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Two injured in S.R. 753 accident

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A two-vehicle accident involving a semi truck on State Route 753 in front of the Walmart Distribution Center Friday evening injured two people. One was flown by medical helicopter from the scene and the other was taken to the Fayette County Memorial Hospital by ambulance. That portion of S.R. 753 was closed for over an hour as emergency crews worked to clear the area.


Miami Trace softball beats Chillicothe, 4-3

CHILLICOTHE — In their quest to repeat as South Central Ohio League softball champions, Miami Trace head coach Terry Smith knew the importance of this game.The Lady Cavs went into Friday’s game undefeated at 6-0.Miami Trace was 3-1 in the league, and had already lost once to Chillicothe (13-8). They could ill-afford to be swept by the Cavs.The Lady Panthers scored two runs in the top of the seventh to post a 4-3 victory.“This was a...

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Panther baseball beats Cavaliers, 11-2

CHILLICOTHE — The Miami Trace Panthers varsity baseball team visited Ohio’s first capital, Chillicothe, on Friday to take on the Cavaliers in SCOL action.The Panthers won this game, 11-2.Miami Trace is now 11-0 on the year, 5-0 in the SCOL.John Phillips got the start and pitched a complete game for the victory for the Panthers.He allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits with no walks and 12 strikeouts.Sean Lucas started and ...

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Alfredo Simon leads Reds over reeling Cubs, 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) — For the Cincinnati Reds, there was no better place to open a 10-game trip than Wrigley Field.Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at the Friendly Confines.Making his third start, Simon (2-1) allowed an unearned run in six-plus innings and sent the Cubs to their fifth straight loss. Simon, in the rotation while Mat Latos recovers from elbow and knee injuries, had...

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Fayette County native develops system for school security

Fayette County native Brad Ford has been getting a lot of attention from the media for his development of a school security system in Nampa, Idaho.Ford, son of Diana and Doug Ford, graduated from Miami Trace High School in 1998 and about a year later joined the military, where he was moved to the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. Following his service, Ford married Vanessa Jennings, a 1998 Greenfield High School graduate. The couple has three children with one more on the way ...

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Engineer releases Capital Improvement Plan

The Fayette County Engineer’s Office has released its 2014 Capital Improvement Plan, which includes approximately 20 miles of paving and 13 miles of chip/seal along with three bridge replacements.All projects will be done by contractors through competitive bidding except for the culvert replacements, which will be completed by Engineer’s Office crews, according to Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe. This is in addition to the routine maintenance operations....

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Fayette County drug deaths at state average

A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and a public health crisis, and the number is growing in Fayette County as well.The Record-Herald recently took an in-depth look at the heroin epidemic in a three-part series produced by Civitas Media newspapers. This week, the state says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, ...

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COA announces menu and activities

The Fayette County Commission on Aging has announced its menu and activities for the week of April 21-25:MENUMonday: Fish sandwich, steak potatoes, seasoned corn, unfrosted chocolate cake, fruit juice.Tuesday: Beef vegetable soup, pimento cheese sandwich, tossed salad, diced pears.Wednesday: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, Italian green beans, roll, fruit.Thursday: Hamburger, baked beans, tossed salad, warm ...

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‘Close Observers of History’ Hate Ollie North

For its second season, the creators of the FX series “The Americans” have chosen a new source for insight into the Cold War during the Reagan years — one Lt. Col. Oliver North.It’s a dramatic reversal from the first season, and it has infuriated some hard leftists. The show began with the shocking promise from creator Joel Weisberg that the series’ heroes would be KGB agents: “We’re making them the sympathetic characters. I’d go so fa...

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CHC gets approval to place motorcycle on its sign

The Washington C.H. Board of Zoning Appeals approved a request by Court House Custom (CHC) to place a motorcycle on top of their sign Thursday night.D.J. Jenkins and Jason Stritenberger began their business about eight years ago building custom made motorcycles. This year they decided to try something different and place a custom made motorcycle on top of their CHC sign. They said they couldn’t be more excited about the approval.“We think it will be cool and ...

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Reds break from slump, start getting players back

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have emerged from their worst start in two decades.A 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday gave Cincinnati its first consecutive victories and winning series this season. Johnny Cueto pitched one of the best games of his career, a three-hitter for his third shutout with a career-high 12 strikeouts.And the Reds left town feeling things were finally coming together after two very bad weeks.“Our expectations are n...

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Panthers beat Zane Trace walk-off style, 1-0

Sometimes good things can happen even when you strikeout.You always have to be on your toes in baseball, because you never know when the breaks are going to fall your way.That was the case for Miami Trace junior Derrick Marcum in the Panthers’ exciting 1-0 win over visiting Zane Trace Thursday.Miami Trace’s Blade Moore and the Pioneers’ Nate Mettler, the respective starting pitchers for the non-league affair, soon found themselves embroiled i...

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Unioto rallies past Blue Lions, 6-4

CHILLICOTHE — The Washington Blue Lions stepped outside of the South Central Ohio League for a varsity baseball game Thursday at Unioto High School.Washington took a 4-0 lead after batting in the top of the third, but the Shermans scored two in the third, two more in the fifth to tie the game and then two in the sixth for a come-from-behind 6-4 victory.“We had one of those games where it felt like we were in control but couldn’t pull away,” Washin...

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Tigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians

DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler’s first few weeks with Detroit have been just what the Tigers were hoping for.Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.Kinsler has settled into Detroit’s leadoff spot nicely after the Tigers traded Prince Fielder for him in the offseason. He hit his second homer of the season — a three-run shot in the fifth inning — and raised his averag...

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Gas leak on Elm Street

The Washington Police and Fire Departments responded to a gas leak Thursday afternoon. According to police, the leak occurred on Elm Street near the Columbus Avenue intersection after a boring machine punctured the line. Vectren employees arrived shortly after emergency crews and began working to stop the leak.

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Men’s Day at Rodgers Chapel A.M.E. Church

On behalf of the members of Rodgers Chapel A.M.E. Church and Rev. Candy Hardy, it is our great pleasure to extend a formal invitation to the public for our Men’s Day on April 27 at 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Looking for a Few Good Men.”Our guest speaker will be Pastor Earl G. Harris of Greater Allen A.M.E. Church.This will truly be a joyous occasion. We at Rodgers Chapel look forward to worshipping with you.We are pleased to have you ...

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Farmers may begin applying for disaster assistance

This week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced the beginning of open enrollment for Ohio livestock producers and other eligible farmers seeking disaster assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA).The programs provide eligible producers with payments for livestock, grazing, and other losses incurred as a result of disease, severe weather, and other conditions. To be eligible for assistance, losses must have occurred on or afte...

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Plowing season begins

The weather is gradually improving, prompting farmers all over the county to begin plowing and planting their fields. The hope is no more bad weather so the seeds have time to grow and produce a good harvest this year.

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