New ramps set to open at US 23 and I-270

Just in time for Thanksgiving travel, the last two ramps from US 23 to I-270 west and State Route 315 will open Saturday morning, weather permitting. The Ohio Department of Transportation said that the ramp openings will bring a new traffic pattern on US 23 south approaching I-270. The far right southbound lane will be […]

Ohio House passes version of bill banning abortions for Down syndrome

The Ohio General Assembly took another step Wednesday toward banning abortions after a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. The Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 164 in a 20-12 vote. Three Republicans joined Democrats in voting against the bill: Gayle Manning of North Ridgeville, Matt Dolan of Chagrin Falls and Stephanie Kunze of Hilliard. The House […]

Rep. Goodman resigns following “inappropriate behavior”

Speaker of the Ohio House Clifford A. Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) released the following statement Wednesday regarding the resignation of State Representative Wes Goodman (R-Cardington) who represents most of Marion County. “It is with deep regret that I have asked State Representative Wes Goodman to offer his resignation as a member of the Ohio House. I was […]

Mid-Ohio Energy donation helped power Elgin football games

A donation by Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative covered the cost of powering Elgin’s home football games for the entire 2017 season. During the game with Upper Scioto Valley early in the season, Mid-Ohio Energy President & CEO John Metcalf presented Elgin high school principal Chad Cunningham (pictured) with a check for $1,000. The intent of the […]

Study shows benefits of higher education for older adults; free classes available through Program 60

Last fall, 66-year-old Mark Bainbridge found himself taking a graduate-level course in military history, the only student in the class who was not working on a Ph.D., and assigned to read a new book each week. You might think that Bainbridge woke up in a cold sweat, having one of those nightmares where you’re back […]

Tri-Rivers RAMTEC first high school students in nation to earn FANUC 2D iRVision Certification

Twelve Tri-Rivers/RAMTEC Level 2 Engineering Technologies students recently became the first high school students in the nation to earn a FANUC 2D iRVision Certificate, according to Mark Edington, their Robotics instructor. This course covers Handling Tool Applications and Advance TP programming. The students had to demonstrate hands-on skills including: Advanced Control Structure, Advanced Coding of […]

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center: This Winter, La Nin᷈a is a potential ‘wildcard’

Will Ohio have another mild winter like the last two, or will Mother Nature deal the Buckeye State a cold, cruel blast of winter weather? The experts are not sure. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center, La Nin᷈a may emerge for the second time as “the biggest wildcard” in […]

State lawmakers eye bill to ban some suspensions of young students

Ohio could join the growing number of states and cities to ban suspensions of young students as damaging and counterproductive, under a new bill to be released this week. State Sen. Peggy Lehner, who chairs the Senate education committee, says she is astounded that Ohio schools kick kids in kindergarten through third grade out of […]

Tickets go on sale for annual “Christmas at the Palace”

Taking center stage at the historic Marion Palace Theatre is the 2017 community production of “Christmas at the Palace” on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m. Written and directed by Clare Cooke, “Christmas at the Palace” is a joyful celebration featuring the […]

State Ag Dept. offers tips for purchasing firewood

As winter quickly approaches and more people look to firewood to help heat their homes, the Ohio Department of Agriculture is offering some basic tips to help when purchasing wood. “Firewood is an important agricultural resource for Ohioans throughout the winter season,” said David Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. “Like any resource, […]