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Shadyside scores precious victory

THE SHADYSIDE School District has experienced much success in the past 12 months.Less than a year ago, the Tigers' boys' basketball team was one step away from a state Final Four berth, compiling a brilliant 25-1 mark under Ed Andes.Mark Holenka was able to take that extra step with the Tiger ...

New boating law takes effect in Ohio

IT'S THE law. Ohio residents who are 29 years old and younger this year and planning to operate boats with motors of greater than 10 horsepower must comply with a mandatory boater education law.The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will host several classes this year to assist boaters ...

Black History Month being observed

February is Black History Month. Black History Month started as Negro History Week.Dr. Carter B. Woodson in 1926 began to ask people to celebrate the accomplishment of his people to give all races the knowledge of the importance of us all. The truth is we all need each other. He chose the ...

A new spy in training!

TIME FLIES when you are having fun.Apparently, we've all been having a blast because my friend's son just turned 11 years old and I can barely believe it! I can still picture him all bundled up as an infant with a crop of blonde hair peaking out from under his little hooded snowsuit. I also ...

A final salute to our last doughboy

America's last surviving World War I veteran, West Virginian Frank Woodruff Buckles, recently celebrated his 110th birthday. Though we have never met, I grew up with lots of his Doughboy contemporaries. My grandfather, a World War I cavalryman, was one of them. He was born in 1897 and his ...

Primary ballot features slim pickings

THE RECENT candidate filings for May's Primary Election yielded very little excitement.Belmont County's status as a Democratic-dominated county was emphatically reinforced as no Republican filed a petition to seek office.Contested races are few and centered in Martins Ferry. May's headline race ...

A final salute to our last doughboy

America's last surviving World War I veteran, West Virginian Frank Woodruff Buckles, recently celebrated his 110th birthday. Though we have never met, I grew up with lots of his Doughboy contemporaries. My grandfather, a World War I cavalryman, was one of them. He was born in 1897 and his ...

Harrison?Relay for Life fundraiser on tap

HARRISON County Relay for Life will sponsor a fund-raiser tomorrow, Feb. 13, at Bob Evans in Steubenville from 10 a.m. 9 p.m.During the event, for those with a flyer, the restaurant will donate 15 percent of the sale to Relay for Life. To obtain the flyer, which you must present at time of ...

Scio Cash-A-Rama scheduled March 19

LOOKING FORWARD to the 4th of July, the Scio Civic Club will host a Cash-A-Rama on March 19.Tickets are $15 per person and includes an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner and entry into the reverse raffle drawing which will feature the following prizes: $750 grand prize and $700 total in ...

Smart girl will hit the road with spunk

By KAY SEDGMERTimes Leader Lifestyles EditorI LEARNED something last week that nearly took my breath away.My youngest niece will be starting driver's education classes soon.I could hardly believe it. My little Katie Girl is just days away from being old enough to drive! How did this happen?I've ...

Monte Carlo coming to New Athens

THE NEW Athens Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Monte Carlo night on Feb. 19 at the firehall located on Franklin Drive in the village. The night of fun will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets, available from any member of the department, are $10 per person. Those with questions should call ...

Schools cannot raise America’s children

Years ago, a small grocery store where I shopped had a sign beside the cash register that read: "We have an agreement with the bank. We don't cash checks and they don't sell baloney".The first public schools in this country were formed by New England Puritans in the mid-seventeenth century in ...

Opportunities knocking for Barnesville

I AM a strong advocate of being proactive and aggressive. That is why I love the proposed project unveiled recently at Barnesville.A group of community visionaries formed a steering meeting in hopes of making a community center proposal a reality. It is a project that would bring increased ...

Bellaire Chamber ushers in new president

LOU ANN Bennett is the new president of the Bellaire Chamber of Commerce.She assumed her new post at Thursday's monthly chamber luncheon.Bennett replaces Colleen DeBlasis in that capacity.Bennett is quite active in village activities. She is the chairwoman for the Bellaire All-American Days and ...

Car repairs and a dog

My beautiful, comfortable, perfect, "just what I've always wanted" car spent a couple of weeks in the hospital for repairs due to a "deer bump" that I managed to get in mid-November.The car went in for work just after Christmas. It was back in my possession, all shiny, just in time for our ...

Benefit dinner set?Feb. 6 for cancer patient

A BENEFIT spaghetti dinner will be held Feb. 6 at the Piedmont Firehouse for Rick Bear who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.Bear, a long standing and active resident of the area, is employed at the Harrison County Board of Elections and also works for the Guernsey County Board of Elections. ...

Thespian Troupe attends conference

HARRISON CENTRAL'S Thespian Troupe 1690 was one of four schools attending this year's South East Area Thespian's Conference, held in early December at Buckeye Trail High School.The Troupe presented "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani, which was directed by Adrienne Cook and assisted by Holly ...

Surviving Ohio Valley blizzards

NOT MANY youngsters today hear stories from their grandparents about trudging miles through deep snowdrifts to reach a one-room schoolhouse, but they might hear about blizzards and storms dating back to 1950.Snowfall such as that predicted early this week, though not as deep, took people to ...

Jewett Fire Department holding dinner

THE JEWETT Fire Department will host its annual monthly dinner tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include pork chops, vegetable, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.??THE FRIENDS of the Clark Memorial Branch Library will meet on Jan. 11 at ...

Really! It is not summer

RECENTLY, on my way to work at 7:30 a.m., I happened upon a kid dressed in shorts and a t-shirt sporting sandals with socks.Not an uncommon site when you are looking at teenagers, right?Well, I considered it extremely unusual and dangerous since the temperature at that time with 8-degrees ...