Highland County, OHTimes Gazette

Grand jury indicts 11

A Chillicothe man who was indicted for illegal conveyance of drugs onto the grounds of a specified government facility and aggravated possession of a fentanyl-related compound was among 11 people indicted Tuesday by a Highland County grand jury. James Zamora, Jr., 33, conveyed or attempted to convey a drug of...
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Greenfield, OHTimes Gazette

Special treatment for MHS

GREENFIELD — People may not have noticed the gradual darkening of the limestone on the McClain High School and Greenfield Middle School buildings, but staff members noticed it and called someone in to show them what cleaned stone would look like. The darkening of the limestone is due to fungi...
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Ross County, OHsciotovalleyguardian.com

Masks are coming back, experts say

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Ohio as schools prepare to start the new academic year. Many districts in the state are still on the fence on whether or not to mandate masks. Businesses across Ohio are also faced with a similar dilemma after new CDC Guidelines were released.
Waverly, OHnewswatchman.com

Armstrong crowned as 2021 Pike County Fair Queen

PIKE- On Monday evening, the crown was presented to Maggie Armstrong- this year’s Pike County Fair Queen. A moment attended by many family and friends of the Waverly High School senior, Armstrong told the News Watchman she was still just as happy on Tuesday morning. “I’m just excited to give...
Rockbridge, OHLogan Daily News

New coffee shop opens in Rockbridge

ROCKBRIDGE — A new business complete with locally sourced coffee and “sweet treats” — and a golf course — has opened in Hocking County. Hocking Hills Oasis Coffee Shop, located at the Hocking Hills Market area, at 26850 U.S. 33, Rockbridge, opened July 2. Owner Roger Mace told The Logan...
Circleville, OHCircleville Herald

Grammar Guy: How not to get a misspelled tattoo

Oh, those crazy -o ending words! What are we going to do with them? Specifically, how do we know how to spell them when they become plural? And how do we make sure we don’t get a misspelled tattoo? Let’s march forward into the mess. In college, I had a...
Highland County, OHTimes Gazette

Dog Pound Pet of the Week

This brindle little boy is Banjo, a shy, 9-month-old with a very mixed family tree and the Highland County Dog Pound Pet of the Week. Beaten and abandoned, Banjo has had a rough early life, but despite his mistreatment, he is gentle and sweet-natured. A little timid, still, he is willing to accept new people in a very short time and he seems fine with other dogs. Just 30 pounds, Banjo is stylishly slim and runs like a fawn. To meet Banjo, or any of the many good dogs at the pound, make an appointment by calling 937-393-8191.
Pickaway County, OHCircleville Herald

In the Doghouse: Best Dog Friend Forever

Why are dogs great pets? Mankind’s Best Dog Friend Forever for real!. Nobody truly knows how long the relationship between mankind and dogs has lasted. Leaping back in time, early Mesopotamians, 5,000 years ago, carved images of dogs with elaborate collars. Other Mesopotamian art shows large dogs restrained with thick collars and leashes.
Hocking County, OHLogan Daily News

New dog rescue seeks fosters

LOGAN — Hocking County’s newest animal rescue is struggling to find foster homes. Passionate Paws Dog Rescue launched late spring of this year. However, without a physical location, Passionate Paws cannot function without foster homes, board President Gina Smalley told The Logan Daily News. “That’s our only resource to take...
Pickaway County, OHCircleville Herald

Pickaway to Garden: Hot gardening

Hot gardening seems like an oxymoron these days. Gardening is done primarily in the summer and so we all know gardening is hot. The past few years, it has been so hot that I can’t stand, bend, kneel or sit much after 10 a.m. before I retreat to the AC inside.
Jackson, OHvintonjacksoncourier.com

4-H Profile: Meet Brady Dailey

WELLSTON — A 4-H’er who loves showing hogs claimed both of the big swine-related titles this year. Brady Dailey, 13, along with his hogs named “Freddy” and “Michael Jackson” appeared in the Joe Morgan Memorial Livestock Arena on Thursday, July 22, for the swine show and showmanship contest. Dailey earned...
Circleville, OHCircleville Herald

From the Hayloft: She is just toying with us

Mother Nature seems to have it in for us. I don’t mean in a straight wind flattening the house or lightening strikes sort of thing, more of a what can I do to annoy the stuffing out of these people in a dozen different ways. For weeks now, we have...
Times Gazette

Good time to adopt a pet

Highland County has two facilities for stray and surrendered animals, and both are alternating between full and near-full capacity. Between them, the Highland County Dog Pound and the Highland County Humane Society Animal Shelter are currently housing about 40 dogs and over 20 cats. Animal surrenders, typically related to relocation, owner aging and changes in owner employment, have increased dramatically for both locations in the last month.
Jackson County, OHvintonjacksoncourier.com

4-H Profile: Meet Makayla Davidson

WELLSTON — A 4-H’er, who brought a few heads of cattle to the fair this year, earned many awards. Makayla Davidson, 11, along with her steer named “Bucko,” appeared in the Joe Morgan Memorial Livestock Arena on Wednesday, July 21. She competed in a few different show and showmanship contests as well.
Circleville, OHCircleville Herald

The annual tax holiday is next weekend

CIRCLEVILLE — If you or your family needs back-to-school supplies, next weekend is the weekend to do it as many school supply and clothing items will be tax free. According to the Ohio Department of Taxation, the tax holiday in Ohio begins on Aug. 6 at midnight and goes through until Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
Wellston, OHvintonjacksoncourier.com

4-H Profile: Meet Josslyn Vickers

WELLSTON — 4-H’er Josslyn Vickers, 14, along with her horse named “Lakota” appeared in the horse arena on Saturday, July 24. Vickers belongs to the Too Hot Too Trot 4-H Club and will be a freshman at Wellston High School in the fall. She has been involved in 4-H for a total of three years.
Circleville, OHCircleville Herald

Barbwire: Whacking weeds brings joy and satisfaction

I find it very interesting that many times, as you go about daily life, it is the little things that give you joy and satisfaction. Sometimes it is the odd things that make you smile. One of those odd things that creates pleasure for me is destroying weeds. Way back...
Times Gazette

Dog Pound Pet of the Week

Brody, a well-groomed, well-mannered, fit and fun-loving fellow, is the Highland County Dog Pound of the Week. Stocky and strong for his short stature, he weighs 63 pounds. This smart, young dog was surrendered by his owner and is already neutered. Brody loves exercise and enjoys attention or a good romp. To meet him or any of the many good dogs at the pound, call 937-393-8191 for an appointment.
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Our Hocking Hills Getaway at Cherry Ridge Retreat

Hocking Hills provides some of the best outdoor explorations that the state of Ohio has to offer. It has waterfalls, caves, trails overlooking the forest, and wildlife galore. We had a great time exploring Hocking Hills and making Cherry Ridge Retreat our jumping-off point to explore the region.