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HSAC Re-opens to Public

The animal shelter in West Union is gearing up for a great summer! After over a year of reduced hours and appointment-only visitation, we are getting ready to open the doors to walk-ins again. Stay tuned to this publication and to our Facebook page for more information. The shelter is closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. You may still make special arrangements to visit the shelter by calling 937-544-8585 or emailing
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The World’s Largest Horseshoe Crab Is in Hillsboro

Nearly 600 miles from the Atlantic Coast, “The World’s Largest Horseshoe Crab” resides not in water, but on a well-mowed lawn in Hillsboro. The foam-and-fiberglass arthropod—which measures about 67.5 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 10.5 feet high—lures tourists from State Route 124 to the small Highland County town. “It has put Hillsboro on the map,” says Ben Sexton, who recently sold the crab to his brother, Jim. “People travel from everywhere to see this crab.” Before anchoring outside Ben’s home, the oversized sea creature traversed the country. Built in 1997 for a Baltimore biotechnology research institute, the crab was purchased for the Creation Museum in Kentucky and later donated to a creationist church in Blanchester. Ben visited the crab during business trips and, in 2015, purchased the burnt-orange piece of Americana to complement his vintage-camper rental company. Since then, the iconic crab has reeled in thousands of visitors, estimates Ben’s neighbor, Harrison Gallaugher. And the Sexton brothers plan to keep it that way. “I don’t know what the future holds for the crab,” Ben says, “but I know [Jim] has no plans to move it.”
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They’re back…

Cicadas from Brood X are beginning to make their appearance in the area. These shells discarded by the emerging insects were found in a Maysvi
Adams County,

Humane Society Creates Permanent Endowment Fund

The Humane Society of Adams County has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the recently established Adams County Community Foundation and their partner agency the Scioto Foundation to create a permanent endowment fund to benefit animal welfare in Adams County. The paperwork was signed on Saturday, March 13th with representatives of both organizations present.
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Eyes, hearts for pets

Two girls with an eye for art and a heart for homeless pets turned their creative talents into a fundraising effort for the Highland County Humane Society Animal Shelter. Hillsboro Junior Women’s Club member Allyce Horne told The Times-Gazette the idea started in the minds of her and club vice president Erica Morgan’s daughters three months ago.
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Library has ‘Tails and Tales’

As the month of May inches closer and closer to June, Hillsboro librarians are busily and eagerly preparing for this year’s Summer Reading program. “We are so excited about this year’s program,” said circulation manager Sarah Davidson. “Covid really threw a wrench into our summer plans last year, but this year we are thrilled that we’ll be able to have a normal program roster.”