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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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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.
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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.
Times Gazette

Leesburg woman sentenced to 2 years in prison

A Leesburg woman was sentenced to a total of 24 months in prison in Highland County Common Pleas Court for two separate cases for possession of heroin and failure to appear. Kayla Valentine, 29, was sentenced to 10 months for possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony, which was ordered to be consecutive to her sentencing of 14 months for failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony, in the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Court records state that Valentine was given 68 days of jail-time credit for the first case but zero days for the second case.
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.

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.

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.”
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.
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.

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...

Giving multiplied with back-to-school sales

PORTSMOUTH—As the new school year approaches, Claudia Brammer is making use of back-to-school prices to purchase gifts and essential items for children in need around the world. Brammer is collecting school supplies, along with hygiene items and fun toys, to pack in shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child, a project of...
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Family rates the county’s restaurants

You may think that you know a lot about Highland County restaurants, but you probably don’t know as much as Hillsboro resident Harrison Gallaugher, who has reportedly been to, “every restaurant in Hillsboro multiple times.”. While going to restaurants is a popular activity, Gallaugher takes things a step...

250-Mile Canoe Trip Successfully Launches Ohio River Way

Looking for something to do on or near the Ohio River? The Ohio River way has you covered. (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A 250-mile, 10-day paddle on the Ohio River is being tabbed a huge success. The trek that took place May 31 through June 9 helped officially launch the Ohio...