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RF Thunder still on track

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While the committee planning the 25th annual Rocky Fork Thunder power boat races is not quite where it would like to be with the event less than two months away, race chairman Dean Armstrong they’re still a go at this point.The races are scheduled for Sept. 20-21 on Rocky Fork Lake’s world record-setting course.“We had a good positive meeting Wednesday night,” Armstrong said. “We’re still on track. We’re not where we want to be, but we’re still on track.”Armstrong said the committee has until Aug. 6, or 45 days out from the races, to let the American Power Boat Association (APBA) know whether or not the races will be held, without paying a penalty.

 

A lady in black and some pigeons

So there I was, sitting at my desk Thursday afternoon going through my normal routine when the phone rang. “There’s this lady walking down Route 50 dressed all in black. I’m curious and I think it would make an interesting story,” the lady on the other end of the line said.I’ve received several similar calls over the years. Sometimes the walker, or runner, or biker, turns our to be doing something for a worthy cause. Just as often though, they’re...

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40th Annual Tournament of Champions kicks off

The 40th annual Tournament of Champions kicked off Friday night at 6:30 after the first weekend was cancelled due to rainy weather. The tournament is asking for a $3 donation at the gate and it runs Saturday and Sunday.The following is a list of the games being played Saturday and Sunday.In the 10U tournament:Saturday:10 a.m. - Greenfield vs Leesburg All Stars12 pm. - Leesburg All Stars vs. East Clinton Astros2 pm. - East Clint...

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Custody of 2-year-old granted to county

Parental rights of a 2 and a half year old boy were terminated Friday following a hearing in Highland County Juvenile Court, a hearing that neither parent showed up for.Judge Kevin Greer heard testimony from Clinton County agencies, caseworkers with the Highland County Children Services and a foster parent before granting a motion for permanent custody filed by the county’s Children Services agency.Greer noted that neither parent appeared even though both had been ...

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Surplus marble being sold by village of Greenfield

The village of Greenfield is offering some surplus property at an online auction at GovDeals.com, a website specializing in the sale of government property. The items Greenfield is listing are pieces of marble from the mausoleum that was torn down in 2013, according to Greenfield City Manager Ron Coffey.To see what Greenfield is offering for sale, type “Greenfield, OH” in the “Search Auctions” bar. For terms and conditions, look in the “shortcuts”...

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Obama official quits after Wilmington event

WILMINGTON, Ohio — After speaking to representatives of the expedite industry in Wilmington on Friday, Anne S. Ferro, the administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, submitted her resignation.According to Land Line magazine, a leading professional trucking publication, on Aug. 25, she will become the president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.Ferro has come under fire recently for new federal regulations whic...

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McClain grad Unger new M-P principal

McClain High School graduate Dr. Matthew Unger will assume the principal position at Madison-Plains High School.Unger, a 1989 McClain grad, was formerly the agricultural teacher at Madison-Plains. A Ohio University doctoral candidate, he was the top choice of every member of a selection committee involved in the hiring process, which included three parents, two board of education members, four administrators, two teachers and one support staff member.

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Bishop ‘honorary captain’ at Reds game

Former Hillsboro mayor Betty Bishop will serve as honorary captain Saturday during the “Highland County Day at the Ball Park” ceremony at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati prior to the Reds game against the Washington Nationals.Bishop, who is also a former city manager of Greenfield, co-chaired the Highland County Chamber of Commerce’s drive to sell tickets and create interest for the special Highland County recognition at the June 26 game.Just pri...

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The Times-Gazette print edition has new look

The print edition of The Times-Gazette now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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Ohio Elks Association donates to Girl Scouts

Megan Battle, left, Girl Scout Troop Leader of Lynchburg Troop 2712, received a $500 donation from the Ohio Elks Association. The money will be used by her troop for summer camping. Dan Pearce, Ohio Elks youth activities chair, presented the check at the Hillsboro Elks lodge.

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Lynchburg Girl Scout receives award from Ohio Elks Association

Zoe Crouch, left, from Lynchburg Girl Scout Troop 2712 received a $1,000 Scout Merit Award from the Ohio Elks Association. Dan Pearce, Ohio Elks youth activities chair, presented the check at the Hillsboro Elks Lodge. Crouch will be honored at an Elks district meeting in September.

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Police Reports

On July 16 at 4:36 p.m., Hillsboro Police Department responded to Wal-Mart on Harry Sauner Road after receiving a call reporting a male subject in custody for theft. Upon officer arrival the male was identified as a Darius Henthorn Jr., 22, of Wilmington. Henthorn was observed selecting merchandise and presenting it for a refund, as a previous purchase. Henthorn was arrested and charged with theft.Arrests and Citations:Whitney M. Hidy, 21, Hillsboro, citation, possess ma...

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Take Note

Hillsboro financial statement availableThe city of Hillsboro 2013 financial statement is available for review at the Hillsboro Public Library, Highland County Chamber of Commerce, city of Hillsboro Auditor’s Office, and at www.hillsboroohio.net.Retirement reception for Ralph VanceA retirement reception for Ralph Vance will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 27 at the Hillsboro First Presbyterian Church. Vance had played ...

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Community Calendar

TODAYAlcoholics Anonymous and Alanon meetings, 10-11 a.m., Rainsboro Methodist Church.Boy Scout Troop #171, 9-11 a.m., Camp Bowage off Greystone Drive, Hillsboro. For more information call 393-9065.Lynchburg #683 IOOF, 7 p.m., Lynchburg Lions Club.SUNDAY, JULY 27Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 a.m., Sunshine Group, Chairman’s Choice, Southern State Community College, Room 203 and 204, 100 Hobart Dr., Hillsb...

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The ‘Woman In Black’

She was the talk of the town Thursday, but she’s not talking.A black woman dressed completely in black and carrying black bags was walking east on U.S. Route 50 early Thursday afternoon just west of Hillsboro. But when she was asked why she was walking and where she was going she did not answer, did not acknowledge that she was being spoken to, and just kept looking at the ground immediately in front her and walking with her hands folded under her chin.What appears...

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This day in sports history

National:1977 - Pete Rose gets his 2,881st hit, a record for a switch hitter. One year later, on the same date, Rose set a National League record by hitting in his 38th consecutive game.1990 - Actress Roseanne Barr butchers the National Anthem at a Major League Baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres. President George W. Bush calls the performance “disgraceful.”Local:1947 - Hillsboro High School begins to errec...

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Sports Briefs

HHS Basketball Golf ScrambleThe Hillsboro Basketball team will hold its 5th annual Alumni Golf Scramble on Saturday, August 2 at the Hillsboro Elks Golf Course.Tee times are available for both morning and afternoon.The cost is $200 a team and prizes will be awarded. There is also a 10,000 hole-in-one prize. Lunch & appetizers will be provided and there will be a social time after the event.If you have any questions, contact Bruce Mi...

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Plea agreement dismisses ‘more serious’ charge

In Hillsboro Municipal Court, a Peebles woman entered into a plea agreement Thursday in which a drug possession charge was dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to possession of drug paraphernalia.Rebekah A. Danigina, 38, appeared on first-degree misdemeanor possession of a schedule III controlled substance. According to an affidavit filed with the court, that substance was identified as hydrocodone.Danigina had initially been scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursd...

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