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City, Wilkin dismissed from Wagoner suit

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The city of Hillsboro and its safety and service director, Todd Wilkin, have been dismissed as defendants in a lawsuit filed by Doug Wagoner Insurance.The motion to dismiss the city and Wilkin was granted Wednesday in Hillsboro Municipal Court by judge Robert Judkins, who is presiding over the case.Judkins was ruling on a motion by Doug Wagoner Insurance to voluntarily dismiss the action against the city and Wilkin.


Hillsboro bus garage staff recognized

A trio of bus garage staff members were recognized at Wednesday’s Hillsboro Board of Education meeting for their efforts with the school’s Career Based Intervention program.Those recognized were transportation supervisor Ron Ward and staff members Adam Beverly and Clint Shoemaker.Hillsboro High School Principal Jason Snively said one student in particular is an example of what can be accomplished through the CBI program. Snively said that before the student w...

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Lady ‘Cats fall in three to North Adams

The Whiteoak Lady ‘Cats volleyball team was in action on Thursday night as they played host to Southern Hills Athletic Conference opponent North Adams. Unfortunately for Whiteoak fans, the Lady ‘Cats dropped the first three sets and lost the game 3-0.Scores were 25-8, 25-12, and 25-14 all in favor of North Adams.I’ll give credit to North Adams man, they played really well,” Lady ‘Cats coach Don Rahe said after the game. “I can’t ...

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Felony assault case going to grand jury

Following a preliminary hearing in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Thursday, probable cause was found in the case of a Hillsboro man charged with felonious assault.The Times-Gazette previously reported that Garrett T. Long, 37, was arrested after the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a call that he had entered the alleged victim’s home with a machete.Upon investigation, officers determined that Long had a crowbar, not a machete. Officers also reported that Long...

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Leesburg woman might have to wait for treatment

A Leesburg woman is heading to prison on a methamphetamine-related charge, but the judge said she may have to wait to be released for treatment.Aubrey S. Barnhill, 23, was sentenced in Highland County Common Pleas Court on Thursday to two years in prison for third-degree felony illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.As per the plea agreement, the state will not oppose judicial release to the STAR program after six months of incarceration...

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Jail time reserved for women driving on suspensions

A Mount Orab woman also facing charges for theft and trespassing was sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading no contest to a charge of driving on a suspended license Thursday in Hillsboro Municipal Court.According to court records, Samantha R. Moermond, 24, was charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, and trespassing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, in August.On Thursday, Hillsboro Municipal Court Judge David H. McKenna said this new conviction for driving on a s...

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Mental health counselor under investigation

A local mental health counselor is under investigation after allegedly being found in the company of a juvenile client after the 16-year-old female had been reported as a runaway, Highland County Sheriff Richard Warner said Thursday.The juvenile was reported missing on Aug. 30, Warner said, and was found on Sept. 6 after her counselor at the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center, 40-year-old Jason Garrison, was injured after jumping from the East Monroe waterfalls. It is believe...

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Dog park meeting set Sunday

A proposed dog park for Hillsboro is growing closer to becoming a reality after a city council committee unanimously recommended proceeding with the idea, and the organizer of the park announced a meeting Sunday to form an association.Ken Rentz said this week that a meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the meeting room of the new fire station, where the newly-formed Dog Park Association will vote to elect officers, set an agenda and discuss fundraising for the park. The meeting...

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Family and pet activities Saturday at Tractor Supply

The Tractor Supply Co. in Hillsboro will host family and pet activities on Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of Pet Appreciation Week.Held Sept. 17-21, Pet Appreciation Week (PAW) is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pets and introduce families to the joy of owning animals. As part of the main event on Saturday, Sept. 20, Tractor Supply will feature pet adoptions through a partnership with Petfinder.com (check the store for times and details), demonstrations on pet nutritio...

