guest speaker for the service.The church was ...

Tricia’s laugh was a gift from God, and it’s gone

The last time I telephoned Tricia Graham was about a year ago. I was calling from Maryland, almost D.C., about a "Backward Glances" photo in The Times Leader. It was a group of coal miners, underground, dirty, smiling, in two rows, like they were posing for their high school yearbook. In fact, ...

Oil and gas forum hits Hopedale Tuesday

AN OIL and gas forum will be held Tuesday evening at the Hopedale Social Hall to allow landowners who are thinking of signing leases to become more familiar with the process and what it includes.The Harrison County Farm Bureau will hold the informational meeting at 7 p.m.Leaders noted the ...

Chicken dinner to benefit Cadiz man

A CHICKEN dinner benefit is set to help a Cadiz man paralyzed in a hunting accident.Bobby Myers fell from a treestand while hunting on Nov. 20, 2009, landing on his back, breaking vertebrae that pinched his spinal cord and resulted in paralysis from the waist down. Since then, family and ...

Fireworks committee undergoing change

Dear Editor,I live in Wheeling and have been buying and reading The Times Leader for 24 years and have written letters to your paper in the past. I participate in local road races and that is how I met Tricia Graham.A little over two years ago, she did a story on the Barton race. I was in the ...

Bellaire Chamber replaces secretary

IT WAS a changing of the guard at Thursday's monthly chamber of commerce luncheon in Bellaire.Nancy Andriano, who has served the chamber exceedingly well in two plus years as secretary, officially stepped down from that post. Nancy assumed those duties in May of 2008 and has been nothing short ...

Lifestyles editor knew how to live life

I HAVE been fortunate enough to be in the newspaper business for more than half my life. That encompasses a great many years.This past week was one of the most difficult.You meet a lot of people and make a lot of relationships along the way. Your co-workers become your family.Patricia Graham ...