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PERE MARQUETTE TWP. — Conrad Road from Pere Marquette Highway to Meyer Road will be closed through Wednesday to all traffic to remove trees and to pave the road, according to a press release from the Mason County Road Commission.

Every city in Pennsylvania other than Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton is grouped into a designation known as “third-class” cities. There are 53 cities that fall into that designation, and for those that don’t have home rule charters, local officials say they are finding increasingly that property taxes are not sufficient to fund the operations of local government.

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Crime and Courts

NEWARK — A local woman accused of threatening to kill her children and holding one child’s head under water faces two felony charges as part of an investigation that is still active.

    On July 2, 2019, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Greenville Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Darke County Adult Probation, Union City Police Department, and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office conducted “Operation Firecracker.” The operation stems from a 6-month narcotics investigation.

Sports

LOS ANGELES - The rhythms of the game pulled them back in and took hold again Monday, and for that small gift, the Angels were grateful. They gladly gave in to the tug exerted by the familiar and routine, to playing catch under a cloudless blue sky and hearing the reassuring pop of the ball as it smacked into leather gloves, to chatting as they took batting practice and smiling as they hadn't ...

ARLINGTON, Texas - Tom Herman is on board with the Texas Longhorns renewing their rivalry with Texas A&M. The third-year Texas coach was asked about the prospect of playing the Aggies again at the Big 12 media days at AT&T Stadium. "I'd love to see the rivalry renewed. It's great for college football. It's great for Texas," Herman said. Herman argued that Texas doesn't have any other historic ...

NEWPORT, R.I. - For the better part of half an hour Tuesday, reporters pelted Randy Edsall with questions about how UConn's decision to leave the AAC for the Big East would affect his football program. And for the better part of half an hour, Edsall sought new ways to say he didn't want to talk about it. "The only thing that I'm concerned about is 2019 and playing Wagner," he said. On what he ...

LOS ANGELES - The rhythms of the game pulled them back in and took hold again Monday, and for that small gift, the Angels were grateful. They gladly gave in to the tug exerted by the familiar and routine, to playing catch under a cloudless blue sky and hearing the reassuring pop of the ball as it smacked into leather gloves, to chatting as they took batting practice and smiling as they hadn't ...

NEWPORT, R.I. - American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco said the league has no plans to add to its membership in the wake of the UConn's imminent departure. "There has been much speculation regarding our membership going forward," Aresco said at the league's football media kickoff Tuesday. "We have no plans at this point to add another member to replace UConn. We're not targeting ...

Business and Economy

    In continuing to bring our readers new and interesting information about your friends and neighbors, we are presenting our “What’s Your Story” series. This is a Q & A panel of 20 questions that we ask Randolph County Residents. The information is fun facts and good advice from them on various topics. We are interested in seeing what we can learn about our readers in 20 questions! Hope you enjoy!

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The Common Council will host a public hearing at 6:15 p.m. tonight on a proposal to designate Savarino Companies of Buffalo as a “qualified and eligible sponsor” to redevelop 101 N. Union St. — the former Manufacturers Hanover building.

    Local massage therapist Jackie Ison wants to let people know that massages are not just for women or a luxury, they are nourishment for the body, mind, and soul. “I’m a people person, and I love to help people feel better,” says Ison. “People have such hectic schedules any more, I want to let people know that it is important to take time to relieve their tension and relax the stress away.” Which happens to be the name of her massage business located at 3 Industrial Park Drive in Winchester.

Health Care

It can sometimes be difficult to get kids outdoors for exercise when the weather is harsh, says Jennifer Jewell, a physical therapist in Jefferson Township. That’s one of the main reasons she enrolled her three children in the iXL Rehab, Exercise and Wellness Center’s Excel Sports Performance youth camp.

If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.

Arts & Entertainment

    The News-Gazette presents “Scott’s Stumper,” a feature by Scott Shaffer that shows zoomed-in photos of various things around Randolph County.

    On Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00p.m., Arts Place Portland Center will present it’s ensembles in concert in the Hall/Moser Theatre. Eastern Breeze Flute, Distant Thunder and the Jay County Community Band will perform. On Monday, May 20th at 7:00p.m., A Choired Taste, the community choir of Arts Place, will be in concert. Both events are free and open to the public.