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Local Veteran Receives Long-Awaited High School Diploma

Over the Memorial Day Weekend, members of the Smith Chapel Church in Pike County presented Robert “Bob” Rumfield with his long-awaited High School Diploma. Rumfield enlisted in the military while in high school, and before entering his senior year he was drafted to fight for his country. While in the...
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Pike varsity baseball memories from the 2021 season

Although baseball season has been complete for several weeks, it was an enjoyable ride for the Waverly Tigers, who set the single season record for wins with 22. The Piketon Redstreaks had a strong push at the end of the year, winning a sectional title and finishing .500 at 15-15.
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Pike County Weekly Construction Update

Chillicothe, Ohio (Thursday, June 10, 2021) -The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Pike County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting. Germany Road Slide Repair – Project to repair an existing slide on Germany Road between Dutch Run Road and Millstone Road. The road will...
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Pike Co. guidance counselor pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

PIKETON, Ohio — A Pike County man who is a guidance counselor and pastor has plead guilty to a reduced charge after he allegedly exposed himself in front of teenagers. Jeffrey Forbes, of Commercial Boulevard, Piketon, will serve one year of probation and pay a $100 fine after he plead guilty Monday to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. He had been charged with a fourth degree misdemeanor of public indecency.
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Pike SWCD to Hold Conservation Photo Contest

The Pike Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a Conservation Photo Contest. There are three categories for the contest, “Backyard Conservation, Farming for the Future, and Woodland Wonder.”. The Contest deadline is July 23, 2021 and entries may be submitted in jpeg. format to darlene.brewster@oh.nacdnet.net. There are also two...
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All the Latest from the Pike County General Health District

The Pike County General Health District released its latest COVID-19 numbers for the county on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The Health District is reporting that there were three new cases in the county as of Tuesday and there has been one new recovery. As of Tuesday there were ten active...
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Track season closes out in regional action for Pike runners

Much like the first two days of regional track and field competition at Southeastern High School, Pike County’s athletes faced some stiff competition in the final two days as well. On Friday, in Division III Region 11 action, Eastern’s distance runners raced in conditions that more closely resembled those of...
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From the Archives: Thursday, Oct. 26, 1989 — Help is on the way

From the Thursday, Oct. 26, 1989 edition of the Waverly News-Watchman ... A two-week Pike County campaign to aid the victims of Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina involved the efforts of several local and area people and businesses. Spearheaded by the Piketon Church of Christ, the drive culminated in a...
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Latest COVID Statistics from the Pike County General Health District

The Pike County General Health District released its latest COVID-19 numbers for the county on Wednesday, June 2. The Health District recently reported that there was one new case in the county as of Wednesday and there had been four new recoveries, and two additional COVID patients had been released from the hospital.
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Latest COVID Statistics from the Pike County General Health District

The Pike County General Health District released its latest COVID-19 numbers for the county on Tuesday, June 1. The Health District recently reported that there were six new cases in the county as of Tuesday and there had been 12 new recoveries and one additional COVID patient had been released from the hospital.
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Re-running an article that shares stories of Turkey Run School

This week's article is a re-run from April 6, 1978 with an update. Merle Mustard and Homer Van Scoy are now deceased. Also, Roy Mustard and Mr. Rose are deceased. The old school house burned a few years ago. Heyward lived near this school and after a teaching career helped farmers with his tractor and equipment.
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Piketon fears more radiation risk from demolition of former uranium plant

Despite concerns from the community and calls from an Ohio congressman, open-air demolition began last week at the U.S. Department of Energy's former uranium enrichment plant in a southern Ohio village. The demolition in Piketon comes after the federal agency promised the community, which has experienced high cancer rates, independent...
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First nights of regional track and field action complete

With the first two days of regional track at Southeastern High School completed, Pike County’s athletes have faced some stiff competition. On Wednesday, in Division III Region 11 action, Piketon’s 3,200-meter relay team battled with 15 other teams, including the winning team from Mt. Gilead, which set a new regional record at 9:22.17, knocking nearly 12 seconds off the 2014 record set by Columbus Academy. Piketon’s crew of junior Taylor Wagner, freshmen Halynn Smith and Brooklynn Hart, and sophomore Kenzie Mays ran their race in 12:06.94, shaving two seconds off their previous best, to finish 16th.
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JB Wilson and Garnet A Wilson announce Scholarship Winners

The JB Wilson and Garnet A Wilson is proud to announce this years’ scholarship recipients. This scholarship has been helping Pike County graduates since 1980. JB and Garnet had hoped they would bring their degrees back to Pike County (but it was not a requirement) and many are using their education right here. We have doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, engineers, superintendents and many more. They both would be so proud and that we’ve currently assisted over 500 graduates with their educations.
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Some of Pike County's World War II veterans recalled

Since Memorial Day is near, I'll feature some World War II veterans that I knew. Starting with the late Carl Johnson Junior who I first met in Waverly, he ran a small radio shop across from the Waverly (movie) Theatre. That location sat in what is now the parking lot of the closed U.S. Bank on Emmitt Ave. He and his wife were always friendly and helpful to my Pike's Past later. Carl served in the Army Air Force and this photo shows him as he was just released from active duty at Colorado Springs, Colorado air base in Dec. 1945.
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Pike sending 26 athletes to regional track and field competition

Track and field athletes from Piketon, Waverly and Eastern all punched their tickets to district competition this past week and will be going into regional action this week. In order to qualify for regional competition, an individual or relay team must finish in the top four of their respective district competition.
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Pike Community action to host 'Meals on a Budget' Workshop

Piketon – The Workforce & Business Development Program at the Community Action Committee of Pike County will be hosting a “Meals on a Budget” Workshop, a no-cost opportunity providing in-depth information on how to create a meal budget for households, and how to plan meals to make the most of the available budget. During the workshop, attendees will receive tools and information to use in creating their own meal budget. Participants attending will receive a recipe book and additional tools. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 30th at the OhioMeansJobs Career Center at 941 Market Street in Piketon from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
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Author Publishes Book with many Pike County Ties

The book Writings by an Obscure Author was recently written and published by author M. Nickell. Nickell has many connections to Pike County which can be found throughout the book. According to Nickell, many of the poems and stories within her newly published book feature Pike County as the setting and refer to her late grandfather Floyd E. Thompson and the family farm in Pike County.