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Gas leak on Elm Street

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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.


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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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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National Day of Prayer is May 1

When people understand the “why” of an organization, they might be more inclined to participate in that group, or at least have enough information to make a logical decision concerning that group.This article will attempt to answer three “why’s” about the National Day of Prayer.

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor and Perry Township residents: ...

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And They Call It … Success!

There are times when the master politician has to be a master illusionist. And there are too many times when he doesn’t fool anybody, perhaps not even himself, and some little Toto reveals the Great and Powerful Oz as just another little man behind the curtain. And the illusion can no longer fool even the long illusioned. Despite a beautiful stage setting like the Rose Garden at the White House, the perfect if artificial lighting, and the usual supporting cast of intellectual munchkins ...

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We Are A Nation Of Narcissists

People have been saying the country is “going to hell in a handbasket” for decades. It’s sort of a rite of passage for every current generation to look at the next one and think it will screw up things so badly everything will be ruined. But the handbasket this current generation is creating may well be the one that sinks us.Every generation is the product of the previous one – its culture, morals, priorities, everything. In the 20th century, that meant pass...

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‘My Grace Story’ at Grace Community Church

What’s your story? …. Everyone likes a good story! Most children have stories read to them before they can talk. Stories shared from parents and grandparents with children make a lasting impression. This weekend, Grace Community Church will present, “My Grace Story,” on Good Friday at 7 p.m. and on Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. The music is inspirational and uplifting. The powerful lyr...

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Getting Ahead – Why Remember?

There were many lessons I have learned in life that I remember today. One of the earliest lessons I remember had to do with the consequences I would suffer if I didn’t do what my parents told me to do.At the time I did not understand why I couldn’t do certain things but now I see my parents were right. Those lessons were easy compared to the ones that I had to learn from my own personal experience.

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VFW Post 3762 donates to Washington High School

VFW Post 3762 donates to the Washington C.H. Senior High School Hi-Y Program. Pictured L to R; Bob Malone, Josh Sestina, and Sheldon Litton.VFW Post 3762 donates to the Washington C.H. High School student trip. Pictured L to R; Bob Malone, Jaelyn Mason, Sheldon Litton and Tracy Patterson.

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April Garden Club meeting held

Elsie Prater hosted the April meeting of the Fayette County Garden Club at the airport. Mary Hurtt co-hosted.Roll call was answered by everyone naming a different bird starting with “A.” Lee Reno, Linda Morgan, David Persinger, Priscilla Williams, Ruth Eakins, Jo Ann Brady, Winnie Gregory, Sharon Prater, Helg Kent, Mary Hurtt, Elsie Prater, Nancy Jo Esper were all there.The Secretary’s report was given by Jo Ann Brady. The Treasurer’s report was g...

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Nets rest starters, lose 114-85 to Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the playoffs and the Nets closed the regular season with a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Although the Nets could have clinched the Eastern Conference’s No. 5 spot with a win, Kidd elected to rest Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston, who spent the night on the bench as the world’s highest-paid cheerleading squad. Kidd also limit...

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Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

BOSTON (AP) — The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week. The actions of the man, whose mother said he had a mental disorder, rattled nerves as Boston prepared for the annual race, but authorities said they did not consider it a security breach. Officials also expressed confidence in heightened security ...

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