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LANCASTER— U.S. Representative Steve Stivers met with members of law enforcement, health care professionals and addiction services from several area counties including Pickaway County for an Opiate and Addiction Roundtable, held in Lancaster, to discuss what’s happening in the local communities.


CIRCLEVILLE— Circleville City Schools have released their quality profile for the 2018-2019 school year, in an effort to provide the community and prospective community members a complete picture of the school.

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Pickaway Commuter

By Amy J. Randall-McSorley

Amy resides in Pickaway County with her husband, Gary, and their three rescued dogs. As an adult, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Capital University in organizational communications with a minor in psychology. She then earned her master’s degree in the science of marketing and communications from Franklin University, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree from Walden University. Amy works for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and has authored two books under her former name, Amy J. Cooper: Wicked Dreams and The Hills of Circleville.

From the Hayloft

By Sarah Roush

Other than a short escape to attend college, Sarah is a lifelong resident of Pickaway County. A graduate of Westfall High School and Rio Grande College, she often defends the legitimacy of those degrees while she is spouting off nonsense and pig-headed opinions. She advocates volunteerism and baking as a means to improving the world.


This black bear was spotted on Valley Rd. in Ross County on July 16.