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A marriage made in Bellville
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Amish schools will benefit from Saturday auction
Blood Drive on Monday at Area Agency on Aging

Blood Drive on Monday at Area Agency on Aging

ONTARIO – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hawkins Corner Build...

August 17th, 2017 updated: August 17th, 2017. |  


Village council members talk about mosquito worries

Village council members talk about mosquito worries

BELLVILLE — Members of village council stressed the importance of paying attention to the local mosquito population at this week’s meeting, becaus...

August 16th, 2017 updated: August 17th, 2017. |  


Dunkin Donuts plans approved

Dunkin Donuts plans approved

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — Plans for a new Dunkin Donuts in the area were given final approval Monday night at a special meeting of the Bellville Planning ...

August 15th, 2017 updated: August 17th, 2017. |  


Spraying for mosquitoes in Jefferson Township

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — The Richland County Public Health Department announced the following areas will be sprayed for mosquitoes this week.On Aug. ...

August 14th, 2017 updated: August 15th, 2017. |  


Pretty in pink, with new hairdo and polished nails

Pretty in pink, with new hairdo and polished nails

BELLVILLE — The sidewalk on Main Street had a cheery sign Thursday — that marked the eighth birthday of Abbygail Zach.This day young Abbyg...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Public meeting Aug. 22 to discuss home repair assistance

Public meeting Aug. 22 to discuss home repair assistance

BELLVILLE — A public information meeting to help village residents get information about home repair assistance for their own homes or rental proper...

August 10th, 2017 updated: August 10th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


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Lady Colts golf team returns some talent
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Sam Hornish Jr. wins at Mid-Ohio Saturday
Ohioans weigh-in on outdoor recreation

Ohioans weigh-in on outdoor recreation

COLUMBUS — Earlier this year, Ohio residents were asked to share their experiences and opinions regarding their favorite outdoor recreation activiti...

August 10th, 2017 updated: August 10th, 2017. |  


Three letterwinners return for Clear Fork golf squad

Three letterwinners return for Clear Fork golf squad

BELLVILLE — Clear Fork’s boys golf team, returns three starters from last year’s squad and are counting on junior Brock Dettmer and seniors Jare...

August 8th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  


New season, new challenges for Lady Colts soccer team

New season, new challenges for Lady Colts soccer team

BELLVILLE — The girls soccer season at Clear Fork High School has barely started, but already injuries are part of this team’s story. Coach Bri...

August 8th, 2017 updated: August 9th, 2017. |  


Mid-Ohio Challenge coming up

The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Mid-Ohio Challenge, August 11-12. One of the Ohio drivers eager to compete in ...

August 4th, 2017 |  


Ohio State counting on ‘old-timers’

Ohio State counting on ‘old-timers’

CHICAGO — Ohio State’s 2013 recruiting class has been a gift that has kept on giving into a fifth year, which has not always been the case at OSU....

August 3rd, 2017 updated: August 3rd, 2017. |  


Newgarden tops at Mid-Ohio’s Honda Indy 200

Newgarden tops at Mid-Ohio’s Honda Indy 200

By virtue of claiming his second straight win this season, Josef Newgarden moved into the season points lead in IndyCar racing after the Honda Indy 20...

July 31st, 2017 updated: August 2nd, 2017. |  


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LIFE


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A marriage made in Bellville
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Sept. 9 baby shower to combat infant mortality
Police Calls

Police Calls

July 30 Bellville – Several calls came in reporting loud noise coming from a residence, possibly a party with underage drinking. Upon arrival, se...

August 17th, 2017 updated: August 17th, 2017. |  


Blood Drive on Monday at Area Agency on Aging

Blood Drive on Monday at Area Agency on Aging

ONTARIO – The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hawkins Corner Build...

August 17th, 2017 updated: August 17th, 2017. |  


Village council members talk about mosquito worries

Village council members talk about mosquito worries

BELLVILLE — Members of village council stressed the importance of paying attention to the local mosquito population at this week’s meeting, becaus...

August 16th, 2017 updated: August 17th, 2017. |  


Dunkin Donuts plans approved

Dunkin Donuts plans approved

CLEAR FORK VALLEY — Plans for a new Dunkin Donuts in the area were given final approval Monday night at a special meeting of the Bellville Planning ...

August 15th, 2017 updated: August 17th, 2017. |  


Public meeting Aug. 22 to discuss home repair assistance

Public meeting Aug. 22 to discuss home repair assistance

BELLVILLE — A public information meeting to help village residents get information about home repair assistance for their own homes or rental proper...

August 10th, 2017 updated: August 10th, 2017. |  


Ohioans weigh-in on outdoor recreation

Ohioans weigh-in on outdoor recreation

COLUMBUS — Earlier this year, Ohio residents were asked to share their experiences and opinions regarding their favorite outdoor recreation activiti...

August 10th, 2017 updated: August 10th, 2017. |  


OPINION


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Be careful of students once school starts
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Column: On the road … always
Rob Portman column: Fighting to protect Lake Erie

Rob Portman column: Fighting to protect Lake Erie

The Great Lakes are known for their beautiful coastlines and great fishing and boating. In fact, Lake Erie is Ohio’s top tourist destination. But mo...

August 3rd, 2017 updated: August 3rd, 2017. |  


Fritz Ackerman: The hard facts about “soft billing”

Fritz Ackerman: The hard facts about “soft billing”

The unknown can really make a guy edgy — a girl, too — for that matter. So it was when a few years ago the unfamiliar idea of so-called “soft bi...

August 2nd, 2017 updated: August 2nd, 2017. |  


ODNR holding lottery drawings for hunters

ODNR holding lottery drawings for hunters

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is holding a lottery for more than 270 permits to hunters wishing to construct a blind to hunt ducks and gees...

July 31st, 2017 updated: August 2nd, 2017. |  


Law you can use: Get the most out of attorney-client relationship

Law you can use: Get the most out of attorney-client relationship

Question: How is an attorney-client relationship created? Answer: Generally, persons may consult with and be represented by an attorney whenever th...

July 30th, 2017 updated: July 30th, 2017. |  


Column: OJ’s being freed, but his prison days are not over

Column: OJ’s being freed, but his prison days are not over

Some things, you have to accept.A Nevada parole board agreed to grant OJ Simpson parole after a hearing last week afternoon in Nevada.After serving ni...

July 27th, 2017 |  


Chad Clinger’s series continues with a look at Huntington Park in Columbus

Chad Clinger’s series continues with a look at Huntington Park in Columbus

My “Ballparks of Northern Ohio” journey continued last week when I visited a park I thought I was very familiar with, but my eyes were ope...

July 26th, 2017 |  


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