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Veterans Financial Group hiring 50-100 people in Portsmouth

Veterans Financial Group hiring 50-100 people in Portsmouth

By Frank Lewis flewis@civitasmedia.com Veterans Financial Group LLC, located across from Glockner Honda-Toyota on U.S. Route 23 in Portsmouth, is looking to hire 50 to 100 people, with an emphasis on veterans. “We’re a financial services company,” Robert Hicks, managing partner and president, said. “Nick (Goodwin) and I are a couple of veterans and we […]

Beth Gully tells both ‘sides’ of Christmas story

Beth Gully tells both ‘sides’ of Christmas story

By Valerie LK Martin LEBANON — Fall comes around and you start to see reindeer and ornaments and lights. You are praying your kids don’t see it all until December, but no such luck. Your little ones begin thinking only about the presents and visiting the man in red. You try to imagine just how […]

Salt staff recipes

Salt staff recipes

Beveraly Drapalik’s mom, Gloria Bius, in her Stone Mountain, Ga., kitchen some time in the 1980s. Laura Kasserman’s parents, Glen and Joyce Fleming, in their wedding photo circa 1947. Sharon Hughes and her grandson, Colby. Sarah Allen The Times-Gazette Reporter and Salt Magazine Writer My family got this recipe from a family friend a couple […]

The art of Christmas shopping in Hillsboro, Winchester

The art of Christmas shopping in Hillsboro, Winchester

By Sarah Allen   Photo courtesy of Kara Juillerat Pictured, from left, are Dave Stafford, Kara Juillerat, Brenda Bradds and Dave Waller. Each has a studio where they craft pieces ranging from jewelry to primitives, and from pottery to metal works. A simple question five years ago began a tradition known as Christmas in the […]

Hundreds gather to light Serpent Mound in Peebles

Hundreds gather to light Serpent Mound in Peebles

PEEBLES — The ritual Lighting of the Serpent at Serpent Mound State Memorial in Adams County is a wonderful way to celebrate the winter solstice. The mystery and majesty of the giant effigy mound make the perfect setting for this annual event, started in 2004. At sundown, on Dec. 21 each year, members of the […]

Wilmington veteran Josh Sams receives furniture

Wilmington veteran Josh Sams receives furniture

$13K donations go to fill donated home By Nathan Kraatz nkraatz@civitasmedia.com Josh Sams Ben Martin carries in furniture from Morris Furniture’s donation to Josh Sams, who was injured in Afghanistan while serving in the United States Marine Corps. In all, Morris presented almost $13,000 in donated furniture to Sams. WILMINGTON, Ohio — Josh Sams, who […]

Capitol Tree truck wrapped in Plain City

Capitol Tree truck wrapped in Plain City

Brad Daiber, creative director for Associated Graphics Inc., in Plain City, checks the alignment of the Kenworth logo on the 2016 KW tractor, before installer Jared Skinner, adheres it to the hood. The truck, which will pick up the 2015 Capitol Christmas Tree, has been wrapped at AGI and will soon depart for Alaska, where […]

‘Good people’ buy new bicycle for special needs youngster

‘Good people’ buy new bicycle for special needs youngster

Community replaces stolen, vandalized bike By Sarah Allen sallen@civitasmedia.com Bethany Dun (center) is pictured with her new bicycle. Also pictured are her family and some of the community members who helped purchase the bike. From left, are Kenny Naylor, the Barnyard Cafe’s Shelby Pitts, Gary Lawson, Joyce Naylor, Barnyard Cafe owner Steve McComas, Geoff Dun, […]

New Vienna mom Shelby LaPine meets son’s heart recipient

New Vienna mom Shelby LaPine meets son’s heart recipient

By Nathan Kraatz nkraatz@civitasmedia.com Shelby LaPine, far left, and Carla Repp and Bill Repp and Tom LaPine, far right, embrace. The four met in person for the first time Saturday at Wilmington Church of God. Bill Repp holds Shelby LaPine as she listens to her son Luke’s heart beating on Saturday at the Wilmington Church […]

Christmas craft photos needed

Christmas craft photos needed

Do you have photos of some of your favorite Christmas crafts? We want to see them. Share them on Facebook.com/thesaltmagazine or email them to editor@thesaltmagazine.aimmedianetwork.com. Include a caption, your name and the town in which you live. All entries received will be considered for future publication in Salt magazine. For more information, contact Lora Abernathy, […]