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Hillsboro FFA students participate in Junior Fair Demonstrations contest

Each year students participate in the annual Junior Fair Demonstrations contest. Contestants have the opportunity to demonstrate skills ranging from animal showmanship to arts and crafts projects. Hillsboro FFA students Brittany Rhoads, Jackie Marietta, Janice Smith, Natalie Stanley, Ashley Chaney, Taryn Magaluc, Bryanna Buerkle, Erin Clark and Hillary Hamilton all took part in this experience. In Senior Ag Individual, Rhoads placed second and Jackie Marietta placed third. In Senior Ag Team, ...

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Hillsboro FFA members rank in general livestock contest

The annual general livestock judging contest at the Highland County fair went on as planned this year, early Friday, Sept. 5.There were slight changes within the contest this year; the addition of goats to the contest, due to changes with FFA and invitational contests within the state FFA, was made this year and market hogs were excluded from the contest this year. There were 11 teams competing for the team recognition and countless other individuals participating.Two di...

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Community Calendar

TODAYBoy Scout Troop #171, 9-11 a.m., Camp Bowage off Greystone Drive, Hillsboro. For more information call 393-9065.AmVets Post 61 Bingo, 11541 North Shore Dr., doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7 p.m.Alcoholics Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Hillsboro Beginners Group, open discussion, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 234 North High St., Hillsboro.Alcoholics Anonymous, 8:30 p.m., Friday Night Group, open lead, St. Mary’s E...

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Take Note

Spaghetti SupperThe Dodsonville Community Church is hosting a Spaghetti Supper, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. The church is located at 1810 U.S. 50 in Lynchburg. Free will donations will be accepted. Carry out is available. Come join us for the good food and great fellowship.Stephany’s WayStephany’s Way, a poker run in memory of Stephany Shriver to raise funds for scholarships for individuals with disabilities at McClain High...

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Lady Indians jump out early, defeat McClain

The Hillsboro Lady Indians soccer team evened their league record at (2-2) on the season after a convincing 9-1 victory over McClain in Greenfield Tuesday night.Hillsboro’s Trista Rhodes led the way scoring three goals in the game, two coming in the opening half when the Lady Indians jumped out to a (6-1) lead at the break. The Lady Indians scored early and often with four goals scored in the first seven minutes of the contest, two by Rhodes and one each from Kaylee Anchor an...

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Tigers beat Hillsboro, improve to 6-1

The McClain boys lost their first game of the season last week at Chillicothe but bounced back Tuesday to defeat county-rival Hillsboro 3-1 in a hard-fought battle in Greenfield.“This was a big bounce-back win for us against a pretty good team after that tough loss at Chillicothe last week,” McClain head coach Jon Chamblin said “Hillsboro is a lot better team than their record really shows and the Greenfield/Hillsboro rivalry is always tough and competitive.”...

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Lady Mustangs get past Eastern

Both Lynchburg-Clay boys and girls soccer teams were at home on Wednesday night and bot were matched up against rival Eastern Brown. Both games were the Southern Hills Athletic Conference games as well.In the boys game, the two teams played to a stalemate with the final score being 0-0 after 80 minutes. This took their record to“We were just stale the first half,” head coach Dennis West said after the game. “This was our first game in almost three weeks...

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Who knew rudeness could stop a plane?

Not long ago, I read an Associated Press article with the headline, “It’s no longer safe to recline your airplane seat.”Now, flying and I have a sort of love/hate relationship. I love the view from miles above the earth, and I love how 16-hour long trips are reduced, almost magically, to a mere two or three hours.However, I hate the idea of something going wrong. I have always been afraid of flying, and, even though I’ve done it several times, it ...

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Power boat races start Friday at RFL

Power boat racing returns to Rocky Fork Lake this weekend, and for the first time in the 25 years the races have been held they will be a three-day event.Friday’s races will start at 5:30 p.m. and will involve the three most powerful boat classes – the grand nationals, national modifieds and two and a half modifieds, according to race chairman Dean Armstrong.“This is the first time we’ve ever raced on Friday night and we’re calling it a happ...

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