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Gaydos Yields Coaching Reigns at Caldwell

By Julie LaFollette Caldwell High’s head football coach Grant Gaydos has submitted his resignation from that position. “After 16 years of coaching football at the college, high school and junior high level, it’s time for me to change my focus and priorities.” Gaydos began. “I have spent the last 13 years, with the help of…

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It’s Official! Downtown Caldwell Designated Historic District

The Ohio History Connection, Ohio’s nominating authority to the National Register of Historic Places Program, notified local leaders that the application for the Downtown Caldwell Historic District Project has been approved by the U.S. Park Service. “Just received notice that the Caldwell Historic District has been listed. Congratulations!” the email from Susan Tietz, national register…

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Record Surges in Opioid Overdoses Prompts AG Yost to Urge Vigilance

More Ohioans died of an opioid overdose during a three-month period last year than at any time since the epidemic began, according to an analysis by a task force created by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. The analysis by Yost’s Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education (SCOPE) found the death rate in Ohio from opioid overdose…

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Wells Steps Down as Shenandoah Football Coach

SHS Grad Guided Zeps to Three Playoff Appearances in Six Seasons; Will Remain as Head Wrestling Coach   By Jeff Harrison Jesse Wells has accomplished many things since returning to his alma mater in 2015. –Participation in football, wrestling and in the weight room have increased greatly. –Football went from 2-28 in the three years…

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First Place Residential Decorating Contest Award Goes to Frank Mackie of Caldwell

Isaac Carpenter, right, presents Frank Mackie, first place winner of the Journal’s residential Christmas decorating contest, his prizes. Mackie’s house on Railroad Street in Caldwell won first place for best decorated residence, and included the use of lights, animation and music. The competition was judged by out-of-county judges with no ties to Noble County. They…

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Wreaths Across America: To Remember, Honor and Teach

By Faith Nichols Special to The Journal Wreaths Across America-Noble County held a Ceremony on December 19 at the Noble County Courthouse honoring all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The ceremony began with a moment of silence to remember the fallen, prisoners of war, those missing in action and to honor…

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Ohio Department of Health Announces Arrival of Next Shipments of Vaccine

  The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) today announced the next allocation of COVID-19 vaccines coming to Ohio. A Pfizer allotment of 89,700 doses will arrive on Dec. 24, an increase of 19,500 more than was previously expected. An additional 69,700 Moderna doses will arrive later this week. These new doses will go to hospitals…

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A Little Bit of Normal! Ohio County Fair Schedule 2021

2021 Ohio Fair Dates – Chronological Fair 2021 Dates Paulding County Fair June 12-June 19 Pickaway County Fair June 19-June 26 Harrison County Fair June 21-June 26 Putnam County Fair June 21-June 26 Marion County Fair June 28-July 3 Clinton County Fair July 10-July 17 Lawrence County Fair July 10-July 17 Madison County Fair July…

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Mystery Men Identified!

Judy Robinson of the Noble County Historical Society ID’d the men in the tractor photo from the Noble County Fairgrounds as: Lee Crock, Raymond Dennis, Jum Clark, Jim Chicwak She does not know Jum’s real first name. Does anyone else?

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COVID isn’t the only threat to Ohio’s Health and Safety

Drug Interdiction Task Forces Seize Over $29 Million in Narcotics Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Governor Mike DeWine and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Vance Callender today announced that the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission (OOCIC) seized more than $29 million in illegal drugs this year, resulting in 200 criminal charges and the…

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