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Today's News

  • Four Generations
  • Connersville Mills
  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Tiffany Suzanne Berryman, Dec. 29, daughter of James Berryman and Marianne McKee.
    Harrison Memorial Hospital’s board of directors has decided to keep the local facility independent. HMH began negotiations with other larger health care systems with the idea of being able to provide wider, collaborative health care in Harrison County. The board established a planning committee to review the options for HMH, which was established in 1906.

  • Plan ahead for spring garden

    Plant and seed catalogs will be jamming the mailbox any day now.  
    I always feel like January ushers in a clean slate for the garden: Optimism abounds among fresh ideas and promises never to repeat a crop-busting mistake are sharp in my memory.  
    Sometimes the slate stays clean; sometimes it doesn’t.  Either way the next couple of months can be used to plan and prepare for the next growing season.  

  • Federal government takes action on radon gas to prevent lung cancer deaths

    January is National Radon Action Month, according to The EPA. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote action against the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a National health problem and encourage radon testing during the January call to action.

  • Open auditions for Dearly Departed next week

    Open auditions for “Dearly Departed,” a comedy by David Bottrell and Jesse Jones will be held at the Rohs Opera House on Jan. 21 and 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Auditions will be cold reads from the script. No prior preparation needed

  • New candidacy filings declared

    Harrison County Clerk Linda Furnish has added a few names to the election hopefuls.

    Although he has not formally filed, former County Judge-Executive Dean Peak said he throwing in hat back in the ring.

    Candidates who filed this week are:

  • Locust Street fire deemed suspicious

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    When police were called to make a welfare check at 107 N. Locust St. Saturday night, they had no idea it would later turn into a suspicious house fire with one of the residents having to be pulled from the roof.

  • Biddle inks his passions into a living

    By Josh Shepherd, News writer

    Jarrod Biddle likes his pencil and ink works to walk a fine line between realistic depictions and art. There is likely no better example of his ambition than the homes that people have commissioned him to draw.

  • China House operators have run of bad luck

    By Becky Barnes, Editor

    A Saturday, Dec. 21, wind storm that stripped the roof from the China House, was just the beginning to a long list of bad luck for Alex Lin and his young family.