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Vinton County Election Will Feature Contested Races

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Several villages in Vinton County will feature contested races for mayor and council seats in the upcoming November election. Wednesday, Aug. 5 was the filing deadline for candidates to appear on the November ballot. In McArthur, incumbent Mayor Jim Wooddell will face competition from Kim Wortman, who is president pro tem of village council. The… Read More

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Hamden Police Chief Resigns Amid Ethics Investigation

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HAMDEN — Hamden Police Chief Charles Boyer has agreed to resign for violating multiple state ethics rules upon reaching a settlement with the Ohio Ethics Commission. Boyer, a 33-year veteran of law enforcement, had been serving as chief since Hamden resurrected its police department in 2012. His involvement in being appointed to that role is… Read More

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Senate Budget Plan for ‘Food Deserts’ Has Less Funding

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After a week of political tennis, a portion of the state budget proposal designed to help “food deserts” like Vinton County remains, but features much less funding than it did before. The Healthy Food Financing Initiative was removed from the Senate’s budget plan, prompting Sen. Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) and Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington C.H.) to… Read More

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Plans For Wild Turkey Festival Nearly Set

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There is no “returning back to normal” for the Wild Turkey Festival a year after the all-out 30th anniversary, organizers hope, as more entertainment and other events continue to be finalized for 2015. This year’s festival is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 through Sunday, May 10. The festival committee has already announced two main acts:… Read More

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McArthur Ballot To Feature Police, Streetlight Levies

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McArthur voters will have two local levies to decide upon in this coming November's general election. Village council members approved placing the levies on the ballot at their regular meeting in June. The levies will replace previously existing property taxes for the police department and village expenses. The McArthur Police levy is a 2.5 mill… Read More

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Vinton County Photo Contest To Capture Local Beauty

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With several lakes, a forest complete with a haunted train tunnel and countless countrysides, residents and tourists have plenty of photo opportunities throughout Vinton County for this year's photo contest. The Vinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau is accepting photos for the annual contest, which for years has spurred residents to try capturing the county's… Read More

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Puckett Pleads Innocent To All Charges In Murder Case

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A McArthur man accused of killing a woman in 2012 has pleaded innocent to murder allegations. Richard Puckett, 46, appeared in Vinton County Common Pleas Court on Friday and entered innocent pleas to charges that include aggravated murder, murder and aggravated burglary — each contain gun specifications and each are first-degree felonies. Puckett is also… Read More

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McArthur Applies For Grant To Renovate Downtown Intersection

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Upon being named the 25th most accident prone intersection in the state, McArthur Council has taken measures to eventually revamp the Routes 50 and 93 intersection downtown. There were 28 accidents between 2007 and 2011 at the intersection, including five that caused injuries, according to data from the Ohio Department of Transportation. As a response,… Read More