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Seismic changes coming to education

Born of the Enlightenment during our nation's infancy and formed in the crucible of the Industrial Age, American public education as we have known it since the late 19th century may be nearly unrecognizable in a few years.Based on an infrastructural factory model and an agrarian calendar, the ...

Relay for Life teams prepping for June 10

RELAY FOR Life teams from throughout the county are gearing up for the fast approaching event and are currently encouraging individuals to remember or honor a loved one by purchasing a luminaria candle for the June 10 event which will be held at the James Z. Scott Field in Scio.The candles will ...

U.S. 22 resurfacing ready to commence

RESURFACING WORK is set to begin Monday, May 2, on six miles of U.S. Route 22 around the Cadiz area in Harrison County.Lloyd MacAdam, District 11 deputy director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, said about 3.5 miles of U.S. 22 will be resurfaced from the four-lane section west toward ...

St. Clairsville stages tree party

IT was an upbeat way to spend a splendid Tuesday spring morning."IT" was the Tree City USA Program hosted by the City of St. Clairsville. Home base for the affair was new Thoburn United Methodist Church, a gorgeous entity in its own right.For those not familiar with it, Tree City USA is a big ...

Not your ordinary seventh graders

BY THE time you get to this piece, I hope you have read Sports Editor Seth Staskey's great feature on the Bellaire seventh grade students on the front page of today's edition.The story is truly inspirational.To have a group of young people so passionate and committed to any cause is truly ...

Candles aiding cancer patient with bills

A FUND-RAISING candle sell is being held to provide financial assistance to Chanda Jones-Collier of Cadiz who has been diagnosed with cancer.According to organizers, the proceeds from the sell of Home Interior candles will go to Chanda and her family to help cover a vacation for the young ...

‘Grease’ set at Harrison?Central tonight

THE FINAL production of "Grease" will be performed at Harrison Central High School tonight with the curtains opening at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium.The cast includes: Abby Dodds as Sandy Dombrowski and Cody Barcroft as Danny Zuko.The Pink Ladies include Zoee Kaurich as Betty Rizzo, ...

An almost heaven grandma

My mother, previously known as Grandma Keyser to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren has gained a brand new monicker ... at least from one member of the tribe!Recently, my granddaughter Maddie Jo has taken to calling her Grandma West Virginia.Maddie and her momma love everything West ...

Touching base with 2 SJC grid legends

I HAD the good fortune to rub elbows with two St. John Central grid legends this past week in Paul Rose and Rick Boron.Paul was honored Monday when the OVAC brought back former all-star football game participants from the 1950s. Paul graduated SJC in 1957 after a career which stamped him as ...

Harrison?Central Boosters holding drawing

THE HARRISON Central Boosters Club will hold a reverse drawing on Sunday at Wallace Lodge in Sally Buffalo Park, Cadiz.Drawings will start at 2 p.m. with the final drawing for a golf trip (or $1,000) at 7 p.m. (Drawings will be held every 15 minutes.)Cost is $10 per ticket and includes food and ...

Today’s tough choices can aid education

Last year, we wrote about the coming budget tsunami that we thought would lead to $215 billion in shortfalls in state budgets and squeeze school districts and local governments across the nation. Because about one-third of all state and local spending is consumed by education, the impact on ...

State Patrol puts breaks to driver testing

THE OHIO State Highway Patrol has announced the suspension of drivers testing in Harrison County until further notice.Harrison is part of a five-county area serviced by the state's Mobile Drivers Examination Station and due to mechanical problems the mobile DX is out of service. Other counties ...

Finally, a sensible cost-cutting idea

LET ME start by saying I have not been a fan of all the budget-cutting ideas initiated by Gov. John Kasich.Senate Bill 5 is absurd, a virtual slap in the face to hundreds of thousands of public workers.Cutting Local Government Funds by 25 percent this year and 50 percent next year is going to ...

Joe Lampert: One for the ages at T-L

He was only with us at the Times Leader for six years, but Joe Lampert left a lasting impression on all of us who had the good fortune of working with him.Joe passed away a week ago after a titanic nine-year fight against brain cancer. He was 57.To say Joe was one of the best in this ...

2011 Iditarod Yearbook is now available

THE 2011 Iditarod Yearbook is on sale now for $45.Orders can be made in person at Harrison Central High School from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each school day until the April 30 in Room 33 or mailed to Mrs. Linnah Hodkinson, Harrison Central Yearbook Advisor at Harrison Central High School, 440 East ...

Experts rescue birthday girl

HAVE YOU ever been stuck somewhere you didn't want to be?Let's take this one step further. Have you ever been stuck somewhere you didn't want to be on your birthday?One of the ladies at my church had this happen to her just recently.Because I can, I'll change her name to Billy Jo just to ...

Census figures offer hope to area

BELMONT COUNTY residents can take heart with the freshly released U.S. Census figures.The perception of the county is that it is drying up and dying a slow death.But after years of population decline, the latest figures prove otherwise. Belmont County realized an increase in residents since the ...

‘Wild child’ lives up to expectations

MY GRANDSON has been going to preschool since this past September and he seems to really enjoy his time there and is coming home a little smarter each day.During a recent visit, I noticed how much he has learned.He knows and recognizes each letter in the alphabet. He can count to "infinity and ...

‘I Married an?Angel’ on tap at Deersville

THE SPRING musical presented by the Deersville Community Players (DCP) was recently announced by Executive Director Joyce Lannuam."I Married an Angel" is scheduled for six performances June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 and auditions will be held next Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m. in the Deersville ...

Senate Bill 5

Dear Editor,I am writing in regard to Senate Bill 5.This legislation is nothing but a vicious attack on ALL working people in Ohio and not just organized labor. Some political leaders are pitting worker against worker and protecting the interests of billionaires and big business.Organized ...