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Spaw Day Dog Grooming Hard at Work in Brand New Facility

Pictured left to right: Noble County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Allen Fraley, Sammie Niswonger, Mark Biedenbach, Business Owner Alicia Biedenbach, Kayla Nau, Noble County Chamber Director James Noyes.   A Noble County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting was held Saturday for a local business which is working out of a brand new facility. Spaw…

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Shenandoah High School Sweetheart Court!

From left to right, Senior Emily Moore, Freshman Klara Anderson, Senior Denali Waers, Sophomore Emilia McVicker, Senior Raelynn Long, Junior Maggie Presnell, and Senior Cameron Roberts. See next week’s edition for the Sweetheart Queen!

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Polar Plunge to Benefit Cobb Family

Bexley Grace Cobb, daughter of Austin and Kylee Cobb, will be the beneficiary of the 2022 Polar Plunge, back after a year’s hiatus due to COVID-19. Event Co-Chair Stephanie Danford said, “Bexley is sharing her love by demonstrating her strength and by bringing our community together for the 6th Annual Polar Plunge!” The polar plunge…

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NoCo LoCo Now Open for Business in Caldwell

There’s a new women’s clothing and fashion boutique in the Caldwell business district. NoCo LoCo, located at 718 Cumberland St. in Caldwell is offering a selection of women’s clothing, sizes 0 – 24, women’s shoes and accessories such as jewelry. There are also fun items for sale such as cups and notions. A Noble County…

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Brother Dave Retires After 22 Years

Dave Griffin has retired as the head of maintenance at the Noble County Courthouse after 22 years of service. His retirement was celebrated last week with a cake party, and he was presented with a Case knife purchased from Hayes True Value. Dave is pictured here, at center with, from left to right, Noble County …

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Christmas Decorating Contest

It’s time again for the fun of driving around to see the houses in the area that have entered our annual Holiday Decorating Contest. For a complete list of addresses, look in this week’s Journal! But here are photos and addresses for your convenience, including the last two photos of the two area businesses which…

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ODA Announces Death of Ohio’s State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey

Dorothy Pelanda, the director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, announced last week the passing of Dr. Tony Forshey, who has served for more than 15 years as Ohio’s State Veterinarian and Chief of Animal Health. Dr. Forshey, a Noble County native, was reportedly well-respected in his role. “It is with heavy hearts that the…

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Thompson Sentenced to Life without Parole

Tyler Thompson, 29, of Belle Valley has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing his fiancée, Leah B. Hines, in March. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said, “This man killed a person he claimed to love and had promised to share a life with. He richly deserves his sentence…

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