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Dying for a good night? Wishmaker House owners planning special Halloween event

Dying for a good night? Wishmaker House owners planning special Halloween event

BELLVILLE — The stately house on Bellville’s Main Street, previously home to two local doctors, is going to take on a new kind of life the week of...

October 17th, 2018 updated: October 17th, 2018. |  


Betty Long Barton celebrates 100th birthday

Betty Long Barton celebrates 100th birthday

The descendants of John O. And Bertha Etz Long met to celebrate the 100th birthday of their first daughter, Betty Long Barton, sister of Margery Stood...

October 17th, 2018 updated: October 17th, 2018. |  


Death and Dying program coming to Mount Vernon

Death and Dying program coming to Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON — Presented by In the Circle of Life and sponsored by Hospice of Knox County (HKC) and Kokosing Nature Preserve, an awareness and educa...

October 17th, 2018 updated: October 17th, 2018. |  


Local DAR chapter learns a little more Mansfield history.

Local DAR chapter learns a little more Mansfield history.

BELLVILLE — The Jared Mansfield Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, had its October meeting last week at the Ohio...

October 17th, 2018 updated: October 17th, 2018. |  


Richland County recognizes Clergy Appreciation Month

Richland County recognizes Clergy Appreciation Month

MANSFIELD — The Richland County Board of Commissioners recently proclaimed October as Clergy Appreciation Month. Commissioners are encouraging Richl...

October 17th, 2018 updated: October 17th, 2018. |  


Bellville Police reports

Bellville Police reports

Sept. 30 Main Street — Officer responded to a possible overdose. He made contact with business employees, who flagged down the Officer and pointe...

October 16th, 2018 updated: October 17th, 2018. |  


SPORTS


Parents of Clear Fork winter sports athletes should attend Oct. 22 meeting

Parents of Clear Fork winter sports athletes should attend Oct. 22 meeting

BELLVILLE — There will be a meeting for all parents of any Clear Fork High School or Middle School student/athlete who will be participating in bask...

October 17th, 2018 |  


Hunting, fishing licenses make great gifts

Hunting, fishing licenses make great gifts

‪Looking for a Christmas gift that keeps on giving?If so, you might want to consider giving the outdoorsman in your life a multi-year or lifetim...

October 15th, 2018 |  


Gallery: Clear Fork 54, Ontario 14: Photos by Jeff Hoffer

Gallery: Clear Fork 54, Ontario 14: Photos by Jeff Hoffer

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October 15th, 2018 |  


Colts win 8th; give coach milestone

Colts win 8th; give coach milestone

ONTARIO — The Colts won their 8th game of the season Friday night, topping Ontario 54-14 and setting the stage for this week’s big rematch...

October 13th, 2018 updated: October 15th, 2018. |  


‘Tis the season: Be wary of deer while driving

‘Tis the season: Be wary of deer while driving

MANSFIELD — Ohio drivers beware. Your risk of colliding with deer may be on the rise, according to officials at the Ohio Department of Public Safety...

October 11th, 2018 updated: October 11th, 2018. |  


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LIFE


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Todd Snyder joins board of Hospice of North Central Ohio

Todd Snyder joins board of Hospice of North Central Ohio

ASHLAND — Hospice of North Central Ohio’s board of directors has named Todd Snyder its newest member. A Mansfield native with 35 years of exper...

October 18th, 2018 updated: October 18th, 2018. |  


Public Utilities Committee meeting slated Oct. 24 at Bellville Village Hall

Public Utilities Committee meeting slated Oct. 24 at Bellville Village Hall

BELLVILLE — There is a Public Utilities Committee meeting scheduled for Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. at the village hall....

October 18th, 2018 updated: October 18th, 2018. |  


Undefeated Clear Fork back at No. 2 in latest computer poll

Undefeated Clear Fork back at No. 2 in latest computer poll

Top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 28 will qualify for the playoffs Division I Region 1 - 1. Mentor (7-1) 24.1339, 2. Canto...

October 17th, 2018 |  


Parents of Clear Fork winter sports athletes should attend Oct. 22 meeting

Parents of Clear Fork winter sports athletes should attend Oct. 22 meeting

BELLVILLE — There will be a meeting for all parents of any Clear Fork High School or Middle School student/athlete who will be participating in bask...

October 17th, 2018 |  


Richland County priest suspended pending investigation

Richland County priest suspended pending investigation

TOLEDO — A Richland County priest has been placed on administrative leave by the Diocese of Toledo. In a prepared statement, Bishop Daniel E. Tho...

October 17th, 2018 updated: October 17th, 2018. |  


Hundreds entertained at another successful Butler Apple Fest

Hundreds entertained at another successful Butler Apple Fest

BUTLER – Parents and kids were making quick to scout out caramel apples and fritters on Main Street over the weekend at the 2018 Butler Apple Fest. ...

October 17th, 2018 updated: October 17th, 2018. |  


OPINION


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Editorial: State Issue 1; Just the facts
Ohio’s turkey season nearly ready to start

Ohio’s turkey season nearly ready to start

‪Ohio’s hunters have the opportunity to pursue wild turkeys during a six-week season from Saturday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Nov. 25. Gobb...

October 1st, 2018 |  


Column: Lake Erie fish hatch far above average

Column: Lake Erie fish hatch far above average

‪Early data gathered by wildlife agencies in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate great news for Ohio anglers, according to the Ohio Department o...

September 27th, 2018 updated: September 27th, 2018. |  


Lake Erie fish hatches far above average

Lake Erie fish hatches far above average

‪Early data gathered by wildlife agencies in the western basin of Lake Erie indicate great news for Ohio anglers, according to the Ohio Departme...

September 17th, 2018 |  


Column: It was an honor to remember 9/11 with Bellville students

Column: It was an honor to remember 9/11 with Bellville students

Sometimes you get betrayed by the things you see around you. Or the things you remember. Though I’m a part-timer (money issues), I said I woul...

September 12th, 2018 updated: September 12th, 2018. |  


Column: September is the month for suicide awareness

Column: September is the month for suicide awareness

The statistics for suicide in America are disturbingly high. It is tragic not only for the one whose life was cut short, but also for those loved ones...

September 11th, 2018 updated: September 11th, 2018. |  


McZena Muse: Locally grown and truly appreciated

McZena Muse: Locally grown and truly appreciated

When you wake up, dimly some morning, and realize we are already in to September and fall, it makes you start. That’s a hard admission for this O...

September 6th, 2018 updated: September 6th, 2018. |  


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