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For the week ending Nov. 17, 2018: The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring long-term lane restrictions and/or closures along the state and federal highway system in Pike County. For statewide information regarding road conditions aff…

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Veterans Day originated in 1919 as Armistice Day on the one-year anniversary of the armistice that brought about the end of World War I, an event that occurred on the eleventh month, the eleventh day and the eleventh hour of 1918.

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PORTSMOUTH — On Monday, Nov. 5 at about 3:30 p.m., a trooper from the Porstmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was directing traffic in a construction zone on U.S. 23 in Lucasville. A subject in a 2006 White Chevy Cobalt drove through the construction zone at a high rate of speed, ne…

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Pike's Past

Pike's Past

By Jim Henry

Pike's Past is a column that runs in the News Watchman every Wednesday. He has been writing for the publication since September of 1976 and is renowned for his knowledge of Pike County history. Henry frequently speaks at gatherings throughout the region to speak about history and present slide shows from his extensive collection of historical photographs.

Rural Rendezvous

Rural Rendezvous

By Sherry M. Stanley

Sherry M. Stanley has resided in the country all her life. She enjoys all aspects of country living, especially gardening and spending time with her animal companions — dogs, goats, horses, and a cat — in Ross County.

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Guilty or not guilty. In the United States, a person is considered innocent until proven guilty. In the USA court of law the verdict is “guilty” or “not guilty” instead of “guilty” or “innocent.” Not guilty does not mean innocent. But, are the acquitted innocent?

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This week I’m revisiting my buddy, Ronnie, and his big sister Doris, who cares for him at home. We collaborated to publish two columns about a year ago titled, “Living and Dying the Choices I’ve Made” and “Something just told me”.