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A Pike County man who is a suspect in a murder committed on Monday is now in custody, according to the Ross County Sheriff’s Office.

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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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If you’ve been an Ohio sports fan long enough to experience the seemingly endless cycle from year to year of excitement, disappointment, and everything in between, then this column is for you.

Way back many years ago when I was a boy, my family consisted of dad, mother, my three sisters and myself. Dad sharecropped 247 acres of bottom ground, which started back in horse days long before tractors came into the picture. Dad also kept a sizable dairy herd to supplement the income.

Most Ohioans can get access to a steady, fast internet connection at work or home. Unfortunately, for Ohioans living outside our big urban areas, broadband access can be hard to come by. This lack of access creates problems every day.