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Riverdale retirees almost didn’t become teachers

Riverdale retirees almost didn’t become teachers

MOUNT BLANCHARD — Three retiring Riverdale teachers have a combined 110 years of experience in the classroom, but before they started their professional careers they had other employment ideas. Charlotte…

Ridgeway takes first step toward seeking replacement tax levy for fire department

RIDGEWAY — The Ridgeway council gave a first of three readings to a resolution which would place a replacement fire levy on the November ballot. The village passed the permanent…

Fund-raising goal of $60,000 established for preschool park

Fund-raising goal of $60,000 established for preschool park

Plans for a park for preschoolers on the site of the former county jail in Kenton were outlined at Monday’s City Council session. Spearheading the project is David Dakin, youth…

Father’s Day gift sees old oak tree become semi truck

Father’s Day gift sees old oak tree become semi truck

A large white oak tree had stood in front of Glen and Carol Hamilton’s home on Ohio 67 just west of Kenton since the 1880s. “The house was built in…

Repaving slated for 10 streets in Kenton

Ten Kenton streets are slated to be repaved this summer through three different programs. “I believe people will see somewhat of a difference in our roads,” Mayor Randy Manns said…

Sewer requirements force McGuffey to borrow funding

McGUFFEY — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is requiring the village of McGuffey to make improvements to its sewer plant which will increase the monthly rate paid by residents. To…

KCS elementary music teacher will miss being with young people every day

KCS elementary music teacher will miss being with young people every day

The first year Deb McEntee spent teaching music at Kenton City Schools was tough, but rewarding enough that she stuck around for another 34 years before retiring this spring. The…

Forest hairdresser now also gathers hazmat information

Forest hairdresser now also gathers hazmat information

Audrey Hankins spends just over half her week at her hair salon, Ms. & His Hair Salon in Forest, meeting new faces and taking care of regulars she’s known since…

Amish produce auction draws many buyers

Amish produce auction draws many buyers

When the Amish community was established in Hardin County about 60 years ago, members relied on traditional farming. But as the community expanded and the price of farmland skyrocketed, it…

Kenton sisters have successful careers after earning GEDs

Kenton sisters have successful careers after earning GEDs

Thirty years ago, four sisters who grew up in Kenton agreed to earn their GED  diplomas together. It was a turning point in their lives. Since then, the women have…