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10:42 am
Updated: 12:13 pm. |    
First-, third-quarter woes doom Colts vs. Highland
8:02 pm
Updated: 10:50 am. |    
Guilliams named to Bellville council
1:51 pm
Updated: 1:55 pm. |    
Clear Fork schools’ menus

Singles dance Feb. 11

MANSFIELD — A new way to let friendly people get together has been proposed by Debbie Melching, who has been active in the area in the Autism Aw...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Columbus Z00’sColo dies at 60

Columbus Z00’sColo dies at 60

COLUMBUS — Colo, the first gorilla born in a zoo and the matriarch of the Columbus Zoo’s famous gorilla family died in her sleep overnight...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Wade to compete in scholarship program event

Wade to compete in scholarship program event

BUTLER — Mackenzie Wade of Butler will be competing in the Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Scholarship Progam in February in Mount Vernon.She ...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Health screenings in Butler

BUTLER — Health screenings for area residents are available at the Adult Center in Butler Feb. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.Health assessments wi...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Bellville residents running Lexington thrift store

Bellville residents running Lexington thrift store

BELLVILLE, LEXINGTON — A building many have driven by has probably gone unnoticed by most. If you look closely, though, you’ll see that much go...

January 16th, 2017 updated: January 16th, 2017. |  


Sunny South Ladies Club swings through the years

Sunny South Ladies Club swings through the years

BELLVILLE — If a tradition started by a group of women in 1927 continues for another 10 years, the Sunny South Ladies Club will be able to celebrate...

January 16th, 2017 updated: January 16th, 2017. |  


SPORTS


11:53 am
Updated: 12:11 pm. |    
Clear Fork offense struggles in lost to Ashland
10:42 am
Updated: 12:13 pm. |    
First-, third-quarter woes doom Colts vs. Highland
Pitching clinic for kids Jan. 22 at Clear Fork Middle School

Pitching clinic for kids Jan. 22 at Clear Fork Middle School

BELLVILLE, BUTLER — A pitching clinic designed to help youngsters get interested in the sport will be Jan. 22 at Clear Fork Middle School. Rusty ...

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


Popular soccer camp coming to Bellville this summer

Popular soccer camp coming to Bellville this summer

BELLVILLE — Clear Fork Youth Soccer has announced a partnership with Challenger Sports, providers of the most popular soccer camp in North Ameri...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Bird and game hunting seasons proposed

Bird and game hunting seasons proposed

The 2017-2018 small game and migratory bird hunting seasons and the trapping seasons were proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Jan. 11,...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Making progress; Thank’s for the cooperation

Making progress; Thank’s for the cooperation

Thank you to Jeff Hoffer for the photos and to followers of Clear Fork High School’s boys basketball team, including Tracy Swainhart, who emailed me...

January 16th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


Colts earn two weekend wins

Colts earn two weekend wins

LOUDONVILLE — Clear Fork’s boys basketball team made it a clean weekend sweep, defeating Loudonville 62-56 in boys basketball action on Saturday n...

January 16th, 2017 updated: January 18th, 2017. |  


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LIFE


1:51 pm
Updated: 1:55 pm. |    
Clear Fork schools’ menus
2:42 pm
Updated: 2:47 pm. |    
Bellville residents running Lexington thrift store
2:40 pm
Updated: 2:51 pm. |    
Sunny South Ladies Club swings through the years
Clear Fork school board officers elected

Clear Fork school board officers elected

BELLVILLE — The Clear Fork School Board did organizational work at its first meeting of the year last week. Jim DeSanto was re-elected president ...

January 13th, 2017 updated: January 16th, 2017. |  


Take me back to my youth. Please.

Take me back to my youth. Please.

I remember the time when, early on in years, I was probably a little too full of myself. And not shy about telling friends — long standing frien...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


Avita gets preliminary approval for site plans

Avita gets preliminary approval for site plans

BELLVILLE — Preliminary site plans for Avita health care systems were given approval Tuesday night by the Bellville Planning Commission. The comm...

December 20th, 2016 updated: December 20th, 2016. |  


Sparkling snow, fun at Snow Trails

Sparkling snow, fun at Snow Trails

BELLVILLE — Drive a short distance outside Bellville, and you’re going to feel like you’re in another country. The cold weather doesn’t mak...

December 19th, 2016 updated: December 20th, 2016. |  


And the cars go round and round in Bellville window

And the cars go round and round in Bellville window

BELLVILLE — If you want to go back in time and be reminded of things that bring good thoughts at Christmastime, it would be a good idea to look in a...

December 14th, 2016 updated: December 20th, 2016. |  


Memories of John Glenn in her Girl Scout days

Memories of John Glenn in her Girl Scout days

BELLVILLE — A Bellville woman has a special memory of getting her first pair of heels — and wearing them when she got to go to a dance with John G...

December 13th, 2016 updated: December 20th, 2016. |  


OPINION


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Updated: 2:06 pm. |    
Making progress; Thank’s for the cooperation
11:08 am
Updated: 11:08 am. |    
Colts overcome cold start to beat Loudonville

A Monday kind of day on a Tuesday

MILE NORTH OF MCZENA, 1/10/17 — This is the day I would normally be in my office, going over last minute communications with cohorts located in ...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Clear Fork sports fans: We can use some assistance!

Clear Fork sports fans: We can use some assistance!

It’s a new year, and the Bellville Star is trying to make changes so it can become the place to go to find out what’s happening when it co...

January 8th, 2017 |  


Bellville and Butler: Meet Gena

Bellville and Butler: Meet Gena

Sometimes when you get notes from a friend — a very dear friend — your own measly efforts make you feel like you’ve been a piker. For the rec...

January 5th, 2017 updated: January 5th, 2017. |  


Tomorrow, another day

Tomorrow, another day

McZENA — Imagine you’re in this crossroads village. It’s way out in the country. You can’t just go down to the corner and get ...

December 29th, 2016 |  


Memories, the finest gifts of Christmas past

Memories, the finest gifts of Christmas past

Before deciding whether to buy Christmas presents for the cats, I made a detailed naughty vs. nice assessment and found my holiday expenses will be mu...

December 29th, 2016 |  


2016 A.D. Full of choices

2016 A.D. Full of choices

It’s the end of this great year 2016.What made it great? That’s something I intend to explore, in a serious way, in this newspaper’s...

December 22nd, 2016 |  


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