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Sunny day, biking day
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Colts knock off Galion in non-league baseball game
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Bellville area police calls
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Lady Colts play small ball to beat Galion
Red maple, tulips grace Bellville yard

Red maple, tulips grace Bellville yard

A spectacular looking red maple tree adorns a Bellville yard, along with multicolored tulips.Photo by Louise Swartzwalder .neFileBlock { margin-botto...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Bellville library to reopen April 19

BELLVILLE — The Bellville branch of the Richland County Public Library, which has been closed for remodeling, will reopen April 19.Library offic...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Body found in abandoned Morrow County barn

MOUNT GILEAD -- The Morrow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman’s death in Franklin Township. Deputie...

April 17th, 2017 |  


Lady Colts survive vs. Hillsdale for 11th victory

Lady Colts survive vs. Hillsdale for 11th victory

BELLVILLE — Clear Fork jumped out to a 3-0 lead vs. Hillsdale on Saturday and held on for a 3-2 non-league softball victory at Clear Fork High Schoo...

April 17th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


Colts come up short vs. baseball powerhouse

Colts come up short vs. baseball powerhouse

DELAWARE — Clear Fork’s baseball team traveled down I-71 to face one of central Ohio’s premier baseball teams in Olentangy Orange on Saturday. T...

April 17th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


Column: Good Friday — really

Column: Good Friday — really

McZENA — A lot of things go through your mind when you’re trying to make it through the day. You make a list of tasks to be done. You know your...

April 14th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


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Colts knock off Galion in non-league baseball game
3:00 pm
Updated: 3:07 pm. |    
Lady Colts play small ball to beat Galion

Mid-Ohio VIP passes on sale through May 1

Season passes are on sale now providing access to all four major spectator events happening at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this summer. While anticipat...

April 19th, 2017 |  


Lady Colts beat Shelby, improve to 12-1

Lady Colts beat Shelby, improve to 12-1

SHELBY — Clear Fork’s softball team improved to 12-1 Monday night with a 7-4 non-conference win over Shelby.The Colts were led on offense ...

April 18th, 2017 |  


Lady Colts survive vs. Hillsdale for 11th victory

Lady Colts survive vs. Hillsdale for 11th victory

BELLVILLE — Clear Fork jumped out to a 3-0 lead vs. Hillsdale on Saturday and held on for a 3-2 non-league softball victory at Clear Fork High Schoo...

April 17th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


Colts come up short vs. baseball powerhouse

Colts come up short vs. baseball powerhouse

DELAWARE — Clear Fork’s baseball team traveled down I-71 to face one of central Ohio’s premier baseball teams in Olentangy Orange on Saturday. T...

April 17th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


Lady Colts rally to beat Plymouth

Lady Colts rally to beat Plymouth

BELLVILLE — Clear Fork’s girls softball team rallied from a 7-3 fifth-inning deficit to beat Plymouth on Thursday, 8-7. The Lady Colts are 10-1...

April 14th, 2017 updated: April 14th, 2017. |  


Darian Gottfried taking her talents to South Dakota

Darian Gottfried taking her talents to South Dakota

BELLVILLE -- Clear Fork High School senior Darian Gottfried, surrounded by her teammates on the Lady Colts softball team, signed her Letter of Intent ...

April 13th, 2017 |  


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Bellville area police calls
Gallery: Bellville Easter Egg Hunt, 2017. Photos by Deborah E. Mayton

Gallery: Bellville Easter Egg Hunt, 2017. Photos by Deborah E. Mayton

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April 14th, 2017 updated: April 14th, 2017. |  


Sign up for Marching Princesses April 26

Sign up for Marching Princesses April 26

BELLVILLE — Youngsters interested in joining the Marching Princesses Baton Group are invited to register April 26 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bellvil...

April 13th, 2017 updated: April 14th, 2017. |  


BELLVILLE POLICE CALLS

BELLVILLE POLICE CALLS

March 31 Speedway State Route 97 West – Police stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of Speedway due to suspicious activity. Upon contact with the...

April 13th, 2017 updated: April 13th, 2017. |  


Darian Gottfried taking her talents to South Dakota

Darian Gottfried taking her talents to South Dakota

BELLVILLE -- Clear Fork High School senior Darian Gottfried, surrounded by her teammates on the Lady Colts softball team, signed her Letter of Intent ...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Clean up at Charles Palm Park April 15

Clean up at Charles Palm Park April 15

BELLVILLE — The spring clean-up of Charles Palm Park community nature trail will be Saturday, April 15, starting at 8 a.m. Bellville Mayor Teri B...

April 13th, 2017 updated: April 13th, 2017. |  


Costs, education standards hashed out at special school board meeting

Costs, education standards hashed out at special school board meeting

BELLVILLE — People in the Clear Fork valley community heard ideas about restructuring some education practices last week. Residents, along with C...

April 13th, 2017 updated: April 13th, 2017. |  


OPINION


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Sic transit gloria mundi
Column: Good Friday — really

Column: Good Friday — really

McZENA — A lot of things go through your mind when you’re trying to make it through the day. You make a list of tasks to be done. You know your...

April 14th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


Spring turkey season to start soon

Spring turkey season to start soon

For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio’s annual hunt of this popular game bird begins.New for t...

April 5th, 2017 |  


Opinion column: Protests, assaults, consequences and hypocrisy

Opinion column: Protests, assaults, consequences and hypocrisy

Colin Kaepernick is a professional quarterback without a team. I’m OK with that. About six months ago, Kaepernick became more famous for his p...

March 28th, 2017 updated: March 28th, 2017. |  


Column: Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp winner announced

Column: Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp winner announced

The photo of a green heron, submitted by wildlife enthusiast Matthew Schmalz of New Albany, was the winner in the annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Ph...

March 27th, 2017 updated: March 28th, 2017. |  


Deer and Turkey Expo in Columbus this weekend

Deer and Turkey Expo in Columbus this weekend

Deer and turkey hunters have the opportunity to attend a pretty neat show this month with a chance to see the latest technology and gadgets in their s...

March 13th, 2017 |  


Rainbow trout being released this spring

Rainbow trout being released this spring

More than 100,000 rainbow trout are expected to be released this spring in 64 Ohio public lakes and ponds, creating excellent fishing opportunities fo...

February 27th, 2017 |  


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