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SCOTTVILLE — Mason County Central Schools Board of Education trustees on Monday will discuss authorizing the school district to borrow funds from a local bank to cover operating costs until school aid for the year is received.

SCOTTVILLE — City commissioners on Monday will consider moving forward with planned repairs to a wastewater lift station near Wildwood Meadows apartments, but the bids for the work came in higher than expected, and officials are unsure as to exactly why that is.

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HOPEWELL — While the man found dead along Route 96 in Phelps late Tuesday night still had not been identified as of Wednesday evening, police believe they know where he was killed.


U.S. Route 36 extends for more than 200 miles through the midsection of Colorado. In the center of the state, it's better known as the Denver-Boulder Turnpike, providing scenic views of the Flatirons to the northwest and downtown Denver to the southeast. Given the potentially groundbreaking research underway at each end, a more appropriate moniker for the turnpike might be Head Trauma Highway. ...

SEATTLE - Last year, Russell Wilson somewhat facetiously introduced his alter-ego, "Mr. Unlimited," to counteract what he termed "the typical boring Russell, Robot Russell." He explained, "You've got to have a thought process of being unlimited." These days, it appears that "Mr. Unlimited" might accurately refer to Wilson's entrepreneurial ventures outside his main one, which is still being ...

NEW YORK - Mikhail Prokhorov arrived like a James Bond villain, a swashbuckler straight out of a private jet, ready to deliver grand proclamations, spend big money and needle James Dolan. (He once called the Knicks owner, "Little man.") For the first few years of his ownership, Prokhorov was present and fun. He hung a billboard of himself and Jay-Z over Dolan's MSG reading "The Blueprint for ...

In 2017, the NCAA said it wanted to limit "repetitive head impact exposure" by football players during the preseason because of a possible link between those blows and concussions. It prohibited two-a-day practices while adding additional practice days. To track the effects of the rule changes, the NCAA initiated a study in which it measured the head impact sustained during preseason practices ...

LOS ANGELES - He wouldn't be here now if just one thing didn't go so terribly wrong. His single mother's back troubles that required five surgeries and forced him to drop out of high school to get a job installing utility pipes. His suspension from Australian rules football for ordering a fat-burning product that contained traces of a banned substance. His college teammate dying from ...

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!

PITTSBURGH — The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is six cents cheaper this week at $2.861 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

Health Care

There are several well-known factors that contribute to aging: smoking, stress, sun exposure and genetics, among them. But what you may not realize is what you put on your plate can also cause you to look beyond your year. 

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.

Summer vacation is well under way, and with a lack of recess and physical education, parents may be looking for different ways to get kids outside and staying active. A great way to keep children from becoming couch potatoes for three months is to go for a hike.

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is caused when an individual witnesses or experiences a tragic event. Though they may not surface for months or years, symptoms include sleeplessness, depression, a heightened state of anxiety, flashbacks to the event and avoidance of places, people or activities that are reminders of the trauma. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 7.7 million adults in the U.S. live with PTSD, though women are more likely to develop this condition.

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.