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Market Square Park to be constructed in downtown Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) - Second and Market streets in Portsmouth will soon be getting a major upgrade. A $1 million project to construct Market Square Park is taking shape. “There’s a lot of energy down here and there has been for the last few years,” said Dr. Michael Raies.
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Times Gazette

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.

Scioto County fair among oldest in America

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -Scioto County Fair among oldest in America. There is a rich tradition in Ohio when it comes to the state and county fairs. That heritage is on display this week in Lucasville where the Scioto County fair has set up shop. Tony traveled to what he calls the “Grand-daddy of them all” for this week’s county fair showcase.
Portsmouth Times

Fat Science: Methionine restriction causes weight loss in mice

Last time we talked about the new fad of intermittent fasting that has most of the benefits of calorie restriction on longevity and good health without the pain of being hungry all the time. But intermittent fasting does involve being hungry part of the time and that part of the time is still hard. Could there be an even better way? How does this form of torture work? Methionine restriction might be at least part of the answer to these questions.
Ledger Independent

Babz Bites: Rose of Sharon

When I moved back into my grandmother’s home at 118 East Third Street things had changed more than a little bit. My grandparents purchased the house from Knox & Bros Funeral home in the early 1950’s. Throughout the next few decades, they lived upstairs with seven daughters and worked downstairs where they had a chiropractic clinic. After my grandfather died, the space was converted into additional business space and later apartments.
Ledger Independent

Shelter Dogs of the Week

MAYSVILLE— Growing up with a dog enriches a child’s life in so many ways. Not only can they be best friends, but children who have pets in their lives often have happier mindsets. Sure, there’s the cute, cuddly factor to consider but beyond the obvious attraction of getting...

Adoptable pet of the week

Looking for a new furry friend to add to your family? Look no further than PDT’s Adoptable Pet of the Week!. Each week, in cooperation with a local animal shelter, a new adoptable pet will be featured. And with local animal shelters looking to make room for new pets in need, your adoption couldn’t come at a better time.
Times Gazette

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.
Farm and Dairy

Roundup of gardening news for July 28, 2022

Tomato planting. There will be a field night focused on the technologies of tomorrow for your home or commercial tomato plantings, organized by the Ohio State University South Centers Soil, Water and Bioenergy Resources program Aug. 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the OSU South Centers Research and Extension Building, 1864 Shyville Road in Piketon, Ohio.

Waverly landmark to reopen its doors

Noel’s Market located at 210 W. Third Street is set to reopen its doors with a Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. “I’ve never had a convenient store or carryout or anything (like this) before,” new owner Brad McCown said. “It’s a learning experience for all of us. A couple employees I’m hiring have worked other places around town, so that will help out a lot.”
Times Gazette

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...
Times Gazette

Critter Cruise for HCHS

A Critter Cruise was held Saturday by the Ohio Car Shows and Cruise Ins Facebook group at Rocky Fork Lake to benefit the Highland County Humane Society. Eleven cars and a number of pets were registered in the event that saw registrants follow a map to visit a list of places around Rocky Fork Lake and Hillsboro to visit and take photos of with their car or pet.

SATH Cutie Pie/Pet contest returns

SATH (Supplementary Assistance to the Handicapped) will once again sponsor the “Cutie Pie” and “Cutie Pet” contest during the Highland County Fair (Sept 4-10). If you would like to enter your little “Cutie Pies” or your favorite “Cutie Pet” all you need to do is submit a photo of your child or pet along with a $2 registration fee to “Cutie Pie Contest”, P. O. Box 608, Lynchburg, OH 45142. Please include the child’s name, birth date, address and phone number with your entry. You can also bring your photo and register at the Cutie Pie Booth in the Wharton building during the fair.

Horse racing for a living

SCIOTO COUNTY — To be truthful, by air or by land, Erica (Herrforth) Rabillard has traveled — and continues to travel — many miles. All for the enjoyment of riding the fastest race horses —in only two minutes. The 28-year-old Rabillard, billed from Portsmouth but having...