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Today's News

  • Hit parade

    The Williamstown High School softball team has endured their struggles at the plate this year.

    With one game, they’re hoping their troubles have gone away. The Lady Demons totaled 11 hits in an 8-2 win on April 23.

    “It was a big win,” coach T.J. West said. “Their coach told me that we probably hit the ball as hard as any team he’s faced. It’s a good thing. We’re coming around at the right moment I hope. They’ve got the mindset that they can hit.”

  • Lords a leaping

    As the weather warmed up, the Grant County track and field team had their best team performances of the year.

    The girls’ team earned a third place finish, while the boys’ team earned a sixth place finish in the Grant County Invitational.

    “It was a great meet in my opinion,” coach Brian Soules said. “I was impressed with both the boys and the girls’ 4x400-meter relay teams. They both won their events, running their best times of the year. At a large invitational like this, it’s their best performance this year so far.”

  • Community Calendar 4-30-09

     CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

    • The Grant County Saddle club will meet at 7 p.m. April 30 at the new Grant County Extension office on Baton Rouge Road. New members welcome! For more information, please contact Lois Shuler at 620-4111 or shulerls@peoplepc.com.

  • Police Beat 4-30-09

     

     

    Dry Ridge

  • Tea'd Off!

    Waving American flags and signs proclaiming “Cut Taxes, Not Deals”, nearly 100 gathered at the Grant County Courthouse on April 15 to voice their displeasure with increased taxes and unlimited government spending.

    The local Tax Day Tea Party, named after the historical Boston Tea Party, was one of hundreds of rallies held across the state and country.

  • Funny money leads to arrest

    A Williamstown man has been arrested on charges that he was making fake money on his home computer.

    Sgt. Robert Reed charged Thomas Onan, 35, with 75 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument. The arrest occurred at 3:54 a.m. on April 8.

    Police searched Onan’s home after receiving a tip and discovered fake $100 bills on his computer.

    Police said Onan has a prior conviction of forgery in Nevada.

    The United States Secret Service is also investigating. Additional charges are pending.

  • SUV vs. tractor

    A Dry Ridge man remains in critical condition at University Hospital in Cincinnati after the tractor he was driving was hit by an SUV at 7:43 a.m. on April 16.

    Marshall Beach, 65, was thrown from the 1964 Ford tractor he was driving west on Warsaw Road when it was hit by a 1995 Geo Tracker driven by Emily Puckett, 15, of Jonesville.

    Beach received multiple injuries when the force of the crash threw him into the tractor’s steering wheel and off the side of the road.

  • For the Record 4-30-09

     

    Marriages

    March 27:

  • Benson bound for Carroll University

    Looking for the opportunity to continue his football career and further his education, Rex Benson searched for a college that offered him the opportunity to do both.

    Benson found his school, committing to Carroll University on April 16.

    “It’s been a dream. I’m just glad that I finally made my decision and that I’ll be able to play college football for the next four years,” Benson said.

  • Indictments 4-30-09

     

    The two men and one woman accused of bribery of a deputy at the Grant County Detention Center were indicted by a Grant County grand jury.