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Shenandoah High School receives Ohio Purple Star Award from ODE

By Jeff Harrison Communications Director Noble Local School District A desire to honor those who have served or are serving in the military resulted in Shenandoah High School being one of 31 schools statewide to receive the Ohio Purple Star Award from the Ohio Department of Education for the 2020-21 school year. The Purple Star…

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Rucker to Pilot Caldwell Football Program

By Julie LaFollette “I’m a Caldwell guy.” These were the first words from Chance Rucker after he was hired as the new head football coach for Caldwell High School at Monday night’s school board meeting. Rucker is excited for the opportunity to return to his alma mater and give back to the program that gave…

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Hitchens advances to OHSWCA State Wrestling Tournament

Three other Zeps earn place finishes, team takes fifth in DistrictBy Jeff HarrisonSophomore Laney Hitchens became the first female wrestler from Shenandoah High to qualify for the Ohio High School Wrestling Coaches Association (OHSWCA) State Tournament and the Zeps had their three other girls also place to finish fifth out of 30 teams in the…

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Jones named head football coach at Shenandoah

Cambridge graduate brings energy, enthusiasm as Zeps look to continue success By Jeff Harrison Energy, enthusiasm and the potential to build on recent success. Those are the reasons John Jones, a product of Cambridge High School and Gannon University, will lead the Shenandoah High football program into the future. Pending approval of the Noble Local…

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Zeps Complete Season Sweep of Redskins

By Jeff Harrison The Shenandoah Zeps broke out the brooms, completing a season sweep of Noble County rival Caldwell with a 63-57 victory Friday on the Redskins’ court. Coach Marc Smith’s Zeps, who claimed a 55-52 victory in the earlier meeting, picked up their 12th win of the season, getting the usual effort from the…

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Saling’s Custom Meat Processing: Same Location – Fresh New Look

Photo: Peanut Saling and Polly Dimmerling stand before their newly-remodeled entrance. Saling’s Custom Meat Processing has been serving Noble County from the same location at 16000 Archibald Rd, Caldwell since 1987. Recently they remodeled and built a new entrance and storefront, so they’re offering the same quality products and service as always, from the same…

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Vaccination Schedule For Ohio Schools Announced

  Ohio K-12 schools, including public, private, and career-tech entities, today learned when their teachers and staff necessary for in-person learning are able to begin receiving vaccines. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has made clear his goal of Ohio returning to in-person learning either full-time or in a hybrid model by March 1st. In order to do…

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BWC PROPOSES 7.1 % RATE CUT IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PREMIUMS

By Kevin Shimp on January 28, 2021 In the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) actuarial committee today, the Bureau announced their recommendation to lower private employer premiums by 7.1%. This rate reduction is projected to save employers $71.5 million dollars and will be the fourth time private employer premiums have shrunk since 2017. The continued lowering of workers’ compensation premiums is a boost to the state’s…

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Shenandoah Wrestlers Enjoy Successful Week

By Jeff Harrison Shenandoah High picked up two lopsided dual victories on Wednesday, defeating Marietta by an 83-0 score and upending River, 75-6. Laramie Giesey (152) and Briar Portman (182) both registered two pins for the Zeps. Results: Shenandoah 83 vs Marietta 0 106: Kyra Kunkle S) won by forfeit; 113: Tristen Rossiter (S) tech.…

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Five Caldwell Wrestlers took home wins at Hannibal Saturday

By Julie LaFollette Caldwell High’s wrestling squad traveled to Hannibal on Saturday for a quadrangular match, with the Redskins claiming three victories 45-9 over River, 48-12 over Shadyside, and 48-24 against Fort Frye. “I am proud of how our guys competed today,” Coach Derick Hesson stated. “They improve every time we wrestle. It is nice…

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