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One dead in Perry County head-on crash

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WCMH) — One woman is dead after a fatal head-on collision in Jackson Township, Perry County, Tuesday. According to the Lancaster post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), the crash happened just after 2 p.m. on State Route 668. Catherine Sweeney, 73, of Junction City, was driving a 2019 Toyota RAV4 […]
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Junction City woman dies in Perry County crash

JUNCTION CITY — A Junction City woman has died following a head-on collision on Tuesday in Jackson Township, according to the Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Catherine Sweeney, 73, of Junction City, was driving north on Ohio 668 just after 2 p.m. when she drove her...
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Heath man dead after 23-year-old ran a red light

HEBRON, Ohio (WCMH) — A man died Monday after his semi cab was hit by a vehicle whose driver failed to stop at a red light, police said. Just after 1 p.m., Stephen Heffelfinger, 68, of Heath was killed in a crash while driving northbound in a semi cab along State Route 37 west of […]

City of Pataskala public notices for Sept. 29

The City of Pataskala has announced the following open positions and public meetings. The Pataskala Personnel Board of Review will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 at 6 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to review the applications for the accounting clerk position. The meeting will be held in the administration conference room located at City Hall, located at 621 W. Broad Street Suite 2B, Pataskala, Ohio.

Tee Jaye’s closes restaurant in Reynoldsburg

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (WCMH) — A Tee Jaye’s Country Place restaurant on Brice Road closed its doors on Friday due to losses after the COVID-19 pandemic. “We closed Brice Road on Friday Sept. 23 due to COVID,” said Dayna Sandsten, spokesperson for Tee Jaye’s. “That was our only restaurant that never recovered from 2020! We stayed […]

Update – Two Injured in Lancaster Pike Crash in Circleville

Circleville – A two-vehicle crash occured just past the fairgrounds in Circleville around 12 pm on Tuesday, two people were injured. According to the Circleville Police department, the driver of the Ford Flex was driving eastbound on Lancaster Pike when they slowed down and was attempting to turn into the Sutherlands parking lot located at 460 Lancaster pike when a Black Ford Mustang failed to maintain a safe distance and rear-ended the vehicle.

New AT&T customer receives reward card, finally

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — For 13 years, Nichole Bushby relied on Sprint for cell phone service, until she was approached by an AT&T sales representative outside of her home in May. “I told him I was with Sprint, and he asked if I ever wanted to change and I told him, ‘No.’ And he said, […]

Summer crisis program ends Friday

GLOUSTER – The Ohio Department of Development and Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) program that helps income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months ends Friday. The Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program provides eligible Ohioans assistance paying an electric bill or assistance paying for central air conditioning repairs. The program runs from July 1 until September 30. To apply for the program, clients are required to schedule...

150-unit ‘luxury camping resort development’ brought before commissioners

LOGAN — The Hocking County Commissioners signed a letter of support two weeks ago for a new development to aid in its application for federal funding. On Sept. 15 John Rosen, of the Granville, Ohio-based consulting company of Wexford Lodging Advisors, presented before the commissioners on a proposed camping development, on a site where apparently there is an abandoned coal mine. “We are planning to develop a fairly large-scale –...

Bulldogs' XC compete at Division 1 meet

LANCASTER – Athens’ Sophia Szolosi bested some top runners to finish first Saturday at the Bob Reall Invitational at Lancaster High School. Athens’ girls’ team finished fourth against top talent the some of the best Division 1 teams in Ohio. Bulldogs’ boys’ team finished 13th out of at least 16 teams in race with 168 racers. ...

Ballou remembered by royalty, follow Pumpkin Show volunteers

CIRCLEVILLE — The Circleville Pumpkin Show lost a key contributor less than a month out of the 2015 with the passing of longtime trustee Linda Ballou. Ballou, 77, was a key member of both the Circleville Pumpkin Show member and the Ohio Festivals and Events Association where she was a lifetime member. She held many duties in her 45 years as a volunteer trustee with the Pumpkin Show including overseeing baked goods, the Miss Pumpkin Show Contest and representing the Pumpkin Show on the OFEA...

4-H Thanks Volunteers for a Great Year!

CIRCLEVILLE — The annual Pickaway County 4-H Leadership Recognition Banquet was held this week in Heritage Hall at the Pickaway County Fairgrounds. The theme for the evening, “You Are Appreciated S’more Than Words Can Say!”, brought together the many adults and teens that impact the 4-H program through their leadership efforts. The evening started with the American and 4-H pledges led by Pickaway 4-H Committee youth members Avalon Havan and...

Three things to know

Getting ready to flip the switch. The marquee of the renovated Logan Theater is scheduled to get all lit up on Sunday, Oct. 2, and the public is invited to come downtown to ooh, ah, and cast their votes on what should be the first movie screened in the theater. Learn more on page A3. Relive the Nelsonville Music Festival through video. WOUB Public Media’s Sycamore Sessions (formerly the Gladden House Sessions) returns this week for a seventh season, featuring 13 performances from musical artists filmed during the 2022 Nelsonville Music Festival. Learn more on page A3. It’s flu shot time again. The Hocking County Health Department is reminding people that it’s time to get an influenza vaccinaton. Even healthy people who come down with the flu can get sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time or even be hospitalized. See column on page A7.

Kat Dodson Foundation going strong at 16

NEW LEXINGTON – The 16th Annual Kat Dodson Foundation fundraiser took place on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the St. Rose Parish in New Lexington. The free admission to the annual event opened at noon and it lasted into the night. The crowd slowly filled the parish, but reached the standing–room–only stage by 3 p.m. All proceeds from this annual event go directly to the Perry County Cancer Alliance (PCCA). Those funds are dedicated for Perry County residents battling cancer. In the 15 years leading up...

Balancing life on the gridiron with life as a medical professional

Heidelberg University football lineman Wally Kalinowski knows what it is like to deliver pain, but as a registered nurse, he also knows how to treat and offer relief from pain. “I played offensive line in high school, specifically left guard,” said Kalinowski, a 2019 graduate of Canal Winchester High School...