Dear Abby: I have a close friend who is an extreme hoarder. She and her husband have a beautiful, large, custom-built home that is stacked floor to ceiling with clutter. There are only narrow paths to walk around. Clothes, papers, toys, etc. are piled everywhere. Normally, I would mind my ow…

Dear Abby: My husband and I were getting ready to leave after dinner at a restaurant we’ve patronized for 15 years. I went to the ladies’ room and was washing my hands when a waitress I don’t care for came barging in, got in my face and started yelling at me. I tried to leave, but she wouldn…

Ryan Scribner, director of Pickaway Progress Partners, also known as P3, presented an overview of the organization’s functions and accomplishments at last week’s Sunrise Rotary meeting. P3 is the economic development arm for Pickaway County with focus on industry attraction and retention. Bu…

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CIRCLEVILLE — On Nov. 18, a jury found a Rockbridge, man had not caused injuries to a Columbus man in a car accident that occurred on Route 762 in Pickaway County. The trial, held before Judge P. Randall Knece in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court, lasted for the full day.

Dear Heloise: When a recipe calls for eggs but does not specifically say which size to use, always assume it means a LARGE EGG. It’s the standard for most recipes. — Dayna in New Jersey

Dear Heloise: I’ve been getting a lot of 2020 WALL CALENDARS from nonprofits that I can’t use. It seems a shame to throw them out — I’d rather give them away. Do you know who could use them? — Carol B., Westminster, California

Dear Readers: The school year is well underway, and everyone has settled into a routine. How about adding to the learning environment? Experts agree: a pet in the classroom can elevate children’s learning and understanding of the world around them.

The Teays Valley Educational Foundation awarded Teays Valley High School school counselor Pam Younkin a $2,000 grant to help fund the PreACT test for all sophomores. “Teays Valley High School would like to thank the Teays Valley Education Foundation for their continued support of our student…

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Dear Abby: I have some bad memories connected with my mother, who was physically abusive. It wasn’t consistent, but sometimes she would lose it, and I was beaten quite badly a few times. It weighs on my mind intermittently, and I want to have a conversation with her about it. Then I remind m…

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Walnut Elementary announced their October Students of the Month. Walnut Elementary is also working with the Pickaway County Dog Shelter to help find homes for their dogs. The students are pictured with this month’s “Dog of the Month,” who is available for adoption. Pictured: kindergarten, Al…

ASHVILLE — The Teays Valley Educational Foundation awarded a $560 grant to Teays Valley East Middle School seventh grade language arts teacher Courtney Gonder to take the students from the “Creative Writers” after school writing group to the Thurber House in Columbus.

Dear Heloise: The answering machine and caller ID are great inventions. I was surprised this week to get several calls from my own phone number, and one call even used my name as it appears in our local phone directory. How stupid do the scammers think I am? If someone calls and doesn’t say …

Dear Abby: I am engaged to the love of my life (“Tom”), and I dread making the guest list for our wedding. I don’t want any of my cousins there. The young ones are rude and obnoxious, and the one who’s an adult I no longer talk to. I asked my mom what to do. She said if we invite any kids, t…

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is contemplating a move to the small Southern town my husband and I have called home for more than 10 years. She’s a vibrant, well-to-do Southern lady with many friends and family in the big city where she has lived her entire life. The problem is, I really don’t …

Dear Heloise: Years ago, my grandmother told me a few things to do before I BEGAN A NEW RECIPE. First, read the recipe through completely before beginning. In fact, read it at least twice. Check to make certain you have all the ingredients on hand. If this is the first time you’re making a d…

Dear Abby: I have my granddaughters write thank-you notes to everyone who gave them presents for Christmas, birthdays and special events. They are 7 and 8 years old now. They have fun drawing pictures and mailing the letters, and the recipients enjoy receiving their notes. I would like to or…

Brian Heddleson won best of show adult in the 2019 Circleville Pumpkin Show Art Show.