Area News

A Look at the Football Schedules for Zeps, ’Skins

By Jeff Harrison New season….new coaches….fans back in the stands…more playoff games. The countdown to kickoff for the 2021 high school football season is on, and both Noble County schools are rarin’ to go. It’s now less than a month until the season begins, with Shenandoah getting the honors of going first thanks to a…

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Local Extension Educator Recognized for Agricultural Service

Christine Gelley serves the Noble County area as the Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator for The Ohio State University through the Noble County Extension Office. Recently, Gelley was recognized for two significant agricultural service contributions on a state and national scale. On July 7 Gelley was recognized as one of two Ohio Achievement Award Winners…

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Noble Local Students to Study Crash of the USS Shenandoah

By Eugene Kyle The June 17 meeting of the Noble Local Board of Education started at 6:30 p.m. with a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and Lord’s prayer. Superintendent’s Report Superintendent Dan Leffingwell has been “rehired’ as superintendent. Leffingwell informally complemented the Food Service provider ‘The Nutrition Group’ for providing the best financials, “since…

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State of Emergency to be Lifted in Ohio Friday

Today, Governor DeWine announced that the state emergency in Ohio caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted on Friday. He urged those who have not yet received the vaccine to find a clinic near them by visiting gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Governor DeWine also released new information regarding visitation to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Beginning tomorrow,…

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Max & Shak: D-III State Runners-Up!

McVicker takes second in 300 hurdles, eighth in 110s; Payton claims second in high jump By Jeff Harrison Two of the biggest guys in the Shenandoah High Class of 2021 capped off an outstanding sports year in Zep Nation in a big way, posting runner-up finishes in the 113th annual OHSAA State Track and Field…

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Shenandoah Athletic HOF Charter Class Announced

Stephen, Leasure, Schwieterman, McCullough to Be Inducted Sept. 3 By Jeff Harrison The smoke has risen from the chimney and the Charter Class for the Shenandoah High School Athletic Hall of Fame has been selected. With a history dating back to the fall of 1963, there are many worthy candidates for the “hall”, but the…

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West Street Boutique Open for Business on the Square in Caldwell

Lakesha Huff and Neil Barlock officially opened their business, West Street Boutique, next door to the West Street Coffee Bar, which they also co-own, on the Square in Caldwell, Saturday. A Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting heralded the event, attended by Chamber Director Allan Fraley and OSU Extension Community Development Educator Gwynn Stewart. They are…

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Ohio Dept. of Health Rescinds Most Pandemic Health Orders

Several Health Orders Remain in Effect Beginning today (June 2, 2021), several pandemic health orders have been rescinded or lifted. This action removes several statewide requirements enacted to protect the health and safety of Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the statewide mask mandate. Some orders, including those for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and…

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