NEWS


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School construction: no “hiccups”
School construction: no “hiccups”

School construction: no “hiccups”

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — The project to build two new elementary schools in Butler and Bellville is “well ahead” of what officials had th...

December 7th, 2017 updated: December 7th, 2017. |  


Council hears church request; names street Gorman Rupp Way

BELLVILLE — A Bellville church is asking village officials to “partner” with it so it can gain more space.Will Humphrey, pastor of t...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Restaurants, travel stop to open Dec. 14

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — Two food establishments — Taco Bell and Subway — will be the landmark institutions at the new Love’s Real ...

November 28th, 2017 |  


“Stuff the cruiser” event Friday outside Bellville

“Stuff the cruiser” event Friday outside Bellville

An event Friday, called “Stuff the cruiser,” invited people to give items which will be donated to people over the holidays. The Bellville...

November 24th, 2017 |  


Holiday events announced

Holiday events announced

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — Groups in the valley are getting ready for this holiday season with a variety of events.Businesses in the area are invited t...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Can Ohio State offensive line follow 2014 script?

Can Ohio State offensive line follow 2014 script?

COLUMBUS – Three years ago when Ohio State won the national championship in the first year of the College Football Playoff one of the biggest re...

November 19th, 2017 |  


Bellevue ends Colts’ dream season

Bellevue ends Colts’ dream season

Redmen come up with more big plays in 21-13 regional semifinal at Arlin FieldMANSFIELD — In Friday’s regional semifinal at Arlin Field, Be...

November 11th, 2017 |  


Colts crush Clippers to advance in football playoffs

BELLVILLE — Last Friday, Oct. 27, the Clear Fork Colts football team defeated Harding to secure the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference title, as well ...

November 6th, 2017 |  


College preview: Bedlam at its best; Heisman RB rebounds

College preview: Bedlam at its best; Heisman RB rebounds

The first College Football Playoff rankings are out and seven games matching ranked teams this weekend have the potential to make the second rankings ...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


After Series, focus on free agents, plus Stanton and Otani

After Series, focus on free agents, plus Stanton and Otani

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball’s business season began Thursday when 149 players became free agents just nine hours after the Houston Astros ...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


Weather not great for waterfowl season start

Weather not great for waterfowl season start

The youth waterfowl season as well as the regular waterfowl opening weekend has come and gone. The weather was certainly less than desirable. It was m...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


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LIFE


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Updated: 6:23 pm. |    
Paving, other Bellville projects detailed
Bellville’s George, Nancy Kmet celebrating 60th anniversary

Bellville’s George, Nancy Kmet celebrating 60th anniversary

George and Nancy Kmet of Bellville will celebrate their 60th anniversary Oct. 5. The former Nancy Howells and Kmet were married in Grace Lutheran C...

October 4th, 2017 updated: October 4th, 2017. |  


Avita takes big step at new Bellville site

Avita takes big step at new Bellville site

One-story building will house offices for three doctors, plus exam rooms, an x-ray station and nurses’ areas. CLEAR FORK VALLEY — A piece of land...

October 4th, 2017 updated: October 4th, 2017. |  


Candidate Klenk wants to “help kids”

Candidate Klenk wants to “help kids”

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — With fall election time approaching, yard signs are sprouting on streets and highways around Butler and Bellville. One candid...

October 4th, 2017 updated: October 4th, 2017. |  


179th providing support for hurricane survivors

179th providing support for hurricane survivors

MANSFIELD — Members of the 179th Airlift Wing of the Ohio National Guard responded to Hurricane Maria relief efforts last week. Two aircraft took...

October 4th, 2017 updated: October 4th, 2017. |  


Gallery: Clear Fork girls soccer beats Pleasant on Senior Night. Photos by Jeff Hoffer

Gallery: Clear Fork girls soccer beats Pleasant on Senior Night. Photos by Jeff Hoffer

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October 3rd, 2017 updated: October 4th, 2017. |  


Visitors, animals a huge part of Bellville Street Fair

Visitors, animals a huge part of Bellville Street Fair

BELLVILLE — Out of town visitors and animals have always been a big part of the Bellville Street Fair. This year was no differen. Xavier Jackson,...

September 19th, 2017 updated: September 19th, 2017. |  


OPINION


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What is one to believe?
McZENA MUSELouise Swartzwalder

McZENA MUSELouise Swartzwalder

RURAL OHIO — Oh, Robert Mugabe.I hardly knew you.There you were, wielding power in Zimbabwe.I was fortunate enough to visit that country, doing ...

November 21st, 2017 |  


Battles abound: rural Ohio farm life

Battles abound: rural Ohio farm life

SUBURBAN MCZENA — Last night there was some major competition at the farm on County Road 37.For the record, this is now my farm.This is the home...

November 15th, 2017 |  


The winding road to work

The winding road to work

STATE ROUTE 95 —If you think your day is going swimmingly — goals met, appointments covered, photos taken — you probably need to thi...

November 9th, 2017 |  


Weather not great for waterfowl season start

Weather not great for waterfowl season start

The youth waterfowl season as well as the regular waterfowl opening weekend has come and gone. The weather was certainly less than desirable. It was m...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


McZENA MUSELouise Swartzwalder

McZENA MUSELouise Swartzwalder

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — When you get to Friday the 13th, things going on around you can be misleading.This day dawned with the area covered by very ...

October 13th, 2017 |  


Wild turkey season is almost here

Wild turkey season is almost here

Ohio’s hunters have the opportunity to pursue wild turkeys during a six-week season from Saturday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Nov. 26. Gobblers an...

October 9th, 2017 |  


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