I don’t recall ever before relishing so much those first warm sunny days of spring. After wiping so many tears from little boys who wanted to play outside when it was simply not practical to spend hours in freezing temperatures, we won’t take beautiful weather for granted right away.

CHILLICOTHE — Following guidelines of state and local Departments of Public Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all Ohio University Chillicothe sponsored events have been postponed until further notice due to safety precautions for the coronavirus (COVID-…

At the recent 2020 annual board meeting of DeLong Insurance Agency, Inc. Adam DeLong was promoted to the position of Vice President. The announcement was made by Dan DeLong President saying, “This promotion was well earned by Adam for his hard work helping and advising the many clients of De…

I received several letters from readers with questions that got my mind spinning. Let’s each grab a cup of tea (okay, you can have your coffee if you wish) and chat over steaming mugs.

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Good morning from our house to yours. I’ll tell you what, since the last time I came in touch with you lots has happened; some great and some frankly didn’t feel like it had a stitch good. But then, you know how God uses the worst things to bring the most blessings in the end.

In the South China Sea, Machinist’s Mate Second Class Cody Moonen, from Chillicothe, Ohio, calls away a drill over the interspace phone in the engine room aboard U.S. Seventh Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19). Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy and, as Seventh Fleet …

The City of Circleville, Department of Public Utilities, has processed the 2019 Consumer Confidence Report and it is available to all of its water customers. The Consumer Confidence Report, or CCR, is an annual water quality report that the Safe Drinking Water Act requires a community water …

ASHVILLE — Brian Stewart announced the beginning of early voting in Ohio. Now through March 16, 2020, registered voters in Ohio have the opportunity to visit the polls and cast an early vote in the 2020 Primary Election.

Jenny Rainey, marketing director for The Savings Bank, gave it her all as she attempted to turn members of the Sunrise Rotary club into slightly better singers at the club’s Feb. 18 meeting. A member of the Noon Rotary club and a trained performer, Jenny, launched into a fast-paced regimen o…

The Pickaway County Commissioners recognized February as Career and Technical Education Month during their Tuesday meeting. Commissioners Jay Wippel (from left), Brian Stewart and Harold Henson presented the resolution to Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center students Tia Clifton and Ja…

CIRCLEVILLE — The Logan Elm School District Board of Education has placed two operating levies on the March 17 ballot. The Board is asking voters to renew an $812,000 emergency levy and a one percent income tax. These renewals would be for five years with no rate increase.

Hi there, we are having a blessed, busy week. Daniel’s parents from the Amish community in Danville, Ohio, came for a visit last week and have now spent the weekend with us. What is more special than a visit from grandparents, whether living near or far?

CIRCLLEVILLE — Old Man Winter reared his ugly head as snow hit the valley Thursday night and continued into Friday with more snow continuing through Sunday.

Brett Rhoads, owner and operator of Rhoads Farm Inc., spoke to the Sunrise Rotary club Tuesday and the noon Circleville Rotary club Thursday about the need to use immigrants to successfully run his farm. Brett needs 54 workers for a 10-month season. Local applicants who can pass a drug test …

Okay, this week, you’ll be joining Julia as she tackles one of her favorite hobbies, baking. A while ago we received a recipe from a dear friend and reader from Lebanon Ohio, Auntie Norma, as we call her.

AMANDA — Each year the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership (ACEL) at the Ohio State University sends students to high schools around the state for 12 weeks to gain real world experience in the classroom.

The Teays Valley Educational Foundation awarded Teays Valley High School intervention specialist Zach Frank a grant to purchase a shredder to be used by his students. He is creating a simulated work area to give his students work experience and this is the latest addition to it. They are wor…

CIRCLEVILLE — One Book, One Community – Pickaway County announces the 2020 reading theme is the Power of Reading. For this year’s One Book, One Community challenge, the organization wants to celebrate ways that reading lets us explore the world, motivates us to action, provides an escape, an…