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OSU students present Mega Site research findings

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Ohio State University students agree: Fayette County’s Mega Site is very marketable.Research concerning Ohio’s largest Jobs Ready Mega Site, located along I-71 in Jefferson Township, was presented by OSU students Tuesday night at the local OSU Extension Office.OSU professor Chad Gibson, who also is the Senior Planning Officer of the Community and Economic Development Department for Upper Arlington, led a group of students through a 15-week project to research the Mega Site. “The group began with only a handful of topics, and it quickly became more,” Gibson said.


Lady Panthers suffer walk-off setback at Massie

It was just 24 hours earlier that the Miami Trace Lady Panthers softball team had suffered a loss on a home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. That was a stinging 7-5 loss at Washington High School.Tuesday, Miami Trace visited Clinton-Massie to take on the Lady Falcons.Massie scored six runs in the bottom of the first, but, to Miami Trace’s credit, they hung in and battled back and took a 13-10 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning.The L...

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Cueto pitches Reds by Pirates, 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against the Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night.Cueto (2-2) struck out four and walked three while running his career-long scoreless streak to 21 innings before giving up a home run to Andrew McCutchen with one out in the ninth. He improved to 15-4 in his career against the Pirates and became the first Cincinnati pitcher to toss consecutive complete ga...

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Panther baseball falls to Massie, 11-1

The Miami Trace Panthers varsity baseball team was looking to shake off any lingering aftereffects from their first loss of the season, suffered Monday at Washington High School, when they traveled over into Clinton County to take on the Clinton-Massie Falcons in another SCOL contest.The Falcons won this game, 11-1 in five innings.Collett got the win on the mound for Clinton-Massie, allowing the Panthers just one hit, a run-scoring double by Trevor Haines in the top of t...

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Unioto rallies past Washington, 9-4

The Washington Lady Blue Lions were coming off a big win over their rivals Miami Trace when they hosted Unioto on a sunny, but deceptively chilly Tuesday afternoon.The Shermans, stymied with no runs on three hits through six innings, sent 12 batters to the plate, scoring nine times for a 9-4.Kate Jude suffered the loss for Washington.She pitched 6.1 innings with six runs (all earned) on six hits. She did not walk a batter and struck out seven.Andrea...

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Sabina man cited for OVI

Just five minutes after the Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a report of a possible drunk driver, they received a second phone call reporting that the vehicle had flipped over a guardrail. ...

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Issue 1 up for renewal on May 6

On May 6, voters will be asked to renew and increase the expenditure of funds for the State Capital Improvement Plan (SCIP), which will be identified as Issue 1 on the primary election ballot.This is the fourth time that Ohio voters have been asked to reauthorize the program since its inception in 1987; voters previously renewed SCIP in 1995 and 2005. Re-authorization of the program will not increase taxes, according to the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission.

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Pharmacist to be available at Health Fair

Have questions regarding your medications? Need to talk to a pharmacist? No need to wait!Bring a list of your current medications to the 24th Community Health Fair Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 26 at Grace Community Church, 525 Glenn Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a pharmacist will be able to help.Please note transportation will be offered from Washington Square Shopping Center (Peebles parking lot) to Grace Community Church. A shuttle is being provided from 7 a.m....

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Milking Public Education

The building stood facing me, the windows staring ahead like hundreds of scrutinizing eyes. It was larger than I thought it would be.

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Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with talk of dispatching U.S. troops to Eastern Europe.But unless we have lost our minds, we are not going to fight Russia over territory no president ever regarded as vital to us.Indeed, should Putin annex Eastern and Southern Ukraine all the way to Odessa, he would simply be restoring to Russian rule what ha...

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Government-Forced Retirement at 57?

These words of Thomas Jefferson’s are etched under the dome of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington: “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” Imagine if Jefferson had finished that thought with these words: “Unless, of course, you’re 57 years old and a U.S. federal law enforcement officer.”In the beginning of our republic, our Founding Fathers fought for freedom from governing tyra...

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Lady Lions softball loses 4 over weekend

The Washington Lady Blue Lion varsity softball team played a rare doubleheader on Friday, April 18 at Huntington and then hosted Clark Southeastern for a doubleheader on Saturday.Friday, Huntington defeated Washington 5-4 in the first game and 4-2 in the second game, which by mutual agreement was just a five-inning contest.On Saturday, Southeastern won the first game with Washington, 9-8 and took the second game, 11-4.In the first game against Huntington, Wash...

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Blue Lion tennis beats London, 4-1

The Washington Blue Lion tennis team hosted former SCOL rivals London Monday, April 21 at Gardner Park.Washington won the match, 4-1 to improve to 5-0 on the season.At first singles, Garret Phipps defeated Jack Spahn, 6-1, 6-0.At second singles, Zach Johnson beat Kyle Weese, 6-1, 6-0.Joseph Smith lost to London’s Colin Dosh at third singles, 4-6, 2-6.Noah Mesker and Carson Ferguson beat Ryan Robinson and Mitchell Rees, 6-1, 6-0 at f...

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McClain wins WCH Invit.; MT, 3rd; WHS, 6th

The McClain Tigers boys track team won the Washington C.H. Invitational Friday, April 18, 2014.McClain won with 110.5 points.Vinton County, led by Wade Barney, who won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes and the long jump to score 40 points for his team, was second with 98 points.Miami Trace was third with 97 points; Hillsboro was fifth with 88 points and Washington was sixth with 59 points.Miami Trace’s Caleb Wilt won the 110-meter hurdles in a...

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Hayner, Steen to wed

  Justin and Brooke, together with their families, are pleased to announce their engagement. Brooke is the daughter of Tina Hayner of Washington Court House and the granddaughter of Charles Hayner (late) and Wilda Hayner. She graduated from Washington Senior High School in 2010 and received her degree of nursing from Southern State Community College in 2013. Brooke is currently employed at Evangelical Community Hospital working as a registered nurse on the medical, surgic...

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Attorney: Patrol commander threatened to shoot lawyer

The commander at the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was in jail over the weekend, after being arrested Friday on charges of domestic violence.Wearing orange-and-white-striped inmate clothes on Monday, Lt. Michael A. Sanders pleaded not guilty from the Clinton County Jail during a two-way, interactive video hearing with the municipal court judge.Sanders allegedly threatened or caused physical harm to his ex-wife April 15 on a West Locust Street sidewalk ...

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Blue Lions post 5-4 walk-off win over Panthers

On a beautiful, if somewhat overcast Monday afternoon, the undefeated Miami Trace Panthers baseball team visited Washington High School to take on the Blue Lions.Washington rallied from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game and force extra innings.The Blue Lions won it 5-4 on a single by Tyler Slone in the bottom of the ninth inning.Cole Romine got the pitching victory in relief for Washington, working 3.2 innings with two hits and one earned run allowed. He walked tw...

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Lady Lions rally for walk-off victory over Panthers

It was a real back and forth game Monday night in the second meeting of the two Fayette County schools in SCOL softball action.Miami Trace won earlier in the season at MTHS, 6-3.On this night, Washington was able to tie the game in the seventh and win it in the bottom of the eighth on a two-run home run by sophomore Wendy Hawk, her fifth home run of the season.Kate Jude was the winning pitcher for Washington, going eight innings with three hits and five runs (...

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