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Dentist offers a day of free dental care

For the 29th year, Dr. Blackburn and staff, along with help of the Pill Box Pharmacy, will be offering a special Valentine gift to area residents in need. Dr. Blackburn has planned a day of free emergency dental service and cleanings is planned for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, between hours of 8 a.m. and 4 [ Read More ]

Country Living Fair announces 2016 schedule

Country Living magazine today announced the dates and locations for the 2016 Country Living Fair season. The Country Living Fair will kick-off in Nashville on April 22-24, 2016 with additional Fairs to follow in Rhinebeck, NY (June 3-5), and Columbus, OH (Sept. 16-18). The Fair will finish up in Atlanta, GA on Oct. 21-23. The [ Read More ]

Ohioans help support wildlife and nature preserves through donations

As Ohioans begin to sort through their receipts and deductions in anticipation of the April 15 tax filing deadline, they have the opportunity to donate a portion or all of their state income tax refund to support Ohio’s wildlife and Ohio State Nature Preserves. “It would be impossible for us to achieve our conservation goals [ Read More ]

Girl Scout Cookies go digital

If there’s anything that can make cracking open a box of fresh Girl Scout Cookies even better, it’s knowing that you’ve contributed to helping empower girls with the skills, strength, abilities, and drive they’ll need to become accomplished women who benefit themselves, their families, and their communities. Starting Jan. 8, it’s easier than ever to [ Read More ]

Poster contest winners announced

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) has announced the winners of the Ohio River Sweep Poster Contest. The Ohio River Sweep is an annual riverbank cleanup held along the Ohio River and its major tributaries. The Grand Prize Winner is John Martino, a senior at Glen Este High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He [ Read More ]

Felicity FFA member competes in State Job Interview Contest

By Charlena Spaulding FFA Reporter On Saturday, December 5 Felicity-Franklin FFA member Erin Jennings traveled to The Ohio State University to compete in the State FFA Job Interview contest. Jennings placed first at the chapter level job interview contest and advanced to the sub-district contest where she placed first. Placing first at the District 9 [ Read More ]

Kasich Proclaims Jan. 24-30 “School Choice Week” in Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has officially proclaimed Jan. 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in Ohio. Governor Kasich joins more than two dozen other governors and 210 mayors and county leaders nationwide in issuing proclamations. With more than 700 events being held to celebrate the Week in Ohio alone – and with more than 16,000 [ Read More ]

Duke Energy and its customers provide the Salvation Army $315,000

The Salvation Army today announced that it has received $315,000 from Duke Energy Ohio and its customers for the HeatShare program for 2016. HeatShare funds provide financial assistance to pay for utilities to those in desperate need. In many cases, these individuals and families face shut-off of utilities and possible eviction as a result of [ Read More ]

Ohio residents can get in-state tuition rates at Austin Peay State University

If you reside in Ohio and live or attend high school in a county within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, located in Clarksville, Tenn., you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay. High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or [ Read More ]

Communities have opportunity to improve trails

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is still accepting applications through April 1 for the Clean Ohio Trails Fund (COTF) and the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The application deadline for both grants has traditionally been Feb. 1. However, in an effort to encourage more communities to pursue this opportunity, the 2016 application deadline for [ Read More ]


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