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Man arrested after gun scare at a local Ross Co. business

ROSS COUNTY, Ohio — A Ross County man was arrested after deputies say he showed up at his place of employment with a gun. Multiple deputies with the Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of East Springfield Street in Frankfort after employees said a man who hadn’t been to work in several days showed up with a gun.
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ODNR Offers Special Deer Hunts on 14 State Nature Preserves

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a continuing effort to control deer populations, specifically those affecting native plant communities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is coordinating special deer hunts at fourteen state nature preserves. Ohio’s nature preserve system protects some of the state’s rarest and highest quality ecology. By...

“Environmental terrorist” sentenced to 2 years in prison in Ohio

A Clinton County “environmental terrorist” who created significant public hazards by illegally burning wood paneling, drywall, processing wood, plastic, and other solid wastes has been sentenced to two years in prison on his second conviction for open burning. Jason Wallace, 46, of the unincorporated community of Cuba, was sentenced on August 9 in Clinton County […]
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BMV tells county it needs additional space for office

The Highland County Board of Commissioners heard a request from representatives from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) concerning the need for more office space at its weekly Wednesday meeting. Commissioner Jeff Duncan, the board president, said the board has had conversations with Renee Gibbs, deputy registrar in Hillsboro, as...

Garden club learns about Kokedama

A demonstration of “Kokedama” was the program for the Aug. 8 meeting of the Wilmington Garden Club at First Christian Church. Barbara Myers, OAGC Region 16 Director, was the presenter. “Kokedama” is a Japanese arrangement in the form of a “moss ball”, the style being a “bridge” between...
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Rebuilt McDonald’s is open

The rebuilt and modernized Hillsboro McDonald’s location reopened for business on Tuesday after more than a three-month hiatus when the old building, which had stood on North High Street for half a century, was razed and a new building sporting an updated, contemporary architectural design and interior was built in its place, according to owner Leigh Chamness.

Get Fit and ready to roll

Members of Paula Stewart’s Spinning cycling class at Get Fit in Wilmington saluted her upcoming participation in the Race Across the Sky — a prestigious mountain bike race for elite competitors based in Colorado — on Saturday. A feature story on Stewart was published in the Aug. 4 News Journal. She is the assistant swim coach and director of the wellness program at Wilmington College, along with being a certified yoga, Spinning and personal training instructor, and strength and conditioning coach at both WC and Get Fit. Flanking Stewart (center) and attired in “Paula’s Crew” T-shirts are, from left, Cindy Maher, Stephanie Hughes, Kathy Havey, Pam Stephens, Cheryl Roberts, Liz McAllister, Stephenie Ison, Elizabeth Vance and Terri Sandoval.

You can learn a lot from a fridge

When did women start having affairs with refrigerators? That appliance’s open doors in front of which children stand, in expectation that the whole McDonald’s menu will appear on its shelves. I am old, but not so old that I remember men hauling blocks of ice. My grandmother had...

Locals de-stress with yoga

WILMINGTON — Helping to relax people’s minds and deal with their anxiety are goals of some locals helping others by leading yoga classes. Tammy Reed — who owns Conscious Yoga and is one of the members of the Wilmington Yoga Collective on Main Street — is a certified instructor of Kundalini Yoga. Reed started her yoga joined in 2001 after the birth of her first child.

Celebrating women in business

Laughter and excitement filled Veterans Memorial Park Monday as local female entrepreneurs gathered around to celebrate their career accomplishments in the first-annual celebration of the “women business owners” of downtown Washington Court House. Fourteen ladies were recognized for their accomplishments and at least eight others weren’t able to...

Colgate-Palmolive to acquire three Red Collar pet food manufacturing plants for $700 million

Colgate-Palmolive Co. CL, -0.21% has announced plans to purchase three dry pet food manufacturing plants from Red Collar Pet Foods for $700 million. The acquisition will support the growth of Colgate-Palmolive's Hill's Pet Nutrition business, according to a statement released before market open on Monday. The plants, which are in Orangeburg, South Carolina; Clinton, Oklahoma; and Washington Court House, Ohio, will produce dry pet food for Hill's Science Diet and Prescription Diet brands. "This investment will help further strengthen the Hill's business today and for the long term," said Colgate-Palmolive CEO Noel Wallace, in the statement. Approximately 350 employees involved in the dry pet food operations will be transferred. The acquisition is not included in Colgate-Palmolive's current guidance and is not expected to have a material impact on the company's diluted EPS in 2022. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz acted as legal advisor to Colgate-Palmolive on the deal and Perella Weinberg Partners acted as financial advisor. Kirkland & Ellis served as legal advisor to Red Collar Pet Foods on the transaction, and Centerview Partners served as financial advisor. On Friday Colgate-Palmolive reported second-quarter earnings that fell from a year earlier but topped estimates. The company's sales rose to $4.484 billion from $4.260 billion a year ago, topping the FactSet consensus of $4.350 billion. Colgate-Palmolive, which has raised pricing by 8.5%, also reiterated its expectation of full-year sales growth at the high end of its 1% to 4% range. The company's shares, which are down 5% this year, rose 3% to $81.11 on Monday. The S&P 500.
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Hughes feature is a reader’s favorite

Hello! In the kitchen with Sharon this week is Lisa Sollars. I want to thank you so much, Lisa, for this wonderful recipe along with this nice letter you sent along with it. When I asked you for a picture you didn’t have one so you made the deviled eggs just so I would have a picture. How thoughtful of you. And especially thank you for this great letter you emailed on how you like our weekend edition of The Times-Gazette, and especially how you enjoyed my In the kitchen with Sharon. It means a lot to me for your kind words.

‘Rack Room Shoes’ opens at Destination Outlets

Destination Outlets in Jeffersonville continues to add retailers, including “Rack Room Shoes.”. Known for its ongoing “Buy One, Get One 50 Percent Off” promotion, Rack Room Shoes offers an extensive selection of nationally-recognized brands at value prices. Located at 8000 Factory Shops Blvd., the family footwear retailer...
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Local businesses submit sports betting host applications

XENIA — Many Greene County businesses have been pre-approved for sports betting hosting licenses, but only two have submitted applications in the first week of the application process opening. The Ohio Casino Control Commission and Ohio Lottery released its initial list of expected Type-C Sports Gaming Hosts on July...
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Garden club planning for fair

The July meeting of the Hillsboro Garden Club was called to order by president Judith Stivender after the members enjoyed a pot-luck meal. There were some very good cooks present. The 11 members and three guests stood for the pledge of alliance. The roll call question was, “What is your...