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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:53 PM
Ladies and gentlemen, when I was at a local grocery the other day, I couldn’t help but hear the Christmas music that emanated through the air as townsfolk shopped for edibles and other sundries. “Good gravy,” I thought to myself, “it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet.
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:53 PM
    Ladies and gentlemen, when I was at a local grocery the other day, I couldn’t help but hear the Christmas music that emanated through the air as townsfolk shopped for edibles and other sundries. “Good gravy,” I thought to myself, “it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet.
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  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:32 PM
    Now, I’ve talked with several uptown business owners and they told me they weren’t among the “overwhelming” number cited by city leaders. However, I’m not a city leader, and while I did take theory and methods in grad school, I have not conducted a scientific survey on the matter at hand. But who needs surveys? If you’re offended by the recent events that led to Tuesday’s festival announcement, might as well stand up and say you’re offended.
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  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 8:23 AM
    Springing forward when we used to fall back can help make America great again. We can wear our shades, keep our faces to the sunshine and look at the bright side of life while flipping burgers in the evening.
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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:06 PM
    Then there was the time John Cooper and the OSU football team came over to Parke University Hotel pool. The older players had the freshmen players do a little skit and then tossed the rookies in the pool. Andy Katzenmoyer and David Boston were two of the freshmen who got tossed. That OSU team would go on to win the Rose Bowl. Other big names there that day were Orlando Pace, Joe Germaine, Luke Fickell and Mike Vrabel. Vrabel came to the pool and I had to blow my whistle at him for diving in the shallow end. Yep, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound kid studying journalism threatening to kick out a 6-foot-4, 260-pound All-American defensive lineman who went on to be a star player in the NFL and won three Super Bowl titles. Anyway, he stopped diving in the shallow end and didn’t break his neck on my watch.
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  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:30 AM
    “We’ll scatter to the east and west, when college days are done. And memories will cling around, the dreams of everyone. We’ll play the game of living, with head and shoulders high! And where in wear the spirit of ‘The Buckeye Battle Cry!’”
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  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:11 AM
    Babe Ruth played for the Red Sox from 1914 to 1919, but the day after Christmas in 1919, Boston sold Ruth’s contract to the New York Yankees. What a present that turned out to be. With the Yanks, the Babe’s transition from pitcher to hitter became complete, and Ruth clubbed a whopping 54 homers in 1920 while hitting .376, and after smacking home runs left and right to start the 1921 season, it attracted the attention of famous sportswriter and Hillsboro native Hugh Fullerton.
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  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:15 AM
    From 1914 to 1919, the Babe pitched in 158 big league games but only pitched a total of five games between 1920 and 1933. He was a two-time 20-game winner (1916-17), had a career 94-46 record and a stellar 2.28 ERA. Of course, it was Ruth’s prolific hitting – namely home run hitting – that turned him into a baseball immortal. He finished with 714 homers and had a career batting average of .342.
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  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 8:55 AM
    More than 80 years before I wrote a story about Hammerin’ Hank, Hillsboro native Hugh Fullerton, “The Titan of the Press Box,” wrote an article about “The Sultan of Swat.” Fullerton didn’t just want a couple of minutes with the Babe. He basically told the Bambino, “You’re coming with me, Mister,” and the Babe did exactly that. The year was 1921 and Babe Ruth was just 26 years old and in his second season with the New York Yankees.
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  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 7:16 PM
    Hugh Fullerton was born Sept. 10, 1873 in Hillsboro and was known as an influential sportswriter and journalist of the first half of the 20th century. He was one of the founders of the Baseball Writers Association of America and was awarded the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in 1964. He is probably best remembered for his role in uncovering the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal.
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  • Friday, September 1, 2017 5:05 AM
    Ladies and gentlemen, before we return to porch of the Mother Thompson Home in a time so long past, I’d like to thank everyone who came out to the Highland County Historical Society and Southern Ohio Genealogical Society’s annual Ghost Walk at the Hillsboro Cemetery.
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