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Pike County MRC, housed by the Pike County General Health District, will be hosting a free community event on Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Fire Department (7000 State Route 335, Beaver).

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Through the week ending Feb. 22, 2020: 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…


MIDDLETOWN — University of Rio Grande (Ohio) freshman Kaila Barr claimed River States Conference Women's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for her performance Feb. 10-16.

DELAWARE, Ohio - Kaila Barr gave the University of Rio Grande women’s track and field team its only Top 10 showing in Friday’s Ohio Wesleyan Open at the Gordon Field House.

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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.


I never thought I'd feel sorry for a billionaire — a $60 billion billionaire.

I have written about a horse trader, but tonight, I am going to try to write a story about a famous horse trader from Ross County. His name was Dave DuBois.