Area News

Rob Portman Participates in Vaccine Trial

By Paul Koval U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Oh) announced that he has enrolled in the ENSEMBLE phase 3 clinical trial for a Covid-19 vaccine candidate being developed by Johnson & Johnson at a research center in Cincinnati. “The reason I participated in this trial is because I think the (covid-19) vaccines are important,” Portman said…

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Statewide Curfew goes into Effect Tonight at 10 p.m. for 21 Days

Governor DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Health has issued a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. statewide curfew beginning tonight, Thursday, November 19. The curfew will be in effect for 21 days. The curfew will not apply to those going to or from work, those who have an emergency, or those who need medical care.…

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Health Order to Limit Mass Gatherings Signed

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes signed a revised health order to limit mass gatherings in Ohio. Widespread non-compliance with existing gathering order blamed for sharp rise in COVID spread. “Despite the health order that limited mass gatherings to 10 people that was signed in April remaining in effect,…

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Caldwell Girls Basketball

By Julie LaFollette “We are looking to take that next step and compete for OVAC and Sectional championships.” Those are the optimistic word of Caldwell High head girls’ basketball coach Eli Svercek who is anxious for the season to get under way. “We had our first winning season in 10 years last season (12-9),” he…

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Shenandoah Girls Basketball

Shenandoah High’s 2020-21 girls’ basketball team. Front row, left to right, Casara Danaher, Karlee Wehr, Makenzie Lynch, Kendall Mackie, Ashleigh Wheeler, Monica Seevers, Kaylee Wehr, Charli Wickham; back row, assistant coach Taylor Rossiter, Kadence Noll, Savannah Irvin, Emmie House, Brylee May, Emmy McVicker, Mya Leach, head coach Sami Schott. Not pictured, Kinsley Brown and assistant…

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Noble County’s First Confirmed COVID-19 Deaths

Noble County Health Commissioner Shawn Ray announced today in a press release that Noble County, which stood for months as the the county in Ohio with the lowest incidence of infection, has recorded its first two deaths attributed to the virus. “It is with much sorrow that we must share with you that Noble County…

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Area Veteran Salutes America

By Paul Koval On Saturday October 17, a man dressed in fatigues saluted vehicles of a “Trump Train” in downtown Marietta. That man is Tim Peterson. He is a combat veteran who was deployed to Vietnam in May of 1968 to May of 1969 where he earned a combat infantry badge and two bronze stars.…

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COVID spread in Ohio largely due to social and family gatherings, governor said

COVID-19 Update: Take This Seriously and Don’t Let Up (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY  Governor DeWine today released Ohio’s updated Public Health Advisory System map. New health data compiled by the Ohio Department of Health found that…

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Hornets’ Running Game Too Much for Shenandoah

    By Jeff Harrison There was no mystery to what Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant’s game plan would be: run the ball; do it again and then do it again…and Shenandoah simply couldn’t stop it. In a back-and-forth game that figured to come down to who had the football last, that’s exactly what happened as the…

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Eagles Turn Table to KO Redskins from Playoffs

By Julie LaFollette The sixth-seeded Caldwell Redskins hosted the 11th-seeeded Eastern Eagles in an OHSAA Division VII, Region 27 playoff game on Friday and the Eagles pulled off the upset, beating the Redskins by a 26-14 score at the Noble County Fairgrounds. Caldwell Head Coach Grant Gaydos was understandably disappointed in his team’s performance, having…

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