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‘Our Place’ is your place, too

‘Our Place’ is your place, too

A kind-hearted managing style one key to eatery By Jennifer Woods There are several different ways to approach management of small businesses in today’s society. Located in Washington Court House in Fayette County is “Our Place Restaurant,” which is owned by a kind-hearted and hard-working couple. Juanita and Dick Davis have been married for over […]

Switching to a healthy lifestyle

Switching to a healthy lifestyle

The Meal Prep Company going strong — and in good health By Darian Gillette Matt Keeney in front of The Meal Prep Company store and van. Robert Henry, Matt Keeney, and Fransisco Alferez preparing meals. Beast Bowls from Keeney’s Kitchen. Acai bowls from Keeney’s Kitchen. Matt Keeney and Fransisco Alferez from Keeney’s Kitchen. LUCASVILLE — […]

A spring tree blooms to life on Vine Street in Hillsboro. “The rabbit hops its gentle step The lark sings lyric songs All the world’s alive again Spring rights the winter wrongs. — Jennifer Gunner

The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On

Clyde Beatty’s circus comes to life on a smaller scale By John Hackley Bainbridge, Ohio native Clyde Beatty gained immense notoriety in the early 20th century as an animal trainer and circus impresario. And local business owner Wade Hamilton has reignited the era of Beatty’s heyday by rebuilding a scale model of the renowned Clyde […]

In the kitchen with Lou Ann

In the kitchen with Lou Ann

Fayette County local Lou Ann Thompson enjoys being creative both in and out of the kitchen. Not only is she a cooker and baker, Lou Ann gardens her own products to use in the kitchen, does her own canning, and crochets and sells various projects. “You are creating when you cook. Some people are naturally […]

Giving back in so many ways

Giving back in so many ways

CMH provides health care — and much more to community By News JOurnal staff Providing outstanding patient care is what drives Clinton Memorial Hospital (CMH) employees — and often, that care doesn’t stop at the hospital doors. From fundraisers to professional partnerships, CMH is heavily engaged in the health and well-being of the community. Whether […]

To collect, preserve and interpret

To collect, preserve and interpret

Ohio home to National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center Twenty-eight years before the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington, D.C., the doors of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center opened at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. The state was ahead of the curve in showcasing the history, contributions […]

By Adam Black PORTSMOUTH — For Alyssa Logan and Julie Brandenburg, opening ’83 Sweets in downtown Portsmouth means more to them than just opening a business. It means returning home. After months of preparation and hard work, the mother and daughter duo celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting at their new location in […]

Creative outlet, genuine connections

Creative outlet, genuine connections

Patrons paint unique creations at Grandma Tiny’s DIY Pottery By Sarah Allen A little shop, a lot of creativity, and the love of a hometown all made the year 2020 a bit more colorful in Hillsboro. “I love the area,” said Sean Cockrell, owner of Grandma Tiny’s DIY Pottery. Cockrell is a native of Bainbridge, […]

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