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The Piketon Redstreaks fell in a close competitive contest by a score of 4-1 to the visiting Paint Valley Bearcats Monday evening.

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced changes to the 2020 individual wrestling and girls basketball state tournaments. The wrestling state tournament will move to a Friday-Saturday-Sunday format (March 13-15) at the Schottenstein Center, while the girls basketbal…

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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.


Summer is a season for running in the yard, swimming, and playing in a tree house.

This is part two of a series about Larry, who was 40 years old when he enrolled in hospice with end-stage cirrhosis of the liver. In part one, “The House of the Rising Sun”, Larry shared, “I started drinking when I was 14. I was a shy person, but when I drank I came out of it. It was ‘liquid…